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:

“Over time, I have come to see the wisdom of the program, and how each piece, each year, builds onto something from the previous year and, in turn, provides the building blocks for the future. It is the most well thought out and integrated program I have seen, both among the homeschooling programs that I considered and the public and private schools that are an option for us....I have come to believe very firmly over the years that the MODG program, especially as implemented using the family consultants and the various other programs that are available, is easily the match of any other educational system, home-school or not, public or private. My husband and I each have degrees from both Harvard and the University of Chicago, and we value education very highly. We are fortunate, now, to live in an area with nationally ranked public and private schools within a short drive. We have chosen to continue to homeschool our children using MODG. I have no doubt that our children will be much better prepared for the rigors of college than my husband and I were, and I also have no doubt that they will be well prepared for whatever college they choose to attend, including anything in the Ivy League, should that be in their futures.”

Erna K
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 2006
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