Enrichment

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Four Square Enrichment is a Christian community that meets on Mondays for twelve weeks per semester in Byron Center, MI. It is a drop-off program and parents are not required to volunteer. We welcome and encourage families to join us for chapel worship at 8:45am.

Beginning at 9am, students rotate through four 45-minute enrichment classes. We offer a variety of classes designed to meet the different needs of preschool, elementary and middle school students.

High school students have a wide variety of 60 and 90 minute a la carte classes from 9am-2pm.

Four Square is inspired by Charlotte Mason’s principles of education. She held children in the highest esteem and emphasized the value of living literature, hands-on learning, nature study, good habits, and the strong faith of a child.

We end our year with a family Celebration Night that includes a musical presentation and an art fair. 

Four Square Enrichment is designed to complement Four Square Academic or stand on its own, based on parent preferences. If you are unable to join our in-person classes, we encourage you to check out Without Doors – a Bible, Geography, History, Literature, Enrichment, and Nature Study curriculum inspired by Four Square Enrichment. 

"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest."

Charlotte Mason

Enrichment Classes
2023-2024

9am-Noon
$550/year

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All of our classes feature activities that are best experienced in a community setting and that enrich a home education.

Art Introduction to Art + Fine Motor Skills
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE  Nature Walks + Gross Motor Skills
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening

Art Artist Study + Nature Art
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Gross Motor Activities
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening
 
Art Artist Study + Nature Art + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening
Art Artist Study + Nature Art + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Global Art
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Introduction to Sign Language

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Global Art
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Introduction to Sign Language

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Global Art
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Outdoor Education + Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Basic Signs

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Global Art
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Outdoor Education + Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Basic Signs

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Global Art
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Fitness
Speech Presenting, Debate + Discussion

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Global Art
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Fitness
Speech Presenting, Debate + Discussion

Classes are a la carte. We have a social hall and volunteer opportunities between classes. If your student participates in all Monday morning classes, a $100 discount will be applied to your account.


9-10am

[Option 1]
Spanish 1 taught by Jamie Andino 8:30-10am $350
Spanish 1 is taught with a conversational approach. The focus of the class is grammar, vocabulary, and relevant cultural study. 

[Option 2]
Health and Nutrition taught by Mary Voogt NTP $250
Students will learn basic health principles. They will also learn homesteading and life skills such as how to prepare fermented foods, gardening, canning and preserving foods, raising animals well, natural remedies, and more! Taught by a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Homesteader. 

[Option 3]
Israel: God’s Chosen People taught by Dawn Wierenga $250
God reveals His faithfulness through the story of Israel. Students will trace Israel’s timeline from Abraham through the significance of the modern State of Israel. Includes Bible study discussion and Biblical feast experiences. 

[Option 4]
Economics & Personal Finance taught by Josh Greer $250
Semester 1: Students will read and discuss Economics for Everybody, by R. C. Sproul Jr.
Semester 2: Students will read and discuss Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance.  


10-11am

[Option 1]
Geography & Current Events taught by Dawn Wierenga $250
What’s going on in the world? Students will research and discuss specific current events, including learning about the geography of the location. Class concludes with prayer. Example: Research and discuss conflict between Russia and Ukraine, draw a map of the region, pray for the people of Russia and Ukraine.  

[Option 2]
Fitness taught by Chriss Pruim $250
This fitness class will increase strength, improve stamina, and target cardio training. 

[Option 3]
Introduction to Graphic Design 
taught by Lisa Delnay $250
Learn the basics of graphic design from a professional. Students will need a laptop and Canva Pro. Each class will include instruction, Q&A, and active design time. Students will create their own digital design portfolio. 

[Option 4]
Life & Career Prep 
taught by Josh Greer $250
Learn the basics to prepare for adult life and responsibilities. Lessons will include creating a resume, preparing for a job interview, changing a tire, checking oil on a car, comparison shopping, leadership, citizenship, community service, etiquette, and more! 

