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Grades 3-5 Curriculum

In grades 3-5 Belmont students develop their hearts, minds, and bodies. They feast on the best of children's literature; master arithmetic; study history and geography; and practice spelling, penmanship, composition, and Latin. They develop courtesy and character, and learn to create beautiful art and music. The materials, below, have been carefully chosen for students grades 3-5, in preparation for success in upper grades.

Belmont Classical Academy Curriculum, Grades  3-5

English Studies

(Literature/ Grammar/ Composition)

Great books develop character and a growth mindset. We intentionally choose books that help students:

  • Increase in wisdom and virtue,

  • Boost reading comprehension,

  • Cultivate moral courage,

  • Emulate the best writers,

  • Enrich the vocabulary, and

  • Develop cultural literacy.

English grammar, usage, and composition are taught each year. The ability to write with clarity, beauty, and power is further developed by our logic and rhetoric courses in the high school grades.

Aesop's Favorite Fables

Illustrated by Milo Winter


Classics by Thornton W. Burgess


A solid foundation in math is the key to success in science, technology, and engineering.

Math 5/4 
by Saxon Publishers

Math 6/5 
by Saxon Publishers


(according to individual student level)


Latin trains the mind. Students who study Latin develop mental discipline, precision, and word power. As students systematically learn the structure of this extraordinary language, their thinking becomes more organized and their writing abilities mature.

Latina Christiana 

by Memoria Press


Students develop a love of science by enjoying the beauty and wonder of the natural world. As they carefully observe, they learn to classify, experiment, and expand their knowlege of morphology, physiology, habitats, and other aspects of science.

The Book of Astronomy 

by Memoria Press

Christian Studies/

Students find peace in Christ as they learn of Him. In Bilble/Christian Studies, students explore the history, geography and teachings of the Old and New Testaments, commit scripture to memory, and continually improve penmanship.

KJV Bible - New Testament

The Golden Children's Bible



A free society remains free as long as its people govern themselves with wisdom and moral purpose. From Greece and Rome, America's founders learned principles of self-government, and how to apply reason, wisdom, and virtue in the pursuit of happiness. We study Greece and Rome, today, for the same purpose.

Greek Myths

by Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire 


Music is a universal language of enormous power. Mathematical at its base, it develops the mental abilities of students while enriching the soul.

Our sequential music program instills a love of music in each student. Our music curriculum includes music theory, with the training of the voice as a primary instrument.

*Specific curriculum materials will change as we continuously improve while staying anchored to our mission.