Where are BHSC classes held?
BHSC classes are held at Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 340 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478.
Can I enroll my student in individual classes?
The Form I Kaleidoscope (grades K through 3) is a single class block and cannot be separated. However, all Form II and Form III/IV classes are available individually a la carte. There will be a study hall area for any students who are enrolled in some but not all of the classes.
Socratic Discussion & Logic classes are tuition-free and can be applied for independently of other classes. In the case that applicants for the Socratic & Logic classes exceed classroom seat availability, priority placement will be considered for returning students, siblings of current students, and students taking additional classes with BHSC.
How can I enroll?
After we receive each application, a BHSC team member will contact the applicant regarding a family interview. To complete enrollment, admitted families will be asked to return student registration and course selection forms along with the student registration fee.
For more information, see our enrollment page.
How are payments made?
We prefer payments by check for registration fees, class supplies fees, and tuition payments. Electronic payments can be arranged but may have an additional fee.
When are payments due?
Registration fees are due upon admittance to reserve the student's spot in classes as enrollment is offered on a first-come-first-served bases to admitted families. The final day to register, if space still remains, will be June 26, 2020, for the 20-21 academic year.
Supplies fees are due by July 17, 2020, and tuition payment is due by Aug. 7, 2020. Tuition can be paid up-front for the full year by check or via Zelle, or families can elect to pay the payment plan set-up fee for monthly billing.
For more information, please see our Enrollment page.
What are your fees?
For the 20-21 academic year, individual classes will be offered a la carte and range in price from $15 to $90/month. Our low rates allow families to select a wide range of classes covering a rich array of subject matter including music and art, math and logic, literature, nature study, geography, handicrafts, and more! And our Socratic Discussion & Logic class will still be tuition-free!
Student Registration Fee: $150 ($300 family max) Tuition: $15 to $90/class/month (over ten months, Aug. to May) Form III/IV Socratic Discussion & Logic class: Tuition-Free! Supplies Fees per class: $10 to $180/class/year (avg. $20/class/year) Study Hall: $9/student/month Payment Plan Set-up Fee: $60/family/year Returned Check/Insufficient Funds Fee: $30
For more information, please see our Enrollment page.
Curriculum & Philosophy
Is BHSC a school? Is it a co-op?
BHSC is not a school, and BHSC is also not a co-op. Unlike a school, BHSC supplements the home school rather than replacing it. BHSC does not offer grades, transcripts, or diplomas, and BHSC does not offer all the classes necessary to complete graduation requirements. Unlike a co-op, BHSC hires professional staff and teachers and allows parents to drop off their children most days of the term. BHSC is a Group Class Community (GCC), which the Texas Homeschool Coalition identifies as a support program that serves as "a separate 'executor' of the parent’s educational goals." Read more.
Does BHSC assign homework?
BHSC instructors aim to keep the amount of homework to a minimum so that students can enjoy free time and know how it feels to be fully rested. Many BHSC classes have no homework, especially in the lower grades. Minimal homework and a few optional assignments are occasionally assigned in some of the enrichment classes.
For core academics, however, students will need complete work outside of class time in order to master the subject matter. This is especially true for academic classes such as writing, world and classical languages, upperschool math, and the Socratic Discussion & Logic classes. In these classes students will have assigned exercises, projects, and/or reading that they will be required to complete at home. Students who are unable to keep up with home assignments may be asked to drop the class or switch to a less rigorous class track.
What is BHSC’s philosophy of education?
BHSC curriculum and instruction is developed on the basis of both classical tradition and contemporary research. The Bluebonnet approach is heavily influenced by Christian educators and thinkers such as Charlotte Mason, C. S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and Jacques Maritain. Our central objectives are
- to invite wonder and facilitate knowledge through the lively presentation of vital ideas,
- to model and transmit disciplined habits of sentiment and volition, and
- to inspire love and action that embraces the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.
What classes does BHSC offer?
BHSC is expanding course offerings for the 20-12 academic year! In addition to the existing array of subject matter which includes music and art, math and logic, literature, nature study, geography, and handicrafts, BHSC will now also be offering a robust upper-school math program covering Algebra through Calculus as well as Literature and Composition classes for fourth grade through high school. Given sufficient interest, BHSC also hopes to offer art, choir, music theory, and possibly other subjects as well.
Classes are offered in four tracks based on age: Form I for kindergarten through third grade, Form II for grades four through six, and Forms III and IV for grades seven through twelfth. For the 20-21 academic year, classes will meet for thirty-two weeks on Tuesdays and Fridays with some classes meeting only on Tuesdays, some only on Fridays, and some on both Tuesdays and Fridays.
On Friday mornings, for Forms III & IV (7th through 12th grades), we are offering a tuition-free Socratic discussion and logic class with university professor, Dr. Gary Hartenburg.
Private piano lessons will be offered concurrently with BHSC classes beginning in August 2020.