Charis Center is pleased to announce the addition of a 7th grade class for the 2018-19 school year. Based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori, the program of study is an “integrated thematic approach” that ties separate disciplines of the curriculum into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, and the human experience. This integrated approach is one of Montessori’s great strengths. As an example, when students study the culture and history of the ancient Greeks in Humanities, they also study mythology and read Homer and the great Greek Tragedies. As they read Shakespeare the learn about the Elizabethan period and attend a performance of a Shakespearean play.
Our Middle School Curricula takes a more traditional approach to course content, preparing students for self directed learning, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in the core subjects of math, science, history, writing and reading.
High School Areas of Concentration
Students in the high school program have the opportunity to explore their interests and passions with a variety of courses while also focusing on the core areas of math, science, social science, and humanities. Students can select a major area of interest to develop. All major areas of study prepare the students for college or career.
THEATRE ARTS - Acting, Directing, Play Structure, Style & Meaning, Stage Design Costuming
VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT - Introduction to Computer Art, Game theory & Culture
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY - Introduction to corrections, Sociology, Psychology, Law Enforcement, Criminal Law
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - How to Start Your Business
VISUAL ART - Drawing, Water Colors, Acrylics, Charcoal, Sculpture, Fabric
COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY- Introduction to Coding, C++, Python, Theory of Computer Science
There are several ways to enroll your student in the Charis Center courses
Full Time - This is a 12 month program beginning in September and continuing through August. We take several extended breaks through out the year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and summer).
Half Time (2 full days OR 3 1/2 Days) - This options follows the same schedule as the full time program, Students select the days of attendance, and maintain that schedule for at least 1 semester)
Single Full Year Class(es) - Students enroll in a single class and attend class in 2 weekly, 90 minute sessions beginning in September and concluding in June.
Single Semester Class(es) - These classes run in 15 week sessions beginning in September and January. Each class is designed for two, 90 minute classes per week.
Friday Seminars - The seminars meet each Friday in a 6-week rotation and cover various contemporary topics (ie: current events, journey to adulthood, social issues, etc). Each weekly session is scheduled for 90 minutes.
Every effort is made to keep instructional fees affordable. Students are expected to provide a laptop , pencils an pens. Every student pays an annual fee to cover the cost of materials, instructional subscriptions, books and other miscellaneous necessities.
Full time $6600 per year (1, 2, 10 & 12 payment plan available)
$200 annual materials fee
Half Time $3300 per year(1, 2,10 & 12 payment plan available)
$150 annual materials fee
Single Full year Course $1500 (1,2,4 payment plan available)
$80 per course materials fee
Single Semester Course $800 (1 or 2 payment plan available)
$45 per course materials fee
Friday Seminar $450 (1 payment due by the 2nd class meeting)
$25 per seminar fee
There are two ways to register for classes or programs:
1. Call the Charis Center [301-789-1027] and register via phone.
2. Register in person by coming to the Charis Center Studio. Our summer hours are T-W-Th 9:00am - 3:00pm.
The Educational Fees will vary depending on what service you need.
UMBRELLA Only: $100 annually (includes 3 meetings per year for 1 student; Additional family - $30 per student
FULL YEAR (September 2018-August 2020)
Single Core Course (40 weeks): $2000
Single Elective Course (10-15 weeks) ($1000)
Part-Time Student (3 courses): $3300 per year
Full-Time Student: (4 core courses plus electives): $6600 per year
Virtual Learning is also available. Please contact the Charis Center for more information
Our SUMMER SESSION begins on Tuesday, July 23 and ends on Thursday, August 15. The summer hours are 10am-3pm.
Summer Session - 4 weeks (15 hours per week) $1800; Students attend Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm
Summer Session - 4 weeks (6 hours per week) $1000; Student attends in 2 hour blocks Monday-Thursday (eg: 10am-12pm; 12pm-2pm; 1pm-3pm)
Summer Session - 4 weeks (3 hours per week) $450; Student attends 1 hour three times per week OR 1 day for 3 hours)