Formation Course are offered at three levels in the CGS program. The Foundation Course is the Level I Course which includes CGS’s roots in the Montessori method, the developmental needs and gift of the young child, and setting up an running a CGS environment for children ages 3-6. Level II training covers this above for children ages 6-9. Finally, Level III training is environment where the children range in age 9 to 12.
Each course consists of about 90 hours of training, divided between reading, in class work and observation. These hours are spread over several months – usually one Saturday per month. However, it is not necessary to complete a whole course before beginning CGS in your parish. The amount of material taught in a course covers the full 3-year cycle of the level. Please use one of the links in the course descriptions below for more information about the course, including dates and cost.
For other information about taking a Formation course (including taking “part-time” options), please go to our ‘Course Info and Policies’ page.
For further information, you may contact the The Guild.
Level I Course 2022-2023:
A new Level I Formation course will run from May 2022 through June 2023. The Saturday sessions will run from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. The course will be held at two locations:
- Trinity Episcopal Church, 20 North Main Street, Randolph, MA
- St. Benedict’s Classical Academy (SBCA), 2 Pleasant St S, Natick, MA
Formation Leader, Carol Godfrey, will be leading this course.
2022 – May 21, June 25, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10
2023 – Jan 21, Feb 11, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 10
Click here for further details about the course, and how to register.
Level II Courses:
No Level II Formation course is scheduled at this time. Contact the Guild if you are interested in attending an upcoming course.
Level III Courses
No Level III Formation course is scheduled at this time. Contact the Guild if you are interested in attending an upcoming course.