Welcome to Catholic Schoolhouse
We will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00am-1:15pm, starting in the fall of 2019. Our 24 week school year is divided into 6 week quarters, with ample time off for field trips, Christmas and Easter. Each chapter day, we begin with morning prayers, Pledge of Allegiance, and chorus. After this, we break into classes of 8-12 children based on age and development. Elementary tutors use the Tour Guide (memory items) to review weekly topics with the children through a variety of fun activities, songs, writing, drawing, stories, and games. During this time the children learn to raise their hands, take turns, and address one another respectfully. The topics reviewed provide a framework for families. They offer a great springboard for further study at home as well as hooks on which students hang future learning. Exposure to classical music at snack time rounds out the morning.
Upper Level students are given additional opportunities. CSH does not cover “Core” subjects. Since we meet just one morning per week, 24 times a year, this would be a disservice to students. Instead, we focus on developing Catholic culture and thought, and provide the interaction with peers that is unavailable at home. Middle schoolers briefly review the topics in the Tour Guide as a last review before moving on to high school. Older students study topics related to the Tour Guide in more depth, maintaining family cohesiveness in studies. Additionally, middle and high school students continue to study music and art with Catholic Schoolhouse at a deeper level.