Curriculum Guide


We encourage a classical core curriculum that includes:

While not every subject will be taught weekly on Academy Day, we expect families to follow this general outline at home, but there is lots of flexibility within it. Parents may choose and maintain their personal curriculum at home, while still enjoying a "group learning" experience in a restful Classically Catholic environment. They may also choose to use classes taught on Academy Days as full courses which replace those subjects at home. Minimal homework will be assigned and is expected to be completed on time. Parents remain the primary educator and may change assignments to fit their students’ needs – just notify the tutor prior to the due date.  We highly discourage families from enrollment in other academic programs (Seton, MODG, etc) as we have found the workload in conjunction with Academy expectations to be contrary to our goal for restful education. For deeper insight into a classical curriculum, we suggest reading The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain.



Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

~ Philippians 4:8

We follow a chronological history cycle and focus on three anchor subjects: Humanities, Science, and Latin. All classes are taught by trained tutors and experienced Classical educators. All volunteers have completed Virtus training through the Diocese of Gary and a background check for our students’ safety and protection. Parents are encouraged to attend summer tutor training sessions, learn alongside our guides during Academy Days, and to further their own education at home through reading, online courses, and participation in various continuous education events held throughout the year. Our Beginner and Grammar level courses are designed to enhance what you use at home, but the many resources available to families make it easy to expand our curriculum to fulfill all your homeschool needs. Our Logic and Rhetoric level enrollment covers a complete curriculum offering.


Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.

~ Pope Saint John Paul II, Letter to Artists

For more information on the Charlotte Mason and Classical Liberal Arts Traditions, please visit these articles:

What is the Charlotte Mason method?

What is Scholé?

Contemplating the Liberal Arts: The Roots

Discover Classical Christian Education (magazine)

We also recommend these books on this educational philosophy:

An Introduction to Classical Education by Dr. Christopher Perrin (free pdf)

The Liberal Arts Tradition (Revised Edition) by Kevin Clark & Ravi Jain

Wondering what other curriculum we use at home to complement the Cooperative Academy? Here's some of our favorites:


Language Arts