The Hybrid Model
What is the Hybrid Model?
The Hybrid Model, sometimes called the “University Model,” or a “Blended Model,” is for parents who want to be highly involved in their child’s education. It provides two days of on-campus instruction by Sursum Corda teachers, plus lesson plans for two days of parent-led instruction at home and a suggestion or plan for a family or group activity or field trip day.
Sursum Corda teachers are available for questions and provide the grading and planning.
It makes it an ideal choice for parents who might be inclined to homeschool, but simply overwhelmed with the commitment or knowing where to begin. In Wisconsin, home school parents/teachers are required to track hours and set the curriculum. But with a private school, the school tracks hours and sets the curriculum. The hybrid model puts most of the burdens on us for planning. You get to “be at leisure” (in the classic sense, not of inactivity, but of freedom from the need to work, to be rather enabled to enjoy the highest form of human flourishing and fulfilling of one’s God-given vocation) and enjoy time learning and exploring with your children.
How does it work?
- For on-campus days, your child will attend a full day of classes.
- On home days, you act as a co-teacher by instructing your child in the provided lesson plans.
But I’ve never taught before. How could I do this?
Actually, you have! You are your child’s first and best teacher. We support our co-teachers (that’s you) with training, support materials, and real-time help from your child’s on-campus teacher during home days. Our curriculum is centered not so much around accomplishing tasks as it is on the cultivation of virtuous habits for lifelong learning. You might find the curriculum that will be sent home to be quite freeing and uplifting!
Where is your campus?
We meet at Faith Lutheran Church, 143 Washington St., Oregon, WI.
- The opportunity to be highly involved in your child’s education
- Less commute time
- More individualized instruction from you as needed
- More flexibility for family time
- A meaningful connection to a community of classical Christian learners
- Fellowship and mentorship between students during class and recess