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:

“I was very drawn to MODG's classical approach, and its focus on the tools of learning. Students learn the facts in each subject area, and then the curriculum goes further to encourage thought, admiration and wonder, and to teach writing, conversation, and drawing. The MODG curriculum does the same in the spiritual area. We read the very best catechism, and the Holy Bible, and then we take it a step further, we reflect on the message, we read the example of the saints, we put our own thoughts on paper. In all areas, we don't just take in facts--which may be forgotten--but we spring from those facts to acquire the tools and skills that will make our students lifelong learners and admirers of God's creation. Yet, MODG does not neglect the acquisition of fact either. I've just started to notice that in the early years, we run over the same material year after year, while increasing the detail and the amount of information. All this is accomplished with a curriculum that is flexible and fits nicely into my family life!”

Jamie B
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 2005
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