Homeschooling

St Timothy Parish is home to many homeschoolers. Many factors go into the decision to homeschool:

  • Our responsibility as parents in being the primary educators of our children.
  • The ability to tailor the type and pace of a curriculum based on our children’s academic abilities.
  • Integration of faith and morality into the “classroom.”
  • Flexibility in scheduling extracurricular activities, travel and employment opportunities.
  • Exposure to a broader range of educational environments and peers compared to a traditional classroom.
  • Strengthening of the family bond through love of learning.
  • Efficient use of financial resources.

Homeschooling can seem challenging, whether you are starting with a 5 year old or a Sophomore in highschool. The good news is that there are many resources available:  parishioners with real life experience, homeschool conferences, on-line curricula, books, and coops to name a few.

There is even an option for home taught CCD through St Timothy Church, so that your child can prepare for the sacraments with a curriculum that you teach (and learn!)

For more information, start with these resources:

Parishioners

Books and Blogs

  • Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education by Laura Berquist
  • In the Heart of my Home (homeschooling blog)

Curricula

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