Q:

Do you have a statement of faith?

A:

No. We welcome members of all faiths and ask that everyone in our co-op be respectful of other's beliefs.

Member-teachers at Denton Classical Co-op foster the following values in their relationships with each other and with the students. We let these values guide our co-op decisions outside of co-op and on-campus:

  • Hard work – We value “mastery level” learning
  • Self-expression – We equip our children to join the Great Conversation, to understand and analyze and argue with the ideas of the past
  • Cooperation – We recognize that every member-teacher brings strength to the group
  • Love – The love we develop in classrooms and among families inspires the students to try diligently and the moms to prepare carefully. We show love through our words to and about one another
  • Excellence – we aim for an excellence together that is not possible alone
  • Integrity – We exercise integrity in our use of copyright material, execution of contracts, disposition of finances, etc.

Since the majority of our members are Christians, we have an annual Christmas party and Easter egg hunt.

Q:

When do you meet?

A:

We meet Thursdays for a full day of classes.  Members should expect to be at co-op from 8:00am until 4pm.  We also meet occasionally for field trips or other enrichment activities throughout the year.

Q:

Can I just pay and then drop my child off?

A:

No, this is a true co-op. You must participate in the full co-op day when your child is enrolled. You must remain on campus the entire time your student does. You are required to lead teach, assist, and have a cleaning duty every semester.

Q:

Where does co-op meet?

A:

We meet at a church in Flower Mound (Denton county)

Q:

Do I have to follow "The Well-Trained Mind" to attend your co-op?

A:

Yes. We ask that all members read and be familiar with the model of classical education set up in the book, "The Well Trained Mind" by Susan Wise-Bauer. Our philosophies, class schedules, and methods are based on this book and everyone should be comfortable helping their children learn in this manner.