How much does it cost to educate your children at home? How much do you want to budget? Sure, you can spend the cost of private school tuition per year in homeschooling expenses. But you can just as easily spend very little. An expensive curriculum will not guarantee “success.” In fact, given that some expensive packaged materials were designed to serve the needs of a classroom and not the individual student, you may find the opposite to be true.
On the other hand, some curriculum publishers keep cost in mind and offer quality products at a reasonable price. With online access (something you definitely have!) and access to a good library, you may find you are more than halfway there.
And don’t forget to check the used-curriculum boards. Something that didn’t work for another family may be exactly what you are looking for!
- 19th Century Schoolbooks
From the American Speller to the McGuffey Reader.
- AO Help
Free lesson plans and curriculum from AmblesideOnline.org.
- The Best Online Classic Children’s Books
Free children’s books from The Baldwin Project.
- Christian Liberty Press
Reasonably priced educational offerings.
Free resources including books, tools and units at our DIYHomeschooler site.
- An Old-Fashioned Education
Miss Maggie has put together a full K-12 curriculum using materials nearly exclusively available free on the Internet.
- Rod and Staff Publishers
Milestone Ministries, online sellers of Rod & Staff curriculum. Quality Bible-based textbooks at a low cost.
- What Does It Cost to Homeschool?
Realistic cost breakdown for different homeschool scenarios.