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 Nathan S – Class of 2009

Nathan is a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a major in Software Engineering and a minor in International Relations. He has been the choir director and pianist for the Catholic Student Union. Nathan is also on the Catholic Student Union Board and in the Pro-Life group. He participates in the Model United Nations and the Model Senate and recently received the highest award at the Model Senate competition playing the role of Senator Marco Rubio (in a competition against students from many universities). Nathan is a certified Scuba diving instructor and works part-time for two dive shops in Daytona Beach. He is also a TA for a computer class (Scientific Programming in C) at ERAU. He is in the process of building a 4 seat airplane – the Cozy Mark IV. Nathan received a National Merit Finalist award and $2500 National Merit Scholarship while in high school. He also received a Navy ROTC scholarship, but did not stay in the program due to a car accident injury. Nathan is an Eagle Scout.

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
Preschool Syllabus © 2016 $30.00
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:

“I am writing to express my admiration for the Mother of Divine Grace Long Distance Program. First, the accountability required by the administration is very strict and binding, which is a good thing. There is no tolerance for inappropriate methods of learning such as plagiarisms etc. They have built into their program filtering devices to prevent inappropriate methods of learning. We live in the state of Pennsylvania which possesses the most comprehensive legislation governing homeschooling in the United States. Mother of Divine Grace Distance Learning program provides the credibility the State of Pennsylvania requires. Second, the content and methodology that this program contains in their curriculum is most beneficial to its students. For example, we have a set of twins one daughter and one son. We were providing the education for our daughter long distance while our son was attending a local preparatory high school. We were able to really gain an insight and comparison of the content and execution of the different methodologies of education. The content of our daughter's was superior to that of our son's. Many times we needed contact on a daily basis which Mother of Divine Grace provided with graciousness and availability. We can't say that for our son's school. In conclusion, we only have great praise for this program.”

Mary M
homeschooling mother of five, enrolled since 2003