*Now Enrolling for 2023-2024
Our three-day core middle school program (grades 5-8) meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and consists of:
Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (Cognitive Skills including Logic)
Writing, Literature and Grammar
History and Geography
This program can accommodate and is supportive to students with mild to moderate learning differences such as ADHD, dyslexia, or dysgraphia.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Q. What grades do you offer in your program?
A. We offer grades 5-8 in the Middle School program.
Q. Where will your current Middle School students attend high school?
A. We expect to offer a high school program by 2024 in order for our current middle school students to be able to continue with us.
Q. What curriculum is used in the Middle School Program?
A. Most of our curriculum is Memoria Press Classical Core, with supplemental material as needed to best serve each student.
Q. How is your program unique?
A. We are a Christian and classical program with a vision to serve students with learning differences. Our teachers are experienced with learning needs such as dyslexia and dysgraphia and therefore able to appopriately adjust lesson plans to meet the individual needs of our students. Students are further supported with programs such as Barton and Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment. Small class sizes help to ensure that all students are getting the support they need.
Q. How does a three day academic program meet the needs of its students?
A. Our program is technically a homeschool support program though we function like a traditional school during the days that we meet. The parents still fulfill a significant role in the learning process by providing oversight for homework on Mondays and Fridays, as well as supplementing with at-home learning activities chosen by parents to best meet the needs of their own student. We believe that adolescents thrive when able to develop an identity nurtured by family, faith and intentional adult mentorship.
Q. How much homework will my student have on Mondays and Fridays?
A. The student will have up to one hour of math and one hour of language arts homework to complete each Monday and Friday. The rest of the day is for enrichment as the family feels best suits the student.
Q. How is your program shaped by a Christian worldview?
A. As a community, we uphold those things that are central to the Christian faith, including the Nicene Creed.
Our belief that students must be taught and nurtured by teachers who share a Christian worldview is best said here:
“We do not know what or how to teach children, because we do not know what a child is, and we do not know what a child is because we do not know what man is- and Him from Whom and for Whom man is. How decisive for the Christian educator, or for any educator of good will, is the revelation that man is made in the image and likeness of the three-personed God? That is like asking what difference it will make to us if we keep in mind that a human being is not for the processing of data, but for wisdom, not for the domination of nature, but for participation in it, not for the autonomy of an isolated self, but for communion.” ~Anothony Esolen in his forward to “Beauty in the World” by Stratford Caldecott
Q. What is a typical day like at Ransom?
A. Our school days start out with scripture reading and prayer, followed by structured class time subject by subject. The atmosphere is calm and low-stress. Students are given several outdoor recess/exercise breaks per day.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”C.S. Lewis