Country Lane Classroom was founded in 2013 as a homeschool augmentation program of Sound Interpretation Project, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting an accurate understanding of the Bible. Country Lane Classroom exists to provide families in the Eugene-Springfield area with an additional educational option. While we will not provide a strictly religious education, the values of our school community will reflect those that have been foundational to the development of Western civilization.
For the 2017-18 school year – its fifth year of operations – Country Lane Classroom will offer an academic program that serves students in grades K-7 in mixed-grade classrooms: Kindergarten, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th, 5th-7th.
In Kindergarten, students will sing, play games, engage in free/pretend play, work independently, participate in group activities, create art, and “buddy-read” with older students. The primary academic goals of this program are to provide students with a firm foundation in reading strategies and skills as well as a strong understanding of number sense. For many children, this may be their first school experience, and we will work hard to make them feel safe, nurtured, and known as we teach the basic behavioral norms for a classroom environment. Our goal is to create a class where learning is engaging, interactive, and fun.
Students in grades 1-7 will learn together in mixed-age classrooms where the primary focus will be on the core subjects of math, reading, writing, history, and science. Emphasis will be placed on mastery learning and character development. Students will learn in the context of small groups of peers who are at the same instructional level. Students will be encouraged to begin taking an active role in their own learning and are expected to be able to work independently.
In addition to our core curriculum, we also offer enrichment courses that are open to students in grades 1-8. Please see our Curriculum page for more detailed information.
Country Lane Classroom has spots available in winter term enrichment courses which are open to all homeschool students in grades 1-8. The cost is $7.50 per class (billed monthly). Contact us or email our Enrichment Coordinator directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in registering for any of the following classes:
Destination Imagination (Grades 3-5)
Tuesdays Jan. 9-Mar 20 @ 1:45-2:45
Tutor: Jennifer Carroll
Destination Imagination is a program that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork. Each week there will be a challenge, and students will work in teams to turn their ideas into reality. Challenges will include everything from bridge construction to maze-making to presenting a story that includes 3 random objects. It’s a fun, hands-on program, with lots of team-building emphasis along with the weekly projects.
Young Philosophers (Grades 6-8)
Tuesdays Jan. 9-Mar 20 @ 1:45-2:45
Tutor: Kathryn Wahlstrom
In this discussion-based course, students will be invited to wrestle with classic philosophical and ethical questions in a kid-friendly environment. This is a beginner level class that will encourage students to begin thinking and communicating about the roles of such topics as justice, mercy, good, evil, God, faith, logic, and morality. Come join us for some thought-provoking conversations!
Drama II (Grades 4-7)
Thursdays Jan 4-Mar 15 @ 1:45-2:45
Tutor: Jacquelyn Byers
This class is designed to increase oral communication skills, self-confidence, and creative problem-solving abilities. Students learn to listen as well as be heard, work together as a team and increase their self-discipline, all while having a blast! Students will end the class with a short performance based on characters or stories they have created as well as explore the world of Fractured Fairy Tales.
The new school year is fast approaching and we have a few remaining openings in our classrooms. If you are interested in enrolling your child (Kindergarten-7th grade) for the 2017-18 school year, please contact us soon.
Do you have a child in 5th through 8th grade? As your child begins to do upper level elementary and middle school math, has it become more difficult to help him/her with his/her work? Would you and your child benefit from some additional support?
We are pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for the 2017-18 school year. We are offering open enrollment in our math classes for students in grades 5-8. This means that students can attend our math classes without enrolling in our full-time program.
For this school year, we will offer Math Mammoth levels 5, 6, and 7 (pre-algebra). Classes meet on Tues, Wed, and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00. The cost is only $60/month.
Spaces are very limited, so if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact us today!
Although our enrollment period for new students has officially ended, it is not too late to submit an application. We cannot guarantee your child a spot, but we encourage you to contact us if you are interested.
The enrollment period for new students end on Monday, April 3rd. There are very few spots left, so send in your applications soon!
We have scheduled a Parent Info Night for Monday, March 13th at 7-8:00pm. We invite you to attend if you are interested in learning more about our program.
Our enrollment period for new students in grades K-8 has officially begun. Please submit your applications no later than April 3rd.