In a classical education, students first memorize the vocabulary of a subject. The Foundations program teaches students how to memorize anything, giving them the tools necessary for future learning. The material selected for memory practice is from the Challenge program so that students go into a formal study of a subject already knowing the basic grammar for that subject. For example, when Challenge students begin to read their physical science textbooks or to study American history, they understand the material easily because they have already memorized many of the important terms, names, and dates.
Children along with one of their parents meet together with a parent-tutor to learn the first skill of learning: how to memorize anything in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Students in this program lay a firm foundation in history, science, languages, arithmetic, and geography.
The Foundations program is for children ages 4 to 11. It meets weekly for 24 weeks in the mornings.
For more information and frequently asked questions about the Foundation program, click here: Foundations