Mother of Divine Grace School recommends Laura Berquist's syllabi (which contain detailed daily lesson plans) for Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

MODG is now selling copies of our syllabi, as well as many of the essential and recommended supplemental texts used in our syllabi. Both enrolled and non-enrolled families can purchase these items from MODG's online bookstore: Enrolled families receive a discount on syllabi and books, but must log-in to their family account in order to get the discount.

Meet Erin D – Class of 2001

Erin graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2005. After working with a CPA and studying Italian in Rome, Erin became the Executive Director of International Catholic University (ICU). ICU, founded by Dr. Ralph McInerny, has developed distance Master's degree programs in Philosophy and Theology, which are currently offered through Holy Apostles College in Connecticut. The driving force of ICU as it continues to grow and develop is Dr. McInerny's dream to offer students the greatest Catholic professors together in one place, in a way that is only possible through distance education. The result will be a truly great university, operating always within the ambiance of the Faith.

In addition to the syllabi Laura Berquist has compiled some other resources for homeschoolers. The K-12 Rubrics Charts contain information and tips for grading. These charts provide an overview of the skills to be accomplished in each grade; they also provide an account of what would constitute A, B & C level work. The Learning Objectives provide the overall goals for each grade level as well as more detailed, subject-oriented goals which are linked to MODG's Estimated School-wide Learning Results. The Reasons We Use These Specific Texts contain a list of the primary texts along with Laura's explanation of why the particular texts were chosen with regard to content and skills. These resources are found in newer versions of the syllabi, but complete sets for K-12 can also be purchased separately.

The most recent copyright of pulished syllabi are noted below. Please note that MODG has had more than one system for syllabus copyrights.

From 2003-2008 the Mother of Divine Grace School syllabi were been listed under their initial or revised copyright dates, but have had a new "Printed in" date issued each year. This date was designed to distinguish between syllabi of varying years thereby improving consultant-family dialogue regarding the syllabi. Every syllabus received a new "Printed in" date each year, regardless of changes, so many syllabi often received a new "Printed in" date even though there had been no changes to the syllabus that year.

In 2008 in order to help families and to better communicate changes in the syllabi, Laura Berquist changed her copyright notation system. From 2008 to the present, when Laura issues a new version of a syllabus it will be listed under a new copyright year, for example © 2008. Laura Berquist will only change the copyright date of a syllabus when changes have been made to that syllabus. Thus, the 2008 copyright date may stand for many years as the newest version, as long as no changes have been made to the syllabus. When a new copyright edition of a syllabus becomes available we will note that here on our website.

Beginning in 2014, when minor typographical changes are made to a syllabus a "printed in" month and year has been added to the second page of the syllabus.

Grade School Syllabi & Teacher Planners
Title Copyright Price
Kindergarten Syllabus © 2010 $30.00
First Grade Syllabus © 2010 $30.00
Second Grade Syllabus © 2011 $30.00
Third Grade Syllabus © 2011 $30.00
Third Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Fourth Grade Syllabus © 2012 $30.00
Fourth Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Fifth Grade Syllabus © 2011 $30.00
Fifth Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Sixth Grade Syllabus © 2015 $35.00
Sixth Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Seventh Grade Syllabus © 2015 $35.00
Seventh Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Eighth Grade Syllabus © 2011 $35.00
Eighth Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Religion Syllabi
Title Copyright Price
Faith & Morality Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Sacraments & Apologetics © 2011 $25.00
Bible Study Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Catholic Doctrine Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
History, Literature & Government Syllabi
Science Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
Mathematics Syllabi
Grammar Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals
Latin Syllabi & Resources
Other Resources

Hear from Our Families:

“We are so grateful for the existence of this classical distance program of education. The classical methodology for academic and spiritual topics has deepened our appreciation for seeking truth, goodness and beauty. Parents and students alike have learned together, shared good books together, and discussed important issues based on sound classical teaching. The one newer aspect of the school that has especially meant so much to us has been the Learning Support conference calls. This class has fostered such wonderful dialogue between the students and the teacher and has helped me as the home schooling teacher to hear well developed discussion and dialogue. As parents, we have such confidence in knowing each of our sons will face a future armed with a well formed conscience and that is largely due to the curriculum provided by Mother of Divine Grace School.”

Debbie M
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 1997