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, Spanish, French, and citizenship. We emphasize multi-sensory, hands-on learning.
World history for the 2021/22 year will cover the Middle Ages from the fall of Rome to the fall of Constantinople. American history will cover from Reconstruction to the Progressive Era (pre-WWI). World history in the 2019/20 year started with prehistory and continued through ancient civilizations up to and including the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome to western civilization. American history began with an overview of the tribes of Native Americans, colonial America, and the writing of the Constitution. We culminated with the Civil War.
Some of our science subjects this year are 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 2122 fall semester runs from August 23 through December 17. Our spring semester starts Monday, January 3rd, and runs through Friday, May 27. Spring break is March 14-18, 2022.
Classes held 9 a.m. – 3 p.m Monday through Friday. On a space available basis, we may be able to accept students for a schedule meeting 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MWF or TTH.
We anticipate adding a after-care program running from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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, 2021, and running through August 13th, 2021. 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 June and July summer programs are held at Grace United Methodist Church, 1245 Heights Blvd. Our August summer program is held at Lambert Hall.
Registration is online. More information can be found HERE.