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

Mother of Divine Grace School only sells syllabi directly to enrolled families who receive a discount off of the retail price as part of enrollment. Non-enrolled families can purchase the syllabi from a number of suppliers. These companies know our materials and are dedicated to carrying the syllabi and the books which Mother of Divine Grace School recommends. However, MODG is now selling copies of our new Beginning Latin series, Concepts & Challenges in Science Books 1, 2, & 3, and Laura Berquist's Overiews. Both enrolled and non-enrolled families can purchase these items from MODG. Please click here for the order form.

Meet Laura T – Class of 2004

Laura graduated magna cum laude from Christendom College in 2009 with a BA in Theology, with minors in philosophy and Classical Studies. Laura is currently employed as the music director and organist at a Catholic parish.

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.

Note: Since 2003 the Mother of Divine Grace School syllabi have 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 order to help families and to better communicate changes in the syllabi, Laura Berquist changed her copyright notation system. Starting with the 2008 syllabi, 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 and will include a list of any changes, other than typographic changes that have been made since the previous copyright year version. Families will be able to use this list to see what, if any, changes have been made to a syllabus. These changes will be noted here on our website (on the individual syllabus page) so that families can see the scope and extent of the changes. Thus the most recent edition of every syllabus, along with a summary of changes will always be listed on this website.


Note from Laura: The summary of changes (if any) are posted on each syllabus page to help you decide when and whether you need a new syllabus. We know that many of you already own syllabi. If the changes posted here are minor, you can continue to use the syllabus you currently have, or purchase an older copyright edition, with no difficulty. If you like, you can actually update your existing syllabus using the notes posted here. When there is a major change, such as a change in the primary text recommendation, or substantial time frame recommendations, or when we make a substantial improvement to the syllabus, such as adding grading charts, or daily quizzes, you might want to purchase the new syllabus. Please remember that often changes are made in the syllabus because texts we used have gone out of print. If you have an older syllabus and already own the texts corresponding to that syllabus, there is no need for you to purchase a new syllabus. When a change is made to a syllabus because the new text is substantially better, not just because the old text is unavailable, I will let you know here.

Grade School Syllabi & Teacher Planners

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 © 2011 $35.00
Sixth Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Seventh Grade Syllabus © 2011 $35.00
Seventh Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00
Eighth Grade Syllabus © 2011 $35.00
Eighth Grade Teacher Planner © 2011 $25.00

Religion Syllabi

Faith & Morality Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Sacraments & Apologetics © 2011 $25.00
Bible Study Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Catholic Doctrine Syllabus © 2011 $25.00

Mathematics Syllabi

Algebra 1/2 Syllabus (Saxon 3rd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Algebra I Syllabus (Saxon 3rd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Geometry Syllabus © 2010 $10.00
Algebra II Syllabus (Saxon 2nd Edition) © 2010 $10.00
Advanced Math Syllabus (Saxon 2nd Edition) © 2010 $10.00

Grammar Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals

Grammar & Composition Syllabus (Warriner's 3rd Course) © 2011 $25.00
Grammer & Composition Teacher's Manual (Warriner's 3rd Course (c) 1977) © 2010 $30.00
Grammar & Composition Teacher's Manual (Warriner's 3rd Course (c) 1982) © 2010 $30.00
Grammar & Composition Teacher's Manual (Warriner's 3rd Course (c) 1986) © 2010 $30.00

Science Syllabi & Teacher's Manuals

Concepts & Challenges in Science 1 (A) Teacher's Manual © 2010 $25.00
Concepts & Challenges in Science 2 (B) Teacher's Manual © 2011 $25.00
Concepts & Challenges in Science 3 (C) Teacher's Manual © 2010 $25.00
Concepts & Challenges in Earth Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $30.00
Concepts & Challenges in Life Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $30.00
Concepts & Challenges in Physical Science Teacher's Manual © 2010 $30.00
Earth Science Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Natural Science Syllabus © 2011 $20.00
Natural Science & Biology Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Biology Syllabus (Biology: The Easy Way) © 2011 $20.00
Biology Syllabus (Exploring Creation with Biology) © 2011 $20.00
Chemistry Syllabus (Exploring Creation with Chemistry) © 2011 $20.00
Health Syllabus © 2011 $25.00

History, Literature & Government Syllabi

US History & American Literature Syllabus © 2012 $25.00
Ancient History & Literature Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Medieval English & Spanish History & Literature Syllabus © 2012 $25.00
Medieval European History & Literature Syllabus © 2012 $30.00
British Literature Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
Advanced American Government & Economics Syllabus © 2011 $25.00
American Government & Economics Syllabus (DS & EOL) © 2011 $25.00
American Government & Economics Syllabus (ABeka) © 2011 $20.00
World Geography Syllabus © 2011 $20.00

Latin Syllabi & Resources

Basic Language Principles with Latin Background Teacher's Manual © 2010 $25.00
Intro to Latin Syllabus (Cambridge Fourth Edition - Unit 1st) © 2010 $25.00
Latin I Syllabus (Henle First Year Latin - Units 1-7) © 2010 $35.00
Latin II Syllabus (Henle First Year Latin - Units 8-14) © 2010 $35.00
Latin I & II Syllabus (Henle First Year Latin - Units 1-14) © 2010 $35.00
Latin III Syllabus (Henle Second Year Latin) © 2010 $35.00
College Latin I & II Syllabus (Wheelock's Latin) © 2011 $35.00
Latin Chant Charts 1 © 2008 $10.00
Latin Chant Charts 2 © 2008 $10.00
Latin Chant Charts 3 © 2008 $10.00

Other Resources

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum © 1998 $15.00
The Harp & Laurel Wreath © 1999 $20.00
Writing Manual © 2008 $25.00
Teaching Tips & Techniques © 2010 $30.00
K-12 Rubrics Charts (6 Charts) (found in syllabi from ©2004-present) © 2008 $15.00
Learning Objectives Charts (8 Laminated Charts) (found in syllabi from ©2004-present) © 2008 $20.00
Reasons Why We Use These Specific Texts (found in syllabi from ©2010-present) © 2010 $10.00

Hear from Our Families:

“I love most that it is an education for life—that each year builds on previous years with specific goals and not just a fill in of requirements for each subject each year. My children are not just learning to pass a test but learning for the long term. Already I see that they are preparing for high school by gathering the information they will need and I look forward to the Mother of Divine Grace High School program. I also love all of the great literature, poetry, music, art, history discussions and hands-on science activities that we share together. They are not only getting a rigorous education but an education that they truly enjoy and will remember all their lives.”

Amy M
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 2006