The Paideia Fellowship Liberal Arts Program Curriculum Overview
Our liberal arts program is a partnership between students, homeschooling parents, and teachers. It is an integrative humanities experience built around the great books and art of our world and the language liberal arts. Our curriculum is a great books curriculum, which means the literature leads. In history, we give particular emphasis to encountering the spirit of a nation and the imagination of a time through living books and stories, rather than memorizing facts and using textbooks. Students will study, read, think, and write about the literature, ideas, history, and culture of that time. Specific and useful writing and language instruction complete the breadth of this class.
Community-Wide History Cycle
Year 1: Ancient History (Greek/Roman/Christian)
Year 2: European History (Medieval/Renaissance)
Year 3: Early Modern (Exploration, Enlightenment, and World Revolutions)
Year 4: Moderns/American History
In this program, students in 9th- 12th grades, will reach beyond their everyday world and learn to recognize and appreciate truth, goodness, and beauty in the great books, art, ideas, and nations of history. In response, students will discuss, write, create, recite, and contemplate.
Note: The High School class allows students in 9th – 12th grades to enroll. (9th graders can enroll in either the middle school or high school program, depending on their skill level.)