Upper Level Classes
Class names in orange font are linked to additional information about the class.
Additional upper level enrichment classes are listed below.
Elementary and Enrichment Classes
These classes, taught by Myra Roller are a general introduction to art. We are thrilled to have Mrs. Roller back to teach at our co-op this year! Students use a wide variety of medium and techniques, and produce amazing, finished pieces that are sure to find a place on the wall. Favorite pieces will be displayed at our Fine Arts Evening!
Junior High/Senior High Art
General Art (7th-12th grade) $100 per semester
A variety of methods and media are experienced (example: acrylics, watercolor, ink, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, etc.) to instruct students in the art of drawing, design, and painting. Continuing skills are taught in regard to the elements and principles of art, major artists and their works, and craftsmanship involved with various techniques. All supplies will be provided—there will be no art box supply list per student.
High School Drawing $100 per semester
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This class is for any high school student (beginner or beyond) who has a desire to develop his or her drawing skills. Students who are new to drawing will be introduced to the basics of drawing what they see and shading techniques. The first 8-10 weeks will be an introduction to drawing basic shapes and shading simple forms. This is followed by five finished drawings (fruit, mug, stuffed animal, shoe, and individual choice). Everyone works at his or her own speed, so the time that these are executed depends entirely upon the student. Skill is stressed at this level, not artistry. Students progress year after year, picking up where they left off. After the initial five drawings, students may choose to either continue with pencil, or try a new medium (pen & ink, charcoal, colored pencil, etc.). At this point the student can bring in his or her own still life object(s) or work from photo reference. As they advance, especially if they take this class for several years, creativity and artistry are stressed more in their choices.
Elementary General Art $100 per semester
A variety of methods and media are use to introduce students to the art of drawing, design, and painting. Beginning skills are taught while learning to explore new and familiar art materials. All supplies will be provided—there will be no art box supply list per student.
Upper Elementary Art (4th--6th grade)
Elementary Art (1st-3rd grade)
Latin taught by Sarah Grogan
Sarah has experience teaching Latin to homeschool students and passed the National Latin Exam with high honors. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education.
Latin I (4th-6th grade) $70 per semester
An easy introduction to Latin for students with no previous experience. Latin is a great preparation for other foreign languages as well as further classical studies. In this class, we will explore a new language, improve our vocabulary and grammar skills, and have fun doing it!
Latin II (4th-6th grade) $70 per semester
Language and Cultures (1st-3rd grade) $15 per semester
This is a mom-led gentle introduction to various languages and cultures designed to give our young students some basic vocabulary and exposure to different people groups. The class covers very basic early words like numbers, colors, etc, with singing, stories and projects, as well as geography and lifestyles of the various countries.
These classes will focus on memorization in the form of history songs and timeline, skip counting, geography and grammar. This type of memory work reflects the grammar stage of the Classical model.
1st-3rd Memory Class $5 per semester
4th-6th Memory Class $5 per semester
Literature (4th-6th grade) $5 per semester
taught by Carolyn Nephew
Students will analyze and discuss works of literature, study vocabulary and develop skills and strategies to comprehend literature, begin/continue to write well developed paragraphs and possibly a 3-5 paragraph essay.
1st-3rd Morning Science $10 per semester
taught by Chris Doughman
This class will focus on the human body using a full-paper model. Each student will add organs and systems to their "body" each week along with other hands-on activities. Second semester, the class will focus on chemistry and physics experiments and activities.
4th-6th Morning Science $10 per semester
taught by Christy Lanning
This class will study life science biology with an emphasis on animals, and oceans, properties of air and water and weather in the spring. There will be a thread of the scientific method through all of these and we will have a science fair in the spring.
Early Elementary Physical Education (age 4 years-3rd grade)
Our little students need some energy-burning activity, and this is it! This mom-led class will include games, skill-building activities, and lots of fun!
Physical Education and Fitness (4th-12th grade)
Focused on HOW we play the game as much what the rules are, this class will include some fast-paced physical games as well as some challenges requiring creative problem solving and lots of teamwork.
