Four Square is a Christian community that meets on Mondays for twelve weeks per semester in Byron Center, MI. Parents can drop off their students and are not required to volunteer, but we welcome and encourage families to join us for chapel!
We begin our time together each week with community chapel at 8:45am. Beginning at 9am, each student rotates through four 45-minute enrichment classes. We offer a variety of classes designed to meet the different needs of preschool, elementary, middle and high school students. All of our classes feature activities that are best experienced in a community setting and that enrich a home education.
We offer optional a la carte classes in the afternoon for families interested in customizing their student's experience and extending their day of enrichment.
Four Square is inspired by Charlotte Mason's principles of education. She held children in the highest esteem and emphasized the value of living literature, hands-on learning, nature study, developing good habits and the strong faith of a child.
"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest." -Charlotte Mason
We end our year with a Celebration Night including a musical presentation and an art fair!
Four Square Enrichment is designed to compliment Four Square Academic or to stand on its own, based on parent preferences.