[Option 5]
ASL 1 taught by Leisa Gustafson $350
Students will gain an understanding of ASL, its vocabulary, grammar, Christian heritage, physiology, and culture. Students will be required to give their personal testimony in ASL by year’s end. 


11am-Noon

[Option 1]
Apologetics taught by Dawn Wierenga $250
Students will learn about and discuss apologetics. They will read the Bible, The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel, and Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis to gain confidence in defending their faith. 

[Option 2]
Constitution & American Government taught by Josh Greer $250
Students will learn and discuss the importance of the Constitution in the formation of American Government and how it is still relevant today. Preparing students to be knowledgable, engaged citizens. 

[Option 3]
Carpentry & Set Building taught by David Gruber 11-12:30pm $350
Prerequisite: Handyman
Students will learn carpentry basics, help build the set for the play, and build a small project such as a chair or table. As part of the Four Square Theater Company, students will have an opportunity to serve on the stage crew for the spring play.

*Four Square is also offering Woodshop 1 on Wednesdays from 12:30-2pm. Click HERE for more information. 

[Option 4]
Theater Performance directed by Rebecca Maloley 11-12:30pm $350
Students will go through the theater process including auditioning for a role, memorizing lines and participating in a spring performance. The Four Square Theater Company has additional opportunities for students to apprentice in stage makeup and costume design.  

[Option 5]
ASL 2 
taught by Leisa Gustafson 11-12:30 $350
*Prerequisite: ASL I or equivalent. Students will build on their knowledge of ASL and increase their understanding of hearing losses, Deaf culture, and occupations for interpreters for the Deaf. Students will be adept at translating Bible stories by year’s end. 



Lunch
Noon-12:30


12:30-2:00

[Option 1]
ASL 1 taught by Leisa Gustafson $350
Students will gain an understanding of ASL, its vocabulary, grammar, Christian heritage, physiology, and culture. Students will be required to give their personal testimony in ASL by year’s end. 

[Option 2]
Global Art Studio taught by Christina Stephenson $350
Students will engage with a variety of medium and types of art from around the world including illustration, clay, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and handicrafts. Includes an artist study per term. 

[Option 3]
Handyman taught by David Gruber $350
Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Taught by a retired builder. Examples of lessons include HVAC, basic plumbing, small engine, etc. 

[Option 4]
Home Economics taught by Kristen Cnossen $350
Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Examples of lessons include cooking, baking, hand-sewing, knitting, cake-decorating, quilting, and more! 

[Option 5]
Spanish 2 taught by Jamie Andino $350
*Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or equivalent. Students will build on their knowledge of Spanish taught with a conversational approach. The focus of the class is grammar, vocabulary, and relevant cultural study. 

[Option 6]
Strategy Games 
supervised by Matt Troast $350
Challenge peers in chess and a variety of other strategy games.

2:00-3:00

[Option 1]
Worship Arts taught by TBD $200
Students will be part of a worship team. In addition to worshipping together, they will have opportunities throughout the year to lead chapel for the Four Square community. Guest worship leaders will lead workshops. All instruments and singers welcome. 

A lá carte

Noon-2pm
$350/year

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We offer optional a la carte classes in the afternoon to customize a student’s experience and extend their day of enrichment.

Age 5-6

[Option 1]
Nutrition, Cooking, and Habits & Free Play
Nutrition, Cooking, and Habits: Vitamins/Minerals, Peeling, Measuring, Seasoning, Setting the Table…  

[Option 2]
Beginning Ballet & Jazz 

[Option 3]
Nature Club & Beginning Gymnastics

[Option 4]
Free Play & Sensory Science

[Option 5]
Kindermusik & Israel: God’s Chosen People
Hebrew Phrases, Alef-Bet, Holy Land Geography & Culture, Biblical Feasts (food waiver)

