How did our family come to join the Geneva community? When our oldest Martin was two years old, we were talking at the playground with some good neighborhood friends of ours about school options. They were leaving to check out a prestigious school even though the boys were just two. We tagged along and that night we fell in love with The Geneva School. We were captured by the philosophy and curriculum and our only disappointment was that we had to wait until Martin was four to enroll him!
Rhetoric has sometimes been described as the art of moving souls. The Geneva School strives to give each student the ability to think well, using wisdom and discernment, and to polish and refine his/her oral and writing skills to communicate winsomely.
Alec Ortiz, a current eighth grader, came to The Geneva School when he was four years old. His family loves to reminisce about one of the seminal moments that confirmed the value of the education he is receiving.
The Bowser family says they weren’t looking for a school for their daughter, but rather, The Geneva School found them! Katherine Bowser explains how they found TGS and the impact the school is having on their daughter Abigail.
We spent last year home schooling with a classical education homeschool community. It was a really wonderful experience and I thought we would probably always home school. Christian classical education is very important to us and I thought that home schooling would be the best way to give that to my children.
Keira Raesly is our beloved fourth grade lead teacher and it’s easy to see why her students love being in her class.
I wanted to be able to teach the whole child and help cultivate both the heart and mind within each student. I was longing for a place where teaching was both mission and profession. I have that at Geneva.
Andrew Nelson—upper school physical science and chemistry teacher, star of the faculty basketball team, and faculty head of the House of Wittenberg—understands he is privileged not only to teach, but also to mentor. He spent a year teaching in another school, but lamented that he was unable to help the students make one of the most significant connections—the one between chemistry and the God of chemistry. “I wasn’t permitted to highlight the beauty of creation through the world of chemistry. I love the fact that exploring the smallest parts of creation gives us a larger view of God.
A meeting for all 7th grade parents regarding life and communication procedures in the dialectic school with Mike Beates and Isabel O'Driscoll, and an information session about the 7th grade trip to North Florida in October.
Screening is offered to students in K4 - 2nd grade for a small fee. The screening takes place at school and is done by a licensed speech-language pathology professional who has extensive experience with children of all ages.
Monastery Day is a dress up day when students spend the entire day praying and working in silence as they seek to experience what life was like in a medieval monastery. Students enjoy chapel, working in the school garden, preparing the day's meal, serving others, and various other tasks around the school. This special day culminates the end of a two-week history unit.
The company, Ties That Bind, provides a portable challenge course to orchestrate a set of physical and mental challenges and activities for groups. Students learn from the experience of working together to overcome challenges presented by each activity. The facilitator provides a welcoming and positive forum for the students to analyze the activity and relate relevant situations.
The Geneva Choir Retreat is a required, curricular event with a focus on rehearsal and team-building. At the retreat, music students will spend part of the morning rehearsing music in sectionals with guest conductors, then have lunch; the afternoon will be spent in planned team-building activities designed and run by the choir officers.
To celebrate the third grade literature unit study on Fairy Tales, students dress up as fairy tale characters and participate in a variety of class activities. They paint and create a scene from a fairy tale, play Candy Bingo, read and act out a tale, and take a trip to Farris and Foster's Famous Chocolate Factory in Baldwin Park. Farris and Foster trip times (off campus): Smith 10:30 - 12:30, Bingham 12:30 - 2:30.
This is an opportunity for parents to hear about what math looks like for our dialectic and early rhetoric students. Goals for the math program will be laid out and attendees will get an introduction to dialectic and early rhetoric math classes.
Fifth grade travel to St. Augustine to tour the Fort, ride on the schooner, Freedom, and eat at the Columbia Restaurant. This is a culmination of their study of the early forts set up by the explorers and colonial people.