Curriculum Overview

Great Hearts Curriculum

While students will learn at different paces, we believe that true education is a matter of development over time and within a stable community. At Great Hearts we give our students individualized attention, but always within a common, one-track curriculum.

Sample Curriculum

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Great Hearts K-5th Grade Core Reading List

A Christmas Carol | The Emperor’s New Clothes | Little Women | Shakespeare Stealer | A First Book of Fairy Tales | The Fire on the Mountain | The Magic Paintbrush | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | A Lion to Guard Us | Frog and Toad | Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Core Classic) | The Tale of Peter Rabbit | A Midsummer Night’s Dream | The Golden Fleece | The People Who Could Fly | Tales from Shakespeare | A Wrinkle in Time | Gulliver’s Travels (Core Classic) | Phantom Tollbooth | Talk | Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Hansel and Gretel | Pinocchio | The Magic Brocade | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer | The Hunting of the Great Bear | Pollyanna (Core Classic) | Treasure Island (Core Classic) | Aesop’s Fables | In Their Own Words: Paul Revere | The Prince and the Pauper | The Ugly Duckling | Aladdin and Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories | Jack and the Beanstalk | Rapunzel | The War Within | Alice in Wonderland | King Arthur (Core Classic) | Rip Van Winkle (Core Classic) | Where the Red Fern Grows | Beauty and the Beast | King Midas and the Golden Touch | Robin Hood (Core Classic) | Why the Owl Has Big Eyes | Charlotte’s Web | The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Robinson Crusoe (Core Classic) | William Tell | The Chocolate Touch | The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe | Rumpelstiltskin | The Wind in the Willows | Cinderella | Little House in the Big Woods | Sarah Plain and Tall | The Wise Woman and Other Stories | Don Quixote (Core Classic) | The Little Match Girl | The Secret Garden

Great Hearts 6th-12th Grade Core Reading List

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Confessions of St. Augustine | The Great Gatsby | The Miracle Worker | Reason in History | The Aeneid | The Constitution of the United States | Heart of Darkness | My Antonia | Red Badge of Courage | Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl | Crime and Punishment | Henry V | The Nicomachean Ethics | The Republic | Crito | The Histories | No Exit | Rip Van Winkle | Antigone | The Crucible | History of the Peloponnesian War | An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge | A Rose for Emily | Apology | The Declaration of Independence | The Hobbit | Odyssey | Second Treatise of Government | As I Lay Dying | Democracy in America | Iliad | Oedipus the King | Selected Writings of Marx | Autobiography of an American Slave | Discourse on Method | Julius Caesar |The Old Man and the Sea | Shane | Bacchae | Discourse on the Origin of Inequality | The Jungle | On Civil Disobedience | Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God | Beowulf |The Divine Comedy | King Lear | One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich | Song of Roland | Bernice Bobs Her Hair | Don Quixote | The Last Battle |The Oresteia | Summa Theologica | The Bible (selections) | Enchiridion | Letter from the Birmingham Jail | Othello | A Tale of Two Cities | Billy Budd | The Epic of Gilgamesh| Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address | Our Town | Tales of the Greek Heroes | The Brothers Karamazov | Essays of Montaigne | Lord of the Flies | Paradise Lost | The Tempest | Brown vs. Board of Education | Euthyphro | Macbeth | Phaedrus | To Build a Fire | The Call of the Wild | Federalist #10 | Marbury vs. Madison | Plessy vs. Ferguson | To Kill a Mockingbird | The Canterbury Tales | Federalist #15 | Medea | Poetics of Aristotle | Utopia | The Chosen | Federalist #39 | Meditations on First Philosophy | Politics of Aristotle | Walden | A Christmas Carol | Frankenstein | Meno | Pride and Prejudice |The Wind in the Willows | The Clouds | Gorgias | Merchant of Venice | The Prince | Young Goodman Brown | The Communist Manifesto | The Grapes of Wrath | A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Protagoras

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