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New Petty School Courses for Little Ones

Classical Catholic Homeschool Petty School

Enrollment is now open for the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s new Petty School courses.

Our children receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion around age 7 because that is understood to be the dawn of the “age of Reason”. It is easy to understand, then, that formal studies would begin after this point in their lives. For the period before formal studies begin, the Petty School provides young children with helpful lessons to prepare them for classical studies. These lessons are video-based and simple, and introduce children to the concepts they will study in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy when they’re a little older.

From 2009-2018, we offered a number of Petty School courses which were among our most popular courses. In 2021, we are re-producing our Petty School courses and expanding the number of courses offered to little ones. New lessons for each of the courses below will be published weekly, beginning in August. Sample lessons will be posted early in August.

I. Trivium

  1. Petty School Reading
    Learn to read the symbols and sounds of the English language.
  2. Petty School Writing
    Learn to write the symbols of the English language.
  3. Petty School Latin
    Learn to read the symbols and sounds of the Latin language.

II. Quadrivium

  1. Petty School Arithmetic
    Learn the basic concepts of numbers, counting, addition and subtraction.

III. Philosophy

  1. Petty School Morals
    Learn basic moral lessons through the study of Aesop’s Fables.
  2. Petty School Nature
    Learn about the elements and bodies of the natural world.

IV. Theology

  1. Petty School Bible
    Learn the classic stories of the Catholic Bible.
  2. Petty School Catechism
    Learn the content of Baltimore Catechism I.

Subscription Plans

Please note that enrollment in all of the Petty School courses described above are included in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s subscription plans.

If you have any questions about these Petty School courses, please contact me directly.

God bless your studies,
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy