Welcome to HEP TX’s Classical School

Under the direction of A great team of teachers using a Montessori-Style Approach to learning, students will explore new ideas, experience hands-on learning, and learn to work with others. Students should bring a sack lunch, but no food to heat. The New Student application fee, the registration fee, and a non-refundable deposit of $150 for Classical School is required to hold a spot for 24-25. Tuition payments begin 6/1.



Think! – Math Enrichment covers reinforcement of basic skills at the child’s specific level of ability, as well as math games, mind math, and overall math stimulation. One of our chief purposes is to instill a love for math and for students to understand its usefulness. Students will use accelerated learning techniques. Parents are welcome to observe the class to learn about it.

Teacher: Cheryl Red

Engineering and Technology (STEM) – STEM-based education teaches children more than science and mathematics concepts. With technology and engineering education, students get to problem solve, design, and innovate while being presented with rich and varied experiences. It aims for broad technological literacy within areas such as robotics, electronics, bio technologies, and much more. Students are encouraged to show initiative, be innovative and creative, learn independently, and take responsibility. They learn teamwork and communication skills.

Teacher: Cheryl Red

Create – Creative movement, exercise, games, and other neuro developmental activities make the “sensory path” and “exercise” a blast. Students enjoy games, exercise, the 21 Tools, and other fun games and movement activities. Studies have shown that recess and movement help with focus, attention, attitude, and enjoyment. Students also use jump ropes, ribbons, hula-hoops, balance equipment, and eye/hand coordination games, to develop physical strength, balance, and coordination. And now HEP has an outdoor area.

Teacher: Debby Jasinski

Computer Science – Computers have long been part of everyday life, and our students need an early introduction and solid foundation to make the most of them. In Computer Science, students will be introduced to many areas of technology including typing, digital citizenship, coding, MS Office programs, basic computer skills, robotics, and video game design. Students will be challenged to learn and develop their creativity, abstract thinking, and problem-solving skills while also learning about hardware, software, computer history, and modern technology. No textbook required, but each student must bring a USB Drive to class.

Teacher: Melissa Juren

World Geography – Using a three-year rotation, students will travel across the globe visiting the countries of the world. Starting in year 1, students will visit the Americas. In year 2, students will tour Europe and year 3, Asia, Africia, and Oceania. From developing mapping skills, completing art projects, learning about languages and cultures, and sampling foods of the world, students will enjoy geography and love getting their passports stamped in each country they visit!

Teacher: Sarah Silva

Art – Just like a student can learn to write, students can learn to draw! The Classical School Student will receive art training in design, perspective, and technique. They will experiment with various art forms including color theory, drawing, painting, and other media. The purpose is to introduce students to art and to stimulate an interest in art.

Teacher: Debby Jasinsksi

Language Arts Known for its strong writing and rhetorical program, HEP introduces writing and grammar skills to our youngest writers via the Classical School Language Arts classes. The study of classical literature, coupled with lots of writing, will help each student to master grade level grammar concepts while working on basic paragraph writing skills. Taught by an experienced language arts teacher who is also a reading specialist, students will garner not only new skills but confidence in their abilities.

Teacher: Mandy McDonald

History – Using the classical history program, Story of the World, students will enjoy their journey through history one period at a time. This year they will focus on the Modern period, and to help them experience this time we will introduce a variety of activities. Maps, projects, hands-on activities, and games will reinforce the instructive material as they journey through the book.

Teacher: Allison Naumann

Earth Science – Using hands-on activities to help your young scientist retain what they learn, Apologia’s elementary science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to introduce the wonders of our life-sustaining planet. In this course, your student will explore and learn about the observable universe, life in the habitable zone, spheres of the Earth, mapping our planet, the forces that make and shape the land and sea, climate and weather, cycles of life, and unique places on Earth as they reveal the marvel and might of our loving Creator.

Teacher: Sue Rothberg

At Home: For grades 3-5, parents must cover the areas of Phonics/Reading, handwriting, spelling, and math at home. For those students who come only on Mondays, parents will need to cover language arts, history, and math at home.

Classical School Grades 3-5 Calendar



  • Tuesdays – 8/27-12/3/24 and 1/7-4/15/25
  • Thursdays – 8/29-12/5/24 and 1/9-4/14/25
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays – 8/27-12/5/24 and 1/7-4/17/25

Time: 9:15-3:15 pm


  • Tuesday or Thursday: $1700; after 7/4 $1800
  • Two Days: $3100 (2-day discount included); after 7/4 $3200*

New Student Application Fee – $35

Registration Fee – $125


*The tuition fee includes the costs of teacher salaries, teacher aide salaries, building usage, materials, enrichment activities, security, special events, and other associated costs of providing a quality educational program.

How can my child be successful in the Classical School?

  • Parents should set aside at least 2-3 hours per day in grades 1-5 for schoolwork. Children in grades 1-5 need supervision and teacher direction at home. Math should be done daily since practice is essential for achieving math mastery for high school.
  • Schoolwork entails reading, writing, completing homework, and studying for quizzes and tests.
  • Special projects and other major activities often require the parent to set aside a couple of extra hours to ensure that these assignments are completed in a timely manner.
  • We are limited in what we can accomplish with your child in only 1 or 2 days. Please partner with us at home to maximize your child’s success! Conduct school on the other 3 or 4 days you are at home. Consistency and parental involvement make a world of difference to your child’s success.
  • All HEP TX students must complete a math curriculum and a reading curriculum at home since the limited amount of time we have your children at the Classical School is not enough to prepare your child academically in reading and math. If you need ideas for helping your child, please talk with the ladies in the bookstore or make an appointment with Joanne Juren, Principal or Tiffany Henry, Asst. Principal.


HEP TX – Registration Form 2024-25

HEP TX – Waiver of Liability 2024-25

HEP TX Medical Release 2024-25

CS Booklist 24-25 Grades 3-5 2024-25

CS Schedule 2024-25

Book Order Form Grades 3-5 2024-25