Christian homeschoolers may not know where to begin curriculum shopping. Here are some of the most popular faith-based homeschool curriculums.
Many homeschoolers homeschool for religious reasons, and when bombarded with so many curriculum choices, they may not know which ones to look at. I have homeschooled for a while now, and have tried multiple curriculums. I have shared three of my favorite curriculums before, but want to focus on some of the most popular faith-based homeschool curriculums.
These picks are of course partially my personal favorites, but also ones that rate very high in reviews and some that are included on Cathy Duffy’s Top Homeschool Picks.
- Apologia Science: We have used and LOVE Apologia Science. This curriculum offers many options for Science all from a creationist point of view. The Zoology series is a favorite of many, as are the notebooks that come in Jr. and Middle levels. Apologia offers courses for children age K-12 and the books can be used with more than one child at once.
- Rod and Staff: Written by Mennonites, Rod and Staff offers a comprehensive Christian curriculum at very affordable prices. We use Rod and Staff for Spelling and Grammar and have not been disappointed. They offer options for all subjects from preschool through 8th . The books are all black and white and are not as flashy as some big name homeschool retailers. They make up for that in content and affordability though.
- Abeka: Abeka is a top pick for many homeschoolers. We have never used it, but I have not heard anything negative about it. Abeka is very thorough and offers programs from preschool through high school.
- Sonlight: This literature-based program is very popular among homeschoolers. Sonlight offers core programs that allow children who are close in age to study together. They focus on high-quality literature for most subjects. Some books on Sonlights list are not faith-based, but they hold strong on offering them to show children the views of those on the other side of the creation debate. They offer programs for children from Preschool through High School
- My Fathers World: Built with a mission focus, My Fathers World is considered a somewhat Charlotte Mason Curriculum. Nature studies are important, as is Bible. Children learn Bible right along with all other subjects as it is engrained throughout the curriculum. This program allows children from age 2nd through 8th grade to work together. They also offer curriculum for younger and older grades.
These are just a few of the many faith-based curriculum options out there. For more reviews on curriculum check out Homeschool Reviews, or check out this site that lists top faith-based homeschool curriculums by subject.
Author Bio: Misty Bailey is the blogger behind Joy in the Journey and the podcaster behind Joyfully Homeschooling. Her goal in this online space is to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey by providing practical tips for real life homeschooling. Through real stories, real struggles, and real life, Misty encourages her blog readers and podcast listeners to embrace imperfection and strive for a more joyful homeschool.