Established for the 2015-2016 school year the Elizabeth Ann Seton Homeschool Co-op is now preparing for its fifth 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 Mass and prayer, and end it with the Angelus and Noon Prayer
- Classes take turns spending 10 minutes in Adoration and Prayer throughout the morning
- We celebrate the major feasts during the school year as a co-op
- We fully support the Magisterium of the Church
Classes are held on Mondays from 9-12:00 with Mass at 8 am
Clubs run in the afternoons with a Lunch n’ Play period at noon.
Classes begin September 9, 2019 and run for 12 weeks in the Fall and 12 weeks in the Winter/Spring
SEAS-Course-Descriptions-2019-2020-1.pdf (83 downloads)
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833 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Inquiries: email kfsteinmann (at) gmail (dot) com
Our students are grouped by age rather than grade to allow the children to be placed in classes according to ability (or the class the best friend is enrolled in). Parents are asked to read class descriptions carefully and to work with teachers to ensure the best placement.
Age Groups are:
Nursery: (0-3 years) – free play with age appropriate toys and books
Primary: (3-6 years)- classes are structured to provide opportunities for minds and bodies to grow with a gentle introduction to more formal learning and classroom ettiquette.
Form One: (6-8 years)- Classes offer students opportunities to feed their curiosity through hands-on activities, listening, and classroom discussion
Form Two: (8-10 years) – Classes help students to grow in attention and perseverance while feeding their curiosity with in depth studies in multiple subject areas.
Form Three: (10-12 years) – These students are ready for a challenge, and their classes provide opportunities to write, present, and hone their learning skills in multiple subject areas.
Form Four: (12-14 years) – Students begin the process of learning to take what they know and apply it to larger questions of life through discussion, debate, and writing.
Form Five: (14-18 years) – Students who are ready for the challenge of critical reading, thinking, writing, and presenting.
As a general guideline birthdays should be within one month of the start of co-op although this is not required.
Last year we began a series of afternoon clubs to provide social opportunities for children to enjoy shared activities and interests. Clubs meet after lunch on co-op day and last about 90 minutes. Some clubs meet weekly while others meet once a month.
Previous club offerings were:
Lego Club- ages 4 and up, met weekly
Game Club- ages 4 and up, met weekly, games vary between Chess, Board Games, and Card Games
Woodworking Club- ages 8 and up, met monthly
Choir- ages 8 and up, met weekly to practice and learn, presents an Advent Lessons and Carols in the church on the second Sunday in Advent.
Students may sign up for clubs only. Parents will need to sign up to volunteer for one hour.
We know that homeschooling can be tough and that sometimes moms and dads need a chance to fellowship and learn as well. With that in mind, we are offering a “Mom’s Lounge” this year during our morning classes. We hope you enjoy this offering and we are open to suggestions for other parental support options.
Fees and Volunteering:
Because, we are a parent taught co-op, fees consist of the cost of supplies.
Fees are for the full year (24 class days):
Registration Fee $10/child capped at $40
(covers supplies used by the entire group, hospitality costs for events etc.)
Nursery (Ages 0-3): $20 ($0.83/class day)
Primary (Ages 3-6): $50 ($2.08/class day)
Form 1 (Ages 6-8): $60 ($2.50/ class day)
Form 2 (Ages 8-10): $70 ($2.92/ class day)
Form 3 (Ages 10-12): $80 ($3.33/ class day)
Form 4 (Ages 12- 14): $90 ($3.75/ class day)
Form 5 (Ages 14-18): $100 ($4.16/ class day)
We require parents to volunteer in some capacity. Lead Teachers are certainly always needed but we also have volunteer opportunities for support staff .
To submit a class for consideration please use the Course Description Form