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Education is a Science of Relationships  

Parents and educators often put a child on the path of a single interest (sports, music, or science, for example), based on the child’s environment or on cultural trends. But a true education lets children encounter—and develop vital relationships with—people, ideas, and things.

When a child forms relationships, he develops wide and vital interests and joy in living. His life will be dutiful and serviceable when he understands the laws that govern each relationship. He learns, for example, the laws of work and the joys of work when he grasps that no relation with a person or a thing can be maintained without effort.

--Ambleside Schools International

Our Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders are learning that getting along with others takes hard work!  It is beautiful to hear them processing their desire to tell the truth, be a good friend, practice deference, and believe the best about one another.  They are working on resolving conflicts in a peaceful way and forgiving one another.  What a joy to be involved in this important part of their education.

We are encouraging the 1st and 2nd graders to pay attention to the ways these things are happening in their classroom. Here is an example!  

CMCS Events

3rd Annual Walkathon
May 6, 9:00 am

Spring Recital
May 25, 7:00 pm
CMCS is hiring!
 
We have openings for full-time and part-time teachers in the fall.  

Visit www.charlottemasoncs.org/jobs for more information.  
 
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This fundraiser is essential to the operation of our school.  In order to make CMCS accessible to all families, regardless of their financial circumstances, we maintain a modest budget, staff members serve sacrificially, parents contribute financially, and the entire school community--friends, neighbors, volunteers, and supporters--works together to offset the cost of tuition through regular donations and fundraising events.  

Thank you for your support!

Charlotte Mason Minute

"But the people themselves begin to understand and to clamor for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living.  As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable whether in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books.  The more of a person we succeed in making a child, the better will he both fulfill his own life and serve society." 

Towards a Philosophy of Education, p. 3

Parent Testimonial

Padraig is an energetic and passionate 2nd grader.  He was having difficulty focusing at the beginning of the year, especially in math.  His teachers have been patient and understanding as they guide him in his learning.  He is now feeling more confident and enjoying a subject that was formerly a frustration.  We are so thankful for Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Schow.  Padraig also loves reading, music and nature study. This is a perfect environment for him!

Porter is a hard working and diligent student.  Sometimes his copywork is so perfect that we think Mrs. Schow wrote it!  She is teaching Porter to manage his time and balancing his desire to do perfect work with what is best for the entire classroom.  Porter is quite the musician, skilled at keeping a steady beat.  He also  has the dance moves to match!

We share these stories because we want you to see how our imperfect children are being encouraged in their strengths and loved in their weaknesses.  They are known - and they are consistently brought back to the truth that they are valued not for what they do but for who they are.

Joy, CMCS Parent
Personal Initiative:  The Most Powerful Habit
by Evelyn Hoey
A Charlotte Mason Institute Blog Post


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Detroit, MI 48208
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