Samson Academy‘s micro classes offer individual attention in a “home school” environment that nurtures a child’s social, emotional and academic needs.
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. The “home school” environment develops children’s social and emotional skills in addition to the academic.
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 fifth grade.
Our classes include: language arts, math, social studies, art, music, science, French, and citizenship. We emphasize multi-sensory, hands-on learning.
World history for the 2022/23 year will cover the Renaissance and Reformation. American history will start at WWI and finish with the 1960s. In previous years, our history units have covered the Middle Ages from the fall of Rome to the fall of Constantinople, and prehistory through ancient civilizations up to and including the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome to western civilization. Previous years of American history began with an overview of the tribes of Native Americans, colonial America, and the writing of the Constitution, culminating with the Civil War, and Reconstruction to the Progressive Era (pre-WWI).
In the 2022/2023 school year, we will be studying the developments and advances of the Scientific Revolution. Some of our science subjects for the 2021/22 year were trees and the forest biome, the respiratory and circulatory systems, clouds, weather forecasting, 19th century advances in science and medicine, and space exploration.
Our over-arching goal is to instill the love of learning.
Dates & Schedules
The academic year runs from August 22nd, 2022 through May 26th, 2023. We are closed for the week of Thanksgiving, December 22, 2022, through January 4, 2023, and the week of spring break in March. We are also closed federal holidays.
Classes held 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m Monday through Friday.
Classes meet at Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.
We also offer a series of summer programs, allowing children to maintain or catch up on academic progress or just have some summer fun. our 2022 summer programs are offered in a series of two-week sessions, starting June 13, 2022, and running through August 12th, 2022. These “arts and nature” programs provide instruction in science, language arts, and math in a fun and relaxed environment. Our one week “Up Up & Away!” programs offers similar focus while sharing the art and cultures of Europe and Africa, respectively.
Our summer programs are held at Grace United Methodist Church, 1245 Heights Blvd.
Registration is online. More information can be found HERE.