Here at St. Joseph, the elementary grades, with the exception of grade 2, are 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. For your convenience, a Syllabus for the first half of the year for each grade is provided below.

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.  Adult faith formation will be offered beginning in January 2021 to support the work you do at home.  Days and times are TBD.

No fee for homeschooling.  Workbooks are $20 for each grade level.

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.

Grade 3 Syllabus 2020-2021 (PDF, 221K)

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.

Grade 4 Syllabus 2020-2021 (PDF, 221K)

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.

Grade 5 Syllabus 2020-2021 (PDF, 221K)

Grade 6

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.

Grade 6 Syllabus 2020-2021 (PDF, 221K)