Burlington Vermont Chapter – Catholic Schoolhouse

Upper Levels

Catholic Schoolhouse strives to provide a place for the entire family. Our programs provide for the needs of all students, preschool through high school, at the same time and in the same location.

• 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.

• We raise the expectations for our older students to include classwork that is credit-worthy. This frees time in mom’s teaching responsibilities and gives students exposure to another teacher’s style and feedback.

• We 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.

• We provide community for both parents and students at this sometimes difficult stage of development. Families can enjoy group interaction with peers with similar goals and faith.

• We include fine arts, a subject that is too often dropped with the busy life of high school. This exposure to the good, true, and beautiful is essential in forming our young adults.

These programs are an excellent supplement to the curriculum you already love, providing an opportunity to engage academically in a way that isn’t possible without a group of like-minded peers, or we can show you how to supplement them to create a full high school curriculum at either a basic or honors level.

For the 2020-21 School Year we plan to offer the Dialectic Program (Middle School) with the goal of adding a Rhetoric program in the near future. 

For more details, please follow these links.

Upper Level Overview

Dialectic (Middle School) Tour 1 Overview

Dialectic Tour 1 Course List

Rhetoric (High School) Tour 1 Overview

Rhetoric Tour 1 Course List

Suggested Credits

Upper Level Program Goals