Good Shepherd Classical Academy

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(2024-2025 Registration and Enrollment Coming Soon)

Good Shepherd Classical Academy is a homeschool co-op that follows the classical model of education: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

Classical homeschool education is based upon the Trivium, a teaching model that tailors the curriculum to the way a child develops cognitively. All three stages — grammar, logic, and rhetoric — are taught from a Christian worldview, grounded in Holy Scripture, and confess God the Father as the Creator and Jesus Christ, His Son, as the Redeemer of the world.

1. The Grammar Stage

The grammar stage covers the early years. Young children will be introduced to new topics, concepts, and ideas and encouraged to practice, observe, and record things for later exploration. Concrete thinking and memorizing of facts are emphasized, laying the foundation on which the next stage is built.

2. The Logic Stage

The logic stage covers the middle years. Children will sort through facts they learned, analyze them logically, ask questions to better understand, and start to form arguments with these facts. Abstract thinking is developed during this stage, putting in place the building blocks on which the final stage is constructed.

3. The Rhetoric Stage

The rhetoric stage covers the later years. Teens will integrate the facts they learned and analyzed in the previous stages and apply them to their lives in a meaningful way. This final stage cultivates the ability to have discussion and debate on topics using clear, articulate language, and to deliver a speech convincingly and persuasively.

Our Homeschool Co-Op Partners with You

Though all of homeschooling can be done in the home, our co-op provides classes that are conducive to a group setting. Good Shepherd Classical Academy exists to partner with you, help your child learn and grow, and round out your home education with solid group classes, all in a Lutheran setting that extols Jesus Christ and is faithful to God’s Word. Lori, our Director, has nearly two decades of classical homeschooling experience. She is happy to answer your questions and show you around (leave a message and contact info with the church office and Lori will return your call).

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2024-2025 Academic Calendar

Fall Session 1 Fall Session 2 Winter Session 1 Winter Session 2 Spring Session
September 5 October 17 January 9 February 20 April 3
September 12 October 24 January 16 February 27 April 10
September 19 October 31 January 23 March 6 April 24
September 26 November 7 January 30 March 13 May 1
October 3 November 14 February 6 March 20 May 8
October 10 November 21 February 13 March 27 May 15
Note: There is no class November 28 (Thanksgiving), December 5, 12, 19, 26, January 2, or April 17 (Maundy Thursday).

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6