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Lower School (K-4)


Trivium s Grammar Stage



The first phase of a classical education is called the “Grammar Stage” because these are the years in which the building blocks for all other learning are laid, just as grammar is the foundation for language.  This period of education is primarily concerned with the learning of facts: rules of phonics, rules of grammar, poems, the stories of history and literature, the facts of mathematics, etc.

K-4 Curriculum Chart
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Composition Catholic Heritage Series: Language of God 1 Catholic Heritage Series: Language of God 2 Catholic Heritage Series: Language of God 3 Classical Composition: Progymnasmata
Grammar Catholic Heritage Series: Grammar 1 Catholic Heritage Series: Grammar 2 Easy Grammar & Seton English Book 3 Seton English Book 4
Phonics/ Spelling/ Vocabulary Saxon Phonics Saxon Phonics Saxon Phonics Saxon Phonics Seton Spelling 4
Penmanship Saxon K Seton Handwriting I Seton Handwriting 2 Seton Handwriting 3 Seton Handwriting 4
Latin Latin Prayers and Hymn Latin Prayers and Hymn Latin Prayers and Hymn Latin Prayers and Hymn Latin Prayers and Hymn
  • Little Angel Reader A
  • Saxon Readers Kindergarten
  • McGuffey Readers
  • Frog and Toad are Friends
  • Caps for Sale
  • The Little Engine That Could
  • Make Way for Ducklings
  • The Story About Ping
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
  • Corduroy
  • Harry and the Dirty Dog
  • The Biggest Bear
  • Hungry Hungry Sharks
  • The True Story of Pocahontas
  • Little Angel Reader B & C
  • Saxon Readers 1
  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier
  • The Mouse on the Motorcycle
  • Owls in the Family
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Baby Island
  • Tut’s Mummy Lost and Found
  • Helen Keller Courage in the Dark
  • Pompeii Buried Alive
  • The Titanic: Lost and Found
  • Little Angel Reader D with Workbook
  • Saxon Readers 2
  • Catholic National Reader #2
  • Thinking Skills B: Continental Press
  • The Trojan Horse
  • The Boxcar Children
  • The Matchlock Gun
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • The Courage of Sarah Nobel
  • Farmer Boy
  • The Cricket in Time Square
  • The Trumpet of the Swan
  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Mr. Poppers Penguins
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • McGuffey Readers
  • Saxon Readers 3
  • Thinking Skills C: Continental Press
  • Caddie Woodlawn
  • The Wheel on the School
  • Just so Stories
  • Stuart Little
  • Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi
  • Call it Courage
  • McGuffey Readers
  • Thinking Skills D: Continental Press
  • John Bosco
  • Black Stallion
  • Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • 28 Balloons
History A Beka: Social Studies K Seton: American History 1 Seton: Great Saints in World History Seton: The Catholic Faith Comes to the Americas Lepanto Press: How our Nation Began
Geography Continental Press: Map Skills A Continental Press: Map Skills B Continental Press: Map Skills C Continental Press: Map Skills D
Math Saxon Math K Saxon Math 1 A Beka: Arithmetic 2 A Beka: Arithmetic 3 A Beka: Arithmetic 4
Science Montessori Manipulative Seton: Science 1 for Young Catholics Seton: Science 2 for Young Catholics Apologia: Botany Apologia: Astronomy
Religion Image of God Series: Who am I? Faith and Life Series: Jesus Our Life Faith & Life Series: Jesus Our Life Faith & Life Series: Our Life with Jesus Faith and Life Series: Jesus Our Guide