Houston-Clear Lake, TX

Benefits to Kids

Children in a Catholic Schoolhouse community develop relationships with other homeschooled children.  Our kids have done much more that just become friends because of the dependable contact they have within their community.  Here are some examples we’ve witnessed in our chapters :

 

  • Consistent Peer Group.  Regular attendance by families with skin in the game–thanks to the cost structure!
  • Positive peer pressure to study harder. “May I learn cursive? The other girls all write in cursive.” –Therese, 2nd grade
  • Studying the same topics as their friends allows sharing of newly acquired knowledge.  After a geology unit, several 3rd graders formed their own rock collecting club.
  • Students inspire one another.  Students regularly share books they are reading, now many of their classmates are inspired.
  • Giving oral presentations.  Often students who are extremely shy are able to effectively give a presentation with the encouragement from their peers and tutor.
  • Challenge one another.  The students notice, and reach for, the quality of work done by the other students.
  • Chorus – Singing in a group is a source of joy for the children.
  • Recess Time.  Kids like to have fun–and look forward to this.
  • Speech or Debate.  Older kids get new opportunities to expand their experiences.
  • Performance opportunities.  End of semester programs give students the experience of “being on stage” helping them to grow.