Grammar School

Welcome to the Grammar School!

The Grammar years are times of wonder, excitement, and adventure as the students discover a world that is new to them.  They begin with the wonder of letters that becomes the excitement of reading that leads them into adventures of the past, present and future.

The halls are often filled with the singing, laughing, cheering, chanting voices of excited children memorizing new information.  They tell and re-tell stories of the past; they write the stories of the present and the future, with creativity and flair.  When they leave sixth grade their heads and hearts are full of stories of the world.

Grammar School is teachers, students, and parents.  The teachers bring this new world to the students with a teacher's heart to reach the hearts of children and a teachers' enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.  But the added factor at Regents that is often not found in other places is the involvement of the parents.  On any day during the school year parents can be found in classrooms helping with projects, reading to the students, or supervising recess or lunch.  Without their extra hands, heads, eyes, ears, and time, many things would not be accomplished.

The years of ABC's and 1,2,3's go quickly and life becomes more complicated, but there is great joy in the Grammar School years.

Curriculum

The heart of the Grammar School curriculum is the traditional "3-Rs - Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmatic."  Using those basic tools, other aspects of the curriculum are readily accessible for exploration.  Some of those areas include, Bible, history, science, and fine arts appreciation.

Most days begin with Bible, the under-girding for the rest of the day.  Students study scripture, memorize scripture, sing scripture, and pray.  Some of the most enlightening discussions take place as teachers and students come under the authority of God's Word and character development takes place.

Grammar School curriculum is exciting, engaging, and inspiring.  It builds a strong base on which the Schools and Logic and Rhetoric can build.

Subjects:

List of 6 items.

  • Reading

    Reading is taught out of a strong foundation of phonics that include more than the traditional one or two sounds that a letters makes and teaches students to be observant of the parts of words and how they are put together.  As the students begin this process and progress through the years, we use quality literature to support their development.  In this way we are developing appetites for well-written and well-loved literature.
  • Writing

    Writing, including the aspects of spelling, grammar, handwriting, and composition, is a critical piece in the formation of intelligent communicators.  Beginning with Shurley Grammar, the students learn the grammar and writing mechanics that will lead to strong writers.  In the early years the focus is on writing clear and expressive sentences.  The middle years those sentences are turned into strong and informative paragraphs, and during the latter years of Grammar School, those paragraphs become papers that communicate coherent ideas.
  • Math

    Grammar School math is more than memorizing formulas and fact families.  Designed around the renowned Singapore Math program, students learn the hows and whys of math, not just the operations.  This approach develops a logical way of thinking that leads to a strong love for math and the foundation to be successful in the higher math courses of the Upper School.
  • History

    History is a strong support for the core subjects and it gives the students a flavor of God's story of redemption as they explore ancient civilizations and how they gave rise to the world as we know it today.  Kindergarten starts with the story of who I am in the world that I know, followed by 1st grade's encounter with colonial America and 2nd grade's appreciation for living in Texas.  In the 3rd grade students embark on a six-year study of the development of Western civilization, helping them to develop a sense of where we came from and how they influenced who we are today.
  • Science

    The foundational principle of the Grammar School science curriculum is the development of curiosity about God's world.  Students do not study in books; they experience all aspects of the discipline of Science, developing skills in using the scientific method as a way of questioning and thinking.
  • Fine Arts

    Fine Arts appreciation gives the Grammar School student the opportunity to become "friends" with old masters, and great composers.  They learn how to study and appreciate great paintings and sculpture as well as recognizing and analyzing the works of great men of music.  Fine Arts in the Grammar School provides a way of thinking and learning to appreciate the works of those who have gone before us.

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