"Sound like a grind?   Listen to the peals of laughter bouncing off the classroom walls."
- Time Magazine

A Day in the Life

The Hobart Shakesperareans believe "There Are No Shortcuts".

These 5th grade children begin to arrive in class at 6:30 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. are solving complex math problems a full hour before traditional school begins. They stay until 5:00 p.m. or even later, and voluntarily come to school during their vacation periods. They read high school level literature and devour United States History, learning how to be good Americans.

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Most important of all, these children are recognized around the world for their outstanding character. In addition to scoring extraordinarily high on standardized tests, these students feed the homeless, raise money for the Red Cross, and give performances to support AIDS research. These students receive over $1,000,000 each year in scholarships to attend first-rate schools. Outstanding prep schools know these students are a sure thing.

"Yet during the 5th grade, when I walked into Room 56, everything changed. The world outside stopped existing and disappeared. No matter what was happening anywhere in the world, all my problems could be fixed in this safe haven, and I constantly retreated to it when I had family troubles. And even today, when I am looking for a place where there is only love and joy, where anger and hatred do not exist, I still retreat to Room 56."
- Janet Han
University of Notre Dame
Daily Program
6:30 AM Doors Open
7:00 AM Problem Solving
8:00 AM Written Language
8:30 AM Mathematics
9:30 AM Literature
10:30 AM Science
11:00 AM Classical Guitar Lessons
11:20 AM United States History
12:00 PM Geography/Economics
12:30 PM Lunch/Rock n' Roll Guitar Lessons
1:20 PM Fine Arts
2:20 PM Physical Education
3:00 PM Shakespeare
4:00 PM Band Rehearsals
5:00 PM Dismissal