Catholic Homeschooling Programs

Many parents are very happy to have the assistance of these homeschool programs as an essential part of their educational endeavors. Others, like a devout Catholic father and grandfather of many homeschooled children who I spoke with, would say that they haven't pulled their children out of school just to have someone else tell them what to do. Catholic teaching has always been quite clear that the parents are the primary educators and that they have a right to choose how their children are educated. These Catholic programs offer their curriculum at the service of the family.

Homeschool programs bring varying degrees of accountability and guidance for homeschool parents. They offer a certain sense of security, particularly for new homeschoolers and those homeschooling highschoolers. When trying to decide which program to use or whether or not to use a program, the most important thing to do is to pray (preferrably as a family) to discern God's will and to have the grace to follow it. It is worthwhile to consider your children's learning styles, your own academic abilities, state law, and college admissions requirements in making this decision. Please visit the linked websites and/or order catalogs for more information on each program.

For those wishing to work more independently or looking for a little help with homeschooling on their own, there are a number of Catholic companies (including some of the programs listed below) that allow you to purchase their lesson plans without being signed up with a particular school. Click here for our page on Catholic lesson plans. (Listed in alphabetical order)


The Angelicum Academy
Founded: 2000

Classical, great books program with a curriculum inspired by Mortimer Adler, John Senior and Thomas Aquinas College.

PO Box 4605
Rolling Bay, Washington 98061
Fax: 206-855-1239 Email: AngelicumMailbox@aol.com
Website: http://www.angelicum.net


Fisher More Academy

Catholic on-line academy dedicated to "restoring the Liberal Arts to Catholic Education."

Website: http://www.fishermoreacademy.org


Kolbe Academy
Founded: Day School, 1980 - Homeschool Program, 1988

Classical, great books program inspired by St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Ignatius of Loyola.

2501 Oak Street
Napa, CA, 94559
Phone (707) 256-4306
Fax (707)255-1581

Website: http://www.kolbe.org
You may also wish to read Implementation of Ignatian Education in the Home by Kolbe's founder, Francis Crotty.


Mercy Academy
Founded: 2004

Program based on: the Catholic Faith, Large family dynamics, Learning Styles, Student Accountability Program, Brain development research and Homeschooling experience.

P.O. Box 131
Brackney, PA 18812

Website: http://www.mercyacademy.net


Mother of Divine Grace School
Founded: 1995

Classical, living books program that provides families with an experienced home educator to help you tailor their basic program to your family's needs.

1002 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
(608) 348-6976
Website: http://www.motherofdivinegrace.org
You may also wish to read Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum which was written by the director, Laura Berquist.


Our Lady of the Rosary School
Founded: 1983

Traditional Catholic program dedicated to using Catholic materials wherever possible.

116 1/2 N. Third Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-1338
Website: http://www.olrs.com


Our Lady of Victory School
Founded: 1977

Traditional Catholic program and publisher (under the title Lepanto Press) of many Catholic textbooks and fine literature of old.

103 East 10th Avenue
Post Falls, ID 83854
1 (208) 773-7265
Website: http://www.olvs.org


Saint Michael the Archangel Academy
Founded: 1992

Umbrella school for Catholic Homeschool Families located in California

4790 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 105-286
Irvine, CA 92620-1973
(714) 730-9114

Website: http://www.smacademy.com


Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy
Founded: 1995

Classical, living books emphasis with assistance in tailoring their basic program to fit the needs of your family.

P.O. Box 630
Ripon, CA 95366
(209) 599-0665
You may also wish to visit their website at http://www.staa-homeschool.com


Seton Home Study
Founded: Day School, 1975; Homeschool program, 1980

Traditional Catholic program and a major publisher of Catholic curriculum.

1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-9990
Website: http://www.setonhome.org
You may also wish to read Catholic Homeschooling, written by the director, Mary Kay Clark.
Seton Home Study was founded by Anne Carroll, the author of Christ the King, Lord of History and Christ and the Americas.

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