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 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 homeschool our children for a number of reasons, but among the most important is giving our children a solid, challenging curriculum where they can learn to think for themselves drawing on extensive knowledge base. Our children thrive in their environment of learning and MODG provides the tools necessary for this learning. We are able to adjust each subject with the help of our consultant to fit each of our children based on their level of knowledge, maturity, and learning style. Our children receive the best possible education because each of them pursues their academics building up their strong points and strengthening their weaknesses. MODG provides the support and resources necessary to achieve this. Of course, raising our children for the Kingdom is paramount in our mind. MODG helps keep our days centered on Christ by weaving our Catholic faith into our everyday learning. The curriculum is full of the good, true, and beautiful and all of this brings us back to our Father who loves us. Our children are living their faith; seeing firsthand how it is a part of everything they do.”

Tony O
homeschooling mother of six, enrolled since 2003