Welcome to Grace Lutheran Classical Academy! At GLCA, children thrive in a unique environment that assists parents, enhances educational strategies, and builds upon a deep Christian faith. Learn more about our collaborative, classical educational model below, or schedule a visit. We would love to welcome you to GLCA!

Collaborative Education in a Christian Environment

  • Do you enjoy homeschooling your children but find yourself needing a break or more support?
  • Have you ever wondered if your child is missing out on some of the benefits of community learning?
  • Would you like to send your child to a private school but can’t afford it?

If you resonate with any of the above, a collaborative education may be exactly what you’re looking for. In our academy’s collaborative model, parents and trained educators work together to provide an education that combines aspects of traditional school with homeschooling.

Children learn on campus two days a week and at home the remainder of the week. Each child must be a registered homeschool student, and we are happy to help you with that process. The on-campus educators provide instruction two days a week and weekly lesson plans for the parents to use at home. Fridays typically do not have lesson plans or assignments, allowing the family to use that day for supplementing, reviewing, field trips, having a family day, or whatever each child/family needs.

The academy makes core curriculum decisions, but the family may supplement as often and as much as desired.

This model provides a smooth transition to college based on the number of hours on campus each week and the emphasis on time management and responsibility.

We are excited to partner with your family and offer this type of collaborative experience, as it is the only one of its kind in the Las Vegas Valley! It allows children to have the perks of learning in a group setting two days a week while still enjoying the blessings that come from home education–it is the best of both worlds!

Classroom Structure

We have structured our academy using a microschooling model characterized by small enrollment, a small facility footprint, and an educational approach that looks and feels like a “one-room schoolhouse.”  Children are grouped by grade in a K-2 and 3-5 cohort with a maximum of 10 children per group. History, science, religion, art, and music are studied therein; whereas math, grammar, literature and Latin are studied based on level of ability and experience. We are members of the National Microschooling Center. 

Curricula

We carefully curate our curricula to represent a Classical approach to education that is effective, fun, and easy to use at home and in the academy. We utilize the seven classical liberal arts of the Trivium and Quadrivium to help the children master domains of knowledge and also seek to foster a sense of wonder and a desire to learn more. We are members of the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE) and the Society for Classical Learning (SCL). Please click the link below for our current curricula choices for each grade. 

Schedule

Children come to the Grace Lutheran facility on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30-3:30. We begin the year in August and end in May. Each day will begin with chapel led by the pastor, then experienced educators guide them in studies of classical curricula in several subject areas. From time to time, there will be field trips scheduled on Fridays. The children enjoy time learning with their families at home during the remaining three days with provided lessons and room to make your family’s educational experience your own!

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rooted in scripture

Our educators and curriculum are rooted in the Christian faith, and the doctrines of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. You can learn more about our believes on the church website. We invite families to join us for worship, Bible studies, Sunday School and various activities throughout the year. Learn more about what we believe, teach and confess at the link below.

What is Classical Lutheran Education?

Dr. Gene Edward Veith has helpfully described Classical Lutheran Education as “the Seven Liberal Arts with the Six Chief Parts.” - citation 

The Seven Liberal Arts include the the three “arts of language” (often referred to as the trivium) and the four “arts of mathematics” (often referred to as the quadrivium). For thousands of years, these liberal arts were the standard for education in the Western world. Our forefathers understood that the aim of education was not simply the transference of basic skills, but the cultivation of wisdom, eloquence and virtue for the sake of service in the church, homes and communities. - citation 

Martin Luther urges parents to not spare any effort, time or money on the education of their children, and to have them “engage in formal study and learn so that they may be of service wherever they are needed.” (Large Catechism, I.170-174)

The Six Chief Parts refers to the way the basic teachings of the historic Christian faith are divided up in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. These core doctrines of the Christian faith are written in simple, plain, language (a pattern of sound words), that is meant to be learned by heart. Our forefathers understood that the aim of catechesis is not simply the passing on of information, but the creation and sustaining of faith in Christ through the sounding back and forth of the Word of Christ. 

Luther writes, “I would advise no one to send his child [to a school] where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme. Every institution that does not unceasingly pursue the study of God’s Word becomes corrupt.” -LW 44:207 

Together, “The liberal arts can equip a child for effective service in the world; catechesis can equip a child for everlasting life.” (Korcok, 2011, p. xii)