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 consultations with my primary MODG teacher provide motivation, direction, and accountability. She is very skilled at emphasizing the educational goals of the school and in evaluating the progress of each student on a regular basis. She makes sure that the work is getting done and that the goals are being met.... I have watched my children grow spiritually and intellectually. I attribute much of this success to the methodology and curriculum that MODG employs. Having well thought out lesson plans with clear educational goals is invaluable to me. The daily plan and goals give structure to the day and confidence in the overall soundness of the education the children are receiving. Mother of Divine Grace has helped my children become self-motivated, independent learners.”

Edie C
homeschooling mother of seven, enrolled since 1998
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