If you are interested in joining Excelsior Classical Homeschool Academy, please fill out this application. You will hear from us within 24 hours. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out at pauline <at> classicalhomeschoolcurriculum <dot> com (please rewrite email in the correct format using the correct symbols- the email is written like that to prevent the spam robots.)
- Admin will consider the applicant/s (we will not be able to accept every family, especially as we grow. Families not accepted will be put on a wait list.)
- Interviews are arranged for selected applicant families
- A Letter of Invitation will be sent out to families who are accepted
- Enrollment Fee due immediately. Payment for class fees can be paid in full or in payments.
Download the Application Packet
You may also choose to download our application packet. It has all the necessary forms and information in one spot. Application Packet Link
You can scan or print and mail the forms or fill out the application here online.
Please read the Mission Statement and Distinctives, What We Believe, and The Student Code of Conduct before you press submit:
Mission Statement and Distinctives
Directed by parents and guided by the Gospel, we, as a community, equip and support each other so that we are able to educate our children in the saving knowledge, wisdom, and the love of Our Lord, so that they may become lifelong disciples of Christ for the glory of God and His Kingdom.
Excelsior is classified as a Christian homeschool academy. What that means is one day a week, we, as mothers, serve in the areas that God has gifted us, in an orderly, classroom context. Together, following the Memoria Press Curriculum, we cooperatively teach what is of good form and lasting value (Classical), and that which conforms to a Biblical standard within a Biblical worldview (Christian). Our goal is to create a beautiful education full of virtue and wisdom for our children, all the while bringing glory and honor to Christ.
Our academy creates wonderful, lifelong friendships within the supportive community of the families. As parents, we share our talents and giftings in educating our children together, holding each other accountable, in love, to do what we have purposed and set out to do. We do hire teachers as needed, but the vast majority of our teachers are our mothers who opt to stay during the day and serve. You’ll find our teachers to be truly of the the highest caliber – caring, thoughtful, creative individuals and excellent at what they teach!
We meet together on Mondays and the remainder of the week we homeschool our children on our own completing the rest of the assignments from the curriculum for that week.
Classical education aims to teach wisdom—how to think—and virtue—what to do—through the learning of classical languages, reading classical texts, and study of the liberal arts.
Christian education anchors itself to the essentials of the Christian faith, maintaining belief in the goodness of Christian morality and the divine inspiration of the Christian Scriptures.
Traditional education takes place in an orderly, teacher-guided classroom with lessons focused on content mastery.
What We Believe
Christianity is the foundation for all that we do at Excelsior. All programs are governed by a distinctly Christian worldview with a deep desire to honor God and edify the students and families who attend. The words of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:17 provides the basis for everything Excelsior attempts to do:
“… whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
The Pulse of Our Group
The Bible is Our Foundation
All we are is all we can be. What we believe is who we are. Our families are passionate about Jesus Christ and sharing the good news of Jesus with all the world. We believe the Bible is the authority of our lives and the living, breathing Word of God. Sharper than a two-edged sword, completely true and relevant for this day and age. More than ever it is needed today. It is the foundation of our classical curriculum and the most important piece that ties it all together. As it is so important in our lives, we make it the first and foremost thing that we study at our academy.
Award-winning Christian Studies Curriculum
In grammar school, the children will read all the most important Bible stories (appropriate for their age level), in the original New King James Version through the beautifully pictured Golden Children’s Bible. During recitations they will memorize the 66 books of the Bible in order.
From 6th-12th grades they will be encouraged to go through a reading plan of the Bible and over the course of those years, bit by bit, they will graduate with having read the entire Bible, our goal being Biblical literacy. Over the course of 13 years they will have memorized hundreds of Bible verses that they will carry with them their whole lives.
In upper school years, starting in 7th grade, they will begin learning greek, progressing deeper in study each year so they can read and discuss the Bible in its original language. Their senior year they will dive deep into Christian theology, culminating with Christian metaphysics and Apologetics (the defense of the faith) reading C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity and more.
Morning Assembly and Worship
The first twenty minutes of each day we begin together with “Morning Assembly” where we say the Pledge of Allegiance, celebrate birthdays, learn a manners lesson and pray and sing a hymn together. The hymns we sing are so beautiful from our rich Christian heritage. Hymns such as those written by Charles Wesley (Christ the Lord is Risen Today), Martin Luther (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God), and Isaac Watts (I Sing the Mighty Power of God, Joy to the World) just to name a few. We learn about these great men and women and then sing the hymn together.
We pray collectively, sometimes with memorized prayers and other times we take volunteers to pray spontaneously. The prayers of the little children are so precious to God.
(Amor Patriae: Literally translated: The Love of the Fatherland: aka Patriotism)
As we are all Christian homeschooling families, we tend to be conservative in nature. We view the Western Civilization to be the foundation of our nation and worthy of study and appreciation. We love our country and our Constitution. We appreciate and honor great men of the past, including our founding fathers, flawed though they all are, and we study them and learn from them. All truth is God’s truth. We follow the sunbeams back to the sun.
“Saving Western Civilization One Student at a Time.” -Memoria Press
Our Statement of Faith
We believe in the sixty-books canonical books of Scripture of the Old and New Testament as being verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings. We call this the Bible and it is the supreme and final authority in what we must do to be saved.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created the heavens and the earth in seven days out of nothing, and lovingly prepared them as a home for us in which to worship and enjoy Him. He created humans in his image. God will one day end this world and create a new heaven and a new earth. Because God is our Creator we worship Him alone and enjoy his creation gladly.
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. As promised, the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father to all believers in Christ to comfort, give power to the believers, convict the world of sin, glorify Jesus, and transform the lives of believers into the likeness of Christ.
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born separated from God with a sinful nature.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who personally place their faith in Him are redeemed and justified on the basis of His shed blood. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the ‘Blessed Hope;’ the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We believe that if you “confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 All saved persons receive the Holy Spirit and become inheritors of the “kingdom of God.” John 3:3
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; of which the saved will go to everlasting blessedness in the presence of our Lord, and lost will be in everlasting conscious punishment, eternally separated from God, along with Satan and the other fallen angels.
We believe that the Church is a spiritual belonging of people made up of all believers in Christ; that in its local manifestation it is an autonomous assembly of believers; and that its ordinances (things every believer should do – but there is not salvation in these things in and of themselves) are: baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion).
We believe that human life begins at conception and that as we are created in God’s image, an unborn baby also is an image-bearer of God. We believe that God formed us in our mother’s womb, knitting us together (Psalm 139:13) and with intent and design created babies born as girls to grow to become women, all their lives long, and babies born as boys to grow to become men, for all their lives long. He created marriage solely for one man and one woman, and created sex only for married couples. Because God created human life, two biological genders, and marriage, we value preserving and protecting the sanctity of life, the gender at birth, and godly marriage.
Student Code of Conduct
1. We cheerfully and promptly obey the authority under which we are placed.
2. We can appeal respectfully and courteously. We do not argue or negotiate.
3. We love and honor one another.
4. We give encouragement to each other.
5. We do not point out the shortcomings of others in order to build ourselves up.
6. We tell the truth.
7. We do not disrespect the classroom and teacher by passing notes or otherwise interrupting.
8. We do not spread rumors or gossip.
9. We will not make excuses for our wrong actions but will admit them.
10. We avoid cliques, clubs, or games that exclude others.
11. When others are sorry, we forgive them.
12. When others are sad, we comfort them.
13. When we have work to do, we do it without complaining.
14. If we make a mess, we clean it up.
15. We treat one another with respect and patience.