CSH Scope and Sequence

Tour Guide Scope and Sequence

Catholic Schoolhouse's Mission is to Empower families to share Catholic Culture

Experience the Catholic Schoolhouse Programs and build a true one-room schoolhouse for your family.

Catholic Schoolhouse’s classical academic program is organized into units and presented in a three-year cycle. Children are guided through sequential topics including religion, history, geography, math, classical languages, music and language arts. A cohesive program, other materials like Art and Science are all based on the Tour Guide which contains the historical timeline.

Catholic Schoolhouse Tours are cycles, not levels, so any child can start with any Tour, any time.

This three-year rotation allows homeschooling students to encounter all of the information twice during the elementary years, once during primary (ages 3-5) and again during the intermediate years (ages 6-12) to go deeper and fortify learning. 


 Tour 1Tour 2Tour 3

Religion (Catechism) *Includes poetry selection

Psalm 23,
Our Relationship with God and Prayer,
the Church,
Mary (poetry and the Magnificat)
Mass and the Eucharist (catechism and poetry), The SacramentsThe Ten Commandments, 
Works of Mercy and virtues,
Mary (poetry and the Rosary)
HistoryU.S HistoryCreation to 15001500 to Present Day
GeographyBasics review, North America, United States, and State CapitalsBasics review, Europe, AsiaBasics review, Central America, South America, Africa, Antarctica
ScienceZoology, Weather, Anatomy, Electricity & MagnetismBotany, Chemistry, Space, Sound & LightEcology, Geology, Physics, Nutrition & Health
Classical LanguagesPrayers (Prima Latina)Conjugations & Declensions (Latina Christiana)Greek & Latin Vocabulary (English from the Roots Up)
MusicBach, Beethoven, Sousa, JoplinMusic  Theory (Recorder), The OrchestraHandel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Strauss
ArtAmerican ArtAncient – Middle Age ArtRenaissance – Modern Art
Math*skip counting, geometry-rectangles, properties, length conversionsskip counting, geometry-circles, metric conversions, Roman numerals, squares & primes, time & moneySkip counting, geometry-triangles, statistics, capacity conversions
Language Arts*parts of speech, sentence structure, word usage, composition termsparts of speech, sentence structure, word usage, composition termsparts of speech, sentence structure, word usage, compositions terms


In a Catholic Schoolhouse Chapter, elementary tutors use varied techniques to introduce the children to the weekly topics from the Tour Guide. Opportunities for Chorus and Drama are included, chosen by the local Catholic Schoolhouse Chapter Director. The same Tour is used by all chapters nation-wide keeping us in syc for resource sharing, field trips, and more. Please see our CSH Community Options page for more information

Catholic Schoolhouse

Catholic Schoolhouse was founded in 2007 to enhance education in the grammar stage by providing classical memory work for the Catholic homeschool. Going beyond simple memory work, the developers enlisted experts in all areas of study and a wide variety of resources, Catholic and secular, homeschool and non-homeschool to determine what information is typically encountered during the elementary school years (K-8). 

Individual families, chapters and co-ops are able to succeed, bring family unity to teaching, and belong to a greater Catholic community with Catholic Schoolhouse.

Homeschool Success through a Classical Approach