Bismarck, ND Chapter – Catholic Schoolhouse



Welcome to Catholic Schoolhouse

Bismarck Chapter!!

~ Catholic Schoolhouse Overview ~

Thanks for stopping by! Homeschooling can be challenging.  But it can also be so rewarding!  Parents and students benefit from the support of each other during their homeschooling adventures.  This is why we are here!

  • Are you looking for a classical, Catholic program?
  • Do you desire a consistent, Catholic peer group for your children – the kind that builds lasting relationships and encouragement?
  • Do you want socratic discussion and classroom interaction for your middle and high school students?
  • Do you feel like you are juggling too many things and missing family unity?
  • Would you like to meet other parents with like-minded goals to share your journey?

Catholic Schoolhouse is a program designed to help homeschooling families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements, presented in a structured environment. Our approach is to work with the grain of the stages of development of our children, rather than fighting against it. Virtue development shares an equal importance to academics for us.

Grammar students, those traditionally of elementary ages five years old to 6th grade, will focus on mastering facts 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.

We gather older students with the primary goal of interacting with one another (communication skills), growing in right thinking (logic and philosophy) and recognizing the true, good and beautiful (fine arts) because there we will find God. Dialectic or logic students, typically 7th to 9th grades, will be encouraged to review the memory facts as they delve further into them through discovery and discussion work. Rhetoric students, typically 10th to 12th grades, will do the same while adding rotating government, economics, and logic high school credit. We strive to be one-stop shopping for the busy mom. Our expanding program provides for the needs of everyone in the family, including older children, at the same time and same location.

One of the great advantages of Catholic Schoolhouse is the efficiency, consistency, and family unity that comes from presenting the same information to all classes. Siblings will be able to relate to one another as older students encourage the younger, and parents will enjoy the enhanced effectiveness of teaching only one set of information at a time. Furthermore, Catholic Schoolhouse not only guides our children academically but also forms an encouraging social network for parents and children.

The classes meet once a week during the school year for four six-week quarters, in addition to providing planned field trips  each quarter that coincide with our content studies. Throughout the school day, parents will tutor in and visit their children’s classes – observing, assisting, and learning along with them. All children will be guided through sequential topics, rotating over a three-year cycle.

Catholic Schoolhouse can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family. Please explore the other pages of our website for more information and for specifics to our South Indianapolis Chapter.