Cottage School

Who We Are

Revival Acres is an eight acre family farm at the edge of the Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts. The Cottage School was created with the desire to share its lovely green space to facilitate generous outdoor exploration and play with other families. We offer a unique, homeschool-hybrid model that recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children. Your children will begin and end their week at home, under your homeschooling instruction providing the most meaningful “bookends” to their week. Tuesday and Thursday your children are welcomed to Revival Acres where they will have access to a Charlotte Mason inspired, biblical program of living ideas and supervised nature study exploring our pond, streams, gardens, livestock, and much more!

Our Mission

Revival Acres Cottage School is a Charlotte Mason inspired biblical, two-day tutoring program that utilizes our family farm to provide an educational atmosphere, discipline, and life for the community. We are building a legacy for our children that combines a desire to disciple the whole person using the whole of creation. Together, we will discover the knowledge of God, the universe, and of man in a biblical community while exploring nature and living ideas found in living books.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is best articulated in the work and life of Charlotte Mason, a British educator of the 19th century, who developed a method of education centered around the truth “children are born persons”. Each child is uniquely and wonderfully made, deserving of respect to discover this world through a “feast” of subjects. Revival Acres offers scripture study, artist study, composer study, hymn study, folksongs, folk dancing, recitation, picture study, handicrafts, copy-work, nature lore, literature, and more!

At Revival Acres we strive to lay out this feast in a variety of ways:

  • Living books full of first-hand ideas and experiences
  • Short, varied lessons with plenty of time for numerous forms of narrations (retelling) to assimilate ideas
  • Nature study allowing each child to continually build their “science of relations” with creation
  • Partnering with the Holy Spirit who is the Giver of all wisdom

This method also groups children into forms, allowing the child the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace in various subjects.

  • Kinder (pre-K and K)
  • Form I – ages 6-9 (roughly grades 1-3)
  • Form II – ages 9-12 (roughly grades 4-6)
  • Form III – ages 12-14 (roughly grades 7-8)
  • Form IV – ages 14-15 (roughly grades 8-9)
  • Form V – ages 16-18 (grades 10-12)

Our Services

We offer two options to join Revival Acres, depending on your needs

OPTION 1 – Twelve combined monthly consultation and tutoring payments that provides complete support for the family to attend weekly tutoring at Revival Acres and supported lessons at home. Arielle will work with you to build your homeschool schedule(s), provide access to a Charlotte Mason curriculum with assistance on how to implement it throughout the year, aid in building your district letter/packet of intent and more. The goal would be to provide you as the parent, everything you need to lead your child’s education confidently.(Plus the cost of books/supplies)

OPTION 2 – Nine monthly tutoring payments, September through May, to attend weekly tutoring at Revival Acres. You will be provided with weekly and term plans of subjects covered at Revival Acres in order that you may continue implementing them at home as you wish. (Plus the cost of books/supplies)

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    Arielle is the honored wife of Caleb and mother to four beautiful children whom she has homeschooled from the beginning. She has a B.S. in Early Elementary Education as well as a B.S. in Biblical Studies with multiple years experience in curriculum research and development. Arielle’s goal in creating Revival Acres Cottage School was to fill a gap in her local community – resources, encouragement, and accessibility to any family who wishes to homeschool their child(ren). She hopes to help parents feel confident in their decision to homeschool and provide access to the beautiful feast of learning laid out within a Charlotte Mason inspired education. Together, we can revive your home and your heart!

    Passionate about all things homeschooling- Andrea is a high-energy, happy wife to Matt and a mama to Lydia. Prior to her calling to stay home after her daughter’s birth, Andrea spent over a decade working with children and families in public and private settings. This work included directing programming and providing outpatient and inpatient therapy. These experiences have further convicted her that a full, spirit-filled life and education begins at home, and with Jesus. She currently has her Masters Degree in Social Work and has specialized in Adventure Therapy. She immediately answered Arielle’s plea for help with creating our Cottage school saying; “Being involved in Revival Acres Cottage School is an answer to one of my heart’s deepest prayers.”

    Revival Acres Cottage School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Revival Acres Cottage School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.