Grammar School (K4–6th Grade)

“At Geneva, particularly in the grammar school, our children have experienced that gentle, steady movement toward the pursuit of what is good, true and beautiful. Geneva’s development of their students is thoughtful, purposeful and creative. Because of this, growth is not hurried or shoved at the children and certainly not swayed by what the world deems appropriate. True, healthy development requires insight, patience, appropriate challenges, and a community of support. This is Geneva.” (A Geneva Mom)

In the Geneva grammar school years we seek to fan the flickers of those early yearnings to learn, discover, and love. We long to develop in each child a love of learning, a love and respect for neighbor, with a sense of wonder and adventure about discovering the world around them. We desire to nurture a love of the good, true, and beautiful with a joy for living as God has called us to live. Above all, we strive to cultivate a heart for learning within our children which serves to heighten their sensitivities to the glories of God.

A lifelong love of learning develops when the earliest experiences of a child’s education are positive and rewarding. In order for these years to provide such experiences, the natural development of the student must be understood. K4 through sixth grade is called the grammar stage. Just as the study of grammar provides the foundation for understanding language, these early childhood years develop the essential building blocks necessary for more multifaceted, complex, and analytical learning that will occur in the dialectic (seventh and eighth grade) and rhetoric (ninth through twelfth grade) stages and throughout life. Curiosity abounds in a child during these grammar years—their minds want to absorb and learn information about the world past, present, and future. Singing, chanting, and much laughter can be heard emanating from the classrooms and hallways of the grammar school as students learn about the world around them through activities such as discovering the rules of phonics, listening intently to stories from history, identifying the parts of a plant, an animal, or the body, and authoring their own stories. None of these experiences would be possible if it weren’t for the committed and enthusiastic faculty members who guide and instruct the students each day.

We know that grammar school students learn best when the information is delivered through multisensory approaches. Therefore, The Geneva School is committed to a classical curriculum that is intricately woven and integrated across all subject areas. Educator and author Susan Wise Bauer wrote, “because it [classical education] uses real, living books and hands-on experimentation rather than relying on textbooks and canned presentations, classical education is a matter of exploration, of reading, thinking, and talking, and of discovery—not of rote memorization and regurgitation.”

The grammar school years at The Geneva School provide educational experiences full of wonder and growth. For example, students perform in the Three Piggy Opera, sail across the sea as Pilgrims, plant and harvest our Peter Rabbit garden, live as Egyptians in the land of the Pharaoh, emerge from the Trojan horse as Greeks, live as squires, knights, ladies in waiting, embark on a field trip to Colonial Williamsburg, and immigrate to the United States through Ellis Island, all within a loving, safe, thoughtfully designed, stimulating, yet peaceful environment conducive for children to thrive and grow.

Come join us on the journey of learning together!

The Geneva School
The Geneva School
September 23, 2020
  • US Schedule C

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • SAT Test (seniors only)

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • USC Chapel

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 9:35 am- 10:20 am
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  • French Club Meeting

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:30 pm
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September 24, 2020
  • US Schedule D

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Lower School Fall Photos (Retake Day)

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Soccer Interest Meeting

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 12:55 pm- 1:25 pm
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  • MS Volleyball Home Match vs. Faith Christian (WHITE)

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • MS Coed Soccer Home Game vs. ICS

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • JV Volleyball Home Match vs. Faith Christian

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Varsity Volleyball Home Match vs. Faith Christian **** SENIOR NIGHT

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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September 25, 2020
  • US Schedule E

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • 5th Gr - St. Augustine Trip

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 7:00 am- 6:15 pm
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  • K4 - Great Outdoors Camping Adventure

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 11:15 am
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  • 6th Gr - Hobbit Feast

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
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September 26, 2020
  • Cross Country Meet Varsity, JV, MS

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
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  • Cross Country Meet Varsity, JV, MS

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
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  • 12th Gr - Fall Senior Dinner & Speeches

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 5:45 pm- 9:00 pm
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  • K - Parent Gathering for Mrs. Dudreck's Class

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 6:15 pm- 8:00 pm
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September 23, 2020
  • US Schedule C

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • SAT Test (seniors only)

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
    See more details

  • USC Chapel

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 9:35 am- 10:20 am
    See more details

  • French Club Meeting

    Date: September 23, 2020 - September 23, 2020
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:30 pm
    See more details

September 24, 2020
  • US Schedule D

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Lower School Fall Photos (Retake Day)

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Soccer Interest Meeting

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 12:55 pm- 1:25 pm
    See more details

  • MS Volleyball Home Match vs. Faith Christian (WHITE)

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
    See more details

  • MS Coed Soccer Home Game vs. ICS

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
    See more details

  • JV Volleyball Home Match vs. Faith Christian

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Volleyball Home Match vs. Faith Christian **** SENIOR NIGHT

    Date: September 24, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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September 25, 2020
  • US Schedule E

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • 5th Gr - St. Augustine Trip

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 7:00 am- 6:15 pm
    See more details

  • K4 - Great Outdoors Camping Adventure

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 11:15 am
    See more details

  • 6th Gr - Hobbit Feast

    Date: September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Time: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
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September 26, 2020
  • Cross Country Meet Varsity, JV, MS

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
    See more details

  • Cross Country Meet Varsity, JV, MS

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
    See more details

  • 12th Gr - Fall Senior Dinner & Speeches

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 5:45 pm- 9:00 pm
    See more details

  • K - Parent Gathering for Mrs. Dudreck's Class

    Date: September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020
    Time: 6:15 pm- 8:00 pm
    See more details

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