Homeschool Programs

Our Specialty Classes for grades 4-8 and Main Lessons for grades 7-8 are open to homeschoolers. We offer individual blocks in a variety of subjects.

Orchestra - Grade 4

  • 41 Lessons; Sep 7 – Dec 15; M,W,Th; 11:45am-12:35pm
  • This class is open to all 4th grade students who are currently playing in Suzuki Book 1 or above.  3rd grade students in Suzuki Book 2 are welcome to join this class. This class consists of violins, violas, celli and bass players. In this class we will continue working on note reading and various bowings, dynamics and ensemble playing.  We will be learning several new pieces through the semester.  We will also prepare pieces to be played in a concert mid-December.

ORCHESTRA - Grade 5-8

  • 27 Lessons; Sep 8 – Dec 14; M,Th; 2:25-3:20pm
  • The middle school orchestra is open to all 5th – 8th grade students at late Suzuki Book 3 level or higher.  Advanced 4th grade students in Suzuki Book 3 or higher may also join.  The string orchestra consists of violins, violas, celli and bass players.  We will be spending the semester working on music for a concert to be played in mid-December.  In this class we will play various scales, work on bowings, dynamics and ensemble playing.  Note reading is desirable, however, if the student doesn’t currently read music, they will be expected to diligently work on this skill.  We will have fun (but work hard!) and make beautiful music together.

Chorus - Grade 5-8

  • 27 Lessons; Sep 8 – Dec 14; M,W; 11:45am-12:35pm
  • The 5th through 8th grade chorus class will learn and perform a wide variety of classical, folk, and popular music in unison and harmony. Students must be able to sing in tune and must be able to attend the concert at the end of the semester. The chorus members will also learn how to develop their voice, increase their range, and improve their music reading.

Math - Grade 7

  • Fall Semester: 55 Lessons, Sep 7 – Dec 15; M,T,W Th: 10:50-11:40am
  • Spring Semester: 84 Lessons; Jan 2 – Jun 1; M,T,W Th: 10:50-11:40am
  • We will cover a variety of concepts: mental math & math tricks; exponents & square roots; percents, including percent increase and decrease; ratios, whole number and decimal forms, similar figures, ratio in a square, ratio in a circle; Algebra: negative numbers, simplifying expressions, solving equations; Areas: rectangles, parallelograms, non-right triangles, the shear and stretch; Geometric drawing and construction; The pentagon and the golden ration; The Phythagorean theorem and angle theorems; Rates: distance, time, speed problems; puzzle problems.

Introduction to Computers - Grade 8

  • Fall Semester: 26 Lessons, Sep 7 – Dec 15; T,Th: 11:45am-12:35pm
  • Spring Semester: 42 Lessons; Jan 2 – Jun 1; T,Th: 11:45am-12:35pm
  • We will cover a variety of subjects: typing, file structure and management, hardware vs software, intro to operating systems, office productivity and communication software, introduction to computer science: algorithms and coding.


Handwork can instill in a child the love for creating beautiful and useful things with their hands while also building on life skills including patience, perseverance, concentration and problem solving. Creating something practical and useful can bring a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, helping to build the child’s confidence.

Rudolf Steiner said, “When we teach a child to knit or to make something—of course the things he makes must have purpose and meaning—we are then working upon the spirit of the child.”

In the Waldorf curriculum, the creative use of our hands prepares a foundation for the intellect to build upon. Throughout the grades, students are taught a variety of handwork techniques including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, hand sewing and felting.

Through handwork the children can see that our hands are our most useful tools and the hope is to evoke in them the joy and love of working with their hands!

Handwork - Grade 4

  • 28 Lessons, Sep 6 – Dec 15; T: 1:25-2:20pm; Th: 2:25-3:20pm
  • The main focus of 4th grade handwork is learning more intricate hand-sewing stitches, focusing on embroidery and cross-stitching. Projects for this year include sewing needle booklets, cross stitch treasure pouches and cross stitch pin cushions.

Handwork - Grade 5-6

  • 28 Lessons, Sep 6 – Dec 14; Tue: 10:50-11:40am; Wed: 1:25-2:20pm
  • The main focus of 5th grade handwork is knitting in the round. The children will learn more advanced knitting techniques as they make a pair of socks, using 4 knitting needles.
  • The main focus of 6th grade handwork is envisioning and creating patterns to hand sew three dimensional objects including a stuffed animal made from felt and bean bags.

