The amount of time spent on lessons at home on Tuesday and Thursday depends on many factors, including family size, your student’s age and maturity, learning style and speed, and family dynamics.
It is important to remember that there is no evening homework assigned. Based on our experience, all of the below real-world time estimates are more efficient than a 5-day-a-week school model. Most families complete the at-home assignments during the daytime, eliminating late nights and opening up time for families to be together.
For the Tuesday and Thursday at-home course load, we provide the following as a rough estimate:
Kindergarten: 1.5 to 3.0 hours per at-home day
First Grade: 2.5 to 4.0 hours per at-home day
Second Grade: 3.0 to 4.5 hours per at-home day
Third Grade: 3.5 to to 5.0 hours per at-home day
Fourth Grade: 4.0 to 5.0 hours per at-home day
Fifth and Sixth Grade: 4.0 to 6.0 hours per at-home day
Additionally, some families may choose to supplement the lesson plans with enrichment activities, optional assignments, or extra reading.
Fridays: In grammar school (grades K-4), Fridays are a flex day; that is, a day for catching up on assignments, attending enrichment activities, or simply spending time with family. For logic and rhetoric schools (5th grade and up), Fridays are used as flex days and for potential additional coursework at home.