Greyfriars Grammar exists to strengthen families as they educate their children and train them up in godly wisdom. This wisdom is described in James 3 as "pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere" (ESV). We look to our perfect Christ for grace to grow in godly wisdom, to model it, and to teach it to our children.
Defining Our Distinctives
Greyfriars Grammar is:
Providing a resource for Christian classical education, particularly as it is applied to the grammar stages of learning.
Providing support for homeschooling families through experienced teachers, curriculum recommendations, and standards for each grade.
Providing accountability for homeschooling families.
Building a community of students and tutors who are committed to each other as well as to the education of their own individual families.
All Grammar students study the same time period in History, and subjects are integrated where possible. We follow a 3-year cycling plan for History which aligns with what is being studied at Greyfriars Logic for middle school. The course of study is broken into 3 ten-week units. During the first 9 weeks of each unit, memory work is introduced and reviewed. On the 10th week, students recite all the memory work of the unit for Recitations and enjoy a unit celebration.
Students should be present and seated for Opening Assembly on Tuesday mornings by 8:00am. In Assembly we sing a hymn of the month, read scripture and meditate on it, and commit our day to the Lord. Parents are welcome to stay and participate in Assembly. At 8:15 a.m., students and tutors are dismissed to their classes. Music meets in the morning along with other core classes. Students have a morning break for recess. Lunch is at 12:00 p.m. Kindergarten students are picked up at this time. Moms volunteer to monitor lunch so students can play safely. Students return to class at 12:30 p.m. and spend the afternoon in Science, Art, Latin, Grammar/Composition, or Story Hour. Parents pick students up at 3:15 p.m. Moms volunteer to help clean up the facilities, and we do that together at the end of the day. Once a month moms are specially invited to stay for morning Assembly and then meet for Mom Moments, a time of discussion and fellowship where we seek to build community as we learn and grow together.
Our Staff & Tutors
Working with the God-given strengths of children in the grammar stage of learning, our program is memory-based, coupled with classroom instruction by tutors who love what they teach. Tutors use distinctively classical methodology and teach from a distinctively Christian worldview.