Handwork - Grades 7-8

  • TBD Lessons, TBD; T, W; 2:25-3:20pm;
  • The main focus for 7th and 8th grade handwork this year will be felting. We will learn techniques of wet and dry felting beginning with creating a dragon for our Michaelmas play.

Spanish - Grade 4

  • 28 Lessons, Sep 6 – Dec 15; Tue,Thu: 10:50am-11:40am;
  • Description: TBD

Spanish - Grade 5-6

  • 28 Lessons, Sep 6 – Dec 14; Tue,Thu: 11:45am-12:45pm;
  • Description: TBD

Spanish - Grade 7-8

  • 28 Lessons, Sep 6 – Dec 14; Tue,Thu: 1:25-2:20pm;
  • Description: TBD

Early American History

  • Grades 7-8
  • 26 Lessons; Sep 7 – Oct 20; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

Briefly covers indigenous America’s, Explorers, Golden Age.  Detail on African Geography, reasons for colonization of America, American revolution. Class will also do persuasive writing and learn how to debate. All of the history blocks are presented from various points of which requires the student to flexible in their thinking, reserve judgment and get of taste of how complicated these events can be. Homeschool students can contact the teacher if they would like to start later in the block than Sept 6.


  • Grades 7-8
  • 16 Lessons; Oct 24 – Nov 18; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

We will focus on levers, mechanics, magnetism and electricity. Daily experiments some of which are observation and others hands on.  Reports will be written up daily. This block will also include a biography essay on a scientist. Guidelines will be presented prior so that students will have time to select the scientist and gather resources.

Short Stories

  • Grades 7-8
  • 8 Lessons; Nov 28 – Dec 8; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

In this block we explore what makes a good short story from organization to literary devices. Home schooler will be provided with pre reading. We will do group writing as well as each child will develop their own story.


  • Grades 7-8
  • 8 Lessons; Jan 2 – Jan 12; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

This block will examine the founding fathers’ rational behind our unique government as well as the current structure. Students will contemplate the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. They will be asked to use critical thinking and reserve judgment. This block will include open dialogue comparative writing and debates, if time permits.

Civil War

  • Grades 7-8
  • 4 Lessons; Jan 16 – Jan 19; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

We will reflect on earlier American history and consider other factors that lead to the civil war. Students will do some persuasive writing and debate.

20th Century US

  • Grades 7-8
  • 4 Lessons; Jan 23 – Feb 9; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

This block explores the aftermath of the Civil War through the Vietnam War. One way it will be presented is though American music which reflects part of societies response. As with all history blocks, we are looking at multiple perspectives and reserving our judgment.


  • Grades 7-8
  • 12 Lessons; Feb 13 – Mar 2; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

We will explore the human muscular and skeletal structures. A full sized skeleton will join us for this block. This block will tie back to physics as we will see the levers at work in ourselves. We will also take an artistic approach by exploring figure drawing.

World Geography

  • Grades 7-8
  • 8 Lessons; Apr 3 – Apr 12; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

We will look are the world through physical and political maps. They will see different types of maps to understand proper scale. They will discuss and consider various world cultures and what impact their location may have on these cultures.

Modern World History

  • Grades 7-8
  • 12 Lessons; May 1 – May 18; M,T,W,Th; 8:30-10:15am

We look at intricate patterns of our plant from air and water currents, weather and atmosphere. Some math and physics components are included. This block also ties in world geography and history as review and added depth of understanding events. During this block we will be writing another biographical essay. Details will be provided in advance so students can be prepared.

Perspective Drawing

  • Grades 6-7-8
  • 22 Lessons; Sep 7 – Nov 17; T,Th; 11:45am-12:45pm

This class includes a historical introduction to perspective drawing, technical drawing terminology and practice in the use of drawing tools. The students will learn how to draw in one, two and three point perspective. Drawing will include the basic rules of perspective and exterior and interior settings. Further guidance is offered to students who excel and need more challenges. This class is ideal for home school students interested in mechanical drawing, architecture, interior design, electronics and general drawing or painting. After the first six weeks, the class is self-paced so the commitment can go week by week after that. This class ends at lunch and homeschool students are welcome to bring lunch and socialize until 1:20.

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