P.O. Box 4605
The Angelicum Academy (TA) is a
Catholic home school and liberal education program based on the liberal arts and the classical great books of Western civilization
(with optional online Socratic discussion seminars). It is no coincidence that
TA appears very similar to the Great Books Academy (GBA). This is because TA
is a spin-off of the GBA. The Angelicum Academy
was formed when Catholic directors of the GBA came to realize that an educational program like the GBA could be more relevant
for Catholic students if it were based upon the shared starting points of a common creed as defined and clarified by the Catholic
magisterial authority. The foundation of TA is based on collections of literature
from the Great Books List and the Good Books List. These lists are compilations
of the greatest works of literature from Western civilisation. The TA high school
program uses the Great Books List as a source. The elementary program uses the
Good Books List.
2501 Oak Street
Napa, California 94559
Kolbe Academy has a day school
in California and a national home school program. Their day school was founded in 1980 and the home study school was established in 1985. Kolbe’s aim has been to restore classical education to Catholic schools. They follow an Ignatian-directed educational philosophy where the goal is to train the student to speak, to write, and to act. If you are interested in providing a classical and orthodox Catholic education for
you children, then this may be the program for you.
Little Saints Catholic
P.O. Box 19356
North Carolina 28805
Little Saints is designed to be
convenient and flexible for mothers of pre-schoolers. It provides a very effective,
beneficial, and positive first introduction to the lifelong adventure of learning. The
clearly laid out lesson plans include: the Word of God, illustrated literature, interactive learning games, poetry, nursery
rhymes & finger plays, songs & circle games, and educational art projects. In
addition to stimulating intellectual growth, Little Saints also helps develop your child’s love for and knowledge about
the Faith through Catholic feast day celebrations, interactive Bible and saint stories, Catholic art & craft projects
which are all correlated within the weekly theme’s activities.
Mother of Divine Grace School (MODG)
was founded in 1995. Their goal has been to furnish parents with the information,
resources, and support necessary to provide their children with a Catholic education according to the classical method. This home study program was developed in response to the success of Laura Berquist’s
book, Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum. Her book sparked such
an interest the she responded to her readers’ requests by developing a home study program and offering consulting services. Thus, Mother of Divine Grace School was born.
The mandate of MODG is to assist parents in teaching their children the tools of learning.
Our Lady of the Rosary School
1010 Withrow Court
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
Since 1983, Our Lady of the Rosary School (OLRS) has been assisting parents in the home education of
their children. OLRS is a correspondence school offering a complete curriculum
for students from pre-kindergarten through to grade 12. They consider their school
to be “an apostolate dedicated to saving the souls of children by giving them the opportunity to receive a superior,
truly Catholic education in the best possible environment – the home”. Their
goal is to assist parents in the instruction of their children in the Holy Catholic Faith using academics to achieve it.
Regina Coeli (RCA) is the first
all-online educational program for Roman Catholics. They began offering classes
in 1995. RCA offers a college preparatory program and a junior program for children
ages 10-13. With the exception of the junior programme, all courses are taught
at the college prep level and provide the opportunity for students to excel in specialised study or to enrol in a complete
academic curriculum. RCA provides live classroom participation, interactive World
Wide Web forum, electronic mail, and evaluation of student work. According to
RCA, their purpose is “to provide Roman Catholic students with a rigorous online college preparatory curriculum that
challenges the intellect and nourishes the spirit with the riches of the Catholic tradition”.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
2408 Pridmore Avenue
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (STAA) is a home study program developed by home schoolers for the
home schooling family. Their educational influence comes directly from the works
of St. Thomas Aquinas who established the highest standards in Catholic liberal arts.
His works united faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and biblical and classical traditions. The classical program offered at STAA gently prepares the student to learn from the great books and understand
the great ideas essential to that same work of integrating faith with reason. STAA
is dedicated to the Catholic formation and education of children through the persons granted the grace and commission to do
so by Our Heavenly Father – the child’s own parents.
Home Study School
1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Seton Home Study School was founded
in 1980. Seton is probably the most well known home study school among Catholic
home schoolers. They offer a program that is recognized for its Catholicity and
academic excellence. Seton’s curriculum is classically Catholic. They believe
that the home schoolers of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and their curriculum reflects the belief that Catholics today
need to be fully informed in the Faith, while not neglecting great secular works of Western civilization. While always striving to use Catholic materials in their curriculum, when such materials are not available
they have either published their own materials or have given the Catholic perspective in the lesson plans.