in Alphabetical Order)
There are many home school
curriculums available. Listed below are some we are familiar with. Notations
are not meant to imply superiority of one over another. Of course, we
all have a preference, which suits our lifestyles and beliefs. We hope
this list will assist you. If there are any which you have become accustomed
to, which we may not have included, please let us know. We will be happy
to add it to the list to assist others.
A Beka is a Christian curriculum.
They include Gods teachings in all of their courses. This is a major comfort
for those who wish to include God in science and other areas. A Beka also
allows families to select various levels, and to pick and choose their curriculum
to their individual needs. For families which may not be "rod" oriented,
A Beka may need monitoring in certain contexts. Some texts have certain
emphasis on "obey" (not all). One story book noted, contained language stating
the usage of the "paddle" as discipline. A Beka is used throughout the country,
in Christian Schools, as a curriculum.
Box 19100, Pensacola, FL 32523-9100
105 Tuscany Rd., Baltimore,
410.243.6030 FAX: 410.366.0674
The Calvert School curriculum
is fully accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. For
an additional fee, Calvert offers the "Advisory Teaching Service". The
Calvert curriculum is well regarded. The major drawback, at last notice,
was Calvert does not allow digression from grades (in other words, one
must select a grade, and all texts will be at that grade level. Which
may not be preferable for some families.)
(K Through High School)
1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor, MI
Clonlara offers curriculum
assistance, and a text list. They assist families in meeting the NY State
requirements. (e.g.,, They works with you in filling out and submitting
many of the state required forms.) Note: We are sorry to report that,
since Dr. Pat Montgomer has retired, Clonlara no longer offers the mediator services
it once did.
12501 Old Columbia Pike,
Silver Spring, MD 20904
This program is Christian
based. They are "state approved and accredited". (Check the faith. We
believe it is Seventh Day Adventist.)
PO Box 740, Putney, VT 05346
a statement as follows: "We believe children learn best through doing.
For over 20 years we've been providing creative, flexible and challenging
home schooling materials for thousands of families around the world."
They offer more than one program, with or without "teacher assistance".
Drawback: you cannot "digress" from grade levels for specific subjects,
without "testing" or "special permission".
World Book offers
a package of information and resources, including a pamphlet that lists
what should be covered, for each "grade" level. Some homeschoolers
have used this for their curriculum.
Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140-1226
Home school guide books. Philosophy
of "un"schooling. *This is the same address & phone #, as is for "GWS"/"Growing
Without Schooling" magazine, listed below.
Yes, Scholastic will set you
up as a Home School account. Your family can enjoy ordering books as we
did in school as children! Ask for different age level, book clubs.
A book published
by Mothering Magazine
Is an excellent
support book for home school. Tells of other home school families and
their experiences. Also offers a resource section in the back of the book.
Last noted price of book $14.95.
PO Box 1047, Cambridge, MA
A resource catalog of books
which are teaching aides.
420 Chula Vista Mtn. Rd., Pell
City, Alabama 35125
and materials. (Not a curriculum)
Learning Fun Catalog
We no longer
endorse or encourage the solicitation of NASCO. We have first hand learned,
that they have a science catalog, which contains euthanised cats/kittens,
as well as skinned euthanized cats/kitten in their science catalog. We
do not intend to infringe on individual beliefs, and apologize if this
statement offends. However, we have found families who were very pleased
to have been informed of this situation. Thank you for understanding.
Box 1417, Tehachapi, CA 93581
catalog. "Manipulatives, books, games, projects and more...for toddlers
35819 Ramada Lane, Yucalpa,
Ad reads as follows: "HANDS
ON" Learning. Our Business is Kits of all Kinds. Over 300 EXPERIENTIAL
LEARNING KITS: Science, Historical, Electronic, Detective, Nature Discovery,
Creativity, Early American, Automotive, much more!"
World Book offers
a variety of educational materials, for a variety of subjects
GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING
*2269 Mass. Ave., Cambridge,
"Un"School Philosophy. Part of John Holt.
(*This is the same address & phone #, as is for "John Holt Bookstore"
magazine, listed below. )
Education Magazine (HEM)
P.O. Box 1083
Tonasket, WA 98855-1083
800-236-3278; FAX 509-486-2753
Offers articles on a variety of educational
experiences, as well as informative articles on Homeschooling happenings
around the country.
School Legal Defense Assoc.
P.O. Box 159
Paeonian Springs VA 22129
is considered a Christian organization, although this is NOT
a requirement for membership. People of various faiths are members of
If interested, call or write
for an information packet.
Home School Village
reads as follows: "An interactive web site for those who want to take
charge of their learning. chat rooms. college. career advice. 100's of
links. games & puzzles. download files, graphics"
"Homeschooling." Also, there was a chat time for home schoolers
at the Parent Soup site (Keyword Parent Soup). As of the writing of this
list, we are unsure if this is still available. Check out the web site
and inquire. If not, request it to be started up again.
to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling
This site's web master is
Ann Zeize. A guide to sites and articles about homeschooling on the web.
Offers a variety of resources and information.
SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS - VIA EMAIL
This is a free online newsletter
HEM's Online Newsletter is edited by Sandra Dodd (HEMnewsltr@aol.com).
To subscribe to the newsletter,
simply send an e-mail to:
with the word "subscribe" and your e-mail address in the body of the e-mail
(e.g. subscribe HEM@home-ed-press.com). A verification and the current
issue will arrive in your e-mail box.
To access via HEMís Web Base,:
fill out the form at:
Finally, a place
that understands parents who WANT to stay with their children, and children
who enjoy being with their parents! How refreshing. It appears that the
ad we viewed was being run by a home school family who is putting this
together. However, at the writing of this list, we are unsure. Contact:
Dawn Lease, 133 Broadway, #3, Arlington, MA 02174-5430, or email "email@example.com".
York Sate Homeschool Organiztions
for Parental Involvement In Education)
P.O. Box 59, East Chatham,
Email: allpie firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.croton.com/allpie
for Parental Involvement in Education is a nonprofit organization which
assists and encourages parental involvement in education, wherever that
education takes place: in public school, in private school, or at home.
AllPIE offers a newsletter (Options in Learning), annual conferences and
retreats, a book catalog, workshops, lending library and more.
York Home Free
This is an informative
newsletter for New York homeschooling families. "NY Home Free"
is a newsletter dedicated to disseminating information to homeschool families.
For information, send an email to: NYHomeFree@aol.com
A list for homeschoolers
in NY to network with each other and with concerned homeschoolers in other
states, to discuss legislative and regulatory issues. To subscribe, send
a blank email to: NY-Alertemail@example.com
Home Education Network)
Postal Address: NHEN
P.O. Box 41067
Long Beach, CA 90853
Fax: (413) 581-1463
NHEN offers several. Visit their website for a description of each.
Home Education Network welcomes all homeschoolers. We recognize that homeschooling
families come from all walks of life, all income levels, all political
philosophies, all religions and have a multitude of different homeschooling
philosophies. We are a varied group of individuals who met on the internet
and decided to build bridges of understanding between homeschoolers in
order to exchange ideas and information."
For more information
on NHEN, visit their website.