Catholic Schoolhouse Upper Level
A Place for all Homeschool Ages.
your family together ...in your one-room schoolhouse
With Catholic Schoolhouse, your Dialectic and Rhetoric Students Can Stay Connected to the Family.
By following the same general sequence as found in the Catholic Schoolhouse Tour Guide, with a deeper scope, your homeschooling family can maintain unity. Family projects, field trips, and discussions around the dinner table can continue to include the entire family.
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upper level education is accomplished through relevant book discussions, Socratic seminars, memorized speech selections, and writing assignments that grow students’ communication skills in a fun, interactive environment.
Read our Upper Level Rhetoric Flyer to understand and learn about what Catholic Schoolhouse Upper Level Programs have to offer your children.
families may continue to design a course of study perfectly suited to their middle and high school aged children. Select texts that coordinate with our materials, use online classes, or create your own approach that engages your students.
The upper level dialectic and rhetoric programs retain family unity as together students learn to think well, speak well, and write well while encountering the True, the Good, and the Beautiful.
If you are new to homeschooling older students, Graduation Requirements will help you to see the big picture. Get a sample idea of how to integrate graduation needs with family unity by taking a look at our Catholic Schoolhouse Tour 3 Rhetoric Sample Course List.
As your children grow, Catholic Schoolhouse grows with them.
Discover the Trivium, the three stages of Classical Education.
Pre-grammar — Fun and Play-filled stage.
Students focus on virtue and gain the developmental skills needed to succeed in the grammar classroom. ABC’s and 123’s while keeping them unified with the family through an introduction to Catholic Schoolhouse Memory Work.
Grammar–Knowledge and skill building stage.
During our core Catholic Schoolhouse Program, students focus on memorization, giving them the foundation for success in their future studies. Virtue and Catholicism is woven into everything we do. Learn more our homeschooling programs Catholic Schoolhouse Planning for the Grammar Student.
Dialectic–Logic or understanding stage.
Students begin to contradict, even argue. Has your sweet child suddenly gotten sassy? No! How they process information has been changed by God our creator. At Catholic Schoolhouse, we move away from memory and toward analysis in approximately middle school, encouraging them to direct this new, beautiful, necessarily analytical brain to process information in a respectful way as they discover truth. Learn more our homeschooling programs Catholic Schoolhouse Planning for the Dialectic Student.
The next stage changes their brain yet again, now going beyond analysis to synthesis–creating their own convincing arguments and reasons. Catholic Schoolhouse focus becomes communication. Knowing all the knowledge in the world is for nothing if they can’t effectively communicate to use that knowledge to change the world. We are guiding students to become Catholic adults.
Catholic. Classical. Flexible. Accessible.
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.