What Counts as School?

by Evelyn Bickley, May 2022 When I was a public-schooled child in Pennsylvania, the best day of the year was the one day we went on a field trip. First grade was the Philadelphia Zoo. Second was Washington’s Crossing State Park.  Third was a visit to the Audubon...

Reasons to Homeschool: Positive Socialization and Character Development

by Diane Helfrich, August 2021 Once a child enters our lives, we start thinking about the years to come—their first words and steps turn into school, graduation, and college, and then, we hope, a successful launch to adulthood. Part of how well our child negotiates...

Reasons to Homeschool: Flexibility

by Jessica Frierson, August 2021 If I were to sum up the essence of homeschooling in one word, it would be flexibility.  Every aspect of the homeschool can benefit from the flexibility it offers. The scheduling of both your school year and school day, the selection of...