Medieval Castle

the Humanities

For the school year of 2021-22, our humanities module is "Into the Green Wood". We will focus on the world after the birth of Christ, primarily Christendom in the Medieval & Renaissance World.

We will read texts chosen from the Cannon.

Students read works aloud in reading group & on their own.

Our goal is to arrange individual work plans so that a student who works diligently at school will not have any, or at least very little, homework; however, any work not completed at school must be completed at home. 

the Cannon

Texts we will read for class:

- the New Testament 

- Tolkien's Sigurd

- Tolkien's Beowulf

 - Shakespeare's Henry V

- Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

- Ballads of Robinhood (Anonymous)

- Mark Twain's Joan of Arc

- Tolkien's Gawain & the Green Knight

- Sigred Undset's St. Catherine of Siena

- Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe

Optional Texts for 15-18 YO class:

- Chretien de Troyes' Parzival

- Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English Peoples

- St. Athanasius's St. Antony of the Desert

- Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons

St. Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love

- St. Hildegard of Bingen's Physica

Exam Preparation

Students who wish to may choose from the following:

AP Exams:

Most U.S. colleges grant credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP scores.

University of London Classes:

Some students may choose to begin their degree through the University of London while still a student at St. Anthonys. Our guides will help these students to lay out a plan of study, gain a deeper understanding of the material, and prepare for the course exams. These students and/or their families are wholly responsible for registering with the University of London & paying all requisite fees to that institution. 

AP Exams

- Spanish Language & Culture

- Physics: Mechanics

- Calculus

- Physics: Electricity & Magnetism

- Drawing

- Government and Politics – Comparative

- Biology

- Psychology

- Art History

- Music Theory

- Latin

- Statistics

- European History

- World History

- Chemistry

-  Government and Politics – United States

- English Language and Composition

- U.S. History

- Environmental Science

- English Literature and Composition

- Human Geography

- Physics 1

- Physics 2

University of London Courses

You can view the University of London courses here.

If there is a particular degree plan or class you are interested in, let us know and we will discuss options for exam preparation. 

Families are responsible for University of London registration & fees for their student(s).

the Full Program

When: Mondays - Fridays,

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mondays - Thursdays:

8:30 am: Prayer, Martial Arts

8:45 am: Community meeting & Check-in

9:15 am: communal singing of the Divine Office

9:30 am:

 Individual academic work time;

The three hour work period in the morning will involve reading and studying the humanities (in which we rotate through a three year cycle of modules), the Trivium, and pure mathematics, working to complete individual work plans, and possibly preparation for AP exams or University course exams in an area of choice. During this time students will attend lessons and reading groups, write and go over their papers, and complete work on their work plans.

12:30 pm: lunch & leisure - students eat lunch with their tutors, & then they may play chess, read in a hammock, play guitar, play foursquare or basketball, etc.

1:30 pm: Practical Arts

Students may choose from works in which they have received training: anticipated lessons include construction, welding, engineering work, permaculture, jewelry making, cooking, knitting, & more; students may travel to the Dallas Maker Space for some of these activities. Students may also choose to continue work on their work plans. 

 

3:30 pm: pick up

Fridays:

8:30 am: Divine Liturgy at St. Basil's

9:30 am: community meeting & mentor meetings

10:30: folk music, art, field trips, guest speakers

12:30 pm: lunch & leisure - after lunch, students may play chess, read in a hammock, play foursquare or basketball, etc.

1st, 3rd, 5th Fridays:

1:30 pm: Restoration of Christian Coffee speaker series; students make & serve coffee drinks, welcome and greet guests and speakers, listen & take notes on the lectures, review and critique notes afterwards

2nd, 4th Fridays:

1:30 pm: Life Skills lessons & role playing - students will learn to create a budget, write a resume, how to behave in a job interview, what to look for in buying a car, how to invest in stock and open an IRA, etc.

3:30 pm: pick up

Applied Mathematics & Science, Practical Arts

Outside of those who choose to pursue examinations in math or science,  our mathematics & sciences will be learned experientially through our practical arts program.

Mathematics:

Geometry is applied and tested as students study timber framing construction.

Science:

Students learn botany, chemistry & engineering through Mechanics, Welding, ceramics, gardening, and more.

Practical Arts:

After they have received lessons and training in a practical art, students may choose to set goals in Mechanics, Welding, ceramics, gardening, permaculture, crafting Montessori materials, jewelry/Rosary making, and more.

Athletics

We begin each day with martial arts/cardio training, which has proven a successful aid to focus, and offer an optional after school  athletics program from 3:30 to 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Athletics Club:

Students who register for Athletics Club will enjoy soccer, slack line, basketball, boxing, and more.

For students who are NOT enrolled in other St. Anthonys programs but who wish to participate in Athletic Club ONLY, you can register here