Please read over this entire page first to get a quick overview of the necessary information, then go back through and follow the links to other pages that interest you:

1. 2018-2019 Courses Offered – Times, Days, Descriptions
2. How the Tutorials are Conducted
3. 2018-2019 Yearly Calendar
4. Fees
5. Registration
6. Other Necessary Information


1. Courses offered for 2018-2019: Descriptions, Dates, Times (all times listed are Pacific Time)

Click the course names in the chart below to read descriptions of the classes.

Contact Schola to verify space availability if you are interested in a course, and for any questions you might have about the courses listed below.

The Great Books (Old Western Culture) courses in the chart below have links to Roman Roads Media; there you can purchase tuition and the curriculum, separately or in one package. Everything you need – all texts and materials for those classes – are included in the packages. You do not register with us using the link at the bottom of this page; that is for non-GB courses only. Once you’ve purchased your registration and curriculum package at Roman Roads, you’re all set. You will hear from Schola with further information (and you’re always welcome to contact us if you wish).

All other courses: register using the registration link below, and the required books list will be sent to you if it’s not listed on the course description page.

TuesdayWednesdayThursday
9:00-10:00am
Great Books 1
(uses Old Western Culture: The Greeks)

Learn more about our Great Books approach using the Roman Roads Old Western Culture Curriculum.
Great Books 2
(uses Old Western Culture: The Romans)

Learn more about our Great Books approach using the Roman Roads Old Western Culture Curriculum.
Great Books 3
(uses Old Western Culture: Christendom)

Learn more about our Great Books approach using the Roman Roads Old Western Culture Curriculum.
10:30am-12:00pm

Classical Astronomy
(spring semester only)

A practical, observational study of the stars, planets, and constellations, along with their influence on literature and imagination throughout history.
Great Books 4
(uses Old Western Culture: Early Moderns)

Learn more about our Great Books approach using the Roman Roads Old Western Culture Curriculum

2. How the Tutorials are Conducted:

Schola’s online tutorials are live audio/chat sessions that meet once a week, running from early September through early May. Normally, the students and tutor review previous material, discuss the assignment for that week and preview upcoming work. The students and tutor log in to a virtual classroom at the stated time for the tutorial and then are able to communicate by audio and typing. There is no special software needed – it all happens automatically when you log in. Both PC and Mac users are able to participate in these courses, and anyone with a modern highspeed connection (cable, DSL, wireless, satellite will be fine. Satellite will be laggy but works).

The tutorials are supported by web pages for each class which contain all information necessary for that class. These class pages list the course syllabus, reading and any other assignments, announcements relevant to that class, and additional resources for the students to pursue; the student has access at all times to the class page. Some classes will have a special forum on which they post work. All registered students and their parents subscribe to Schola’s email announcement list and a list specific to each class, and necessary information and announcements are sent out via those two mailing lists.

Evaluation policy

No grades are assigned for either the papers or for the tutorials as a whole, though parents may of course request an informal evaluation at any time. For those parents with students in the Old Western Culture courses, assistance can be provided by Roman Road Media, who offer evaluation and grading packages for small additional fees to accompany the course work – their evaluators are very good.


3. Schola 2018-2019 Calendar

Schola Classical Tutorials follows a standard academic year, early September through early May. Dates are subject to adjustment.

September 11-13: First week of classes
November 20-22: Thanksgiving Week – NO CLASSES
Christmas Week and New Year’s Week – NO CLASSES
March 12-14 (tentative): Spring Break – NO CLASSES
May 14-16 (tentative): Last week of classes

4. Fees

Please read all of the following carefully. All fees listed are per student per course. If you have any questions, please contact Schola.

  • Old Western Culture (GB1, 2, 3, and 4): click the links in the weekly schedule chart above to visit Roman Roads Media where all necessary information is shown, including tuition and curriculum fees.
  • Classical Astronomy: $350 (this does not include texts).
  • Payment must be made in full at time of registration.
  • For those for whom the schedule does not work, access to the recordings of many of the classes may be purchased for half the tuition price. Contact Schola for more information.

5. Registration

Please contact Schola first by email to inform us of your interest and to verify space availability.

  • For GB1, GB2, GB3, and GB4, follow the links to Roman Roads Media in the schedule chart above.
  • For Classical Astronomy, click the Schola registration link below.

6. Other Necessary Information

Schola will contact all registered students with any other necessary details about subscribing to the required email announcement list for students and parents, how to log in to the sessions, preparation for classes, etc.

Please contact Schola for help with any questions.