What is schole?

“The word scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from a Greek word that means “restful learning,” and has the connotation of “contemplation,” “conversation,” and “reflection.” (

Although the idea of “schole” can be applied to both a child’s education and a way of living, when we use the word “schole” around AMCMC we generally are referring to the parent-educator’s own education.

Everyone knows that you can’t pour from an empty cup, but how many times do we try? As parent-educators we are the lead learners in our home, and as lead-learners we need to be learning ourselves! Just as we join together in community for our kids to learn, as parents we also want to join together and learn in community. We want to contemplate what is good, true, and beautiful. And we want to do this together.

On the registration form we asked each parent to consider what they were hoping to learn about this year, and the answers are incredibly exciting! Our community interests range from endocrinology, native plant identification, art, and studying Charlotte Mason’s volumes.

Since this is a Charlotte Mason co-op, the (informal) leadership team decided that we’ll start with Mason’s sixth volume, A Philosophy of Education. We’ll go slowly and in a way that includes everyone, whether you are new to this whole method or this is your tenth time through the volumes. We may not always read one of Mason’s volumes, but it will be a good place to start for our first term as a co-op.

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One response to “Schole”

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    Rebecca Looker

    Due to some unexpected changes in our co-op make up this term, we have decided to postpone a formal time of Schole. Hopefully we’ll get this up and going again for the Spring Term!

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