Church Micro Schools

Turn Your Church Into A Community School

Churches are natural gathering places for families with similar beliefs, values, and worldviews. Our team at Ethos Logos will help your church congregation start a community-based homeschool community in your market. We have faith-based groups that have started their own micro-school and are more than willing to share their journey, mistakes, and successes. Your congregation has its unique requirements, and with our Lesson Cards, Lesson Guides, Digital Resources, and Digital Training Micro Course, we can equip your families with the tools they need to start and grow a church-based school successfully. 

Typically, church facilities are available during the day and can act as natural gathering areas for families to come together and follow an academic platform that aligns with their worldviews. With Ethos Logos, we create the K-12 scope and sequence and provide a faith-friendly, not faith-based, platform for any denomination to integrate their belief systems into our instructional platform. There are all sorts of models that you can implement in your micro-school, from parent volunteers teaching specific subjects to retired members of your congregation taking on teaching roles to pooling resources to hire part-time teachers. The key to each of these models' success is a platform whereby all the students follow a particular scope and sequence of instruction.

The Ethos Logos curriculum platform was originally built in private Christian schools in the early 1990s. Our team spent 7 years adapting these resources and instructional hallmarks into the public school arena.  Adapting our public school-based curriculum plan to match any number of faith-based institutions will be easy and seamless. 

There are natural entry points for religious institutions to align with the Ethos Logos instructional approach. Our Values and Virtues instruction focus on world history and classical novels are each jumping off points to integrate Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or any other religious belief system into your daily instruction.

For many churches undertaking a homeschool start-up can be daunting. With our curriculum platform, resources and support, and feedback, we can help with the foundational elements needed to bring your congregation into the unschool movement.

Expansion Of Homeschool Means Opportunities For Churches

With the explosion in the homeschool market, There were about 3.1 million homeschooled students in 2021-2022 in grades K 12 in the United States (roughly 6% of school-age children). To put that in perspective, there are 3.4 million students enrolled in American charter schools.

Homeschooling is quickly growing in popularity among minorities. About 41% of homeschool families are non-white/non-Hispanic (i.e., not white/Anglo).

Most parents and youth decide to homeschool for more than one reason. The most common reasons given for homeschooling are the following (NHERI.org):

  1. Customize or individualize the curriculum and learning environment for each child,
  2. Accomplish more academically than in school,
  3. use of an educational instructional approach other than those typical in public schools,
  4. Enhance family relationships between children and parents and among siblings,
  5. Provide guided and reasoned social interactions with youthful peers and adults,
  6. Provide a safer environment for children and youth because of physical violence, drugs and alcohol, psychological abuse, racism, and improper and unhealthy sexuality associated with institutional schools, and
  7. Protect minority children from racism in public schools or lower expectations of children of color (e.g., black) (e.g., Fields-Smith, 2020; Mazama & Lundy, 2012).
  8. Teach and impart a particular set of values, beliefs, and worldviews to children and youth.

The Ethos Logos model of Classical Education and Charlotte Mason Philosophy education started in the early 1990s in private Christian schools. We adapted the model to public schools, but it can easily be combined with your churches religious instruction. 

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