Where do we begin?
The Classical Liberal Arts Academy makes real, classical Catholic education available at affordable prices for Catholic families. We do this by making good use of available technology, limiting overhead and living simply as Catholic teachers, for the benefit of our students. The CLAA is unlike any other homeschool program, because it is designed to serve Catholic homeschool families and it is faithful to Catholic teaching in every lesson.
The first step you should take is to sign up for our newsletter. This will provide you with helpful articles that explain what we offer, and provide many resources you’ll enjoy. The next step is to make use our free trial. When you feel comfortable with how things work, you can enroll in courses and know that a full refund is available to you at any time.
The following courses may be considered “entry level” for young children.
Latin & Greek
If you’d like to see grade-level recommendations for Catholic homeschool students, click here. And, if you have any questions, we invite you to post on the Family Forum or send us an email using the contact form.
“The CLAA is the only truly authentic classical liberal arts program. It is a rigorous and structured curriculum that has taught our children great habits and virtues such as discipline, perseverance and diligence. The curriculum is challenging. Our children have to work hard every day, but it is wonderful for them to experience the joy and satisfaction of mastering a difficult subject and accomplishing what seemed impossible at the beginning of the term. I am continually amazed to see all they have accomplished and can’t imagine ever using another program.”
Help for Mothers!
“Teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” (Titus 2:4-5)
Fathers are commanded by St. Paul to “train up their children” in the Lord, but the day-to-day work of Catholic homeschooling usually is delegated to mothers. As a Catholic homeschooling mother of ten children, and an experienced elementary school teacher, I know that most home school programs are more concerned with selling products than providing for the needs of Catholic children. The homeschool model is unrealistic and, if we’re honest, fails in most homes.
The books, teacher manuals and workbooks may look great, but a mother with a husband and house and little ones to take care of–and a need for a devotional life of her own–cannot manage well the education of multiple children, working at different grade levels, across multiple subjects. This model of schooling was created for state-funded public schools–not Catholic families! The false idea of the homeschool mother promoted at home school conferences and by homeschooling publishers needs to be rejected.
In the CLAA, we do things very differently. We encourage women to keep their lives balanced: say your daily prayers, go to Mass, take care of your house, take care of your health, take care of your husband, enjoy family time with your children. Don’t allow homeschooling to take over your life because “school work” is only one piece of our children’s formation.
Rather than arrange homeschooling as a school teacher, to whom all of the children look for their daily lessons, assignments, explanations, print-outs, etc., teach your children to be independent students and provide them with a study program that allows them to be such. Our program is designed to teach children to study independently. Our website arranges their lessons, provides them with interactive study materials, tests their mastery of their lessons, collects their assignments, keeps their records, and more. Our support staff is always available to answer student questions, help with daily studies, provide feedback on student work, and more. As students advance into subjects parents may have never studied, they can work directly with Mr. Michael and other advanced students, and get the help they need. This is what allows Catholic families to pursue high standards in learning while also maintaining a happy, healthy and holy family life. We designed this program to serve our own family–and are happy to share it with yours.
We would love to help you in this work.
God bless your families!