The goal of a classical education is to develop the mind of a student through Latin and mathematics, and to develop wisdom and virtue through a careful reading of the classics. The goal of our Christian education program is to help students achieve Biblical literacy, a knowledge of church history, and a strong faith and Christian consciousness.
In all of our programs we strive for continuity and mastery learning. Classical education focuses on teaching age-appropriate material through age appropriate methods. At UHA we follow the classical trivium which emphasizes memorization and accumulation of facts in the grammar school; evaluation, analysis and integration of information in the logic stage of middle grades; and the articulate expression of ideas through the written or spoken word in the rhetoric stage of the upper school.
Classical Emphasis, Traditional Approach (Click here to read more about Classical Education) Classical Education was the norm 100 years ago because it worked. Education has taken an experimental approach to your child's education. For our CORE curriculum, we have chosen to use the tried and true method of instruction that has over 1,000 years of success to support it.
ALL children benefit from classical education. Classical school students vary in intelligence just like any other school. However, natural abilities and developmental stages are leveraged in classical environments and with a consistent dedication to learning, all children can become extraordinary learners. (At this time, our school is not adequately equipped for special needs students so we cannot accept students with severe learning disabilities. We would not be prepared to serve them well. However, we can offer suggestions and offer support for families who wish to homeschool and be a part of our field trips, etc)
Latin & Greek languages (Latin instruction begins in the 2nd grade)
Trivium based instruction (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric Stages)
Natural integration between "subjects"
Traditional approach to math
Students learn how to learn efficiently and think reasonably (skills that will help them in all areas of life)
Latin, Mathematics, and Music are prized as universal languages that develop the mind in a way no other subject can.
CORE CURRICULUM FOR EACH GRADE/CLASS
Pre K Our PreK program builds a firm foundation for lifelong learning! Concrete themes and character traits have been carefully chosen for children to explore. Research-based learning opportunities address the needs of the developing brain in areas such as Language and Literacy, Math and Manipulatives, Science and Sensory, Art and Music, Gross Motor and Outdoor Play, and Social Emotional and Home Life.
Grades K-2 (Primary Stage)
Priority is given to reading, writing, and arithmetic along with the development of good work habits and joyful attitudes. Latin begins in 2nd grade Phonics and Reading Spelling and Printing Arithmetic Geography, History, and Science Christian Studies, Music, and Art Physical Education
Here are links to our curriculum provider's webpage for this grade: Please note: We utilize other resources in addition to Memoria Press (which serves as our core). Parents are welcome to visit our classrooms at any time. Most of the children's work will be kept at school until the end of the year because we create portfolios as a means of assessment. K12
Grades 3rd- 6th (Grammar Stage)
Grammar school continues to reinforce the important academic and social skills emphasized in the primary school:
quality written work completed in a timely manner
legible penmanship and accurate spelling
speed and accuracy in arithmetic
reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition
memorization of poetry and Scripture
appropriate classroom behavior
discipline and self-control
good manners and respect for adults and classmates
For the traditional curriculum:
For English, spelling, and math, the Mennonite publisher, Rod and Staff, produces traditional textbooks that provide uncluttered pages and clear instructions.
The science curriculum develops the observational skills that lie at the heart of the scientific endeavor. Students study constellations, the solar system, invertebrates, insects, vertebrates, birds, plants, and tree identification.
The very best in English literature and poetry are taught in depth using Memoria Press study guides.
In American/Modern Studies students focus on states, capitals, world geography, and American history.
For the classical curriculum:
Latin – Students memorize the complete Latin grammar and a Latin vocabulary of about 800 words.
Classical Studies – Students study Greek myths and Greek, Roman, and Medieval history.
Christian Studies – Students learn all major Bible stories and memorize more than ninety verses.
Classwork: Students are given ample time to complete classroom assignments, which are carefully monitored so that students learn to do quality written work in a timely fashion.
Composition: Students write in journals almost daily. They are also taught how to thoroughly answer and write answers to questions in all of their classes. We utilize The Institute for Excellence in Writing which lays the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing. As students progress in their ability to write in cursive, most compositions are required to be written in cursive.
Here are links to our curriculum provider's webpage for this grade: Please note: We utilize other resources in addition to Memoria Press (which serves as our core). Parents are welcome to visit our classrooms at any time. Most of the children's work will be kept at school until the end of the year because we create portfolios as a means of assessment. 3456
Grades 7th - 12th (Logic & Rhetoric Stages)
High school teachers will continue to utilize memorization and the synthesis of ideas employed in the teaching methods of the lower and middle grades. Development of fluent writing skills will be an area of emphasis in all of the high school course work. Study skills, organization, and effective work habits will remain a focal point in all of our upper school instruction.
While our Classical Core curriculum remains the backbone of our upper level education, students begin to play a major role in developing their course loads at this point in their academic career. Learning takes place independently, in class, and online. Our goal is for students to progressively become more independent in their studies.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Unitas Honor Academy has an integrated course of studies that leads to a high school diploma of the highest quality. Our transcripts include course descriptions and book lists so that colleges may understand the nature of our curriculum and the level of reading our graduates have experienced.
A student who attends Unitas Honor Academy will fulfill the following requirements. (A 10th - 12th grade transfer student's requirements will differ based on incoming courses.) Each credit represents one year’s work in a 3-4 hour course: Math... 4 (Computer Science may count as 1 Math Credit in KY) Latin... 4 (Varies depending on time of enrollment) English Studies (Includes Logic and Rhetoric)... 5 Classical/Christian Studies... 4 American/Modern Studies... 3 Music... 1 Science... 4 Club Sports/Physical Education... 1 Total 26 credits
* A STEM Track is currently in development ** Apprenticeship is possible and based on individual student interests. *** A high level of customization is available for students who have a clear goal and determination. We will work hard to personalize every student's course load once they reach the upper school level.