Schedule & Fees



Joy in Learning is non-profit and all funds are used for teaching curriculum and supplies. To participate, families agree to pay membership and facility fees, teach or facilitate weekly classes, volunteer a minimum of 10 hours outside of the classroom, and purchase or borrow the additional texts, lab supplies, etc. required for each student. When possible, resources are shared between different levels of students within a family. Students in the Logic and Rhetoric groups will need reliable access to the Internet and a printer.

Although Joy in Learning Academy fees vary slightly each year, we do make an effort to keep costs down while also maximizing the educational experience of the students. Most families are single income, and we are sensitive to that fact as we design our fees structure.



Important Dates

Joy in Learning applications open:  currently open
Review of applications: January - April
Prospective family visits: April
Application decisions: on a rolling schedule until classes are filled


Academic Calendar

We meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 36 weeks

Fall Semester: August
- December  (17 wks)
Fall Break:  (follows UIUC calendar)
Winter Break: two weeks
Spring Semester: January - May (19 weeks)
Spring Break: (follows UIUC calendar)



Sample Daily Schedule

Time

RHETORIC

LOGIC 

GRAMMAR

EARLY GRAMMAR 

9:00-9:15

Set up

9:15-9:30

9:30-9:45

Literature


Computer science

Math concepts

Computer science

Writing

9:45-10:00

10:00-10:15

10:15-10:30

Computer 

Science


Literature


Literature


Literature


10:30-10:45

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-11:15

Writing


Writing


Writing


Computer

Science


11:15-11:30

11:30-11:45

11:45-12:00


Lunch


12:00-12:15

12:15-12:30

12:30-12:45

History


Fine Arts


Science


Science


12:45-1:00

1:00-1:15

1:15-1:30

Science


 History


History

1:30-1:45

Fine Arts


1:45-2:00

2:00-2:15

History


Language Arts

PE


Break

2:15-2:30

PE


2:30-2:45

Science

2:45-3:00

Language Arts

PE


Fine Arts


Fine Arts


3:00-3:15

3:15-3:30

3:30-3:45

Clean Up

3:45-4:00