Have you hit that fifth grade year and find you are starting to need some math support?
You are not alone.
Are you homeschooling multiple children and finding upper class math lessons the most difficult to find time for?
You are not alone.
Do you feel like you want to offer your child a more in-depth as well as creative math experience? But you still want it to be Waldorf based?
You are not alone!
The BEarth Institute has teamed up with Jamie York to offer a new program with enhanced live and virtual experiences from the classroom. These living classroom experiences use the Earthschooling curriculum as the base of study but offer live and/or recorded classes to enhance the experience and/or assist the busy parent. Choose a package based on your needs below. Be sure to enroll before the first quarter starts so you don’t miss a lesson! Our “school year” is 32-weeks long, divided into four quarters of 8-weeks each, as shown below.
New students may enroll below. If you already own the Earthschooling curriculum please contact us at: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com for a coupon code. The programs below are sold by the year. However, if you already own the Earthschooling curriculum for the grade you will be enrolling in you are eligible for a discount.
*This NEW program is jointly owned by The Bearth Institute and Jaime York Publications and is not part of Earthschooling.com or any existing curriculum package.*
$975.00 each year
BEarth Academy: Fifth Grade (Full Fifth Grade Curriculum + Recorded & Edited Weekly Math Lectures)
BEarth Academy: Sixth Grade (Full Sixth Grade Curriculum + Recorded & Edited Weekly Math Lectures)
BEarth Academy: Seventh Grade (Full Seventh Grade Curriculum + Recorded & Edited Weekly Math Lectures)
BEarth Academy: Eighth Grade (Full Eighth Grade Curriculum + Recorded & Edited Weekly Math Lectures)
BEarth Academy: Ninth Grade (Full Ninth Grade Curriculum + Recorded & Edited Weekly Math Lectures)
BEarth Academy: Tenth Grade (Tenth Curriculum + LIVE & Recorded Weekly Math Lectures)
BEarth Academy: Eleventh Grade (Developing Eleventh Grade Curriculum + LIVE & Recorded Weekly Math Lectures)
2020-2021 School Year
- Total number of weeks = 32
- First day of school = Monday, August 31
- Last day of school = Friday, May 21
1st Quarter: Aug 31 – Oct 30
2nd Quarter: Nov 2 – Dec 18 and Jan 4–15
3rd Quarter: Jan 18 – Feb 12 and Feb 22 – Mar 19
4th Quarter: March 22-26 and April 5 – May 21
All Packages Come With
- One year of Earthschooling curriculum for your grade
- All Earthschooling teacher support videos and tutorials for that grade (see details here)
- Full enrollment in Jamie York’s math classes for the year (see below for details). Each class will have lectures (around 45 minutes) on Monday and Wednesday, given by Jamie. The lectures are “active”, meaning that the students are frequently asked to do problems, or think about something.
- A copy of the physical math books your student will need for the year from the Making Math Meaningful™workbooks here.
- Your student will be assigned to an Earthschooling study group of up to 6 students for math which they can also use to meet for other topics. Workgroups meet twice per week, usually on Tuesday and Thursday, at times arranged by the people in that group.
- Parent meetings will take place twice per quarter with Jamie York (about once every four weeks). The schedule for the upcoming school year has yet to be determined.
- ONE Easy Portal & login to access all your curriculum and classes.
Your student also has the option to sign up for a math tutor every Friday. The cost for this tutor would be $20.00 each week. Please e-mail us at: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com for details.
More About Earthschooling
Earthschooling is an award-winning, secular Waldorf curriculum that is a complete but flexible educational curriculum based on learning from nature, real-life experience, natural rhythms, hands-on activities, storytelling, painting and handwork with natural fibers. Earthschooling uses the Waldorf curriculum as a framework and thus it includes lesson plans, instructional videos, and core curriculum created by certified Waldorf teachers and fulfills all the requirements of a Waldorf education. However, Earthschooling goes beyond what other Waldorf curriculum providers offer by including curriculum correspondence with core standards for your location as well as a full range of teacher support tutorials including Eurythmy lessons. In addition, a certified Waldorf teacher is available online weekly to reply to member questions in our live forum.
More About Jamie York’s Math Academy
Jamie York’s Math Academy offers students from 5th through 12th grade a unique opportunity to participate in engaging distance-learning classes with other students in their own grade all under the guidance of Jamie York. The Waldorf-oriented program has been carefully designed to foster mathematical thinking, develop solid math skills, and enliven an enthusiasm for learning.
Jamie’s students will need to watch Jamie’s recorded lectures and participate in live video conferencing (with their parents at their side for grades 5 and 6). Beyond that, the program does not involve any other use of computers, such as Internet research, watching math videos, etc.
Waldorf education emphasizes the importance of introducing children to things at the developmentally appropriate time. Each family needs to consciously decide when their child should begin to engage with the various forms of modern technology. We believe that technology opens up exciting possibilities for homeschool families, but we honor families’ wishes to minimize their child’s exposure to media.
Commitment and Refund Policy
In order to honor our commitment to our tutors and our commitment to the other families, we ask that your payment indicates your commitment to have your child complete the full 8-week quarter. If a student drops out of the class by the end of the first week of the quarter, the family will be refunded for the portion of the quarter that was not attended, minus a $50 administration fee. There are no refunds after the first week.