The Arbor Guild ~ a Charlotte Mason Co-op
The Arbor Guild has been meeting since the Spring of 2013 as a multi-age (grades 1-12) living education community. We gather bi-monthly at a local community center, directly adjacent to a 35-acre prairie reserve (where we meet on alternating weeks for our Natural History Club). Parents share teaching responsibilities in a variety of subject areas, including Shakespeare, composer, picture study, poetry, literature, folksong, hymn, and handwork. We divide our meeting days into upper and lower forms for many of our subjects to allow for increased student sharing and also more challenging material as the students get older.