In the Middle Ages, nobles sent their children to live with other nobles at about age 7 to learn courtly manners, how to serve, and other basic skills which they would one day need as knights and ladies. This example in reflected in the Page Program of the AOA. The Page Program is the beginning point for anyone aspiring to any rank within the Knighthood and/or the Solar. While a Page, a member learns basic skill that will serve them for the duration of their membership in the AOA, and beyond.
Pagehood lasts a minimum of six months for every member. This six-month term serves a variety of purposes. It is a time for the page to get oriented to what the AOA is, what they want to do in it, and what they want to get out of it.