CLASSES SIBILINGS & FEES
10:30AM - 3:00 PM
These classes will provide grade level content for students k-8. We will work on spelling, grammar, and writing. We will also do literature studies on various books throughout this course. Students will have homework, and review activities to complete during their week at home.
K-2 Curriculum for class:
All About Spelling
First Language Lessons
IEW Primary Arts of Language: Writing
3-4 Curriculum for class:
All About Spelling
First Language Lessons
IEW Medieval History Based Writing
5-9 Curriculum for class:
All About Spelling
Analytical Grammar Junior
IEW Ancient History Based Writing
* Literature studies will be assigned for each class as we follow reading suggestions from Tapestry of Grace Year 2-3 which centers around an a medieval history theme.
Niche science students will have the opportunity to conduct experiments and do lab work in a group setting. This synergy allows for students to participate in class discussions and build on one another's knowledge as it pertains to the scientific method.
Students participating in The Niche will all use Apologia Science. Apologia is an amazing curriculum that provides a lot of hands on experiments and activities for the students, which will be our primary focus in class. We will have "science labs" for the children to work in as we dive into the concepts introduced through the Apologia texts. At home families can support the experiments and activities with supplemental reading, and research as they wish. Our core science themes for the 2018-19 school year center around biology and earth science. Apologia allows families to stay on the same track regardless of grade level or academic ability making the at home transition smooth for those with students in multiple classes!
K-6th classes will study Exploring Creation with Astronomy
7/8 Graders will dive into Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science.
9th Grade classes will study Apologia Physical Science
10:30AM - 3:00 PM
Our history classes area meant to bring history to life for our students as we study. Using A Charlotte Mason approach to learning, we incorporate a variety of techniques that peak kids interest so that we can then fill them up with information!
The history curriculum for the 2019-2020 school year will study Medieval to Modern History using Tapestry of Grace as our guide. Students will be immersed in the time period as we group students into 4 main categories to ensure concepts and materials area age appropriate. Tapestry of Grace provides instruction for Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, & Dialectic, and Rhetoric Our history activities will incorporate literature, geography, and bible studies, as well as plenty of hands on activities to get kids excited about their learning!
In addition to Tapestry of Grace, we will also use the Classical Conversation Timeline Cards to give students a very broad view of World History that will help them as we dive deep into smaller chunks each year!
K-9 students will work on grade level concepts for practice and mastery. Younger Students will use games and fun group activities to work on math skills, and older classes will focus more on instruction regarding their current studies and help with current concepts.
All of our classes will work from the Math U See program as a guide to follow for our activities. These group activities are not meant to take the place of your existing curriculum, and will only enhance your students mastery of grade level concepts in a fun engaging way. We will do testing to ensure students are in the proper class. The Math U See books are listed below. These books are concept focused not necessarily by grade level although for simplicity sake, we have generalized the grouping below. Children will be changing classes accordingly to ensure individual needs are met as much as possible.
READING INTENSIVE ADD ON CLASS:
The Niche will offer small group Reading Intensive sessions 30 minutes prior to class on both days. These Reading Intensives will be designed specifically around individual needs, and set up as small group tutoring sessions. The specific curriculum will be explained after an entrance assessment has been done. We have a variety of programs and tools to choose from once the students current skills are properly assessed. Fees will be added for this class at time of enrollment. ($5.00 per class session)
A DAY AT NICHE
In addition to the core classes listed above The Niche also strives to build a strong sense of community within the group. Each day we will host a variety of activities to help students engage with one another and build relationships. We use our Morning Meeting time to kick off our day and have the students participate in various team building activities. During the Morning Meeting, we also introduce our daily devotionals and character lessons.
The Niche Group incorporates a variety "elective style" subjects into the daily schedules. Each day at Niche will Some examples of these subjects include, Fine arts, poetry, drama, public speaking, nature studies, and PE. In addition to our "CORE" electives, students have the option of adding electives to their day for an extra fee depending on classes selected. These classes will be finalized by June 1st 2019 as electives and class sizes are finalized.
Lunch and recess are fan favorites in any group, and thankfully we are blessed to have a facility that offers a large outdoor area for the kids. Students have an hour of supervised "free time" during the day.
NURSERY AGE SIBLINGS
Children not enrolled in The Niche classes are not allowed to roam about into the classrooms as it is very distracting to the students to have such cute little visitors. Our facility does not offer us space to accommodate a full nursery experience for families with little ones. We do have a small playroom area within the school building where moms can gather with smaller siblings but space is very limited and we do ask families to honor our policy on little ones not being in the classrooms.
BIG KID SIBLINGS
Older children that are too old for the class offerings are are welcome to be on campus as long as they are supervised by parents. The students are not allowed full access to campus and will need to respect the class sessions taking place throughout the day. There will be a study area set up for these older students who wish to bring school work to work on. Parents are not allowed to drop off the older students on campus. Only students enrolled in Niche classes are eligible for drop off.
Each student will be required to pay tuition to be part of the group. The fee will go toward your child’s enrollment in 25 weeks of curriculum. The cost is $550 per child per school year for each day of enrollment. Example $550 Wed classes and/or $550 Thur Classes. Additional Fees and totals are listed below.
Fees are Per Child, Per Year for each day of enrollment
Tuition Fee: $550
READING INTENSIVE ADD ON: These classes will be on a first come first served basis and are $5.00 per session per week.
A nonrefundable payment $50.00 (per day) is due to register your student. The $50.00 will hold your students spot in the program until June 15th 2019. At that time, full payment is due on the remaining balance in order to secure enrollment for the September 11th start date.
Books are not provided and detailed curriculum suggestions will be given at the time of registration based on your child’s placement.
*All families must have signed the payment agreement at the time of registration.