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:

“The MODG curriculum, the academic counseling and feedback in partnership with our home environment have given our children the tools they needed to face the challenge of both higher education as well as transitioning into another high school setting. I would like to comment that the majority of my children are of reasonable intelligence and have been easy to teach. They thrived on the curriculum and have shown great progress with their reading and logic skills. I have two that have a motor planning disorder, one more severe than the other, requiring outside speech and occupational therapy. It is with these two that I have found the most benefit of the educational material recommended by MODG. Their learning disabilities have truly caused me to examine more closely the whys and hows of the MODG program and how effective the material recommended is for a learning disabled child. I, as a homeschooling parent, now feel well prepared to face the challenges of educating a student who cannot learn the traditional way.”

Virginia H
homeschooling mother of six, enrolled since 1999
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