Winter Term 2017-2018

Registration for Winter Term 2017-2018 begins November 7. Returning families register through the 14th, and remaining spots go to new families on a first-come, first-served basis.  Winter Term begins November 27. Consider joining us!

“Mason’s Alveary”

Required for our 3-Day “Great River School” program is membership in “Mason’s Alveary,” Charlotte Mason Institute’s online curriculum, offered to all Great River families at a reduced rate of 159.00/year. This curriculum is a 21st century version of the programs and schedules that Charlotte Mason set for her Parents’ Union Schools in the early 1900s. Great care has been taken in the creation of this material to maintain Mason’s choice of living books, short lessons, and a person-honoring regimen that alternates between  inspirational and disciplinary subjects.

In this program, students ages 6-9 and 10-12 rotate in small groups through Alveary lessons at Great River on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Mondays and Fridays, students work at home under their parents’  supervision on materials from the Alveary.

The word “alveary” refers to “a repository of knowledge or information” according to the Oxford Dictionary. It comes from the Latin word for “beehive.” In Miss Mason’s day, the practicing school on the grounds of the teachers’ college she founded was referred to as “The Beehive” as it was housed a hexagonal-shaped building .

Buzz on over to to have a look at programs, forms, schedules, and a book list. To join the Alveary through Great River, contact Jenn Stec at
jennstec AT yahoo DOT com.

Winter Term 2016


“Paper Sloyd”

Will winter ever come this year? Winter Term has come to Great River whether the weather reflects the season or not beginning Monday, November 28th. Brrrr!  We break for Christmas holidays Thursday, December 15th, and return in the new year on Monday, January 9th. Last day of Winter Term is Thursday March 2nd.


“How to Climb a Tree”

Great River has openings in the  Monday “Play-K” (for 5-yr-olds) and in the Great River Mondays  program (for 6-13 yr olds). There are places for 6-13 yr olds as well in our Great River School Monday – Wednesday program (also for students ages 6-13). Contact lmc at greatriverlearning dot org for sign-up information.


“Dining Al Fresca”


“Lego Giotto”



Fall Term 2016 Openings

We have spaces open for our one-day Mondays and for our three-day Monday-Wednesday programs for students ages 6-11. Come and join us as we explore the new “Mason’s Alveary” curriculum ( see it here:  premiering this year from the Charlotte Mason Institute! For details, contact Lisa at lmc at greariverlearning dot org.




We’re e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g !

In support of keeping learning on a human scale, Great River is spreading our offerings over four days instead of three for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

Instead of Wednesday being our only day for our one-day program, families will sign up for EITHER Mondays OR Thursdays next year, depending on whether they also have 5-yr-olds attending the Play-K on Mondays, or Upper School students (ages 12 and beyond) attending up to three classes on Thursdays.

Families who desire their children to attend our three-day program would then come for EITHER Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Stay tuned for more details in the make for next year!

School News for Fall 2015


GREAT RIVER LEARNING  announces the addition of “Great River School” beginning Fall 2015: half day instruction in numeracy, literacy, and oracy on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Whether your family is interested in 1) supplementing home instruction in these areas, 2) having the stage set for instruction at home in these subjects, or 3) more consistent group instructional experiences for your age 6-10 year old children, contact Director Lisa Cadora at

Spring Term 2015

Come and see us on a beautiful Wednesday! We’re at Faith Presbyterian Church in Mt. Washington, singing our songs with Miss Lisa, exploring this glorious season of spring with Miss Susan, speaking German with Frau Amy, and sculpting and constructing with Mrs. Dorsch. There are still spaces open for now through May 27th in both our Great River Wednesday mornings for ages 5-10, and in our “Invisible School” for ages 11-15. Email Miss Lisa for more details at lmc at greatriverlearning dot org.

Great River 2015

Hello, Homeschoolers!

It’s not too late to join Great River Wednesdays for children ages 5-10 or Great River’s “Invisible School” for students ages 11-15 for our Winter Term. Classes resume January 7. Contact Director Lisa Cadora at lmc at greatriverlearning dot org for more details!

Register Now for Fall Term

Ready, set, go! Children of all ages are heading off to school this week. Looking for something “out of the house” for your homeschooled children?

Join us at Faith Presbyterian Church, 6434 Corbly Road, Cincinnati OH 45230 for learning the Charlotte Mason way: building habits and delighting in ideas through art, nature, and literature.

For 5-10 year olds, GREAT RIVER WEDNESDAYS Fall Term begins September 10 and meets from 9:00am-1:00pm every Wednesday from until November 19. Register your family for the year at any time for $50.00. New tuition rates of $150.00/term for first child per family, $125.00/term for second child, and $100.00/term for all other children are due first day of each term.

For 11-16 year olds, Great River’s “INVISIBLE SCHOOL” meets from 12:00-4:00 on Wednesdays as well. Fall Term classes include Citizenship-Plutarch’s Lives, Health-Hygiene, and Modern Literature-The Hunger Games. (Transcripts and official documentation available for those amassing credits.)

Classes for all ages are taught by experienced homeschooling educators who are dedicated to Charlotte Mason principles and practices.

Email Director Lisa Cadora at to sign up!