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 is interesting and challenging for both my son and I. I am pleased with the way the curriculum builds on knowledge acquired from earlier grades and how complete it is, incorporating church History into history, English and Religion. Indeed church history is part of our world's and country's history. The use of a consultant has helped me to individualize my teaching to my son's needs and interests while assuring that state requirements for graduation are met. I used to be afraid that he would get to tenth or eleventh grade and have a big hole in his education. I no longer fear that. In fact, I am told by his friends that some of his work is similar to what they are taking in AP and honors classes.”

Jane H
homeschooling mother of one, enrolled since 2007
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