The St. B’s Homeschool Tutorial began in 2014 as a ministry for St. B's families who homeschool their elementary-aged children. Every Tuesday and Thursday they gather from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to study physical and cultural geography, science, writing, art and Scripture (through Catechesis of the Good Shepherd) via a Montessori-based curriculum. Each learner responds to lessons in ways that are most meaningful to them and chooses individual independent work. Units of study this year include investigations of six continents in geography and in science, the systems of the human body, electricity and magnetism, weather, and life cycles of living things.
In the 2016 - 2017 school year, there are 14 students in all, 11 who are between six and nine years old in the lower elementary tutorial and 3 ten year olds in the Project Based Learning (PBL) group. The PBL students are learning about engineering principles in order to seek out, study, model, and then present solutions for a real-world problem. The tutorial has three teachers and four regular volunteers, all of whom are members of St. B's.
Some hallmark events of our year include Montessori's Five Great Lessons, content related field trips, guest speakers and in-house field trips (Wild Animals, Fisk/Vanderbilt Planetarium Show, NPL Puppet truck, etc), a Thanksgiving Feast, Praying with the labyrinth, World Day, a Geography Bee, a Retiree Luncheon and serving together at Room in the Inn.
As the children and teachers learn together, they are witnesses to God's love and creativity in the natural world, in other cultures, in members of our own St. B's family and in each other!
Please Contact Meredith Flynn at
for tuition and registration information.