This Charlotte Mason-inspired class will help students to see the wonder of the world anew. Students will spend a lot of time outside, and work on the different aspects of journaling what they observe. Science principles will be taught as they relate to what the children are seeing and hearing outside. Come dressed for the weather!
Elementary Nature Study (1st-3rd) $10 Supply fee
Advanced Nature Study (4th-8th) $30 Supply fee
This supply fee is slightly higher to establish a nature journaling kit for use outside during class and for use outside of class. The student should bring a drawstring style backpack to first class to carry nature journaling supplies.
This class will focus on a variety of wacky critters in God's great animal kingdom. We will travel through the world continent by continent discovering the amazing adaptations each creature has to survive in its environment. Discovery will be facilitated through living books, lapbooking, crafts and hands-on activities.
$15 Supply Fee
Our preschool classes will lead our preschoolers through a variety of activities designed to enrich and broaden their early learning. The students will make music, listen to stories, learn about God's big world, and create!
We love our littlest ballerinas! They're adorable even when things don't go exactly as planned. This clip is from the recital a few years ago. What cuties! (The dancers in the front are doing what the teacher is doing. The others are...dancing to the beat of a different drummer!)
Ballet These dance classes, taught by Michele Vollmer, are designed to introduce and improve the art of ballet while building personal confidence and discipline. Students will learn proper posture, combinations, ballet technique, and dance vocabulary as well as work towards a performance piece at our Fine Arts evening in the spring. Students may have black or pink leotards, pink tights and pink leather/synthetic leather ballet shoes. A small recital and costume fee may be required in the spring. Class placement is made with instructor recommendation.
Ballet I (app. age 5-9 years old) $65 per semester
Ballet II (app. age 8+ years old) $87 per semester
CAFE Ballet Company (By teacher invitation) $87 per semester
Taught by Heather Williams, member of the performance group Celtic Rhythm Dancers and Erickson Academy, and a former instructor at Donnelly Dance Academy, these co-ed classes are an introduction to the cultural fun of Irish dance. Students and adults are welcome to participate, and will learn a variety of traditional steps and dances. Students may dance in comfortable clothing, and any footware they choose. Some of the girls choose to wear jazz-style dance shoes or Irish ghillies. No wigs required!
Irish Dance $70 per semester
Taught by Stephanie Langdon, former music teacher for Fairfield schools, students will progress toward mastery of their chosen instruments. Musicians will participate in the Fine Arts Night at the end of the year, and may have to opportunity to perform in local nursing homes. Please note that instructor approval is required to join either class, and beginning lessons need to be arranged with Mrs. Langdon.
Intermediate Band $20 per semester
Geared at high school or mature junior high students, this group will practice harmonizing and adding movement to their songs. Girls will improve their vocal quality while learning musical theater-style songs, and perform at the Fine Arts Recital at the end of the year.
This class will be an introduction to the fundamentals of sewing with a machine. Students will work on individual projects with help from a skilled and experienced seamstress. Students will be required to bring and be familiar with their own sewing machines each week.
Beginning Sewing (5th grade and up) $75 per semester
Advanced Sewing (5th grade and up) $75 per semester
History With American Girls
Take a trip with one of the American Girls and explore the time around their story. The class will spend some time reading about the chosen girl's world, studying some history and geography during that time period, do some handicrafts and games that might have been played during the chosen era and taste some foods they may have eaten. Students will also spend some time strengthening their chararacter alongside the chosen girl and learn some basic etiquette. There will be a supply fee for each semester.
1st-3rd Grade American Girl History $XX supply fee
4th-6th Grade American Girl History $XX supply fee
FIRST Lego League Jr.
CAFE runs two teams that explore engineering and building concepts by participating in Jr. FLL, a worldwide program designed to teach kids about STEM. The teams meet first semester only, and members must be able to attend the Jr. FLL Expo on a Saturday morning in mid-January. Participation fee covers team registration with FIRST, team t-shirts and presentation and Lego supplies.
$75 Participation Fee
**Please note: We are now only accepting preschool students who have older siblings in the elementary or upper level classes. Thanks!**