St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Homeschool Co-op




Established for the 2015-2016 school year the Elizabeth Ann Seton Homeschool Co-op is now preparing for its third year of operation.  We are an intentionally Catholic, parent taught co-op serving a multitude of ages and skill levels in Agawam, Massachusetts. We welcome other homeschoolers to participate in our classes and activities regardless of church affiliation or faith.

Intentionally Catholic means:

  • All classes and subjects are taught from a Catholic perspective and worldview
  • We begin the “school day” with devotions, prayer, and memory work
  • Lead teachers are Catholics in good standing in their parishes

Age Groups/Classes: 

  • Tots (2.5-4 years old)

The Tots class does a modified “Letter of the Week” with an emphasis on stories, and hands- on experiences and play that builds towards preschool skills.

  • Pre-K/K (4s and 5s)

Science: emphasizes observation and understanding of the natural world and a deeper understanding of the experiences of daily life

Music and Movement: develops the ear and the body with rhythm, movement, and games that help students to integrate their bodies into their learning

Art: focuses on process and the elements of form, line, color etc.

Gym: learning to work together and enjoy vigorous movement.

  • 1st-2nd (6 and 7 year olds who are learning to read)

Habitats, Animal Classifications, and Geography: science class helps students to organize what they have observed and expands their understanding of the world

Religious Education: A 2 year cycle for students who will be making their First Confession and First Holy Communion. Students who are not Catholic can participate in Music and Movement as an alternative.

Art: Process and Elements of Art with Art Appreciation (American Art).

Gym: Skill building and Co-operative Play

  • 3rd-5th (8-10 year olds who can work semi-independently )

Weather and The Earth: an introduction to the forces that shape our earth, students keep a notebook and make a presentation at the end of the semester

Handwork: students build fine motor and attention skills while learning a variety of handcrafts including woodworking, knitting, and dyeing

Art: Process and Elements of Art with Art Appreciation (American Art). Students are encouraged to work carefully and follow directions

Gym: Skill building and Co-operative Play

  • Middle School (11-14 years)

Latin: Year 1 and Year 2 students receive a weekly lesson and work on translations in class, and do homework for the next week’s class

Chemistry: the development of the Periodic Table, as well as demonstrations and hands-on experiences of common chemical phenomina

Art: Process and Elements of Art with Art Appreciation (American Art). Students will do a research project and presentation at the end of the semester.

Gym: Skill building and Co-operative Play


Because we are a parent taught co-op, fees consist of the cost of supplies for a particular subject for the semester and generally run from $5-$45 per student enrolled in a particular class. Fee schedule will be published once this year’s exact classes have been determined.


Classes held on Mondays from 9-12:30 with Mass at 8 am for those who are able

Winter Classes begin January 8,2018  and end April 16, 2018

Easter Break on March 26, 2018 and April 2, 2018


St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

833 Main Street

Agawam, MA 01001

Inquiries: email kfsteinmann (at) gmail (dot) com

or fill out our online registration form and someone will contact you.