Age 6-7
[Option 1]
Sensory Science & Math Club 

Age 7-8
[Option 1]
Intermediate Ballet & Jazz

[Option 2]
Israel: God’s Chosen People
 & Nature Club
Hebrew Phrases, Alef-Bet, Holy Land Geography & Culture, Biblical Feasts (food waiver)

[Option 3]
Math Club & Science Experiments

[Option 4]
Beginning Gymnastics + Nutrition, Cooking, and Habits
Nutrition, Cooking, and Habits: Vitamins/Minerals, Peeling, Measuring, Seasoning, Setting the Table…

[Option 5]
Nature School
Glory to Elohim, Creator God! Students will be outdoors in all weather and need high quality winter/rain gear.

[Option 1]
Story Ballet taught by Sarah Walters
Dancers will glorify God and tell a story through ballet. Includes a spring performance.  

[Option 2]
Theater Performance directed by Rebecca Maloley 
Students will go through the theater process including auditioning for a role, memorizing lines and participating in a spring performance. 

[Option 3]
Handicrafts ages 10+ taught by TBD
Students will create a variety of handicrafts such as knitting, crocheting, jewelry-making, hand-crafted candles and soap, etc. Handicrafts will be showcased in a Craft Show Display on Celebration Night!

[Option 4]
Nature Study & Dissection ages 10+ taught by Kalyn DeYoung $350
Students will go on nature hikes and engage in object study (plants, flowers, insects, etc). Students will observe and participate in several simple dissections throughout the year (owl pellet, earth worm, grasshopper, etc).

[Option 5]
ASL 1 taught by Leisa Gustafson ages 13+ $350
Students will gain an understanding of ASL, its vocabulary, grammar, Christian heritage, physiology, and culture. Students will be required to give their personal testimony in ASL by year’s end. 

[Option 1]
Beginning & Intermediate Ukulele (ages 9+)
Science Experiments (ages 9-11)
Chess Club (ages 9+) 
American History Club (ages 9-12)
Basketball (ages 11+)
Strategy Games (ages 10+)
Play Strategy Board Games

[Option 2]
Basketball (ages 9-11)
Beginning Guitar (ages 9-11)
Intermediate Guitar (ages 11+)
Michigan History Club (ages 9-12)
Logic (ages 11+)
Strategy Games (ages 10+)
Play Strategy Board Games  

[Option 1]
ASL 1 taught by Leisa Gustafson $350
Students will gain an understanding of ASL, its vocabulary, grammar, Christian heritage, physiology, and culture. Students will be required to give their personal testimony in ASL by year’s end. 

[Option 2]
Global Art Studio taught by Christina Stephenson $350
Engage with a variety of medium and types of art from around the world including illustration, clay, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and handicrafts. Includes an artist study per term. 

[Option 3]
Handyman taught by David Gruber $350
Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Taught by a retired builder. Examples of lessons include HVAC, basic plumbing, small engine, and carpentry. 

[Option 4]
Home Economics taught by Kristen Cnossen $350
Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Examples of lessons include cooking, baking, hand-sewing, knitting, cake-decorating, quilting, and more! 

[Option 5]
Spanish 2 taught by Jamie Andino $350
*Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or equivalent. Students will build on their knowledge of Spanish taught with a conversational approach. The focus of the class is grammar, vocabulary, and relevant cultural study. 

[Option 6]
Strategy Games supervised by Matt Troast $350
Challenge peers in chess and a variety of other strategy games. 

2:00-3:00

[Option 1]
Worship Arts taught by TBD $200
Students will be part of a worship team. In addition to worshipping together, they will have opportunities throughout the year to lead chapel for the Four Square community. All types of instruments and singers welcome. 

There is a required, non-refundable, non-transferable enrichment registration fee of $50/student.

Preschool-8th Grade Enrichment fee is $550/student and includes 24 weeks of classes.

High School Enrichment fee is $250/class. Fee is discounted to $600 when participating in all AM classes.

The A la Carte fee is $350/student and includes 24 weeks of classes.

