Whether you are a seasoned homeschooler or just considering it for the first time, this page will provide you with ample information.
Here is a printable Beginner’s Guide to Catholic Homeschool for information to help you get started on your homeschool journey.
Catholic Home-Study Schools & Curriculum
Catholic home-study schools offer a wide range of services, from full-service programs to partial enrollment to simply providing assistance to those who are putting together their own eclectic program. Several also sell books, texts, lesson plans, and testing services to non-enrolled families.
- HOMESCHOOL CONNECTIONS
- AQUINAS LEARNING
- ANGELICUM ACADEMY
- CATHOLIC HERITAGE CURRICULA (CHC)
- CATHOLIC SCHOOLHOUSE
- KOLBE ACADEMY
- MATER AMABILIS
- MOTHER OF DIVINE GRACE SCHOOL
- OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SCHOOL
- OUR LADY OF VICTORY SCHOOL
- QUEEN OF HEAVEN ACADEMY
- THOMAS AQUINAS ACADEMY
- SETON HOME STUDY SCHOOL
Catholic Homeschool Planning and Record Keeping
These companies address the specific needs of home educators. Catholics searching for high-quality materials for their homeschool should check out the following companies, most of which are owned by Catholic homeschoolers.
- ALAN JEMISON MUSIC – Music self-instruction
- CASTLEMOYLE BOOKS – Spelling Power.
- BEHOLD PUBLICATIONS – For the Love of Literature; American Catholic historical fiction; Little Flowers and Blue Knights Club materials.
- HILLSIDE EDUCATION – Literature Guides, classic reprints, Father Brown Reader for children, mater et magistra
- INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING – Teaching Writing: Structure and Style.
- LITTLE SAINTS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
- PHILOMENA PRESS
- STONE TABLET PRESS – Little Angel Readers.
- WOOLY LAMB PUBLISHING – History Links Unit Study/Integrated Learning.
- WRITE GUIDE – Individualized writing courses via email.
- YE HEDGE SCHOOL – Sentence diagramming and Catholic science books.
These are Catholic publishers popular with homeschoolers.
- ASCENSION PRESS – Catholic books and faith-formation programs, including the Great Adventure Bible study.
- BETHLEHEM BOOKS – Children’s books and historical fiction.
- CATHOLIC ANSWERS – Publishes This Rock magazine. Books include apologetics and chastity titles.
- CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE PRESS / ISI – Catholic books, including the booklet Home Schooling and the New Code of Canon Law.
- PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA – Children’s books and religious curricula.
- IGNATIUS PRESS – Catholic books, and videos. Books include homeschooling titles and religious curricula.
- LEPANTO PRESS – Reprints of old favorites. Publishing arm of Our Lady of Victory School.
- LOYOLA PRESS – Henle Latin and Loyola Classics series.
- MIDWEST THEOLOGICAL FORUM – Publisher of the excellent Didache series (high school religion textbooks).
- NEUMANN PRESS – Beautifully bound Catholic reprints.
- OUR SUNDAY VISITOR – Catholic newspaper, magazines, books, and pamphlets.
- SCEPTER PUBLISHERS
- SOPHIA INSTITUTE PRESS – Spirituality, apologetics, scripture, prayer, saints, sacraments, and homeschooling.
- TAN BOOKS AND PUBLISHERS – Books and textbooks, both new and reprints.
Books written for Catholic homeschoolers. To purchase, click on the book title.
- Why Should I Learn This? A Guide for Homeschool Parents and Students (Behold Publications) by Erin Brown Conroy and Maureen Wittmann, eds.
- For the Love of Literature: Teaching Core Subjects with Literature (Ecce Homo Press) by Maureen Wittmann
- The Catholic Homeschool Companion (Sophia Institute Press) by Maureen Wittmann and Rachel Mackson, eds.
- A Catholic Homeschool Treasury: Nurturing Children’s Love for Learning (Ignatius Press) by Rachel Mackson and Maureen Wittmann, eds.
