The product of 15 years homeschooling experience and 25 years of teaching experience, the pedagogical philosophy of Samson Home School Academy is a blend of British educator Charlotte Mason, Montessori, and the classical approach of The Well-Trained Mind.
The curriculum of our classes includes standards from both national and HISD school boards, with an emphasis on individual placement.
The size of our classes allows students to work at their own pace, working ahead in areas of strength and covering materials that challenge them.
Our classes range in size from 4 children to a maximum of 8. Our small class size allows us to offer substantial one-on-one attention to our students. We offer classes to students Kinder through fourth grade.
Our classes include: language arts, math, social studies, art, music, science, and citizenship. We emphasize multi-sensory, hands-on learning.
World history for the spring semester (starting January 2021) covers the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome to western civilization. American history for the spring semester starts with American presidents and culminates in the civil war. World history for the fall semester covered prehistory up to and including ancient Egypt. American history included Native Americans and the colonies up to the writing of the Constitution.
Our over-arching goal is to instill the love of learning.
Magnet Program Students
Students wishing to keep their places in magnet or private programs can take part in our classes. Our teachers supervise their online program to make sure they fulfill their magnet requirements. Magnet students will also take part in Samson class activities and instruction.
Dates & Schedules
The fall semester runs from September 8 through December 18. Our spring semester starts Monday, January 4th, and runs through Friday, June 11th. Spring break is March 15-19, 2021.
Parents can choose between classes held 9 a.m. – 3 p.m Monday through Friday OR classes meeting 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MWF. One-on-one and homeschooling support sessions are by appointment.
Classes meet at Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.