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 fifth 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 2021/22 year will cover the Middle Ages and American history from Reconstruction to the Progressive Era (pre-WWI).
Our over-arching goal is to instill the love of learning.
Dates & Schedules
The 2021 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.
Our 2021/2022 year starts August 23rd, 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.
We also offer a series of summer programs, allowing children to maintain or catch up on academic progress or just have some summer fun. Summer programs are offered in a series of two-week sessions, starting June 14 and running through August 13th. These “arts and nature” programs provide instruction in science, language arts, and math in a fun and relaxed environment. Our “Up Up & Away!” program offers similar focus while sharing the art and cultures of India, China, and Japan.
Our summer programs are held at Grace United Methodist Church, 1245 Heights Blvd.
Registration is online. More information can be found HERE.