Mother of Divine Grace School is an independent distance education program which helps parents implement a Catholic classical education; it is designed in the light of the classical principle that the goal of education is to teach children how to think, to help them learn the art of learning. It is committed to bringing students to the good, the true and the beautiful, following the methodology of the classical Trivium and Quadrivium. The curriculum is faithful to the doctrine and teaching of the Catholic Church, which enlightens and informs all the areas of the curriculum.
The tools of learning, through which children learn the art of learning, are acquired by concentrating, at each stage of intellectual formation, on the areas of development that are appropriate to that stage. Experience has shown that in the earliest years, kindergarten through second grade, one needs to emphasize the first tools of learning: reading, writing, and arithmetic. One should also work on observation and memorization and on filling the imagination with noble and heroic images. In the grammatical stage, third through sixth grade, memory and observation are the heart of the method of the curriculum. In the dialectical stage, seventh through ninth grade, the focus of the method of the curriculum should be analysis. And in the rhetorical stage, tenth through twelfth grade, it is communication, emphasizing the power and beauty of language, that forms the curriculum. At all levels the doctrine of the Catholic Church is emphasized.
Mother of Divine Grace School is committed to supporting parents in their role as the primary educators of their children, by helping them with curriculum choices and by training them in the classical method of education. These choices and this training are faithful to the understanding of education proposed by the Catholic Church.
Each enrolled family is supported by our teachers and staff, as well as consultants who have experience homeschooling. Parents will receive assistance in understandingthe classical method and implementing it in their homeschool. Parents are informed of curriculum resources that can help parents deal with each child's unique situation.
“It is the disposing formation that occupies our attention as homeschooling parents. This formation, because it is a preparation for a classical education, can in an extended sense be said to be classical education...both because it leads to such an education and because it employs the method of such an education. It is this beginning of a classical education that we should keep in mind as we design our children's course of studies.”