Seattle Scholé

Welcome to Seattle Scholé!
A Classical Homeschool Collective

Seattle Scholé is a homeschool group focused on coming alongside homeschooling parents to allow them to give the benefits of Christian classical education without having to rely on costly private schools or competitive and time consuming co-ops.

Who We Are:

Seattle Scholé is focused around a Christian classical education (with our youngest grades being a combination of classical and Charlotte Mason). 

We are intentional about our learning and try to practice Lectio Meditatio Compositio (To Read, To Think Deeply, and to Write/Create). We understand that children, like bees, must first gather, digest, and then create for the benefit of others.

As our tagline explains, we are a classical homeschooling collective. Not necessarily a co-op as we try to not make volunteering mandatory for parents (although we do incentivize parents to volunteer) but rather a collective. 

We are collectively bringing our homeschool families together so that we can learn together, support each other, and fellowship with each other.

Ummm what is Scholé?

Scholé: (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from the Greek word for leisure (it’s also where we get the English word for school). But before you think this means leisurely educating... it does not. 

This is leisure in the sense that we can education our children restfully knowing the direction we are steering them towards as oppose to anxiously educating them to pass tests. 

It also involves learning through meditating and pondering. Seattle Scholé is a great place to get your kids pondering and meditating on what they are learning.

We offer parents two ways to incorporate Seattle Scholé into their homeschooling

1) Simply incorporate the Seattle Scholé subjects into your current favorite homeschooling curriculum.

2) Make use of Seattle Scholé as a full curriculum. The Seattle Scholé would provide your family with the lesson plans for the school year (Monday - Friday) and let you know which curriculum/books you would need to buy. 

- This method is offered as we know that many parents feel overwhelmed with choosing and planning curriculum for their children and we realized that we can easily offer this to ease their anxieties.

What a Seattle Scholé day looks like:

We start our Monday group with prayer, a hymn, and memorize a Bible verse before breaking up into individual classes.

In the Fall of 2021, we plan to have 3 groups:

Primary Group: Kindergarten-2nd grade
Lower Grammar Group : 3rd/4th grade
Upper Grammar Group: 5th-7th grade

The Primary Group 

The Primary Group focuses on a read aloud as well as art, poetry, music, and the science that flows out of the read aloud. 

This is a very gentle yet foundation laying method of starting children to become active readers and natural learners. 

You can read more about this group in our Primary Group page.

The Lower Grammar Group 

The Lower Grammar Group focuses on a read aloud as well as art, poetry, music, and the science that flows out of the read aloud. 

This is similar to the Primary Groups lesson but it is a bit more in-depth and does incorporate a bit of writing. The Lower Grammar Group also learns Latin with a very fun and sing song curriculum as a way of gentle introducing the kids to Latin which is a backbone to classical education.

You can read more about this group in our Lower Grammar Group page.

The Upper Grammar Group 

The Upper Grammar Group is separated into three different subjects: Latin, History/Geography, and Composition/Writing. 

This is the group where the students begin a more traditional Latin curriculum (while still remaining at their age level). 

The history is has a cycle (2021-2022 will be the second half of ancient history) and will include geography, comprehension, and hands on activities to help the history stick with the child. 

This this also the group where the children will be introduced to classical composition (progymnasmata). This is a method of teaching writing that has been used for centuries until just very recently. 

In the first year (2020-2021), the children will learn how to write by learning from ancient fables which ties in quite nicely to their ancient history lesson. The second year (2021-2022), the children will learn from narratives while expanding their understanding of composition.

You can read more about this group in our Upper Grammar Group page.