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Curriculum

At Belmont Academy, strong academics prepare students with the wisdom and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly-changing world.

Latin

Latin trains the mind. Students who study Latin develop mental discipline and precision. As students systematically learn the structure of this extraordinary language, their understanding of English grammar and vocabulary quickens. Their thinking becomes more organized and their writing abilities mature.

At Belmont, Latin is studied by all students in grades 3-8.  Modern language studies are also offered in grades 9-12.

Literature

Elevated literature has shaped the hearts and minds of great men and women everywhere.  We believe that a revival of a morally courageous society will be accomplished by youth who have stories of moral courage imprinted on their minds and hearts.

Primary students at Belmont Academy read classics such as Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Thornton W. Burgess’s Mother West Wind books.  In the middle grades, students learn life lessons through adventures like Swiss Family Robinson, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, and Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.  Secondary students are challenged and enlightened by great works such as The Iliad, Shakespearean dramas, and Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables

 

Mathematics

Traditional math concepts are taught through the Saxon Math series.  Mastery of arithmetic functions and math facts is emphasized in the primary grades, in preparation for future success in advanced math and science.

 

History

We study the history of classical Western civilization – the culture of Athens, of Rome, and of Jerusalem – to inform our minds of the wisdom and events that have shaped our culture today.  With grateful hearts, we study our American story of freedom to know what we must work to protect and preserve.   We examine the lives of great men and women of the past, worthy of emulation.  History studies draw from original source documents, period commentaries, and biographical works.

Science

A lifelong passion for science begins with enjoying the beauty and wonders of nature. In the lower grades children learn to appreciate their natural surroundings by studying insects, birds, trees, and astronomy.  

 

Older students study the traditional disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.