Listing Tag: community

Charlotte Mason Institute Online Study Groups

The Charlotte Mason Institute hosts several different online study groups each semester (seasons run from January-June and July-December) for community, growth, and encouragement. Groups typically meet once a month via zoom for an hour and a half, and extra articles and resources and a forum to chat with others in the group are provided with registration.

South Orange, NJ

Trellis Charlotte Mason Community

Trellis is a North-Central NJ Charlotte Mason community that exists to support parents and develope relationships between homeschooling families interested in learning and growing in the life-giving, relational principles and methods laid out by Charlotte Mason.

Trellis was prayerfully established in order to provide the fellowship, encouragement, and support needed for homeschooling parents to provide their children with an education in their home environment based on the gospel-centered, Charlotte Mason philosophy and method. Being so prayerfully established, the Trellis community continues to thrive by God's guidance through prayer and His truth as revealed in the Holy Bible. We seek to support current and prospective homeschooling families by providing opportunities for parents and their children to build relationships and grow in their delight of learning together.

We are made up of families from Essex, Bergen, Morris, Union, and Middlesex counties of NJ, and currently are accepting mothers into our book discussion group- this Fall 2021 we are beginning and reading through Volume 2: Parents and Children. We welcome people of all faith, educational, and cultural backgrounds, while at the same time putting forth the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as revealed in the scriptures, which is the truth upon which Charlotte Mason based her philosophy and method.

Rosedale, MD

Starting a new CM group in the Baltimore, MD area

Hello,
My name is Shannon and I am looking to start a Charlotte Mason group in the Baltimore, MD area hopefully in the Spring of 2022. I am looking for others who would like to run this group with me. If you're interested in putting this group together with me reply below :)

Calgary, AB

Calgary Charlotte Mason Community

Your invited to join our Charlotte Mason book study, meeting monthly in my home in Southeast Calgary (Midnapore). We've been working through a volume of Mason's each year. In fall of 2021 we will read and discuss Volume 5, Formation of Character.

In pre-covid years we've hosted annual Prov.en.der weekends with Laurie Bestvater and Melanie Walker-Malone and we hope to do so again in the future. For more details visit https://www.prov-en-der.com/weekends.html

Omaha, NE

Charlotte Mason Evening Group

Welcome, Mamas! We invite you to come and chat about all things Charlotte, ask questions, share resources, and discuss her volumes.

We meet every second Friday from 7:30-9:30 PM. Moms only, nursing babes welcome.

We read Mason's work with intention every month and gather to listen to how each is grappling with Mason's ideas. Taking turns hosting allows us to connect in comfort and confidentiality.

A greatness of thinking - or magnanimity, according to Mason - seasons our conversation. Essentially, when at odds, we "agree to disagree agreeably." We all homeschool differently and have different backgrounds, but we're committed to coming together to create meaningful, encouraging dialogue that seeks to understand Mason's ideas and one another.

As Mason wrote, education is truly an atmosphere, a discipline and a life. That children are whole persons. That the Holy Spirit is the Divine Teacher & we parents are co-collaborators in their education. That we mothers are being taught by the same means. As we seek to authentically interpret her work, we read with this lens in mind.

Welcome! We can't wait to learn alongside you ♥

Olympia, WA

Washington State Charlotte Mason Group

This is a group for all Charlotte Mason homeschooling parents and students who are in Washington State. This group is centered in the greater Olympia area. All welcome, from brand new to Charlotte Mason ideology to long time learners. This is a place where we can make connections, schedule group activities, and gain insight and resources from each other. Low maintenance and friendly environment!

Windom, MN

Truth, Beauty, Goodness Community

The Truth, Beauty, Goodness Community (TBG) is our long-standing (over 14 years!), beauty-filled offering of a homeschool community built on one particular philosophy of education – that of Charlotte Mason. At different times, we have had all ages in our co-op, only elementary age students, and only high school students. We love to share and encourage others who wish to start learning cooperatives where many hands (teachers) make light work and allow moms to implement the fullness of a Charlotte Mason education.

Visit our webpage for more information and resources that we love to share! Presently, we have a Form 3-6 group (TBG Teens) and a Forms 1-3 group (Spreading the Feast).

Mechanicsville, VA

CM co-op & community

This christian Charlotte Mason co-op meets twice a month for learning together through nature study, singing, geography, scouting and more. Additional activities for the whole family or moms only help build our community between co-op meetings.

Bartlett, TN

Spread the Feast: Memphis Charlotte Mason Community

“We spread an abundant and delicate feast in the programmes and each small guest assimilates what he can” (Charlotte Mason, Vol. 6, p. 183).

Spread the Feast Community is a community for home educators and families in Shelby County and the surrounding areas interested in learning about the Charlotte Mason method and philosophy of education. Our primary goal is to be a place of encouragement for parents on their homeschooling journey, and to grow in community with one another.

We also provide learning opportunities for the children so they too can grow in community and friendship with one another. Spread the Feast is open to all that are interested in learning more about the Charlotte Mason method and philosophy of education. We welcome CM veterans, those transitioning to CM, those that are just beginning to learn about CM, those that are simply curious about CM, and everyone in between.

We host 2 book discussions a month- a daytime one for adults and kids of all ages and an evening one for parents and "babes in arms." We also have mother culture and family events, clubs (scouting, nature), nature outings, "early years" meet-ups, and more!

This year we are reading In Vital Harmony by Karen Glass.

Visit our website at www.spreadthefeast.com for more information.

St Johnsbury, VT

Inklings Community

A small Charlotte Mason community, modeled after the True, Good, and Beautiful model that Nancy Kelly describes on Sage Parnassus. The children that attend this group are in Forms 1 through Form 3. Moms are required to be involved and guide discussions and explorations. Shakespeare, Plutarch, scouting and music are the subjects included so far, with hopes to build into more.