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Books for the 2022 - -2023 program year

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Parents, the Primary Educators

Homeschooling places the parent in their proper position as the primary educator of their children.  This position is more than a general guidance of their child’s education but a hands on instruction of material the child is to learn.  

Academic Year

Group instruction will meet on Thursdays for the 26 week academic year which begins in September and ends in May.  Breaks for Christmas, Easter, Holy Days of Obligation and some traditional holidays are taken. .  A complete schedule is available upon request.

September

2022

October

2022

November

2022

December

2022

January

2023

February

2023

March

2023

Arpil

2023

May

2023

Academic Levels

Innocens

4-5 years old

Beginner

6-8 years old

Grammar

9-11 years old

Logic

12-14 years old

Rhetoric

15-18 years old

Sample Daily Schedule

Innocens Level

9:00 AM – Morning Mass

9:30 AM – Morning prayer before classes

9:45 AM – History

10:15 AM – History Activity

10:45AM – Snack 

11:00 PM – Literature

11:30 PM – Literature Activity

12:00PM – Angelus, Grace, Lunch and Free Play, End of Day

Beginner Level

9:00 AM – Morning Mass

9:30 AM – Morning prayer before classes

9:45 AM – History

10:15 AM – History Activity

10:45AM – Snack 

11:00 PM – Literature

11:30 PM – Literature Activity

12:00PM – Angelus, Grace, Lunch and Free Play

1:00 PM – Art / Music (alternating schedule)

1:30 PM – Catechism 

2:00 PM – Latin

2:30 PM – Science 

3:00 PM – End of Day

Grammar

9:00 AM – Hear Morning Mass

9:30 AM – Morning Prayer and short student presentation

9:45 AM – History

10:30 AM – Literature

11:15 AM – Religious Studies

12:00 PM – Angelus, Grace, Lunch and Free Play

12:45 PM – Latin

1:30 PM – Science 

2:15 PM – Art / Music (alternating schedule)

3:00 PM –  Prayers / End of Day

Logic and Rhetoric Levels

9:00 AM – Hear Morning Mass

9:30 AM – Morning Prayer

9:45 AM – Religious Studies

10:30 AM – Latin

11:15 AM – Music/Art (Alternating schedule)

12:00 PM – Angelus, Grace, Lunch and Free Play

4:00 PM –  Biology (optional due to time held)

Location

Hillside Hybrid meets in the Parish Center of Saint Patrick Catholic Church directly adjacent to the main church building.  

Address: 235 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542

Instruction

Hillside Program meets once a week with children arriving for 9AM Mass celebrated in the Church.  After Mass, all students meet together with mentors and parents for morning prayer and a brief student presentation on the saint of the day.  Classes start at 9:45AM sharp with a mid-day break for lunch and exercise in the gym.  The beginner levels will break more often for snack and play.

Instruction days are specifically meant for review, questions and group discussion from material studied during the previous four days at home.  Group discussion is of particular importance to group instruction days as it allows student to discuss ideas, interact on projects and mentor evaluation of materials learned.   

Learn at Home Days

A child’s days spent learning at home are guided by the parent, the primary educator.  Aiding the parent to that end, each family will receive a syllabus, an in depth guide of the entire academic year, and daily lesson plans.  The Syllabus is segmented into 10 units, each unit taking about four weeks. At the end of the four weeks each student will present on a topic from the learned material.  More on the CONNECT method to come.

Dress Code

At Hillside Program we instill a sense of order through our dress code. By enforcing a dress code for all who attend or assist at our program, we bear witness to the virtue of modesty, and promote a sense of unity. The use of a dress code is a wonderful part of our Catholic identity, prevents distractions, and helps ease competition during our time together. It serves to remind the children of the importance of their role, and creates a more professional environment to help facilitate learning.

Innocents Level: Dress should be neat and appropriate.

Beginner, and Grammar Level Boys: Solid neutral color slacks, white or light blue collared shirt, and full sock. Shirt sleeve length may vary based upon season.

Beginner, and Grammar Level Girls: Solid neutral color skirt or jumper, white, light blue, or pink collared shirt, and full sock. Shirt sleeve length may vary based upon season Skirt or jumper length must not be more than two fingers above the knee.

Rhetoric, and Logic Level Boys: Solid neutral color slacks, white or light blue collared shirt, tie, and full sock. Shirt sleeve length may vary based upon season.

Beginner, and Grammar Level Girls: Solid neutral color skirt, white, light blue, or pink collared shirt, and full sock. Shirt sleeve length may vary based upon season. Skirt must not be more than two fingers above the knee.

Shoes: Basic brown or black dress shoes. No sneakers, crocks, sandals, or distracting colors or patterns are permitted.

GYM Uniform: When using the gym, the children may change shoes.

All children: Hair length and style should be kept neat and appropriate. Personal hygiene is expected of all as it is an important part of a child’s rearing.

Parents, Volunteers and Mentors: As we strive to set solid examples for our children to follow, parents, volunteers, and mentors are asked to dress professionally.

Books

Books for each Level are available for purchase