Fall Quarter classes begin September 10 Registration for Fall classes is now open! Click here to see how to join Co-op Our In-Person Registration is August 20 If you have students in 1st or 2nd Grade, see our changes this year Have a restful and relaxing summer!

Kinder Enrichment

1st-2nd Grade

3rd-6th Grade

7th-10th Grade

Parent Volunteering

Fall Quarter Dates

 

About Us

OUR PURPOSE
To provide Walla Walla Valley home school children with quality supplemental enrichment opportunities in a Christian environment.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Eastgate Home School Cooperative provides Christian, Creation-Based classes one day a week on Tuesdays for 10 weeks each Fall and Spring Quarter. During the 2019-2020 School Year, we will offer classes for ages 4-16. Classes are broken up into two sessions, morning and afternoon. Parents can choose to have their children enrolled all day, half days, or, in some cases, just one class. The Kinder and 1st-2nd Grade class are mornings-only.

HISTORY
We started our program Fall 2014 with 22 children and 4 classes. Many of the families who started with us in the Fall of 2014 are still attending our Co-op. We have continued to grow the last few years and ended Spring 2019 with nearly 65 children and 21 classes. Over 80 children attend classes at our Co-op each year. 

NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN CLASSES
We have families from many different religious backgrounds. There is prayer and Christian content in many of our classes and activities, and we operate from a Christian Creation-Based World View. Our Co-op is fortunate to be under the umbrella of the Eastgate SDA Church, which has greatly benefited us in regard to our physical meeting space, insurance, payroll and accounting.

10-WEEK QUARTERS 
Our Cooperative is a year-long Co-op with 2 separate quarters in the Fall and Spring that meet for 10 weeks each. Several of our Spring Quarter classes are a continuation of our Fall Quarter classes, and new families are not able to join all Spring classes. However, we always make sure we offer plenty of classes during Spring Quarter that new familiies can join. 

MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Our classes are clearly divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Parents are welcome to choose mornings, afternoons or all day. There is a supervised 15 minute snack break in the mornings, a 45 minute lunch for all-day children, and a 15 minute break between afternoon classes. 

INSTRUCTORS
Classes are taught by a combination of volunteer Co-op parents and Contract Instructors we hire from the community.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES/BENEFITS
We also offer additional benefits such as book fairs, track and field day, and occasional field trips.

SAFETY & BACKGROUND SCREENINGS
The safety of our children is very important to us, and we require all parents and teachers who volunteer or teach classes to complete an online training and background screening before they can work with children.