"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." -C.M.
WHO WE ARE
We are a Christian liberal arts K-12 school in Denton, Texas. We pursue transformation of the heart through tradition, beauty, and joy.
We offer a full curriculum. K-8 meets three days a week, and high school meets two days a week.
A true education educates the heart. The heart is where God and man meet, the heart and its affections must be cultivated to love the Good, True, and Beautiful, both for their own sake, and the sake of a full life. Education of the heart cultivates piety, wisdom, and eloquence, and a love of these things.
Charlotte Mason explained that "The question is not, how much does a youth know? But rather, how much does he care?"
Our affections are trained by what we love, or to put it another way, we become what we love. Truth is beautiful and Beauty is an overflow of Truth. Therefore, all texts, written, painted, and sung, set before the students must be beautiful to draw the love of the student. If a student loves Beauty, if he cares, not only will he become a self-educator, but also he will be on the path that leads to God, drawn along by what C. S. Lewis called "joy."
VISION & HANDBOOK
Read the complete Vision of Saint George School and her Handbook:
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
Benjamin Lyda is a master teacher with over 15 years experience in the classroom teaching a vast array of subjects including English composition, literature, history, debate, speech, and gifted and talented to 4th-12th grade students. He holds a Master of Humanities degree from the University of Dallas. For the last four years Benjamin has devoted his spare time to building Homeschool Humanities, a support service to homeschool families providing enrichment courses in humanities and The Children's Shakespeare Academy. He was interning with Ambleside International in the spring of 2017 when he was invited to work at Ambleside School of Fredericksburg as the lead high school teacher. Founding Saint George School is the culmination of his life's work and a heart felt dream of a father for his children.
High School Biology
Melinda Brown has over fifteen years experience teaching elementary grades in both public and private school, as well as working as a private teacher for a homeschool family and tutoring throughout the years. After attending the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Melinda graduated in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in teaching first through eighth grade mathematics. Most recently she has homeschooled her three children, but feels blessed by this opportunity to invest in the students at Saint George School. While Melinda enjoys teaching all the liberal arts subjects, she has a love for math and an insight into how to teach it that is refreshing.
Elias Rehmet earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Music Composition from the University of North Texas in 2013. After graduating, he resided at a Christian monastery for 5 years where he discovered a propensity for teaching, and cultivated an interest in linguistics. While giving private lessons he was introduced to the Charlotte Mason method. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Linguistics at the University of North Texas and teaches Greek privately.
Lynne Wolf earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Texas teaching certification with a middle school mathematics endorsement from East Texas State University, now Texas A&M – Commerce. She recently obtained a Master of Science in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas. Over the last 30 years, she has taught middle school mathematics, preschool, and helped homeschool her children and grandchildren at various stages of their schooling. By working with her daughter and grandchildren, she gained an enthusiasm for education with Charlotte Mason methods.
Elisabeth brings with her warmth and comfort as only a veteran home school mom can. She educated her four children, teaching them to read and calculate, but more importantly, teaching them to love to learn, through their teenage years. She loves to serve her family and church, always with a smile. She knows how to make "home" wherever she is. She is well versed in the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason and brings over 18 years of teaching experience into the classroom. Her eldest son has a full academic scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas.
SOL-FA CHOIR TEACHER
Teresa Elsenbrock was a dental hygienist before being introduced to Charlotte Mason philosophy 15 years ago, and has been blessed to follow CM methods to facilitate her children’s learning ever since. She has over 40 years of experience singing solfege in church and at singing schools, where she has taught as an adult. She helped start a CM fine arts co-op 8 years ago where she has taught Sol-fa choir, high school Shakespeare, and has been an administrator. She has attended a CM study group for 13 years, and has led their monthly meetings for the past 7.
Teresa has a few loves: her Savior Jesus Christ, her husband, her 4 children, music, singing and teaching others the solfege way, photography, helping young mothers, the smell of an old bookstore, and The Charlotte Mason philosophy.
Kathy Wiesner is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 2003. Kathy served as the director of Admissions and Enrollment at a local private Christian school for several years and has since had the opportunity to teach her four children at home. She has enjoyed freelance photography jobs throughout the years and hopes to continue to learn more. Her passion for the arts is far reaching, as she was a classically trained pianist as well. Kathy is looking forward to exploring art with the students and is excited to serve as the school’s photographer.
Opening a Charlotte Mason school has been a long time dream for Ms. Ortiz. She has over 30 years experience homeschooling her 10 children and 4 of her grandchildren. Mentoring young homeschool moms is another of her joys. She has worked part-time in public, private, and homeschool co-ops. She is fluent in Spanish and has over 100 college credits for a Spanish education degree.
She says, "Although I have taught all ages, I especially enjoy walking alongside the younger children and experiencing with them the joy and wonder of learning new things, and discovering the beauty in the world God created. My main goal with these young children is to teach them to love truth and beauty and to cultivate a never ending love of learning."