At OLMC School, we celebrate our students’ curiosity and delight in encouraging and shaping their love for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
As educators, we seek to inspire their thinking through an encounter with the best ideas of history.
In the early grades, children hone their skills of memorization and recitation, and imbibe the investigative habits of the scientific method through active experimentation.
As students mature, they are encouraged to bring an investigative and critical eye to what they are studying, deepening their understanding of what they have learned and making it their own.
Learning is spurred on by the encounter with Beauty. The experience of Art and Music is therefore integral to a Classical education.
By learning to appreciate, understand, and produce works of beauty, students weave tangible and ineffable beauty into their imaginations, and begin to identify and love beauty wherever it may be found–and encouraging them to model beauty in their own lives.
OLMC School’s curriculum features:
- Optimal class sizes that emphasize active student engagement with teachers, texts and other resources, and one another
- Individualized instruction by caring teachers
- Phonics based Reading and Language Arts in primary grades
- An intensive and rewarding Writing program, including writing tutorials in middle-school grades
- An advanced, hands-on Science program
- Saxon Math Instruction through Algebra II for all graduating students
- Daily Latin instruction for all middle-school students
- Music instruction in Choral Performance, Theory, and History
- Religion instruction guided by the Baltimore Catechism, with direct teaching by the parish priest in middle school
A sample reading list for middle school students includes:
- The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
- The Epic of Gilgamesh
- Rikki Tikki Tavi – Rudyard Kipling
- Oedipus Rex – Sophocles
- Antigone – Sophocles
- Julius Caesar – Shakespeare
- The Confessions – Saint Augustine
- The Sword in the Stone – Terence Hanbury White
- Sonnets of William Shakespeare
- A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
- The Once and Future King – Terence Hanbury White
- Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
- The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
- You Come Too – Robert Frost
- A Man for All Seasons – Robert Bolt
- The Tempest – Shakespeare
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- Lord of the Flies – William Golding