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?
Yes! All BHSC classes are available individually a la carte. A study hall area is available for any students in grades 4 and up who are enrolled in some but not all of the classes.
Tuition-free classes such as Logic, Inklings & Classics Socratic Discussion, and Musical Theater can be applied for independently of other classes. In the case that applicants for a tuition-free class 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 the application, a BHSC team member will contact the applicant regarding a family interview. To complete enrollment, admitted families will be asked to return enrollment and course selection forms along with the family registration fee.
For more information, see our enrollment page.
How are payments made?
We accept payments by check or Zelle for family registration fees and class supplies fees. Tuition can be paid all upfront for the year via check or Zelle, or families may choose automatic monthly billing for a small annual fee. Automatic monthly payments can be charged to a credit card or made via ACH debit from a bank account.
When are payments due?
The family registration fee is 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. Registration fees (and enrollment forms) are due by June 15, 2021, for the 21–22 academic year. Late fees will be applied after that.
Supplies fees are due by June 25, 2021, and tuition payment is due by Aug. 10, 2021. Tuition can be paid up-front for the full year by check or via Zelle, or families can elect to pay the annual payment plan set-up fee for monthly billing with tuition paid over ten months, August through May.
For more information, please see our Enrollment page.
What are your fees?
For the 21–22 academic year, families may either select one of the ALL IN savings bundles or sign up for individual classes a la carte. Tuition for individual classes ranges in price from $0 to $80/month. Our low rates allow families to select a wide range of classes covering a rich array of subject matter including music and art, science, math and logic, literature, nature study, geography, handicrafts, humanities, languages, and more! And our Inklings & Classics Socratic Discussion, Logic, and Musical Theater classes are tuition-free!
Family Registration & Facilities Fee: $300 per family per year Late Registration Fee: $25/family in July; $50 Aug. 1 and after Tuition—ALL IN: $140 to $398/student/month (over ten months, Aug. to May) Tuition—a la carte: $0 to $80/class/month (over ten months, Aug. to May) Lite Class Tuition: A la carte tuition for classes with fewer than 8 students enrolled on Aug. 2 will be subject to a 30% tuition increase. (Lite Class fees are waived for students on the ALL IN tuition bundle plan.) Supplies Fees per class: $10 to $190/class/year Study Hall: $9/student/month (Study Hall fees are waived for students on the ALL IN tuition bundle plan.) Payment Plan Set-up Fee: $75/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 letter 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. Additionally, BHSC instructors offer assessment on student progress in core academic upper-Form classes to assist parents with assigning class grades. 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?
In elementary classes and in our flagship Kaleidoscope and Panorama classes, 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 world and classical languages as well as middle and high school math & science, literature & composition, logic, and great books discussion classes. In these classes students will have assigned exercises, projects, reading, research, and/or other studying assignments 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; private tutoring may also be arranged separately depending on teacher availability.
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 offers a full academic and enrichment program for grades K through 12th including our flagship Kaleidoscope and Panorama classes as well as core academics and fine art electives.
New for 2021–22!: In addition to the existing array of subject matter, BHSC will now also be offering a robust upper-school science program covering physics and chemistry classes for 7th through 12th grades. We're also adding tuition-free Musical Theater!
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 2021–22 academic year, classes will meet for thirty-one 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 (8th through 12th grades), we are offering tuition-free Socratic discussion and Logic classes with university professor, Dr. Gary Hartenburg.
Private piano lessons will be offered concurrently with BHSC classes on Tuesdays.