Grades 1-5 (2022-23)

Welcome to HEP TX's Classical School

Want to reserve your spot for 2023-24? Join us in the spring. We have a few spots open!

HEP TX – Classical School Schedule 2022-23R2-5 

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(this is a color-coded schedule of the classes by periods)

HEP TX – Waiver of Liability 2022-23

HEP TX Medical Release 2022-23

HEP TX – Booklist Classical School 2022-23

HEP Registration 2022-23

HEP TX Credit Card Authorization Form 2022

Grades 1-2

WE have 2 teachers so we can take a few more students for the Spring 2023.

Loving Life and School Too in 1st Grade | Scholastic | Parents

On Mondays, students will explore Spanish, Song School Latin, science, and math. For part of the day students will enjoy CREATIVITY (21 Tools, creative movement, music, sensory path, and other activities that will help focus, attention, concentration, and attitude) with Debby Jasinski. Students will enjoy Spanish with Alejandra Guerra-Moxey.

On Thursdays, students will explore language arts, geography, music, Spanish, and art.

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 foods to heat up.

Grades 1 & 2 – Just a couple of open spots.

Teachers: Leigh Ann Whitman (Lead Teacher)

Debby Jasinski (Create/Art)

Alejandra Guerra-Moxey (Spanish)


     Grades 3-5

Just a few spots are available.

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 foods to heat up.

Grades 3-5 cover Spanish, Math Enrichment*, Creativity, Music, and Engineering/Technology on Mondays. Grades 3-5 cover Science, Language Arts, History, and Art on Thursdays.


Monday Class Descriptions….


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.

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 neurodevelopmental activities make the “sensory path” and “exercise” room 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, scooters, hula-hoops, balance equipment, and eye/hand coordination games, to develop physical strength, balance, and coordination.

Teacher: Debby Jasinski


Music Listening and Movement:  To complement our history program, Story of the World, the Middle Ages, the music class will explore music history of past ages. Students will study and listen to important composers of the day. They will develop and use listening maps as they experience the music. Students will explore the music by singing and dancing. Taught by an experienced music and choir teacher, students will have fun while discovering their musical talents.

Teacher: Amy Titus

Spanish – Using the Total Physical Response (TPR) teaching method, Spanish classes incorporate music, physical activities, visuals, cards, games, and lively competition to make language learning fun and meaningful. Students acquire a second language in the same non-threatening manner as they did their first language: through exposure, observation, and interaction.

Teacher: Mary Sweeney

Thursday Class Descriptions….

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 Jasinski

Language Arts – Known for its strong writing and rhetoric 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 experience 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 Medieval 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: Tiffany Henry

Science – Our science classes use a S.T.E.A.M. approach to science discovery and problem solving. We are using the ocean as our topic, but students will learn and use many biology, physics, and chemistry skills as they have fun exploring the Titanic! Using the award-winning Jason Learning Program, students will explore the Titanic with Dr. Ballard who discovered the shipwreck over 70 years after it sank. Students will follow Dr. Ballard to the depths of the ocean by watching video clips of the actual wreckage of the Titanic. Students will study the design of the Titanic. They will use mapping skills while learning about density, buoyancy, ocean zones, ocean creatures, and much more. Students will debate whether the Titanic should be brought to the surface. And, students will perform a play about the Titanic.

The spring semester focuses on “Life at the Extremes.” Students will travel deep into the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to explore the unique “Lost City” hydrothermal vents. Science topics include plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, chemical reactions, pH, buoyancy and much more.

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 Dates for 2022-23 – Grades 1-5


Dates: Mondays – 8/22-11/14/22 and 1/16-4/10/23 (HEPTX is closed on Labor Day, 9/5.)

               Thursdays – 9/1-11/17/22 and 1/19-4/13/23

Time: 9:15-3:15 pm

Cost: Mondays:  $1500

          Thursdays: $1500

          Both Days: $2800 (2-day discount included)



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.



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