Full of Blessings

By Annette Lanford (Guest Author) “Full of Blessings” is my response when the often-said phrase, “wow, you have got your hands full” is directed to me when I am out in public with my children. I love how it makes the person take a step back and think for a brief second. And, more often than not, I receive a kind response acknowledging and/or agreeing with me. That is how I feel about homeschooling as well; it is such a blessing. When I hear about something that has happened in Read More …

Time to Order Your Winter Uniforms – Labor Day Weekend Sale

If you haven’t ordered your winter uniforms I highly recommend doing so now.French Toast is running a 15% off + free shipping on $99+ sale this labor day weekend (shop: https://www.frenchtoast.com/schoolbox/schools/excelsior-classical-homeschool-academy-QS5EWSL)The labor force at French Toast has been significantly down.  I’m hoping after these Covid relief unemployment paychecks go away this week that people will get back to work and French Toast will become reliable again.  But if it is going to take 5 weeks again to get our clothes we will want to order early and not wait until it gets cold.  Order Read More …

Tips on Staying Healthy and Healing Sickness

There is definitely something very contagious going around.  Here are some of my best practices and tips that help us stay well: Prayer–we pray pretty much every night for good health.  I didn’t want to be remiss and start a list without first giving glory to Him.   Boosting the immune system – it’s our natural defense – it can only handle so much stress–lack of sleep combined with eating junk food/white sugar/processed foods are all stresses on the immune system. If you are going to endure one of those stresses Read More …

What Is Classical Christian Education?

Begin With the End in Mind I would like to propose a very important question. What do you think is the purpose of education? It is a question that the liberal teacher’s unions and progressive educators have thought much about. It is one you should think about too. I cannot think of a more important question that you will ever encounter as you decide what is the right path for your child’s education. To consider this question requires that your begin by first thinking about the end. What are your Read More …

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies for Excelsior Classical Homeschool Academy will be in Paradise Valley, AZ August 14th, 4-7pm. It will be a swim party and potluck. Casual attire is fine. Students will be assigned to their houses, awarded with pins for their houses. Upper school will receive their blazers in a rite of passage ceremony. Come and get to know the families and each other before the school year officially begins!

Classes start August 16, 2021

It is clear to me that Phoenicians are looking for classical, Christian homeschool groups. We offer community and accountability to conservative families which is what we all want and need. The interest has been so great we have doubled our numbers last year, and again, even during a COVID year, we doubled our numbers. God is so good and bringing really wonderful families to add to our number. May we continue to glorify and honor Him in all that we do, and raise up wonderful children that will follow after Read More …

New at Excelsior: Afternoon Classes for All

We’ve added afternoon classes (from 1-2pm) to our line up now. They will be enrichment classes for Primary-4th grade. 5th and 6th will do classical studies and science. 7th grade and 8th grade will do Classical studies or Geography III and Literature. Highschool level classes will continue to do highschool science. This does not cost any extra and is already included in the tuition. Not all moms may be able to want to stay for the afternoon, depending on little ones nap schedules and such, but most definitely will.

AFHE – Annual Homeschool Conference

Pauline Abello will be working at the Memoria Press homeschool booth on Friday, July 16 through Saturday July 17. Come see the curriculum or to chat with her more about the co-op. You also can fill out the interest form on the tab above to connect as well. Update from Pauline: this year was new being at GCU (always it had been at the Phoenix Convention Center) and I would say we did really well. Families I spoke to at the conference ended up joining Excelsior and I would say Read More …