Enrichment Supply List

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Students should wear:
Four Square Apparel
Tennis Shoes

Students should bring:
Backpack
Water Bottle
Snack

Semester 1: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Semester 2: Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Semester I: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Semester II: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Outdoor gear (coats, boots, etc.)
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)
Change of clothes in ziplock bag

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)

Pencils
Pencil Box or Pouch
Pink Pearl Eraser
Scissors
Glue Stick
Regular Black Sharpie
Fine Tip Black Sharpie
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Ruler
Paint Shirt (old t-shirt)

American History Club
The Book of Centuries

Ballet & Jazz
Pink Leotard
Pink Ballet Shoes
Pink Ballet Tights

Basketball
Tennis Shoes

Guitar
Guitar, D-Addario Clip-On Guitar Tuner

Israel: God’s Chosen People
3-ring binder with clear sleeve in front

Michigan History Club

Nature Journal
Travel Watercolor Set

Nature Study & Dissection
Nature Journal
Travel Watercolor Set
Safety Goggles

Science Experiments
Lab Notebook (Composition Notebook)
Safety Goggles
 
Ukelele
Soprano Ukelele, D’Addario Clip-On Ukelele Tuner

Apologetics
Bible
The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

ASL 1
A Basic Course in American Sign Language student text by Paden, O’Rourke, Humphries
2-3 inch binder
4 tabbed dividers
28 dividers numbered 1–28

ASL 2
A Basic Course in American Sign Language student text, by Paden, O’Rourke, Humphries
Intermediate Conversational Sign Languageby Willard Madson
Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbookby Jack R. Gannon
A 2- to 3-inch binder
4-5 tabbed dividers

Carpentry
Pencil
Paper
Safety Glasses
Tape Measure
Half-Inch Chisel

Constitution and American Government
The Summer of 1787, by David O. Stewart
How to Read the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence, by Paul B. Skousen
U.S. Government Terminology Pamphlet
Notebook

Economics and Personal Finance
Economics for Everybody, by R.C. Sproul Jr. 
Foundations in Personal Finance: Home School Student Text (High School Version)

Fitness
Beach Towel or Floor Mat
5-10 lb dumbbell set (personal preference)

Geography & Current Events
Bible
Watercolor Paper
Thin Sharpie
Basic Watercolor Paints

Global Art Studio
Pencil
Pink Pearl Eraser
Scissors
Glue Stick
Regular Black Sharpie
Fine Tip Sharpie
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Basic Drawing Pencils 6B or 8B and 2H or 4H
Ruler

Handyman
Pencil
Paper
Safety Glasses
Tape Measure
Half-Inch Chisel

Health & Nutrition
6 Wide Mouth Pint Mason Jars
6 Mason Jar Lids and Bands
Basic Notebook 

Introduction to Graphic Design
Laptop
Canva Pro Account
Graphic Design for Everyone, by Cath Cadwell
Access to digital camera, iPod or iPhone 
Drawing Notepad
Colored Pencils
Pencil and Eraser
Pencil Sharpener

Israel: God’s Chosen People
Bible 
The Book of Centuries
The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley

Life & Career Prep
Notebook

Spanish 1 and Spanish 2
Binder and Tab Dividers

Enrichment Calendar

2022-2023
2023-2024


Open House

Monday, August 22, 2022 from 10-11am



Classes
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24

ASL 1
December, 5, 12
May 1, 8, 15



Story Ballet & Theater Night
April 21, 2023 from 6-8pm



Celebration Night

April 24, 2023 from 6-8pm



High School Graduation Ceremony
May 11 @7pm



Open House

August 21, 2023 10-11am 



Classes
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27

January 14, 21, 28
February 12, 19, 26
March 11, 18, 25
April 8, 15, 22


Story Ballet & Theater Night
April 19 @7pm 



Celebration Night

April 22 6-8pm 



High School ASL and Spanish
December 4, 11
April 29
May 6



High School Graduation Ceremony
May 10 @7pm 

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