Welcome to the Calvert Education blog!

Read on for homeschooling tips, home education news, stories about our wonderful Calvert Families, and updates from Calvert.

Top Myths About Homeschooling

Homeschooling in the United States has been growing at a fast rate over the last decade. Some estimates have the number of homeschoolers at over 2 million. Over the last 5 years, the number of black families in America who started to homeschool has doubled. In fact, growth in home-based learning has been highly diverse, […]

Read more

Calvert Education Homeschool 101: What Is Homeschooling?

The Rise of Homeschooling In recent years, homeschooling has caught the attention of parents and educators, as well as national and local media, all across the United States. The simple reason is that homeschooling is on the rise, and becoming more accepted as an alternative to traditional public and private schools. According to the Department […]

Read more

Parents are Natural Teachers: Why Every Parent Needs to Get Involved in their Child’s Learning

Every parent has anxiety about their child’s education. From the earliest days after they are born, to the moment they leave for college, what our children need to learn and how well they are learning, dominate our thinking as parents. We do not often think about it, but the knowledge we pass on to our children is […]

Read more

The Homeschool Environment – Is it Right for your Child?

Ask any of our Calvert families why they chose to homeschool and the majority will tell you they didn’t just wake up one day and say, “I think I’ll pull my kids out of school today and start homeschooling.” The decision to homeschool usually comes after a negative experience in another educational environment and the […]

Read more

Advanced Learners – The Advantages of Homeschooling

The U.S. Department of Education defines ‘gifted students’ as “Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.” At Calvert Education, we believe that every child has outstanding talent and the potential to excel, […]

Read more

Special Needs Students – The Advantages of Homeschooling

While every child is special and has specific needs, some students learn differently than others. Students with special needs may have learning delays or behavior challenges, or they may work on a level that is different from their peers. At Calvert, we understand the challenges facing students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD, Autism, learning difficulties, […]

Read more

Top 5 Reasons Why Parents Homeschool Their Kids

1st Grade Calvert - Homeschool Student

Homeschooling has been on the rise in the United States over the last ten years. According to the U.S. government and education researchers, the number of students being homeschooled has doubled in the last decade. Overall, if current national growth in homeschooling continues, and some expect it to accelerate, the number of students being homeschooled […]

Read more

De-Schooling the Homeschooling Parent

In our previous blog post, De-Schooling the Homeschooling Child, we told you about the importance of de-schooling your child before starting your Calvert curriculum. In this post, we’d like to continue on that topic by sharing tips to help de-school the parent. What is de-schooling the parent? When thinking about schooling and education, many parents […]

Read more

De-Schooling the Homeschooling Child

If you’re thinking about switching to homeschooling, now is a great time! Many families pull their children out of unsuccessful school environments over the winter break. This gives the family time to get used to the idea of learning at home and to adjust to the homeschooling routine. The winter break is also a great […]

Read more

Overcoming Common Homeschooling Challenges

While homeschooling has a great number of benefits, every homeschooling family will face challenges along the way. That’s why Calvert offers FREE support and advice from our experienced Education Counselors. Available by phone, email, or online chat, Calvert’s Education Counselors are available to help you with educational questions and to offer practical homeschooling advice, tips, […]

Read more