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Mary, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Community
Supporting Homeschooling and Montessori Education in the Ohio Valley

Grammar Program

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About the Grammar Program

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When: Tuesdays 8:15AM - 2:30AM (Enrichment Track 11:45 - 2:30)

Where: Methodist Church (Urban Mission), Main Upstairs Rooms, 301 North Fifth Street, Steubenville, Ohio and The War Memorial Building, 423 North St, Steubenville, OH 43952

What: Mary, Seat of Wisdom’s Grammar Program is one day of classical education that supports your homeschooling family on the elementary level. It consists of three “levels”.

Level 1 - PreK, K and 1st Graders *½ day option 8:15-11:45 

Level 2 - 2nd-4th Graders

Level 3 - 4th -6th Graders

L1 Students will receive Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, music, Five in a Row with History, Art and Science extensions as well as Montessori-style work.

Levels 2 and 3 students will learn to write using the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) and analyze literature with Socratic-style discussion following the “Teaching the Classics” model. They will take history lessons, poetry recitation training, and theological studies, including virtue studies, expansions on the catechism and the lives of the saints. They will have the opportunity to memorize facts about 8 different disciplines, one of which is a song with 144 events or persons in chronological order with motions that they will perform at the end of the year showcase for parents.  They get all this plus:

Enrichment Track (11:45-2:30):  Everyone is invited to join the Grammar Program at 11:45-12:30. Level 1 Students will receive Five in a Row with History, Art and Science extensions as well as Montessori-style work. Level 2+3 students will receive one semester of Music Appreciation (focusing on American songs and composers) and Choir (focusing on American songs and hymns in line with the liturgical season) and one semester of hands-on Drawing and Art Appreciation (focusing on American Artists) and a full year of Chemistry with hands-on Chemistry Labs.

What you get: 29 weeks of instruction.   

Support system for your academics

Community for your children and yourselves.

Register for the Grammar Program

To register your child for the 2019-20 grammar program, please fill out the following form:

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Grammar Program Teachers

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Erin Grace, Coordinator, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd dotfan[at]hotmail[dot]com

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Brooke Miller, Level 2 Humanities, Level 2+3 Poetry, Level 2+3 Drawing, Level 2+3 Art Appreciation bmiller[at]simainternational[dot]com

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Liz Gage, Level 2-3 Memory Work elizgage@gmail.com

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Jessica Watjen, Level 2+3 Chemistry jessicawatjen[at]hotmail[dot]com

Susanne Manoccia, Level 2+3 Music Appreciation and Choir manocciasmanock[at]gmail[dot]com

Rachel McAdams, Level 3 Humanities, Level 2-3 Theology, Level 1 Five-in-a-row and Montessori-style work honeybear1067[at]yahoo[dot]com





 Registration Fee

To complete your registration, please add the appropriate registration fee to you cart. There is a $150 family cap on Grammar Program registration fees.

 How to Pay for the Grammar Program

One Time Payment

If you would like to pay your child’s Grammar Program tuition in one payment, with a 5% discount on select programs, please select his or her Level from the list below. If you would like to pay for the Grammar Program via a 2 part payment plan (no discount), please click here.

Grammar Program Enrichment Track (Afternoon Only 11:45-2:30)
150.00

All levels, afternoon classes only.

Grammar Program 2 Part Payment Plan

If you would like to pay for your child’s Grammar Program tuition with two payments, one now and one in 5 months, please select his or her Level from the list below and add it to your cart to set up automatic monthly payments. You will receive a reminder email before your second payment is withdrawn.

Grammar Program Level 1 (2 Part Payment)
150.00 every 5 months for 10 months
Grammar Program Level 3 (2 Part Payment)
200.00 every 5 months for 10 months
Grammar Program Level 2 (2 Part Payment)
200.00 every 5 months for 10 months

Alternative Forms of Payment

In order to simplify the billing and cash-flow that enables Mary, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Community to hire great teachers, we are striving to have all your payments fit into either a one-time-payment or an automatic two-part payment plan. If this simply does not work for you, and you require an alternative way of paying (such as a different payment schedule or making direct deposits) please contact the Executive Director, mswccdirector[at]gmail[dot]com to arrange.