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: modgbooks.com. Enrolled families receive a discount on syllabi and books, but must log-in to their family account in order to get the discount.

Meet Jordan B – Class of 2001

Jordan graduated from the University of Idaho in May 2005 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Jordan received the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from the Environmental Biotechnology Institute and was also recognized 2nd runner-up as University of Idaho’s Student Employee of the year. Jordan graduated from Washington State University with a Master’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology. He was awarded a Graduate Assistanceship position. His long-term plans include working towards a PhD. While at the University of Idaho Jordan worked to isolate microorganisms found in coolant samples from the International Space Station.

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 © 2016 $30.00
First Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Second Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Third Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Third Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Fourth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Fourth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Fifth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
Fifth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Sixth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $35.00
Sixth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Seventh Grade Syllabus © 2016 $35.00
Seventh Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $25.00
Eighth Grade Syllabus © 2016 $35.00
Eighth Grade Teacher Planner © 2016 $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:

“Mother of Divine Grace encompasses the knowledge of curriculum as well as their experience to enable us to find the balance of pushing our children to meet their goals, all the while inspiring them to bring out their talents. Just as importantly, the teachers and consultants take into consideration the student’s special needs and trouble shoot a need to slow down for a while. We are consistently awestruck at their ability, through verbal communication or viewing my children’s work, to guide us to bring out the best in our children whether it be showing us why we might reconsider a particular program based on our child’s particular learning style, or better yet, to really push our child in a particular area. The objective, yet passionate perspective, of the MODG teacher and consultant is a component of homeschooling that we will forever make a priority in our home school. It is their experience and passion for the welfare of these children that I believe enables them to see things that I don’t see as a parent.”

Robin B
homeschooling mother of ten, enrolled since 2003