Program Curriculum, Costs & Payment Plan

The Institute’s curriculum is composed of eight courses. Six courses are taken online (utilizing digital educational platforms and video conferencing) and 2 intensive retreat courses (Winter and Summer). Students are able to choose two electives courses. The cost is $350 per course (A $10 PayPal Service Charge is Added).
The intensive courses are date/semester specific.  Both the course and the accommodation at the Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center must be paid in full in order to participate in the intensive course.  In addition you must register for the course to receive credit.

New This Winter!

Commuter Option

Designed with the working student in mind,  the commuter option allows participation in classroom study while engaging in social communal bonding through participation in dinner at a reduced rate course registration ($103.00), and separate meal cost of $100.00 for all 4 evenings.  That's just $25.00 per evening! Your total expense to take advantage of this unique training would only be $203.00 as a commuter.  You are responsible for your own transportation and it is suggested that those who are interested carpool to Watson Homestead.

Don't Miss Out!  

Intensive Payment Options

Offered Winter 2020

Rubrics, Rites Rituals

1 Weeks Watson Homestead

Instructor: Dr. Emiiio Alvarez, Ph.D. and 

 The Right Rev. David Maldonado

Full Payment ($360.00)

Special Issues in Worship & Theology

1 Week Watson Homestead

Special Guest Lecturer: Fr. David Behr

Professor: Dr. Emilio Alvarez, Ph.D. and 

 The Right Rev. David Maldonado

Full Payment ($360.50)

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Watson Homestead  Retreat Center Room Rates

Rates Cover 4 night stay beginning

Monday January 6th @ 3pm.

Includes Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Lunch: Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday

Breakfast: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 

This year’s rates for the retreat are as follows:

The cost of the  hotel style room for a 4 night stay beginning on Monday @ 3:00 pm is   

$350.50 per person for a double occupancy

$488.50 per person for a single occupancy 

We also have special dorm pricing at $203.50.  The dorm rooms will share a bathroom in the hallway.

You can also mail a check or money order made out to:

The Institute for Paleo-Orthodox Studies

Mother Gaye Coston

1363 E. Main Street

Rochester, New York 14609

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