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 4,500 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.

I was drawn to MODG almost immediately. I read DYOCC way back when my oldest was in K and it just made sense. I loved the order and the beauty of the curriculum. I loved the seamless addition of poetry and fine arts in tiny kid-sized chunks, and I loved not having to come up with it all on my own.  I can truly say that being enrolled has saved my life. I don’t know if I would have been able to continue homeschooling without the support of my consultant and the various TA and LS classes (especially during high school.) But most of all it has helped me remain confident and at peace with my decision to home school. Even when things are falling apart around me, I can pull  back to the basics of the syllabus and know that my kids are getting a great education. It’s easy to homeschool when you have time to add in fun adventures and unit studies tailored to the kids interests. But some years you have a baby, or move, or a loved one dies or is sick and needs care. Sometimes getting through the day is a matter of taking up your cross and struggling to stay joyful. In times like these it’s an achievement to get anything done, one math lesson, one paper, one book read. If I didn’t have my consultant and the rock solid foundation of MODG I would despair and say it was too much. So, yes, being enrolled has helped. I know this isn’t everyone’s path. But I don’t regret a second of my time being enrolled with such a wonderful school.