SOCRATIC DISCUSSIONS SCHEDULE FOR 2020-2021 – ALL CLASSES ARE WEEKLY, EACH MONDAY

GRADE LEVEL PACIFIC MOUNTAIN CENTRAL EASTERN
3rd Grade Class (Monday) 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
4th Grade Class (Monday) 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
5th Grade Class (Monday) 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
6th Grade Class (Monday) 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
7th Grade Class (Monday) 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
8th Grade Class (Monday) 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

If your preferred class is marked FULL, add your name to the Socratic Discussions WAITLIST, and we will notify you when a seat opens, or if we add another class, which we do when enough students are wait-listed.

 

PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN SCHEDULE FOR 2020-2021 – ALL CLASSES ARE WEEKLY, EACH FRIDAY

Grade Course Time Required Book
7th Grade Ethics 8:00 AM PST Ethics: Drama of the Moral Life by Prof. Piotr Jaroszynski

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The Time of Our Lives: The Ethics of Common Sense by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler

8th Grade Socratic Logic 9:30 AM PST Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft
3rd & 4th Grades Philosophy for Children 11:00 AM PST Harry Stottlemeier’s Discover

In Harry Stottlemeier’s Discovery, the children are beginning to explore the world of ideas. This is not just a series of intellectual adventures. Harry and his friends investigate the world of ideas in a systematic fashion. They engage in forms of inquiry. When first reading the book, the methodical and systematic character of what the children in the novel are doing may not be apparent to you. You see them struggling and floundering. But what is happening is not haphazard. They are going through a series of stages typical of the great many cases of discovery and invention. These stages are the process of inquiry. Inquiry often begins when problems arise regarding things which till then had been taken for granted. With this begins the process of inquiry and it does not terminate until a more satisfactory solution replaces the one that has become unsatisfactory.

5th & 6th Grades Philosophy for Children 12:30 PM PST Introduction to Greek Philosophy 

GREEK PHILOSOPHY: The first philosophers in Western history—the ancient Greeks—asked the most fundamental questions about human beings and their relationship to the world. More than 2,500 years later, the issues they pondered continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us. Is reality stable and permanent or is it always changing? Are ethical values like justice and courage relative? Or are values “absolute”—simply and forever right and true? What is justice? What is happiness? How shall we best live our lives? In this course, you not only learn about Greek philosophy but, to some extent, how to do it. Greek philosophy is ultimately not about facts or answers but about the give-and-take of ideas.

By the end of this course, you will understand how Greek philosophy still heavily influences our view of life. We live today at a time that is shaped by Pre-Socratic, relativistic philosophy. Contemporary thinkers, and often the average person, have great difficulty finding objective truth or meaning in life. What have we lost in turning away from the world of Plato and Aristotle—a world where everything has a place and a purpose and life is saturated with value and meaning? On the other hand, what would we lose if we returned to that world? These are a few of the many questions that will give you ample food for thought. For the Greeks, that was the greatest feast of all.

If your preferred class is marked FULL, add your name to the Philosophy for Children WAITLIST, and we will notify you when a seat opens, or if we add another class, which we do when enough students are wait-listed.

Enrollment Tuition Chart 2020-2021Annual Tuition10 Monthly Payments Annual Tuition with Payment in Full 5% Discount*Annual Tuition for Siblings* (30% Discount)10 Payments
w/Family 30% Discount
Payment in Full (5% Discount) with Family 30% Discount
Homeschool Program www.academybookstore.org
Grades Nursery-K$55n/an/a$38.50n/a
Grades 1st-12th $250n/an/a$175.00n/a
Greats Honors Program*$950$95$900$670$67$635
Great Books Program
High School Track$1295$129$1230$906$91$861
College Credit Track$2995$299.50$2845$2096$210$1991
Associate's Degree Track $3500$350.00$3325 $2450$245$2327
Socratic Discussions
3rd & 4th Grades$445$44.50$425$311$31$295
5th & 6th Grades$495$49.50$470$346$35$330
7th & 8th Grades$595$59.50$565$416$41$396
Philosophy
Grades 3-6 for Children$495$49.50$470$346$35$330
Ethics (Any Grade 7-12)$495$49.50$470$346$35$330
Socratic Logic (Any Grade 8-12)$495$49.50$470$346$35$330
Academic Writing From the Ground Up (Any Grade 8-12)$495$49.50$470$346$35$330
Some of the figures above vary a little due to rounding.
ACADEMY CALENDAR & HOLIDAYS DATES 2019-2020
Labor Day (no classes)September 2
1st Day of Great Books ClassesSeptember 3-6
1st Day of Greek & Latin ClassesSeptember 3
1st Day of Philosophy for Children ClassesSeptember 6
1st Socratic Discussion ClassesSeptember 9
All Saints Day (no classes)November 1
Thanksgiving HolidayNovember 23-31
Last Great Books Class Days, 1st Semester December 10-13
Last Philosophy for Children Class, 1st SemesterDecember 13
Last Socratic Class, 1st SemesterDecember 16
Last Greek & Latin Classes, 1st SemesterDecember 19
Great Books Orals Exams, 1st SemesterDecember 16-20
2020 Academic Calendar
1st Day Socratic, Greek & Latin Classes, 2nd SemesterJanuary 13
1st Day Great Books, 2nd SemesterJanuary 14-17
1st Class Philosophy for Children, 2nd SemesterJanuary 17
Martin Luther King Holiday – No Socratic, Greek or Latin ClassesJanuary 20
President's Day - No Socratic Classes February 17
Spring BreakApril 4-12
Last Great Books Class Days - 2nd SemesterMay 4-7
Last Class Philosophy Children 2nd SemesterMay 15
Last Class Greek & Latin ClassesMay 19
Last Socratic Classes, 2nd SemesterMay 18
Great Books Orals Exams, 2nd SemesterMay 18-22