The St. Nicholas Homeschool Cooperative (SNHC) exists to support the families of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church who have chosen to homeschool their children. We also invite a small number of non-Orthodox homeschooling families to join us and enrich us by their presence.
SNHC blends the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason with our efforts to form and mature children in the Christian faith, seeking to form the mind, illumine the heart, and train the senses to love and serve God and to attain unto the Kingdom of Heaven. Thus all educational pursuits, while certainly laying the groundwork for a successful life, must be ordered toward a higher reality. A balanced Orthodox education will help the student delight in the manifold wonders of God’s creation while learning to present themselves as true worshipers in the presence of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, one in essence and undivided.
It is not required that parents make exclusive use of the Charlotte Mason approach at home, but it is the method that all cooperate with when meeting together.
Currently (2016-2017 school year), SNHC meets twice monthly, once for a field trip day and once for an academic day. On the academic day, the schedule includes prayer, Christian storybook read-aloud with the pastor, music appreciation, literature, nature study, etc.
If you are interested in participating, please contact the co-op coordinator, Jennifer Glasgow, using the form below.