Burlington Vermont Chapter – Catholic Schoolhouse

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Welcome to Catholic Schoolhouse in Vermont!

Burlington VT Catholic Schoolhouse is a supplemental program that meets weekly in  St. Albans, VT.   We seek to help homeschool families in Northwest Vermont enrich their educational experience.  Our flexible approach to learning is inspired by classical elements, and presented in a structured environment.

We are providing the following programs for the 2019-20 School year: Dialectic (6th-8th grade), Grammar (1st-5th grade)Pre-grammar (ages 2 1/2 -5), and an optional Nursery (open to Infant-2 years). In future years we also plan to offer a Rhetoric program (9th-12th grades). The whole family can have a place at Catholic Schoolhouse!

Our program meets once per week for a total of 24 weeks from September to May with one week off per month and longer breaks around Thanksgiving, Advent/Christmas, and Holy Week/Easter Week. Our year is divided  into 6 week quarters.

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The Tour Guide includes all 24 weeks of memory work

Catholic Schoolhouse students study the same topics at all ages creating family unity.   The Tour Guide presents weekly memory work in 10 areas: history timeline, geography, history, religion, music, art, science, math, language arts, and Latin.

In our weekly chapter meeting, in addition to the memory work class time, the grammar students have a science lab, an art class and opportunities to give presentations to a friendly audience.

Our dialectic scholars have alternate weeks of a 1-hour science experiment and a 1-hour art class. Dialectic scholars read, have Socratic style discussions, and write about one book per quarter.  They also learn to write papers in many different genres using the IEW program. 

Having all scholars use the Tour Guide’s content facilitates family cohesiveness and simplifies lessons for home educators.  At the dinner table, an 8th grader, 5th grader, and 2nd grader can all talk about physics, history, and art. The 8th grader will be able to go more in-depth into subjects than the younger siblings, but all children will be able to talk about the interesting things they are learning.

3year History Cards

Scholars learn about 5 key events in history each week. Each card has a picture representing an event, and the back has several paragraphs for deeper learning for older scholars.

In addition to a weekly co-op, we have quarterly Moms’ Nights Out and quarterly field trips. The field trips are chosen to complement content in the Tour Guide for that quarter.

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All memory work is set to music to make learning easier and fun!

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!

We would love to have you join our community. Please get in touch to arrange a visit or attend an information night to learn more.

Catholic Schoolhouse is loyal to the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.