The tabs across the top of the page will help you navigate through the various levels. The links to the right will guide you in using the program. The table below explains the various levels equivalent to their U.S. grade levels, U.K. grade years and approximate age ranges.
|. . Mater Amabilis Level . . .||. . Approx. Age Range. . .||. . Grade Level U.S. . . ..||. . Grade Year U.K.. . .|
|Prep Level||4 – 6 years old||Preschool/Kindergarten||Year 1|
|Level 1B||6 – 7 years old||1st Grade||Year 2|
|Level 1A||7 – 9 years old||2nd & 3rd Grade||Year 3 & 4|
|Level 2||9 – 11 years old||4th & 5th Grade||Year 5 & 6|
|Level 3||11 – 13 years old||6th & 7th Grade||Year 7 & 8|
|Level 4||13 – 14 years old||8th Grade||Year 9|
Mater Amabilis (MAH-tare Ah-MAH-bee-lease) translated from Latin means Mother Most Lovable and is a title of Our Lady in the Litany of Loreto (Mother Most Amiable). Mary, under the title of Mater Amabilis, is our patron and our model. The inspiration for the name comes from the Catholic parish of the same name in Ambleside, England where Charlotte Mason lived and worked.
*Kathryn and Michele wish to acknowledge the many people who have lent support & encouragement by readily sharing their ideas and wisdom in developing the Mater Amabilis curriculum, to include: Dr. Barbara Puleo, Karen Felicidario, Jane Finigan de Villalobos, Maria Rioux, Elaine Evans & Katie Krall.
Mater Amabilis is placed under the patronage of The Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Mater Amabilis and Blessed John Cardinal Newman