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Young Pilgrims Information

Young Pilgrims- A Schole Community

What is Young Pilgrims?  Young Pilgrims is a subgroup under the “umbrella” of Pilgrim’s Progress Home-School Association (PPHSA).  It is a Christ-centered, servant led community, that works together to foster a love of learning, a growing love for Christ and others. We desire to offer opportunities to build lasting friendships, for character to be taught and exercised, and service to be exemplified and lived out. We offer classes and support for families with students in grades K (4/5 years) through grade 8.
 
How does Young Pilgrims work? Our main objective in our class framework is to “lighten the load”, while also preparing them for Pilgrims Progress Academy classes. We seek to achieve this by offering a gentle progression of multi-sensory learning experiences that are guided by scripture, and primarily infused with Classical Education, Charlotte Mason, and Unit study styling. We structure our classes and offer training, to assist homeschool families in keeping learning restful by building foundational friendships and support systems. Restful learning (meaning the absence of anxiety and frenetic learning, not the absence of work), is one of the countless benefits of working together, as when building anything, many hands make light work.

Young Pilgrims meets in Kingston, Massachusetts.  We currently offer eight sessions in the Fall and eight sessions in the Spring we meet on Tuesday afternoons. Students select 2 classes to participate in between 1pm-3:10pm. 

We also offer before class activities for students and their parents. 
From 12:00-12:45 p.m. we have recess/play for the children (with childcare), Schole for parents. Schole is the greek word for rest/leisure in learning. We have the opportunity to stop and savor a moment with other like-minded parents while enjoying a cup of tea (maybe a light dessert), and engage in encouraging discussions that will help everyone get to know each other better. The structure of this time can vary from a book discussion, hearing guest speakers, or even sharing ideas on everything from to meal planning to discipline. 

 

12 :00

Fellowship Time

1:00

Young Pilgrims Begins

1:10

Class 1

2:10

Class 2

3:10

Doors Close

 

 

 
How may I join Young Pilgrims?  You can join Young Pilgrims online once you have joined our umbrella group Pilgrims Progress Home-School Association (PPHSA).  The following steps will guide you through the process.
  1. Select Request Membership in the top right corner of this page
  2. Fill in the required information (when you complete the online form you will be brought to a payment page)
  3. Complete your application to PPHSA by paying a membership fee of $30 per family (PayPal is preferred but checks may be mailed to the address provided on the webpage)
  4. Registration for Young Pilgrims requires an additional payment of $30 per child which covers 2 classes for one term, there is also a facility fee of $20 per family. Lastly, there is a $10 per year fee for student insurance.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email from the group administrator when your application has been approved (this may take 1-2 days)
  6. When you receive your approval notice follow the instructions listed then log onto our website using your sign in information 
  7. Click on Class Registration on the left sidebar and sign your kids up for the classes that interest them *be sure to complete the last 2 steps as they are necessary for participation in Young Pilgrims
  8. When selecting classes for your children also select how you plan to volunteer with Young Pilgrims.
  9. Descriptions are listed just like the classes. (you will be contacted to finalize your role)
  10. *All teachers need to complete a CORI(if you have had a CORI done with us in the last 3 years you do not need to complete this step.)