Wield words well. 

SWI Level A

Students will learn about sea creatures, spiders and backyard crustaceans as they learn how to write excellent paragraphs with IEW's Structure and Style method.


Mondays 10-11 a.m. PST (online)

June 10-July 22 

($180 - six weeks; no class the week of July 4)


SWI Level B

From sea creatures and false teeth to famous leaders and discoveries in medicine, students will learn learn how to write excellent paragraphs with IEW's Structure and Style method.

Tuesdays 10-11:30 PST (online)

June 11-July 23 

($180 - six weeks; no class the week of July 4) 

SWI Level C

Learn about the ancient kingdom of Timbuktu, the hidden secrets of plants, advances in medicine, and the fascinating society of chimps while learning how to write excellent paragraphs with IEW's Structure and Style method.

Wednesdays 10-11:30 a.m. PST (online)

June 12 - July 24 

($180 - six weeks; no class the week of July 4) 

Just Essays!

Students will use the skills they've learned from the IEW Structure and Style method to write a variety of essays: expository, persuasive, comparison, narrative, and literary analysis. 

Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. PST (online) 

June 13 - July 25 

($180 - six weeks; no class the week of July 4)


Classes may be subject to day/time change or cancellation depending on enrollment.

Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales (3rd-5th)

Designed for grades 3-5, these lessons teach students to write with assignments that will stir their imaginations! The student book features 29 lessons across the 7 units taught in TWSS. 

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Medieval History-Based Writing (6th-8th)

From the Anglo-Saxons to the Renaissance, from chivalrous knights to Genghis Khan, students will improve their knowledge of medieval times while learning to write with Structure and Style®.

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Literature & 

The Lost Tools of Writing (6th-8th)

In this class, we will pair quality literature with analysis and persuasive essays. Every writer - no matter how old or experienced or published - has to invent ideas, organize those ideas clearly, and express them effectively. The three canons of classical rhetoric - Invention, Arrangement, Elocution - do this. 

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Where does man come from? 

What is our purpose? 

How should we live? 

Is our fate determined by destiny?


These questions have originated in the heart of man the world over since the beginning of time. As we examine a sampling of world literature from 2000 BC to the 4th century in the light of Scripture, we will learn what it means to live well.


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* Note: some classes contain distinctly Christian content or a biblical worldview


What level class should my child take?

Grades 3 - 5
(Grammar Stage)

The stage where children are building foundational knowledge.  Students often think in concrete terms, repetition and memorization. Vocabulary and word lists are valuable weapons!


Grades 6 - 8
(Dialectic Stage)

The stage where students begin to ask questions and compare and contrast to understand how knowledge relates to other knowledge. Theme-based writing is a powerful tool at this level. 


Grades 9 - 12
(Rhetoric Stage)

The stage when foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills have armed students to engage in reasoned debates, persuasive writing and literary analysis.