For Home-based educators.
White Horse Hall is a Co-operative of Christian families whose educational model is based at home. The purpose of WHH is to facilitate the dimension of learning in community, the opportunity for outside accountability, and the blessing of the diversity of gifts in the Body of Christ. To that end, we meet one-day-per week [Fridays] to learn together, be taught by one another, and fellowship.
A Christ-honoring fellowship.
Families registering for WHH need to affirm the Christian Faith as articulated in the Apostle's Creed. Teachers at WHH affirm the Statement of Faith of WHH.
White Horse Hall is a Co-operative in the sense that all families involved share the responsibilities of many aspects of the co-op: setting up & cleaning up each week, providing parent helpers in classes, helping provide needed items for quarterly feasts, etc. Teachers (some of whom are parents, and some of whom are not) are paid through the tuition fees paid by families, and are hired through an application process by the administrator. The administration (one administrator and one assistant) provide teacher support and facilitate day-to-day operations. As of academic year 2015, the steering committee (3 couples) that guided WHH in its first year transitioned into a permanent board (currently 4 members) with oversight and guidance for the administration.
Multiple study opportunities.
Within White Horse Hall are three components: Saint Alfred's Scholars, Edington Scholars, and Wessex Scholars Tutorials. Saint Alfred's Scholars is a set morning program, open to pre-readers through early junior high school students. Edington Scholars is a set of secondary-level classes available individually or together. Wessex Scholars Tutorials are elective-type classes open to elementary through secondary students, in a variety of subjects.
Capitalizing on the communal aspect of education, White Horse Hall includes weekly lunch, plays, public memory recitations, optional reading parties, family projects, feasts, and mom's lunches.