Mother of Divine Grace School was founded in 1995 to provide parents with the information, resources, and support necessary to educate their children according to the classical tradition. Laura Berquist's book, Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, had aroused the interest of thousands and she responded to their requests by developing a distance education program and offering home schooling consulting services. As with her book, the emphasis of the study program and the consulting services is to help parents to teach their children the tools of learning. Located in Ojai, CA, Mother of Divine Grace School serves over 4,000 students.

Mother of Divine Grace School offers a Catholic, classical approach to home schooling. It is a program that has been developed by "trial and error". We understand the challenges that home-schoolers face and thus we offer different levels of service. We want to meet the needs of each individual family, and we realize that these needs will vary from family to family. Our consultants, teachers, lesson plans, materials, standardized testing, and assessments can provide families with clear educational goals, the appropriate level of support, as well as the needed structure and flexibility. These will lead to academic success.

We have clear educational goals:

We have many levels of support:

We offer different levels of structure:

We care about flexibility:

For more information about Mother of Divine Grace School, we strongly encourage you to review our Curriculum and Programs. But we also encourage you to read the Letter from our Director, Laura Berquist, our Statement of Purpose and Learning Goals. You can also view information about our Students and Graduates, and our Staff.

Hear from Our Families:

“My husband and I are both well-educated. He has a PhD in Mathematics. I have a B.A. in Chemistry and have completed four and one-half years of graduate study. We both felt comfortable that we were able to teach our children at home. Nevertheless, the logistics of how to actually accomplish it were daunting. There is a plethora of excellent curricula out there, but trying to put together a cohesive homeschooling program for three different children at three different stages of development was intimidating. The program at MODG was suggested to us by a homeschooling friend, and it proved to be a great blessing. It turned out we did not have to reinvent the wheel! Your program was “good to go ", even for three children (not to mention their mother!) who were used to the highly structured traditional school environment. We have been with MODG for all of our seven-plus years of homeschooling. We homeschooled my eldest son and daughter through 12th grade. The MODG program enabled my son to graduate early from high school. He started in the Honors Program at The Ohio State University in 2005 at the age of 17, and is currently a senior Honors Physics major at the Ohio State University. My eldest daughter is currently a freshman in the Honors Biology program at The Ohio State University. We truly believe that the MODG program was instrumental in enabling us to prepare our two eldest children for the rigors of their Honors college programs. Aside from the well-designed courses available in the MODG syllabi, our consultant was always available to answer questions and to make valuable suggestions when we ran into any difficulties with curricula choices, etc. I felt as if our consultant had met my children and knew them. Her suggestions were quite helpful as we planned out and followed through with each school year. Thank you for your efforts in putting together a program which has been of such value to us in meeting our educational goals for our children.”

Amy B
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 2001
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