- 5 Steps to Successful Home Schooling: How to Add Faith and Focus to Your Home Education Program (Philomena Press) by Pamela Patnode
- Catholic Education: Homeward Bound: A Useful Guide to Catholic Home Schooling (Ignatius Press) by Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hasson
- Catholic Home Schooling: A Handbook for Parents (TAN Books) by Mary Kay Clark
- Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education (Ignatius Press) by Laura M. Berquist
- Homeschooling with Gentleness: A Catholic Discovers Unschooling (Christendom College Press) by Suzie Andres
- A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul (Sophia Institute Press) by Holly Pierlot
- Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water (Sophia Institute Press) by Susie Lloyd
- Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home (By Way of the Family) by Elizabeth Foss
- Stories for the Homeschool Heart (Bezalel Books) by Patti Maguire Armstrong and Theresa Thomas
- Teaching in Your Tiara (Scabbed Knee Press) by Rebecca Frech
Curriculum Mail Order
Making curriculum and product purchases from these companies will help to alleviate any worry about buying books that contain anti-Catholic biases as they all offer products that will aid you in teaching your children the beauty and fullness of Catholicism.
- BY WAY OF THE FAMILY– Offers discounts for large orders. Offers Elizabeth Foss’s Real Learning.
- CATHOLIC HERITAGE CURRICULA (CHC) – Offers new and unique Catholic curricula and enrichment materials.
- EMMANUEL BOOKS – Carries most of the curricula recommended in Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum.
- OUR FATHER’S HOUSE – Hands-on and Montessori products in addition to traditional Catholic homeschooling curricula.
- SAINT GEORGE CATHOLIC BOOKS – Homeschool store including Sonya Roman’s Connecting with History.
- SETON EDUCATIONAL MEDIA – Texts published for Seton Home Study School are available for individual purchase.
General Mail-Order Companies
These companies offer popular homeschooling books and texts alongside their other merchandise.
- ADOREMUS BOOKS – Catholic books, including Catholic homeschooling curriculum.
- COUPLE TO COUPLE LEAGUE – Books on family life and homeschooling.
- HOLY HEROES – Books as well as free Advent Adventure, Lenten Adventure, and Summer Faith Adventure.
- ILLUMINATED INK – Enrichment items for your homeschool: Catholic art, crafts, and games.
- LEAFLET MISSAL COMPANY – Catholic gifts, books, sacramentals, art, and more.
- ST. JOSEPH COMMUNICATIONS – Catholic cassette tapes, many useful in teaching high school apologetics.
- STELLA MARIS BOOKS – Homeschool books and texts in addition to general Catholic books, supplies, and music.
Magazines and Newsletters
Online newsletter. Daily articles and features of interest specifically for homeschool parents.
Catholic Mom Online
Online magazine. Daily articles for Catholic moms with some of special interest to homeschoolers.
The following are just a small sampling of Catholic homeschooling websites worth bookmarking. Follow their links, and you’ll find a treasury of Catholic homeschooling on the Internet.
FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLERS (Love 2 Learn)
THE HISTORY PLACE
Focus is on teaching and learning history in our Catholic homeschool.
A place to buy and sell used Catholic homeschool curricula.
CLASSICAL CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Teaching the Trivium in our homeschools.
COLLEGE FOR CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLERS
Active group that focuses on the topic of life after homeschooling, particularly college.
Here are just a few blogs to get you started finding inspiration online. There are many more Catholic Homeschool blogs with inspiration, funny stories and advice. These are just a small handful.
- HOMESCHOOL CONNECTIONS, CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLING
- MAUREEN WITTMANN
- SNORING SCHOLAR
- CARROTS FOR MICHAELMAS
- CONVERSION DIARY
- CATHOLIC ALL YEAR
- MOUNTAIN OF GRACE HOMESCHOOLING
Catholic Colleges & Universities