The curriculum at Founders Classical Academy of Leander teaches the liberal arts and emphasizes the moral and intellectual virtues through a content-rich, cohesive course of study. The Western tradition is central to the study of history, literature, and philosophy, and within the Western tradition, students engage in a rich and recurring examination of the American literary, moral, philosophical, and historical traditions. Courses are rooted in primary sources and taught in the Socratic method, emphasizing intellectual analysis and dialogue. Students are encouraged to improve their minds and their character in accordance with virtue. The aim of the academic program is to cultivate a love of the just, the beautiful, the good, and the true, and to make the pursuit of these things a way of life.
The Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) curriculum focuses on a solid language arts core, comprised of explicit phonics, handwriting, and grammar, as well as Singapore math and the content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum. The classroom is traditionally structured and teachers provide direct instruction.
The Upper School (7th-12th Grade) curriculum instruction focuses on clear and effective written and oral communication. Students read and discuss whole books, study primary sources, prove geometric theorems, and engage in deep scientific investigations. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the Headmaster.
An Overview of the Curriculum (Kindergarten-12th Grade)
A Closer Look: K-5th, 6th-8th, and High School
Please click the documents below for a high-level overview of the Kindergarten-5th grade program, the 6th-8th grade program, and the 9th-12th grade program.
6th-8th Grade Program
High School (9th-12th)
The Curriculum by Grade
Grammar School (K-6th) Curriculum Maps
Please click on the curriculum maps below to see what each of our grammar school students will be studying in each subject each month. These documents provide more detailed information than the Course of Study documents above.