grahamville classical

Seeking to nurture a love for the Lord and his works through the culture of classical education


We are coming up on our 11th year teaching our children at home and although there are many days I whisper under my breath that I wish I could send them all to school…ok, there have been years we have actually enrolled in school and attended. In 2018 we lost a baby boy to stillbirth, and our children were in private school that year as we grieved and healed. We are by no means an every-family-must-homeschool-every-child-every-year type of family, we do what is best each year. However, we do truly enjoy teaching at home and all of the many benefits that come with it. Hello, weekly beach field trips and no alarm clocks.
But truly it has become so much more than that, it’s become our lifestyle and one of the greatest gifts I’ve been given, the opportunity to grow alongside my children and cultivate for them a culture and worldview designed by our creator.  Relationship building, creating in them the love for God’s word, nature, natural beauty and literature. And yes, freedom over our schedule is a large bonus!
Because this is our life- I created this space to document it all. Grahamville Classical originated as a hash tag, I needed a name for our school so that I could tag all of our school photos and keep them together. Grahamville is the area of our tiny town we live in and classical is the method we follow, and Grahamville Classical was born- I love it.

In 2022, we made a major life change. We uprooted our family from the beautiful coast and moved to the upstate (there is an entire post about it, “new beginnings “). We now have kids who are homeschooled, kids who are in a classical Catholic school, and kids who attend an HLS classical cottage school. We aren’t in Grahamville, we’re in Greenville- but the name is sticking because that is where we started and grew to where we are now. One of the larger lessons we’ve learned along the years is that seasons change. We change. Our kids change. What we thought and assumed we would always do when they were younger? That may change when they are older. And that’s ok and that is exactly where we find ourselves this year- asking ourselves which classical method of schooling best fits this child in this season of life? And then we just keep moving forward toward the true, the good and the beautiful.