The Elementary school children (ages 3-12 or pre-k through 6th grade) will spend two hours attending Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  More information can be found about this program on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd page.


The Upper school children (ages 12-18 or 7th through 12th grade) will spend two hours in an Applied Learning program.  The children will be introduced to a variety of Trades, Lost Arts, Handicrafts and Homesteading subjects.  The list below is a sample of the presentations your children may be given during this Applied Learning Program or monthly afternoon presentation open to the entire co-op. These children will also learn to make many things that are materials for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and learn how to run an online store to sell these materials.  Our hope is that this will bring in significant net income so that we can reduce the tuition in the years to come.

Handicrafts: Sewing, Embroidery, Sculpting, Painting, Map making, Drawing, Crocheting/Knitting, Lettering, Woodworking, Rosary making

Homesteading: Gardening/Landscaping, Fermenting, Raising Quail, Cheese Making/Butter churning, Permaculture, Worm composting

Lost Arts:  Weaving, Candle-making, Wood turning, wood burning, Bookbinding

TRADES: Welding, Car maintenance/mechanics, Business, Medical Massage, Photography, Videography


The Upper School children (7th-12th grade) will meet every other week after Mass and Lunch with Debbie Malain for their Theology book study. Middle school one week, high school the next.

The textbooks they will use are:

MIDDLE SCHOOL (7th & 8th grade):  The Bibles Foundations: A Catholic Introduction to the Pentateuch by Nathan Schmiedicke

HIGH SCHOOL (9th-12th grade): Our Quest For Happiness Series

23-24 Book 1

24-25 Book 2

25-26 Book 3

26-27 Book 4


Chess Club 2 x’s a month (need a parent to lead this)

Upper School science LABS (meet 1-4 x’s a month…up to the parents that participate!)

MIDDLE SCHOOL 24-25 Apologia General Science (need a parent to LEAD)

HIGH SCHOOL 24-25 Apologia Marine Biology (can be led by motivated students upon approval)

Parent led LOWER SCHOOL science LABS (parents take turns leading a LAB):

24-25 Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy