The Ultimate List of Homeschool Curriculums: A Guide

Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran wanting to know about more options, here’s a guide to the different homeschooling curriculum options out there.

If you’re new to the world of homeschooling, welcome! There are a million different options out there and they can seem overwhelming at first, but they don’t have to be! Here are the most popular options out there.

This is part of a new Introduction to Homeschooling Series. Check out the other posts in this series if you’re wondering where to start.

I have used an * to mark Christian curriculums. Some curriculums (Math-U-See) are owned by Christians and may have certain references, but are otherwise neutral/secular. Others are more strongly Christian and frequently have Bible verses or religious-based questions in all subjects (especially Language Arts).

Many of the secular options are Christian-friendly, they just don’t have references to religious themes.

ELEMENTARY

ALL SUBJECTS

  • A Beka (traditional and rigorous, Protestant Christian)*
  • AOP’s Lifepac
  • Bob Jones (traditional)*
  • BookShark (literature-driven)
  • Easy Peasy (Charlotte Mason)*
  • Good and the Beautiful*
  • Heart of Dakota (Charlotte Mason)*
  • Monarch (online)*
  • My Father’s World*
  • Moving Beyond the Page
  • Oak Meadow
  • Sonlight* (literature-driven and EXCELLENT book lists)
  • Time4Learning (online)

PRE-K

BIBLE

  • Not Consumed*
  • What’s in the Bible?*

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • 5 in a Row (literature-driven, unit studies)*
  • Blossom and Root (creative, Charlotte Mason inspired, secular)
  • Book Shark (literature-driven)
  • Classical Conversations*
  • Good and the Beautiful
  • Grammar Galaxy
  • Institute for Excellence in Writing
  • Michael Clay Thompson
  • Sonlight (literature-driven)*
  • WriteShop

MATH

  • Horizons Math (traditional)*
  • Life of Fred*
  • Math Mammoth
  • Math-U-See (video-based)*
  • Saxon (traditional and more rigorous)
  • Singapore Math (mastery-based)
  • Teaching Textbooks (video-based, not as rigorous as other options)

SCIENCE

  • Apologia*
  • Kristin Moon Science (live online classes)*
  • Real Science Odyssey
  • Science in History by Jay Wile*
  • Singapore Science

SPELLING/HANDWRITING

  • All About Spelling (top rated)
  • Handwriting Heroes
  • Memoria Press Copybooks
  • Spelling You See

HISTORY

  • Catholic Schoolhouse (Catholic, traditional)*
  • A History of Us by Joy Hakim
  • History Quest by Pandia Press
  • Oh Freedom! (Has a Christian and secular version, a conscious US history)
  • Mystery of History*
  • Notgrass*
  • Sonlight (literature-driven)*
  • Story of the World*

TOOLS FOR BUILDING YOUR OWN CURRICULUM (unit study resources)

SECONDARY (MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL)

ALL SUBJECTS

  • A Beka (traditional and rigorous, Protestant Christian)*
  • AOP’s Lifepac
  • Bob Jones (traditional)*
  • BookShark (literature-driven)
  • Easy Peasy (Charlotte Mason)*
  • Good and the Beautiful*
  • Monarch (online)*
  • My Father’s World*
  • Oak Meadow
  • Sonlight* (literature-driven and EXCELLENT book lists)
  • Time4Learning (online)

MATH

With high school math, a student’s future goals should be kept in mind. For good SAT/ACT scores, I recommend A Beka (Christian) and Saxon (secular). Keep in both don’t explain things as thoroughly as I would’ve liked and you may have to supplement. (I used these math resources in high school)

  • Aleks Math
  • CTC Math (online)
  • Life of Fred*
  • Math-U-See (video-based)*
  • Mr. D Math (online live classes)
  • Saxon (traditional and more rigorous)
  • Teaching Textbooks (video-based and not as rigorous as other options)

SCIENCE

  • The 101 Series (videos)*
  • Apologia (textbook or online)*
  • Dive Interactive Education (eLearning)
  • Kristin Moon Science (online courses – faith neutral)
  • Mr. Q Science
  • Real Science Odyssey (hands-on)

HISTORY

  • History Odyssey by Pandia Press
  • History Series by James Stobaugh (Masterbooks)*
  • Mystery of History*
  • Notgrass (traditional)*
  • Sonlight (literature-driven)*

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • 7 Sisters Homeschool (online/downloadable)*
  • Analytical Grammar (traditional)
  • Brave Writer
  • Classical Conversations*
  • Good and the Beautiful*
  • Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
  • One Year Adventure Novel (video-based, teaches you how to write a novel)
  • Sonlight (literature-driven)*
  • WriteShop

BIBLE

  • Apologia (worldview currculum)*
  • Grapevine Studies*

ELECTIVES/OTHER

  • 7 Sisters Homeschool (electives for tons of subjects including career exploration, psychology, etc.)*
  • iTalki (language learning)
  • Marie’s Words (visual  SAT vocab prep – HIGHLY recommend!)
  • Outschool

UNIT STUDIES

My Personal Recommendations

That’s a lot of information! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here is a list of top homeschool choices.

List of Homeschool Curriculums PDF

3 COMMENTS

  1. Another 2 major HS curriculums are CLP (Christian Light Publishers) and Rod and Staff . . . incidentally R&S was the first Christian based curriculum in our modern times (back in the early 1960s).

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