Children of Fatima Curriculum


The Children of Fatima Co-op offers two different Enrollments.  You can see more details about these Enrollments and the weekly schedule on the Schedule page.

Children who are enrolled in FULL co-op will be in class the entire time from 10-4 pm, with the exception of Mass and Lunch.

The Elementary school children 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 will spend two hours in our 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.  These children will also learn to make many things that are materials for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and learn how to run a 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.

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

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


In the science lab children will do science experiments with other students in their age group with the help of a Guide and Assistant.  Since everyone needs to be on the same experiment the same book will need to be used and a general syllabus will be sent out prior to the first week of class.  There will be no assignments or grades given.  Children of Fatima respects the parents as the primary educators of the children and will leave the decision of a grade up to the parents.  Of course, the Guide and Assistant will be happy to talk to the parent about their student’s participation in the class setting.

Science Rotation 23-24

Elementary Science: Exploring Creation with Botany
Middle School Science: Physical Science
High School Science: Biology



Our Humanities hour for the Middle School and High School will consist of a 4 week rotation:

  • Service Project
  • Presentation
  • Book Club
  • Theology Book Study


Looking Ahead

Elementary Rotation

24-25 Anatomy
25-26 Exploring Creation with Flying Creatures
26-27 Exploring Creation with Swimming Creatures
27-28 Exploring Creation with Land Animals


Middle School Rotation

24-25 General Science
25-26 Physical Science


High School Rotation:

24-25 Marine Biology
25-26 Biology