Saint Alfred's Scholars
Saint Alfred's Scholars is a one-morning-per-week cooperative with a specified curriculum and class offerings for early readers through junior high students. It consists of morning prayer, memory work/recitation (both Scripture & poetry), history, science, and writing (Levels II, III, and IV) or a thematically-related craft (Level I). Assignments are sent home each week in each subject. There are four levels offered:
Saint Alfred's Scholars is similar at the elementary level to the homeschool co-op model of Classical Conversations in the sense that
1) it offers curriculum guidance and outside accountability for some, but not all subjects (families still have the freedom to tailor their home education to their children/family and the responsibility to teach the 3Rs at home),
2) it provides students and families an opportunity once a week to learn and grow together in community, and
3) it offers families themed studies for each level, so the work at home (particularly in science & history) is all related throughout the different levels.
Saint Alfred's Pages
Saint Alfred's Pages is for the pre-reading, little-to-no-classroom experience student, of roughly ages 4-5 years. It meets Friday mornings, after the assembly time with St. Alfred's Scholars, and is primarily offered for the benefit of the younger siblings of the St. Alfred’s Scholars.
The Pages class includes instruction in classroom etiquette, singing, poetry and scripture memorization, attentiveness, stories, sequencing games, and a craft time, with the crafts relating to either the stories/poems or to the history studies of the upper levels.