Here at St. Joseph, the elementary grades, with the exception of grade 2, are primarily homeschooled. We have taken religious education out of the classroom and put it back into the home where it belongs with parents being the first teachers of their children.  There is much flexibility to this program. The parents can schedule how and when they will teach the faith to their children. We are asking that by the end of the 6th grade that the children know the sacraments, 10 commandments, basic prayers and how to go to confession but most especially that they are praying and reading the Bible daily and going to Church each week.  To support the work you do at home we hold six (6) Adult Faith Formation Meetings during the school year (Day and Time TDB). We also offer an optional supplementary youth program for grades 3 -6 focusing on scripture, praise and worship and building a relationship with Jesus.

Homeschool Programs

Grade 3

In Third Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor. The curriculum for grade three teaches how Jesus calls us to love God and others. Students continue to learn about the Church, the sacraments and morality. In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings to complete the home school curriculum (Day and time TBD).

Grade 4

In Fourth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor with a focus on God’s plan for creation, original sin, the ten commandments and the beatitudes. Students continue to learn about the Church, the sacraments and morality.  In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings to complete the home school curriculum (Day and time TBD).

Grade 5

In Fifth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor with a concentration on Salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Sacraments and morality.  In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings to complete the home school curriculum (Day and time TBD).

Grade 6

Study Guide for Gr 6 2019 (PDF, 542K)

In Sixth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor with a concentration on the Bible, the Church and the Prophets. At the end of the year, 6th graders will be tested prior to entering 7th grade. In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings to complete the home school curriculum (Day and time TBD).

Optional Supplemental Programs

Grades 3 & 4 – Weekly Youth  Program

Children come together to share, learn, and discuss their faith through prayer, praise & worship, reading the Bible, music, crafts and movies.  In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings to complete the home school curriculum (Day and time TBD).

Grades 5 & 6 – Weekly Youth  Program

Children come together to share, learn, and discuss their faith through prayer, praise & worship, reading the Bible, music, crafts and movies.  In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings to complete the home school curriculum (Day and time TBD).