Above, the newly renovated sanctuary at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, in White Sulpher, Ky. (off Ironworks Pike, near Georgetown). We have classes in the parish hall behind the church, and beginning this coming year, in the farmhouse beside the church, and participate in mass in the extraordinary form (Latin) at the beginning of our school day at 10:00 on Fridays.
"Let us raise our children in such a way that they can face any trouble, and not be surprised when difficulties come; let us bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord...When we teach our children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous, to love their fellow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them. This, then, is our task; to educate both ourselves and our children in godliness; otherwise what answer will we have before Christ's judgement-seat?"
--St. John Chrysostom, Homily on Ephesians 6:1-4
Founded in 2016 by a group of mothers who believed that the best way to succeed in the task outlined by St. John Chyrsostom was to work together, Seat of Wisdom Homeschool Cooperative is a community of Catholic homeschooling families who meet weekly for enrichment activities that help students recognize and appreciate all that is true, good and beautiful in God's creation. We wanted to create a space to come together, as a community, for our children to play together, pray together, and worship together, and thereby become strengthened in their Catholic faith and identity. Our schedule includes daily Mass, two classes a day, and plenty of recess. In addition to our weekly co-op meetings, we also offer once a month field trips focusing on Kentucky and Catholic history, and an extracurricular celebration of feasts throughout, and tied to, the liturgical year. We offer affordable, flat fees for families, regardless of the number of children enrolled. We also offer a nursery and early preschool classes for younger siblings. Our goal is to supplement each family's home school, rather than replace it, offering classes and activities that enrich the families' schooling but which are harder to do alone in a home environment. We do all we can to keep classes manageable and affordable, with very few classes requiring a textbook. Further, we require minimal homework outside of class time.
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