How Our School Works with Home
Why a Hybrid?
Philosophical, big-picture advantage
Our hybrid program is designed to work well for real families. We are called to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. But doing this alone is not easy—we need each other and the church. Cedars provides time for you to teach your children while also offering help from other Christians who will love your children and assist you in this critical work.
Using carefully selected curriculum, teachers provide instruction to our K–8th grade students three days a week, or two days for Pre-K. On these days, our students interact with their peers, have discussions in class, and receive input from experienced teachers. On home days, students complete assignments from their teachers and engage in various personal home day goals determined by their parents.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
Our school days begin with Lauds, a time where all students gather to sing hymns, review our Scripture memory passage, and hear from our principal. This allows time for our entire school community to be together and focus our hearts on Christ at the beginning of the day. Our Hour of Math follows Lauds. During the rest of the day, each class covers a variety of subjects—language arts, geography, science, nature study, history and our Arts Cycle, just to name a few.
Fridays (what we call Living Fridays) include a variety of activities meant to expand our students’ understanding of the world. As on Mondays and Wednesdays, we begin with Lauds followed by an hour of core studies. After that, students enjoy a variety of activities unique to Living Fridays, whether receiving a strong foundation in music, art and P.E., or participating in other activities that we prioritize as a school—service, nature study, and frequent field trips in order to learn about the world all around us.
(Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Our home days are designed around one of our central commitments—the importance of the home. Home day assignments are minimal in the younger grades and increase as the students get older. We intentionally allow for additional time beyond our home day assignments across all grades, so parents can prepare home plans prioritizing their family’s unique home life.