About

Welcome! Highlands Latin Cottage School Paradise Valley is a classical, Christian homeschool support program. We offer instruction in core subjects using the award winning Memoria Press Curriculum through a one day per week traditional classroom experience. Our goal is to enhance the homeschool experience of our students by offering a challenging, traditional academic experience that enlivens the mind and refines the soul. Highlands Latin Cottage School Paradise Valley aims to pass on the heritage of the Christian West to the modern student. We are Christian, classical, and traditional. In all we do, we seek to engender a love for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.

Our Mission

In partnership with parents, and guided by the Gospel, we seek to educate students to the highest standards of the classical tradition, so that they may grow in knowledge, wisdom, and the love of our Lord, and more ably use their gifts in the service of others and for the glory of Christ and the Church.

Our Distinctives
Classical education aims to teach wisdom—how to think—and virtue—what to do—through the learning of classical languages, reading classical texts, and study of the liberal arts.
Christian education anchors itself to the essentials of the Christian faith, maintaining belief in the goodness of Christian morality and the divine inspiration of the Christian Scriptures.
Traditional education takes place in an orderly, teacher-guided classroom with lessons focused on content mastery

Contact

Email: Pauline Abello, Headmistress | pauline@classicalhomeschoolcurriculum.com

We meet Mondays from 7:45am-12pm (lunch together from 12pm-1pm) at a beautiful church located in the town of Paradise Valley, 85253


2018-2019 Course Offerings

Below are the upcoming course offerings.  Parents may choose to have their child take courses from different grades as needed, just contact Pauline for all questions.  A la carte options are available too.

Kindergarten:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel and Bible Story Time
  • 9:00am: Phonics/Reading
  • 10:00am: Math
  • 11:00am: Enrichment (Literature, Poetry, Science, Composer Study, Art Study, Crafts, etc)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

1st Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel and Bible Story Time
  • 9:00am: Recitation/Phonics/Reading
  • 10:00am: Math
  • 10:30am: Copybook/Cursive/Memory verse
  • 11:00am: Enrichment (Literature, Poetry, Science, Composer Study, Art Study, Crafts, etc)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

2nd Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, Christian Studies, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Prima Latina/Grammar
  • 10:00am: Literature/Reading
  • 10:30am: Math
  • 11:00am: Enrichment (Literature, Poetry, Science, Composer Study, Art Study, Crafts, etc)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

3rd Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, Christian Studies, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Latina Christiana/Ludere Latina/Grammar
  • 10:00am: Intro to Composition
  • 10:30: Geography: States and Capitals
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: D’Aulaires Greek Myths
  • 11:30am: Science (Mammals)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

4th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, Christian Studies, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Latina Christiana/Ludere Latina/Grammar
  • 9:45am: Classical Composition I: Fable
  • 10:30: Geography: States and Capitals
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: D’Aulaires Greek Myths
  • 11:30am: Science (Astronomy)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

5th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, Christian Studies, Recitation
  • 9:00am: First form Latin/Lingua Angelica
  • 9:45am: Classical Composition II: Narrative
  • 10:30: Geography I (and US States and Capitals Review)
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: Famous Men of Rome
  • 11:30am: Science: Book of Insects/Math Drill
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

6th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, Christian Studies, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Third Form Latin
  • 9:45am: Composition III
  • 10:30: Geography II (and Geography I Review)
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: Famous Men of Middle Ages
  • 11:30am: Science: What’s That Bird (Semester 1) and Nature’s Beautiful Order (Semester 2)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

7th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, Christian Studies IV, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Third Form Latin
  • 10:00am: Classical Composition IV: Refutation and Confirmation
  • 10:30: The Story of the Thirteen Colonies/200 Questions about American History/The Story of the World Volume 4
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: Famous Men of Greece
  • 11:30am: Greek Alphabet
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

Optional:

  • 1pm-1:30pm Science (Book Of Trees)

8th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, The Acts of the Apostles/Memory Verses, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Fourth Form Latin/Henle I
  • 10:00am: Classical Composition V: Common Topic
  • 10:30: Geography III
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: Book of the Ancient Greeks/Iliad/Odyssey
  • 11:30am: First Form Greek
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

Optional:

  • 1pm-1:30pm Science (Exploring Planet Earth)
  • 1:30-2pm Math Tutoring

9th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, The Story of Christianity/Bible Reading/Memory Verses, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Henle II
  • 10:00am: Classical Composition VI: Encomium, Invective, Comparison
  • 10:30: A Concise History of the American Republic
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: The Book of the Ancient Romans/Aeneid
  • 11:30am: Advanced Greek I
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

Optional:

  • 1pm-1:30pm Traditional Logic I and II
  • 1:30-2:30pm Biology
  • 2:30-3pm Creative Writing Club or Math Tutoring or Hebrew (if there is desire Pauline Abello is trained in Biblical Hebrew to be taught as optional afternoon course)

10th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, The Wars of the Jews by Josephus/Bible Reading/Memory Verses, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Mueller’s Ceasar (de Bello Gallico)
  • 10:00am: Classical Composition VII: Characterization
  • 10:30: A Concise History of the American Republic Year II
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: Medea & Other Plays/The Three Theban Plays/The Oresteian Trilogy
  • 11:30am: Advanced Greek II
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

Optional:

  • 1pm-1:30pm Material Logic
  • 1:30-2:30pm Chemistry
  • 2:30-3pm Creative Writing Club or Math Tutoring or Hebrew (if there is desire Pauline Abello is trained in Biblical Hebrew to be taught as optional afternoon course)

11th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chapel
  • 8:00am: Chapel, History of the Early Church by Eusebius/Bible Reading/Memory Verses, Recitation
  • 9:00am: Ovid (Latin)
  • 10:00am: Classical Composition VIII: Description
  • 10:30: A History of Europe in the Modern World Year I
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: The Divine Comedy
  • 11:30am: Advanced Greek III
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

Optional:

  • 1pm-1:30pm Rhetoric
  • 1:30-2:30pm Earth Science or Physics
  • 2:30-3pm AP Prep or Creative Writing Club or Math Tutoring or Hebrew (if there is desire Pauline Abello is trained in Biblical Hebrew to be taught as optional afternoon course)

12th Grade:

  • 7:45am: Students arrive and assemble for Chape
  • 8:00am: Chapel, The City of God by St. Augustine/Bible Reading/Memory Verses, Recitation
  • 9:00am: AP Virgil Latin
  • 10:00am: Classical Composition IX: Thesis and Law
  • 10:30: A History of Europe in the Modern World Year II
  • 11:00am: Classical Studies: The Republic and Laws/On Obligations (Cicero)
  • 11:30am: Advanced Greek IV
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pickup

Optional:

  • 1pm-2pm AP Prep or Apologetics Debate Club
  • 2:00-3pm Creative Writing Club or Math Tutoring or Hebrew (if there is desire Pauline Abello is trained in Biblical Hebrew to be taught as optional afternoon course)

Class Schedule:

Deadline to enroll August 23rd
Opening Ceremony and Potluck dinner: Monday, August 26, 2019
 
Classes begin Monday September 9th
Schedule follows:
  • 5 weeks in session, then 2 weeks off
  • 6 weeks in session, then 4 weeks off (Christmas break)
  • 6 weeks in session, then 2 weeks off
  • 6 weeks in session, then 2 weeks off
  • 6 weeks in session, then Summer Break

For a total of 29 weeks in session.  All curriculum will be completed each school year.

Learn More:

If you have questions or would like to learn more about HLS PV please reach out to Pauline Abello (pauline@classicalhomeschoolcurriculum.com)