Arbor Academy TX
A Scholé Group
This Cooperative is CLOSED.
Biblical Worldview – Faith Based
(Formerly S.A.N.D. Homeschool Cooperative)
RESTFUL • SCHOLE • CLASSICAL • ENGAGING • PERSONAL
Now Enrolling for 2022-23 Fall Season
(Spring 2022 is FULL)
Scholé Groups are united by their pursuit of restfulness in learning, or scholé. The word scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from a Greek word that means “restful learning,” with the connotation of “contemplation,” “conversation,” and “reflection.” Ironically, it is also the basis for our English word school, which no longer holds for us these restful connotations. We are cultivating KINGDOM KIDS as our end goal.
Liberal Arts Education for Freedom of thinking in a Biblical Worldview.
Located in Plano, Texas
McKinney • Frisco • Allen • Princeton • Whitewright • Prosper • Celina • Van Alstyne • Melissa • Greenville
Laying Down The Rails
We teach good social, Christian, educational and communal habits monthly and encourage our students to practice these good habits.
Our classes are organized more by ability than age and we work off a badge system to reward accomplishments in each class.
We are founded on the 10 Commandments. We are an inclusive non-denominational, not for profit, Sabbath Keeping Community.
“Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life” ~ Charlotte Mason
Tuition and Fees
This Cooperative is CLOSED.
Registration fee: $85 (not to exceed $160.00 – Family Rate- 2+), non-refundable
Book Fee: $100-$300 (depending on class)
Gradebook and Report Card Service Fee: (Optional) $100 per semester
Drop off Rates:
- Little Acorns (Pre-Grammar) $200 / Month – Outdoor School
- Willow Sprouts (Grammar 1, ~6 to 8): $200 / Month
- Oaks (Grammar 2, ~ages 8 to 10): $200 / Month
- Elms (Rhetoric, ~ages 10 to 12): $200 / Month
- Apprentices (Logic, INDEPENDENT LEARNERS, ages ~12 to 17): $265 / Month
- Online (zoom) Subscription Class Available Upon Request- $100.00/ Month
(Online = Apprentice Class ONLY)
- Two Day Academy: Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays
- (Formerly S.A.N.D. Homeschool Cooperative)
Classical Academic Press
Class Placement FAQs
Subjects and FAQS
LITTLE ACORNS (Pre-Grammar; Outdoor School)
8:30 am (Chapel)
9 am to 1:30 pm
WILLOW SPROUTS (Grammar 1): 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
OAKS (Grammar 2) AND ELMS (Rhetoric): 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
APPRENTICES (Logic): 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
(This class is FULL)
Classes held Mon & Wed
8:30 am Chapel & Liturgy
We are located in Plano Texas
We hope to have our new home in Plano, Texas in Fall 2022.
Our Teachers are Superstars!
This Cooperative is CLOSED.
Our mentors aren’t just degree holders and teachers, but they also have years of experience with early childhood development and mutual experience as a homeschooling parent. We are preparing free and critical thinkers, and our focus is to put good citizens out there into the world. Trees take a 100 years to stand tall, and a healthy tree will make it there!
Little Acorns Guide: Jessica Oren (and Michelle Scarbrough- on maternity leave until Jan. 2023)
Willow Sprouts Guide: Michelle Balch (combined class with Pull Outs)
Oaks Guide: Michelle Balch (combined class with Pull Outs)
Elms Guide: Michelle Balch (combined class with Pull Outs)
Apprentice Guide: Amanda Harring
Science and Kione Greek: Jessica Oren
Christian Studies & Liturgy: Amanda Harring and Jessica Oren
“There is no wi-fi in the forest but there is a better connection.” ~ Hanna
Arbor Academy TX, A Scholé Group is a Scholé Christian hybrid homeschool community (aka micro school) that stresses children learning at their own pace in a restful way. Instead of holding classes by grade levels, we hold classes by ability levels. Each class has its own unique name and operates under goals each student makes for himself or herself. Parents may be as hands-on as they wish, and we have many volunteer opportunities. We are a two day program, so the other days of the week are the responsibility of the parent teachers. You can stay and assist the teachers as a helper, you can sign up for clean up duty, or you can drop off your children.
At Arbor Academy, our students range from Kinder to high school (K-12) and receive instruction from professional teachers on Mondays and Wednesdays in Anna, Texas.
Elementary children have class from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and high school students have class from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. This model allows you, the parent, to spend more time with your child and have a strong role in raising a life-long learner.
The curriculum that we use is chosen because we believe it has the most potential to engage our learners in a way that inspires critical thought and a love or interest for the subject. Because parents who join us tend to stay with us for many years, space is limited. If you are interested in joining, please consider carefully a commitment of at least a school semester with the whole year in mind.
At Arbor Academy TX, A Scholé Group , we have carefully considered how we should engage our contemporary culture as those who believe that Christ is the Truth (John 14:6) and that all truth has its source in him. We think it is important to provide our upper-school students (in grades 7–12) with tools and opportunities for critically examining various cultural trends, issues, and mores through the lens of biblical, Christian beliefs. Being confident in the Truth revealed to us in creation and the Scriptures, we are not afraid to follow the truth and its implications nor to address error and falsehood.
Having this confidence, we nonetheless believe we can learn a great deal from those outside the Christian faith. All humans can engage truth embedded in creation and human nature and make meaningful contributions to our own understanding of what is true, good, and beautiful. Thus, we welcome respectful conversation with anyone seeking to know more of the true, good, and beautiful.
Therefore, we don’t want our upper-school students to fear healthy debate and academic discourse which will help them clarify their understanding of truth in Scripture, creation, and the tradition of the church. At all times, we will seek the guidance from prayer to God, the great teachers of the church, as well as from contemporary Christian apologists and pastors.
Our teachers seek to wisely shepherd students through conversations of “faith seeking understanding” on a variety of topics, both ancient and modern. At various times, our teachers will set forth guidelines for respectful debate and discussion, while being careful to preserve and reach the goals set out for a particular class.
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