Curricula

 

The School of the Seven Sages is a hybrid home school program. Students spend 2.5 days per week at school where they study a classical curriculum under the guidance of licensed teachers serving as tutors. The balance of the week is spent at home learning under their parents' guidance. Parents are the ultimate teaching authority and can adjust the curriculum as they see fit. However, the school provides a recommended curriculum for each subject so parents can easily teach their children. Teachers ensure that there are clear indications where the student finished each subject at school.  This creates a seamless transition from learning at school to learning at home. Parents simply follow the curriculum and lesson plans while working as a team with the school.

 

Once your child is enrolled, you will receive a complete list of all curriculum materials. The School of the Seven Sages utilizes many elite curricula including Singapore Math, Henle Latin, The Story of the World, Zane-Bloser Handwriting Series, and many others. The school specifies which curriculum to use for each subject, but allows some flexibility to meet family requirements.  The school even provides parents with an extensive list of supplemental material to explore for further study. However, the school does NOT supply specific curriculum materials and you are required to purchase them at your own expense. If you need assistance sourcing the material, help finding the correct editions, or if you have questions about supplemental curriculum supplies (workbooks, flash cards, CDs, etc.) please don't hesitate to contact us. 

 

Note that the School of the Seven Sages follows a 39 week school year which is longer than the typical 36 week public school year. This saves parents the hassle of finding summer camps at additional cost. As most parents realize, change, particularly with schedule, is difficult for children to handle and usually leads to tumultuous times. The longer school year, therefore, also nurtures the child more by extending the time in which they are in a set schedule. Of course, the longer schedule also leads to more time spent learning.

 

Below are daily schedules which will be followed at school and daily schedules we recommend for the home school days. The schedules below are subject to change; please verify them with your child's teacher periodically.

 

 

Kindergarten               Grammar               Logic               Rhetoric

Kindergarten

 

  • Currently unavailable.  Coming soon.

 

 
Grammar (1st - 4th grade)
 

Monday and Wednesday (at the School of the Seven Sages)

 

Mixed age session 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 

  • 8:30 - 8:35 Opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance

  • 8:35 - 9:00 Breakfast in classroom while teacher reviews the main lesson from the prior day

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Main lesson

  • 10:00 - 10:15 – Math – Abacus

  • 10:15 - 11:00 – Math - Singapore Math text and workbooks. The focus is on problem solving and challenging word problems.

  • 11:00 - 11:05 – Snack/socialize

  • 11:05 - 11:25 – Writing

  • 11:25 - 12:00 – Recess & outdoor time rain or shine, hot or cold – outside mandatory unless below 25 degrees or under a weather advisory.

  • 12:00 - 12:40 – Lunch

  • 12:40 - 12:55 – Spelling

  • 12:55 - 1:15 – Grammar

  • 1:15 - 1:45 – History / Structured Reading. Occassionally 3rd and 4 grade students read aloud to practice their public speaking.

  • 1:45 - 2:00 –  Dictation

  • 2:00 - 2:30 -- Memory work (timeline, Latin, poems, speeches, etc)

  • 2:30 - 2:55 – Language (Monday Latin, Wednesday Greek)

  • 2:55 - 3:05 – Snack/socialize

  • 3:05 - 3:45 – Science (at the beginning of each lesson discuss the two different scientific methods – Newtonian, and Goethean -- so that students learn the skill of science NOT necessarily the content)

  • 3:45 - 4:30 – Structured fitness

  • 4:30 - 5:30 Recess & outdoor time rain or shine, hot or cold – outside mandatory unless below 25 degrees or under a weather advisory.

  • 5:30 Mandatory departure. Parents are welcome to pick up their children anytime between 4:30 - 5:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, Thursday, and weekend (at home) 

Parents are encouraged to keep their home schedule as similar to the School of the Seven Sages' schedule as possible. School at home is for a minimum of 2 days per week plus supplemental items can be added on the weekend as necessary. 180 days of education instruction per year (at school and at home combined) are required by Georgia law. All times are per day unless noted.

 

  • 60 minutes home school day main lesson at parents discretion to coincide with the timeline followed in school. The child to choose 30% of topics, parents to choose the balance.

  • 30-60 minutes of garden/outdoor exploration time

  • 15 minutes Math – Abacus

  • 45 minutes Math – coincides with classroom math.

  • 20-30 minutes Writing – coincides with classroom writing

  • 15-20 minutes Spelling – coincides with classroom spelling

  • 20-30 minutes Grammar – coincides with classroom grammar

  • 45 minutes of history/structured reading to coincide with classroom. This session includes dictation.

  • 30 minutes memory work (timeline, Latin, poems, speeches, songs, etc) to coincide with classroom memory work.

  • 20 minutes – Language to coincide with classroom Language work (Tuesday Latin, Thursday Greek).  Supplement this time by listening to the curricula provided CD's while in the car or while doing house chores.

  • 75 minutes PER WEEK of science

  • 60 minute (minimum) athletic elective twice per week minimum (can be 2 different activities or one practice + one game)

  • 45 minute (minimum) music elective. Once per week of structured instruction is sufficient. Practice 15-30 minutes per day on the other days.

  • 30-60 minutes fun reading

  • 30-60 minutes Art - coincides with classroom art curricula.

 

Friday (at the School of the Seven Sages)

The Friday School day is from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Additional items are optional.

 

NOTE: No breakfast is provided on Fridays.

 

  • 9-9:50 – Teachers meeting (parents invited to attend on the 1st Friday of the month)

  • 10:00 - 10:45 - Cartography / Geography

  • 10:45 - 11:35 - Leadership and Business

  • 11:35 - 12:15 - Lunch

  • 12:15 - 1:15 - Art

  • 1:15 - 1:55 - Study Hall - Mandatory

  • 1:55 - 2:00 - Snack

  • 2:00-3:00 – Chess

 

       OPTIONAL

  • 3:00-3:45 – Electives (on-site electives at this specific time are optional)

  • 3:45-4:30 Tudors (optional)

 

The required school books for the Grammar student will be provided after the student is enrolled.  Anticipate spending approximately $400 annually on required books (if purchased new).  Additonally, books used for multiple grades and multiple years will cost about $400 one time (if purchased new) .  Please contact us if you have any questions. 

 

Required school supplies for grammar students COMING SOON.

 
Logic (5th grade - 8th grade)
 

Logic schedule coming soon.

 

Required Logic books coming soon.

 

Required Logic school supply list coming soon.

 

 
Rhetoric (9th grade - 12 grade)
 

Rhetoric schedule coming soon.

 

Required rhetoric books coming soon.

 

Required rehtoric school supply list coming soon.