homeschool methods

  • Charlotte Mason Method

    This approach advocates reading good books from original sources and spending lots of time in nature.

  • Classical Education

    Many Christian and other families prefer a liberal arts education for their children, including lessons in Greek and Latin, as well as formal instruction in logic

  • Distance Learning

    Companies and schools that provide teaching assistance as well as learning materials. These schools vary widely in their choice of method, let alone formality .

  • Eclectic Homeschooling

    Some like to pick and choose among various methods, enjoying the flexibility it affords.

  • Enki Education Method

    Enki is it's own wonderful thing. Besides drawing from the best of Waldorf, Enki also draws from Montessori, the United Nations International School, Theme Studies and even the discovery learning of John Holt.

  • Montessori Homeschooling

    Maria Montessori advocates observing your child, removing obstacles to learning and providing children with real, scaled-to-size tools to use.

  • Resource Centers & Cottage Schools

    Mini-schools are springing up among homeschoolers all over the world.

  • Studio Teachers

    Young entertainers and athletes often need especially accommodating tutors, willing to travel with them.

  • Thomas Jefferson Education

    Jefferson hypothesized that literacy and self-government work hand in hand and was a key component to self-preservation.

  • Tutoring

    Hiring a tutor makes a family (and the tutor) fall under the tutoring laws of a state's education code, rather than under homeschooling laws, especially if they intend to hire a tutor full time.

  • Umbrella Schools

    Independent Study Programs, Distance Learning Programs, Virtual or Cyber Schools, Charter Schools, Learning Centers.

  • Unit Studies

    Available free or for sale to homeschoolers. Also how to make your own.

  • Unschooling

    Natural learning is letting your child lead the way.

  • Waldorf Method

    Developed by Rudolf Steiner, this method emphasizes arts and crafts, music and movement. Students learn to read and write by making their own books.