We believe in learning the ESSENTIALS of words, numbers, and sentences.

The Essentials Program

Ages 9 through 12

Why do people in other countries know several languages and on average Americans do not?

It is because we do not know our own language. Americans do not know the basic grammar of the English language because it is no longer taught in schools.

You have to know your own language in order to learn other languages.

Essentials not only teaches excellent grammar skills, but it lays the foundation for acquiring foreign language.


The second step in learning anything is to sort, compare, and understand the words and basic parts.

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A few items that students in Essentials learn:

Capitalization and punctuation

Eight parts of speech

112 sentence patterns

Sentence diagramming

How to analyze sentences by purpose, structure, patterns, and speech parts

Writing structure and style through Institute for Excellence in Writing

How to research, write a thesis, and a full research paper

Greater speed and accuracy in multiplication facts.

Children will succeed if they are taught the essentials of language, writing, and arithmetic.

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The Partnership

Students and their parents meet for the two-hour Essentials class each week after Foundations.

Parents, the true students in the class, will be equipped and encouraged to teach their children grammar and writing.

Tutors, trained in the program materials, model the exercises that parents will do with their students at home.


The Essentials Difference

The Essentials of the English Language program is a complete language arts program that takes students beyond the worksheet. Essentials teaches students how to analyze sentence construction thoughtfully. The result is strong language construction and usage skills, both written and oral.