Welcome to Calvert’s Homeschool Topics Page!

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

Should I Homeschool? How to Start Homeschooling How to Homeschool
Calvert Success Stories Homeschooling Children with Special Needs Calvert’s Stories and Resources

How To Structure Your Child’s Learning Space: The First Steps

Whether you are a homeschooler or a parent interested in providing some additional structured learning for your child, creating a learning space that is both functional and personalized is important for child’s academic success. Because each child learns differently and is comfortable in a different setting, it is important to create a learning space that […]

Read more

How Homeschooling Can Benefit Boys

Educators and parents are often told of the unfair advantages boys receive throughout school. However, recent studies have shown that boys, not girls, are being treated unfairly in public schools, and could benefit from more personalized learning and homeschooling. Here are some facts from research conducted over the last several years: The typical boy is […]

Read more

How To Start Homeschooling

Homeschooling is a major change. Not just for your child, but for your entire family. One thing that over 100 years of providing homeschooling education has taught us at Calvert is that when it comes to homeschooling, the best thing you can do is to get started. So, how do you start homeschooling? Where do […]

Read more

Preparing for the Homeschool Year – The Secret to Success

Henry Ford once said, “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.”  This wisdom holds true for homeschooling as well. Use the following tips to help you get ready for a successful homeschool year. Get Organized Create a school room that contains all the necessary materials for your student. If there are multiple children, it […]

Read more

Homeschool Homework: Does It Exist?

At Calvert, we often get asked, “Is there homework for homeschoolers?” It’s a logical and reasonable question. Many parents are very concerned about homework overload, which has been common in many school systems across the country, and about the general value of homework in relation to academic performance and learning. Some public school parents have reported […]

Read more

Homeschooling Pros and Cons

If there is one thing that we have learned at Calvert in over one hundred years of providing homeschool curriculum and education services, it is that homeschooling is not for everyone. Every educational system offers great opportunities for children to learn new information and skills, as well as harness their own unique qualities and interests. […]

Read more

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

How Homeschooling Parents Can Relax and Reduce Stress

Teaching full time—and parenting full time—is going to take a lot of you. For all of Calvert’s parent-teachers, we know how hard you work each day to ensure your student is learning. We also recognize that many wear multiple hats including teacher, parent, and chief financial officer. Sometimes it does not stop there. One of […]

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

How Does Homeschooling Empower Women and Girls?

At Calvert, we are proud that our homeschool program has educated famous women such as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck, who also became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. In recognition of all our past women graduates and the many young women […]

Read more