Welcome to Catholic Schoolhouse!
Catholic Schoolhouse is a supplemental program designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements, presented in a structured environment. Grammar students study the same topics at all ages creating family unity. The whole family has a place at Catholic Schoolhouse. Older students in the dialectic and rhetoric stage meet for discussion and activities that are best done in a group setting–all focusing on helping them become effective Catholic adults.
Catholic Schoolhouse is more than a day out of the house; it can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family!
Thanks for stopping by! Homeschooling can be challenging. But it can also be so rewarding! Parents often benefit from the support of each other during their homeschooling adventures. This is why we are here.
- Are you looking for a classical, Catholic program?
- Do you desire a consistent, Catholic peer group for your children – the kind that builds lasting relationships and encouragement?
- Do you want socratic discussion and classroom interaction for your middle and high school students?
- Do you feel like you are juggling too many things and missing family unity?
- Would you like to meet other parents with like-minded goals to share your journey?
Catholic Schoolhouse is a supplemental program designed to help homeschooling families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements, presented in a structured environment. By classical, we mean working with the grain of the stages of development of our children, rather than fighting against it.
New to our program is a Pre-Grammar class. Younger siblings (ages 2-4) actively play and learn in a structured Montessori-inspired environment with lots of hands-on, sensory activities. Music and movement, academic stations, and story time are infused with Catholic virtues in a loving environment. Parents of babies and toddlers are welcome to visit this classroom to introduce their littlest ones to our program.
Grammar students, those traditionally of elementary K to 6th grades, will focus on mastering facts each week that provide a framework for future knowledge. These facts can be used as springboards for further learning at home, serve as additional contact points to refresh material that was previously taught, introduce new topics, or simply enrich your current homeschooling style. Included, weekly science labs and art projects are excellent supplementary learning opportunities.
We gather older students with the primary goal of interacting with one another (communication skills), growing in right thinking (logic and philosophy) and recognizing the true, good and beautiful (fine arts) because
there we will find God.
- Dialectic or logic students, typically 7th to 9th grades, will be encouraged to review the memory facts as they delve further into them through discovery and discussion work.
- Rhetoric students, typically 10th to 12th grades, will do the same while adding rotating government, economics, and logic high school credit. We strive to be one-stop shopping for the busy mom.
Our expanding program provides for the needs of everyone in the family, including older children, at the same time and same location.
One of the great advantages of Catholic Schoolhouse is the efficiency and consistency that comes from presenting the same information to all classes. Siblings will be able to relate to one another as older students encourage the younger, and parents will enjoy the enhanced effectiveness of teaching only one set of information at a time. Furthermore, Catholic Schoolhouse not only guides our children academically but also forms an encouraging social network for parents and children.
The classes meet once a week during the school year during four six-week quarters, in addition to providing planned field trips & fun family sports nights each quarter that coincide with our content studies and end of the semester group presentations. Throughout the school day, parents will tutor in and visit their children’s classes – observing, assisting, and learning along with them. All children will be guided through sequential topics, rotating over a three-year cycle.
Catholic Schoolhouse can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family. Please explore the other pages of our website for more information and for specifics to our Saint Augustine Chapter.