Complementing the Classical

"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest." ~ Charlotte Mason

While SLOCA provides a strong, core classical program, we believe that learning opportunities exist in a variety of settings and exposure to many subject areas is a wonderful way to round-out our children’s education.  Therefore, we supplement or core program in several ways.  Formal art instruction is woven throughout our regular program for all students preschool through high school.  In addition, music instruction is also provided for students kindergarten through intermediate (3rd/4th).  Furthermore, fine arts is often included in our everyday classrooms through historical studies and hands-on learning that accompanies it.  Finally, we encourage and require course material that covers health, PE and fine arts in the home setting or by taking additional courses at SLOCA. 

Enrichment Classes

A variety of enrichment classes are provided after lunch for all students in our four-day Enriched Hybrid program.   A few examples of classes are:  Furniture Refinishing, Golf, Architecture, Designing and Building Remote Submersibles, Art, Cooking, Money Management.

Academy Classes & Clubs

Since inception, SLOCA has provided optional quality enrichment activities on Fridays focusing on a wide variety of interest, topics and subjects.  They are a wonderful way for students to connect with kids from both tracks, to learn new skills, gain new experiences, have fun and meet some of the SLOCA requirements, such as PE and Fine arts.

Academy Classes are created for students from 1st through 4th grade, and provide a well-rounded rotation of courses that will expose students to areas such as music, art, science/technology/engineering/math, traditional playground games, classic literature, cooking and physical activity.  Classes meet one hour per week, 8 weeks per trimester from 12:30-3:30, and a trimester commitment is required. *

Academy Clubs, on the other hand, have the larger goal of helping students grades 4th-8th build skills in specific areas of interest.  They require a year-long commitment, and include Wood Shop Club; Robotics Club; Science Club; Classics Club; Chess Club; CA Art, History and Literature; Computer Graphics, Design & Yearbook; Archery Club and Art Club.  Some clubs will incorporate a culminating event, trip or competition.  Clubs are 90 minutes long, from 12:30-2:00 or 2:00-3:30.  *

*For tuition information, please email academyclasses@sloclassical.org