St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Homeschool Co-op

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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

Fees:

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.

Schedule:

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

Location:

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.