Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is tuition for Virtus?

A: Please contact us for tuition details. 

Q: Where and when is the program?

A:  We are thankful to have the use of beautiful classrooms at Redeemer Bible Church in Temecula. Classes are held on Mondays from 8am-2:30pm. Our school calendar begins in mid-August and is 33 weeks long (HeARTS meets 27 weeks).

Q: What are the curriculum choices?

A: Much of our program is created by our experienced Virtus Cottage School educators. We also use material from several publishers, including Memoria Press, Notgrass, Classical Conversations, and Classical Academic Press.

Q: What grade level is the program?

A: The Classical Studies program at Virtus Cottage School is intended for motivated, 6th graders to 8th graders. This rigorous program is not for every student, which is why we ask you prayerfully consider if it is a good fit for your family. Our Classical HeARTS program is available first to first through fifth grade siblings of Classical Studies students; remaining spots are offered by our Admissions Committee to qualified applicants. Our Classical WorldView program is open to graduates of our Classical Studies program and local homeschooled, high school students are also welcome to apply.

Q: Would your teachers be grading the work, or is that the responsibility of the parent? 

A: Assignments and exams given by Virtus teachers are expected to be completed within the assigned parameteres and enrolling in our program will require parents to encourage, support, and guide their students to complete these assignments. Virtus teachers will give feedback and/or scores depending on the subject. High school students recieve semester and year end grade reports. Virtus teachers will also give a written evaluation at the end of each semester. Parents give final grades.

Q: What place or role would parents have during your class day? 

A: We are a drop-off program and desire to give our homeschooled students a traditional classroom experience. We are not asking parents to volunteer their time during our Monday class. There will, however, be opportunities to help us plan and carry out our theater production, Renaissance faire, and Bazaar, as well as other special events which may arise.