Anacortes, WA Catholic Schoolhouse



Welcome to Anacortes Catholic Schoolhouse!            

At Catholic Schoolhouse we bring families together, allowing them to share and experience immersion in a loving Catholic Community–a community that strives to grow in virtue and holiness. Together we encounter the true, good, and beautiful while forming tomorrow’s Catholic adults to be light in the world.

The whole family has a place at Catholic Schoolhouse. Our main mission is built on family unity and is designed to be flexible to enrich a family’s educational experience while using classical elements presented in a structured environment.

Grammar students, typically elementary ages (up to age 12), will focus on mastering facts in
ten subject areas each week that provide a framework for future knowledge. These facts can be
used as springboards for further learning at home, serve as additional contact points to refresh
material that was previously taught, introduce new topics, or simply enrich your current
homeschooling style.  Our Pre-grammar program allows the younger siblings in the family to begin learning like the “big kids.” They enjoy educational play activities suited to ages 3 and 4, while being immersed in virtue and learning our Catholic faith.

Our Older students focus on the goals of interacting with one another (communications), growing in
right thinking (logic and philosophy), and recognizing the true, good, and beautiful (fine arts),
while staying focused on the historical period for the current cycle to facilitate family
cohesiveness. Dialectic students, typically ages 12 to 15 (7th to 9th grades), are encouraged
to review the Grammar memory facts as they delve further into them through discovery and discussion. Rhetoric students, typically ages 15-18 (10th to 12th grade), will do the same while
adding an additional rigor course – a rotation of US government, economics, and logic.

We meet once a week during the school year for four six-week quarters.  Students are guided
through sequential topics, rotating over a three-year cycle by dedicated and trained Class
Leaders. Parents contribute two of the three hours of chapter day as a Class Leader,
assistant/substitute to the Class Leader, or designated helper. The remainder of class time may
be spent visiting their children’s classes, observing and learning along with them. We also
provide planned field trips each quarter that coincide with our content studies, and end of the
semester group presentations.

Catholic Schoolhouse is more than a day out of the house; it can help bring structure and unity to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family.

Catholic Schoolhouse is loyal to the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.