Homeschool Partnership Program

Saint Stephen School partners with parents in their God-given role as the primary educators of their children. For this reason, we are eager to support parents who have discerned homeschooling for their child by offering the option to enrich the education they offer at home.


Homeschool students in grades 3-8 join our full-time students in the same classroom on Wednesdays and Fridays to be enriched by our liberal arts curriculum. Families are welcome to join us for school Mass and for field trips.

Families may register for any combination of the following classes (exceptions are noted below).

Grades 3-5


  • Arrowsmith Homeschool Cohort 3/4* (40 minutes. May not be taken together with Literature or Religion 3 or 4)
  • Arrowsmith Homeschool Cohort 5/6* (40 minutes. May not be taken together with Humanities 6 or Choir)
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Choir (pending)
  • Literature
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Way of Beauty Program

After School:

  • GRACEAC Athletics (grade 5 only)

Grades 6-8


  • Arrowsmith Homeschool Cohort 5/6* 
  • Humanities 6, 7, or 8
  • Logic and Rhetoric 8
  • Math  7-8 (Placement by proficiency.)
  • Music/Art Appreciation
  • Way of Beauty


  • Math 6
  • Logic and Rhetoric  8
  • Science
  • Theology

After School:

  • GRACEAC Athletics (grades 6-8)

Opportunities while your child is learning

The beautiful East Grand Rapids library is located 1.5 miles away, and Eastown and Gaslight Village are a short 7 minute walk from our school with ample opportunities for coffee, reading, and parks and walking paths by Reeds Lake. Our beautiful church is open daily for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament. Saint Stephen School also offers childcare from 11:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday.

Field Trips

All Homeschool Enrichment students are welcome to join our field trips.  Families will be asked to pay the admittance fee and a small fee to cover processing fees and bus service.


All Homeschool Enrichment students are welcome to join our GRACEAC teams.  Rates vary based on sport. Families are asked to pay the participation fee.  

Building a Library

A wonderful aspect of our program is helping students build a personal library of the great literature they read. To assist with this cost we add a small book fee.