Liberal Arts Level 1 Mini Course (Summer)

Class is currently in progress and no longer available for purchase.

Term: Summer 2020, June 8–10 (3 sessions), June 15–17 (3 sessions)
Target Grade Levels: K–1
Schedule: 3x / week, 55 min.
Price: $40.00

Course Sections
Section 1: June 8–10
| M/T/W 2:15 p.m. ET with Celeste Gregor
Section 2: June 15–17
| M/T/W 2:15 p.m. ET with Celeste Gregor

Joint Enrollment: This course is offered as a joint-enrollment class between Scholé Academy and St. Raphael School.

This one-week summer mini course is designed to give students and parents a glimpse into the Liberal Arts Level 1 course. For one week we will meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, just as we do during the school year, to read, learn, and have fun! Together, we will read Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings and use it as a starting point to discuss all manner of subjects and interesting things. All that’s needed is a copy of the book and a parent or adult who will sit with and assist the student in class. This is a wonderful way to try out our online platform and see if it might be a good fit for your family.

Placement: Please read about our new process above.

Syllabus: Coming soon.

Required Materials*

*Required materials are not included in the purchase of the course. We have supplied links to Amazon for convenience, but any edition of the book is acceptable.




Celeste Gregor enjoyed a classical- and literature-based home education from kindergarten through high school. During high school she found a passion for textiles, which eventually led to a year of study abroad at an arts folkschool in Sweden. There she fell in love with making the practical and mundane things in life beautiful; bringing nature into the home and daily life; and using the beauty that can be found around us to bring joy, depth, and learning into family life. Celeste now lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York with her husband David, their 3-year-old daughter Dulcy Lucia, their 1-year-old daughter Willa Irene, and David’s 2 teenage daughters, Meredith and Samantha. The family attends Saint John the Baptist Church in Rochester. In addition to supplementing the older girls’ public school experience with home-based learning, Celeste is enjoying planting the seeds of a lifelong love of learning, and building a foundation for future homeschooling, with Dulcy and Willa. E-mail: celestephotini@gmail.com

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be a much better solution, as such devices enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer.

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class.

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:


  1. Visit zoom.us/download.
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.


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