Schools used to be just another kind of factory. Just as the local car factory took in raw materials and created finished products, so the local school was supposed to take raw materials—children—and put out the finished product of the educated student.
But just as Henry Ford’s Model T came in any color you wanted, as long as you only wanted black, so the factory model of schools could not accommodate the infinite variety of children’s needs and abilities. That’s where homeschooling comes in.
Homeschooling is education for the 21st century. It is the education that breaks away from the constrictions of the Industrial Age and moves forward into the Information Age. In the Industrial Age, products were mass produced so that everything was the same. In the Information Age, we have the era of “mass customization.” Lots of products can be produced, but each can be tailored to the specific needs of a single user.
That is exactly what homeschooling does—takes the best of what has been thought, written, and discovered, and delivers it in a way that is customized to each student. Each student learns and succeeds at his or her own rate, rather than being sped up or slowed down by thirty other students in the class.
Homeschooling is the cutting edge of education, but it is not some new fad. It is a method of education that has proved itself, time and time again, for centuries. By any measure, but especially by standardized test scores, homeschooling has shown itself to be the best method of education available today.
We believe that homeschooling with Seton is the best homeschooling there is. Seton has been providing educational services to homeschoolers for nearly thirty years. Seton provides not only lesson plans, but also counseling by phone and e-mail, so you know that you will never be lost in a course without someone to help you. Seton’s counselors for subjects such as math, science, and languages afford you a level of expertise and personal attention you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
We’re headed the same way. Let’s travel together.
Director, Seton Home Study School