Online Tutorials Page Fall 2005-Spring 2006

(Schola Classical Tutorials follows, more or less, a standard academic year, late August through early May--See Schola's calendar)

Contents of this page (Please read through this entire page first to be sure you've seen all necessary information, then go back through and follow the links to other pages that interest you):

How the Tutorials are Conducted
Subjects Offered: Times, Dates, Course Descriptions
Online Tutorials Weekly Schedule
Yearly Calendar
Fees and Registration
Other Necessary Information

Other important pages

Schola Bookstore
Frequently Asked Questions
Schola Homepage
Who is the tutor?

How the Tutorials are Conducted:

    Schola's online tutorials are live audio and chat once-a-week sessions of almost two hours each, running from late August through mid-May (see Schola's calendar), in which the students and tutor discuss the material being studied, go over the students' work, and preview the work for the next week. Using conferencing software, the students and tutor log in to a server address at the stated time for the tutorial and then are able to communicate by talking, typing, and collaborative web browsing to syllabus pages, map sites, image collections, online museums, etc. Software information is emailed to registered students.

    The tutorials are supported by web pages for each class which contain all information necessary for that class. These class pages list the course outline, reading and writing assignments and other work, announcements relevant to that class, and additional resources for the students to pursue; the student has access at all times to the class page. Many of the classes also each have a special forum on which they post work. Necessary information and announcements are also sent out by email.

Subjects Offered for 2005-2006: Course Descriptions, Times, Dates

    Please click on the following subject titles for detailed course, textbook, and registration information. Contact Schola ( or if you are interested in a course to verify space availability.

    Summer Events 2005

    Great Books (1, 2, 3, 4) -- see weekly schedule below for days and times

      Great Books 1 covers ancient Greek literature and history. 14 and up. 

      Great Books 2 covers ancient Roman literature and history. Prerequisite: Great Books 1 (or by special arrangement).

      Great Books 3 covers Medieval and Renaissance literature and history. Prerequisite: Great Books 2 (or by special arrangement).

      Great Books 4 covers Modern literature and history. Prerequisite: Great Books 3 (or by special arrangement)

    Great Books for Parents -- see weekly schedule below for days and times

      A one-year Great Books course for parents, teachers, and others, covering representative books (some complete, some selections) from each of the four regular Great Books courses listed above, and including discussions or resources and teaching methods for the Great Books.

    Latin (I, II, and III) -- see weekly schedule below for days and times

    Latin I covers most of Latin grammar with the goal of beginning reading ability in original texts. 14 years old and up.

    Latin II covers the rest of grammar and variety of readings, ancient through medieval.  Prerequisite: Latin I or equivalent.

    Latin III is a reading course in which the student reviews grammar and reads a wide variety of prose and poetry authors (and some poetry) from ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: Latin 1 and 2 or equivalent (completion of Latin grammar).

    *There are additional Latin courses offered by Emily Callihan: Introduction to Latin (for children younger than 14), Latin 1, and Latin 2. Please contact Miss Callihan for  more information at

    Classical Rhetoric -- see weekly schedule below for days and times

    A study of the art of organizing knowledge and presenting it effectively, both in writing and speaking.  Ages 16 and up.

    Beginning Anglo-Saxon -- see weekly schedule below for days and times (offered fall 2005)

       The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with most of the basic grammar and syntax necessary to begin reading Anglo-Saxon texts.

    Classical Astronomy -- see weekly schedule below for days and times (offered winter/spring 2006)

      This course's primary goal is to familiarize the student with Deep Heaven: to acquaint the student with the names, locations,  movements, and historical, biblical, and literary significance of the constellations and heavenly bodies which are visible to the naked eye. The course will survey some terms, techniques, and developments of modern astronomy, but the main focus is on knowing the stars. One semester. Best suited to students sixteen years old and up, and especially those who have read a fair amount of ancient and medieval literature, but these are not strict requirements. 

    History of the Bible: Canon and Translations -- see weekly schedule below for days and times (offered winter/spring 2006)

      This course is a one-semester survey of the development of the canon of Scripture and the history of translations. It seeks to answer  questions such as "How did we get our Bible? Why are these books in it and not others? What is the apocrypha and why do some Bibles have it while others don't? How has the Church viewed the canon of Scripture through the ages? Is the canon closed or might some books ever be added or dropped? Why are there so many translations and why did they seem so different? What are the principles that affect translations?" One semester. Best suited to students 16 years old and up. Prerequisites: Great Books 1 and 2 (or by special arrangement. Great Books 3 or comparable medieval study and some backgrouond in church history recommended)

Schola 2005-2006 Calendar

August 1:  1st half tuition fee ($200) due (if entire fee not already paid)  (Financial questions should be directed to
August 24-25:  Test sessions for software, 8:00-10:00 a.m. Last names beginning with A-M on Wednesday 24th, N-Z Thursday 25th.
August 29-September 2:  First week of  classes
September 5:  Labor Day -- classes will meet as usual
October 31-Nov. 4:  -- NO CLASSES
November 21-25:  Thanksgiving Week -- NO CLASSES
December 1:  Balance of yearly tuition fees due
Dec. 26-January 13:  Christmas and New Year's -- NO CLASSES
January 16:  Classes begin
February 20-24:  Late Winter Break -- NO CLASSES
March 1:  Registration open to current Schola families
April 1:  Registration open to all
April 10-14:  Easter Break -- NO CLASSES
May 8-12:  Last week of classes

Online Tutorials Weekly  Schedule for 2005-2006 (all times listed are Pacific Time)

Please contact Schola ( if you are interested in a course to verify space availability. An asterisk before a class in the schedule below indicates that the class is full. However, you are welcome to contact us anyway if you are interested as we can put your name on our waiting list, offer suggestions for other online tutors, and answer questions.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-9:45 *GB 1A *GB 2A *GB 3A GB 4A
10:00-11:45 *Latin 1 *Latin 2 Latin 3 *Rhetoric
1:00-2:45 *GB 1B *GB 2B *GB 3B GB 4B
3:00-4:45 History of the Bible
GB for Parents *Anglo-Saxon
(fall semester)

Fees and Registration 

Tuition for the 2005-2006 Schola tutorials is $ 400.00 per course (this is for the whole school year; one-semester courses such as Astronomy are half that, or $200). A nonrefundable deposit of $ 50.00 per course is required at the time of registration to secure placement.  This paid deposit is deducted from the remaining balance if the entire balance of the yearly tuition is paid by August 1st. Otherwise, half ($200.00) of the tuition fee is due by Aug. 1, and the remaining balance ($200.00) is due by Dec. 1. There will be a $25 late fee for payments more than 10 days late. All payments are non-refundable due to our server lease commitments. 

The families of currently registered students may begin registering March 1 in spring 2005 and have registration priority through April 1 at which time registration is open to all. However, please contact Schola at any time during the year to let us know of your interest as we keep a running waiting list.

Please contact Schola first by email ( to verify space availability. Please print out the registration form, fill it in, and mail to Schola Classical Tutorials, P.O. Box 546, Potlatch, ID, 83855.

  Other Necessary Information

Schola will contact all registered students with any other necessary details about software, how to log in to the sessions, familiarization sessions before classes start, preparation for classes, etc. 
For that and other information, you should watch the Schola News page, and look through the FAQ page for answers to questions you may have. If your questions are still not answered after reading the News and the FAQ, please contact Schola ( or

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