A Catholic Distance Education Program based on Laura Berquist's Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum

Our Catholic, Classical Approach:

  • Teaches the Child How to Think
  • Follows the Child's Natural Stages of Learning
  • Takes Account of the Child's Individual Needs
  • Supports the Spiritual Formation of the Child
  • Allows the Parents to Play an Integral Role in Their Child's Education
  • Provides Educational Counseling, Tutorial Support, and Learning Support Classes

Now accepting new enrollments for 2019-2020

Mother of Divine Grace School offers a Catholic, classical approach to distance learning. It was founded in 1995 to provide parents with the information, resources, and support necessary to educate their children according to the classical tradition. Located in Ojai, CA, Mother of Divine Grace School serves over 4,500 students. Mother of Divine Grace School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Learn more about Mother of Divine Grace School

Christendom Homeschool Visit Day

Christendom's Homeschool Visit Day is coming up, and their Director of Admissions, Sam Phillips, has some info for our families!

MODG Student Gives Pro-Life Speech

Emily Bachman shares the touching Pro-Life story of her nephew Mikey and the joy he brings to his family.

Parent Classes 2019

For the 2019-2020 school year, MODG will be offering “Medieval History and Literature” with Margaret Hayden, “Encyclicals” with Laura Berquist, “De Anima Part II” with Laura Berquist, and “The Writing Road to Reading” with Cyndi Montanaro.  These courses are available to all parents, even “De Anima Part II”, which will include a recap of the first two books prior to delving into Book III.

Art Contest - Spring 2019

We are very proud to display the results of our Spring 2019 Art Contest. Over 300 students submitted work in a variety of methods. Enjoy browsing these beautiful submissions! You can also view results from our yearly contests for the past decade!

Laura’s Founder’s Series

Join Laura Berquist for her new Founder’s Series. Live Parent workshops on a variety of formative and practical topics. Consider the Classical Curriculum, Order in the Curriculum, Teaching Tips for younger and older grades, and the importance of reading good literature! Laura also has a parent Health class that is an excellent companion to our student health class or preparation for parents to teach this class to their students in the fall. Contact our office to sign up!

Laura Berquist at SCCHE

Laura Berquist as Keynote Speaker and Recipient of Father Francis Award

20th Annual Southern California Catholic Home Educators Conference and Curriculum Fair

Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Costa Mesa, California

Our Catholic Hymns

We are pleased to announce that Our Catholic Hymns is now available! The hymn book can be purchased in the bookstore, and recordings of the hymns and chants are available to stream for free under resources on the public site.

New Third Grade Art

We are pleased to announce our new Third Grade Art Book is now available for purchase in our bookstore. The paintings in this 102 page text are accompanied by questions to help the child observe and appreciate art. The goal in this book is to help the student memorize the titles of paintings and be able to identify the artists who painted them. The activities are tailored to these memorization goals. The text can be used for many years.

MODG Students Earn NASA Recognition

MODG Students in the St. Monica Rocketry Club recently travelled to the NASA Space Center in Alabama to compete in the 2018 NASA Student Launch.

Books & Syllabi

MODG is now selling copies of our syllabi, as well as many of the essential and recommended supplemental texts used in our syllabi. Both enrolled and non-enrolled families can purchase these items from MODG's online bookstore: books.modg.org. Enrolled families receive a discount on syllabi and books, but must log-in to their family account in order to get the discount.


Did you know?

MODG has a student run news site: www.modgnews.com


“For the sole true end of education is this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.”