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Our Curriculum

The curriculum at Founders Classical Academy of Leander teaches the liberal arts and emphasizes the moral and intellectual virtues through a content-rich, cohesive course of study. The Western tradition is central to the study of history, literature, and philosophy, and within the Western tradition, students engage in a rich and recurring examination of the American literary, moral, philosophical, and historical traditions. Courses are rooted in primary sources and taught in the Socratic method, emphasizing intellectual analysis and dialogue. Students are encouraged to improve their minds and their character in accordance with virtue. The aim of the academic program is to cultivate a love of the just, the beautiful, the good, and the true, and to make the pursuit of these things a way of life.

Grammar School

The Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) curriculum focuses on a solid language arts core, comprised of explicit phonics, handwriting, and grammar, as well as Singapore math and the content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum. The classroom is traditionally structured and teachers provide direct instruction.

Please click on the curriculum maps below to see what each of our grammar school students will be studying in each subject each month. These documents provide more detailed information than the Course of Study documents above.

Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade
Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade  

Upper School

The Upper School (7th-12th Grade) curriculum instruction focuses on clear and effective written and oral communication. Students read and discuss whole books, study primary sources, prove geometric theorems, and engage in deep scientific investigations. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the Headmaster.