Not many folks can say they have written a book, much less a high school student. But Geneva senior Elle Nicholson can add the unique title of “published author” to her growing list of accomplishments. Elle began writing her newly published novel for 8 to 12-year-olds called “Survivor,” when she herself was an 11-year-old student…
Geneva School of Boerne is delighted to announce that Aaron Southwick has been named Logic School Headmaster to provide leadership to the faculty, staff and students in grades 6-8. Aaron served as Humanities Department Head and 12th grade Humanities teacher until beginning this new position on June 13. Southwick was the first teacher hired in…
Trey Greenlees, Geneva Class of 2011, is the highlighted alumnus for this quarter. Here are his responses to a standard set of questions which are given each quarter to an alumnus or alumna to answer. Please give a current update on yourself (college/graduation year, major, grad school, work/career, family, other interests, service or hobbies). I…
No, Geneva School of Boerne is an independent and interdenominational Christian school. We welcome families from many denominations and traditions of the Christian faith who desire to partner with us in teaching our children from a Christian worldview and in evaluating everything we do against the standard of God’s Word, the Holy Bible.
There is much to be said about Classical education and we encourage those who are interested to read An Introduction to Classical Education – A Guide for Parents by Dr. Chris Perrin. The booklet is available for free in our admissions office. In the booklet, Perrin states, Classical education is a long tradition of asking questions and digging up answers, consulting others, then asking, seeking and finding more. It is joining, as one writer puts it, the Great Conversation. That means reading great books (the classics), studying them, mining them, talking to others about the influential ideas they contain. Whatever else classical education is, it is an ongoing series of questions and answers. For students to do this well, they need training in the disciplines of grammar, logic and rhetoric. Other distinctives of our classical approach include the study of Latin beginning in third grade, a chronological study of history as well as a core of humanities courses in high school. The capstone of Geneva’s classical education is our Senior Thesis program. The presentations take place each May and follow a calendar year of research, writing and memorization. Each presentation is comprised of a 20 minute claim on a topic of the student’s choosing followed by a 20 minute defense before a panel of individuals conversant on the topic. The school’s educational program is designed to move our students toward our Portrait of a Graduate.
Yes. Geneva is accredited by AdvancEd, formed in 2006 through the merger of the school accrediting arms of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Yes, we have a full program of athletic offerings for students in seventh grade and above: volleyball, cross country, football, basketball, swimming, soccer, baseball, softball, track & field, tennis, golf and cheerleading. For students in Kinder through sixth grade, we offer our own Geneva Youth Sports League. Geneva varsity athletes compete in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), an organization that serves over 200 private schools in Texas representing more than 40,000 students. Since beginning varsity level play in 2008, Geneva athletes have celebrated 25 state championships in athletics. The school has won the prestigious Henderson Cup, awarded by TAPPS to the over-all champion in each classification, eight times in the last nine years.
Students in Grammar School (grades K-5) take weekly classes in visual art and music as well as enjoy weekly docent-led lessons focused on over fifty great art and musical works of Western Civilization. In Logic School (grades 6-8), students can choose their arts elective: visual art, band, classical guitar, theatre, orchestra and voice. In Rhetoric School (grades 9-12), the offerings are increased – visual art, band, guitar, orchestra, theatre, theatre tech, vocal music/music theatre, jazz ensemble, praise ensemble, theatre competition, music theory and AP music theory.
We seek men and women who are passionately dedicated to Christian education and desire to use their expertise in their subject area to challenge students to think deeply, ask great questions and search for answers. We seek men and women who aspire to live according to our Portrait of a Geneva Teacher.