Mother of Divine Grace School was founded in 1995 to provide parents with the information, resources, and support necessary to educate their children according to the classical tradition. Laura Berquist's book, Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, had aroused the interest of thousands and she responded to their requests by developing a distance education program and offering home schooling consulting services. As with her book, the emphasis of the study program and the consulting services is to help parents to teach their children the tools of learning. Located in Ojai, CA, Mother of Divine Grace School serves over 4,000 students.

Mother of Divine Grace School offers a Catholic, classical approach to home schooling. It is a program that has been developed by "trial and error". We understand the challenges that home-schoolers face and thus we offer different levels of service. We want to meet the needs of each individual family, and we realize that these needs will vary from family to family. Our consultants, teachers, lesson plans, materials, standardized testing, and assessments can provide families with clear educational goals, the appropriate level of support, as well as the needed structure and flexibility. These will lead to academic success.

We have clear educational goals:

We have many levels of support:

We offer different levels of structure:

We care about flexibility:

For more information about Mother of Divine Grace School, we strongly encourage you to review our Curriculum and Programs. But we also encourage you to read the Letter from our Director, Laura Berquist, our Statement of Purpose and Learning Goals. You can also view information about our Students and Graduates, and our Staff.

Hear from Our Families:

“Mother of Divine Grace encompasses the knowledge of curriculum as well as their experience to enable us to find the balance of pushing our children to meet their goals, all the while inspiring them to bring out their talents. Just as importantly, the teachers and consultants take into consideration the student’s special needs and trouble shoot a need to slow down for a while. We are consistently awestruck at their ability, through verbal communication or viewing my children’s work, to guide us to bring out the best in our children whether it be showing us why we might reconsider a particular program based on our child’s particular learning style, or better yet, to really push our child in a particular area. The objective, yet passionate perspective, of the MODG teacher and consultant is a component of homeschooling that we will forever make a priority in our home school. It is their experience and passion for the welfare of these children that I believe enables them to see things that I don’t see as a parent.”

Robin B
homeschooling mother of ten, enrolled since 2003
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