St. Augustine, FL Chapter – Catholic Schoolhouse

Angelus Community

About our chapter

We’re glad you’re here to learn a little more about our chapter!  We meet on Thursdays near World Golf Village area.

We currently offer:

Pre-grammar Level classes (ages 3-5)

Grammar Level Classes (age 5-12)

Dialectic Level Classes (age 12-15)

If there is enough interest we would be willing to add Rhetoric Level Classes (age 16-18)

We begin at 9:10 a.m.for morning prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and chorus for grammar students, Latin for dialectic students. Grammar students then move into their academics where they learn and review memory work and enjoy half-hour classes of hands on art and science. Dialectic students move into their academics which includes communication – speech in a variety of styles and writing with IEW. Dialectic students also have an hour of seminar with socratic discussion and interactive projects on various subjects such as history, literature, logic, Catholic culture, and Church documents. These guide students to learn to think and prepare them to express and defend their opinions, not just check a box on a curriculum checklist. We are aware that we are forming future Catholic adults, not just educating children. Our one-of-a-kind upper level Fine Arts Program offers quarterly seminars integrating art, music history, and culture in addition to hands-on projects in the style of famous artists of the time period. Dialectic students continue with hands-on science like the grammar students but for one hour every other week to allow for deeper study.

At the end of our class day, 12:30 p.m., families are invited to share lunch and social time before heading home.

Each family is responsible for purchasing materials including the Tour Guide, History Cards, and Memory Work set to music (either CDs or using the CSH App).  These are available at the Catholic Schoolhouse Store. Other materials used by the upper levels will be provided as part of their supplies.

Our CSH Chapter is a real blessing to us. We hope it will be the same for you! Feel free to contact me to learn more and with any questions you may have.