My 12 Tips for Catholic Homeschoolers

1. Consider using “pre-tests,” such as for spelling and vocabulary. Then focus on the words your child still needs to learn…

Catholic, Root and Branch

We are sometimes asked why Seton’s materials are so saturated with Catholic content. There are a myriad of reasons, but first and foremost, we fill our curriculum with Catholic content because we know that in God’s plan, the purpose of education is not simply to learn facts, but to prepare souls—curious combinations of intellect and will—for eternity. Education, from this perspective, is a hugely important, yet delicate, task…

The Marks of a Quality Catholic Education

Every Catholic homeschooler knows the marks of the church – One, holy, catholic and apostolic. We recite them in the Creed at Mass, and they remind us of the nature of our Church. In much the same way, Catholic homeschooling has marks and characteristics too. In keeping with our traditions regarding education, the marks of Catholic homeschooling are excellent, orderly, and Catholic, and each of these should in some way characterize our family learning…

Catholic Homeschooling Conferences

2013 may well be the most important year in the history of Catholic homeschooling conferences due to a new national campaign focused on getting 10,000 people to attend conferences across the country. Before the season begins with the first few conferences in March, it seems fitting to try to answer the question, “Why does Seton care so much about conferences?”…

Homeschool Conferences – June 2012

KS, Kansas City June 15-16, 2012 (Fri.-Sat.) Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers 2012
St. James Academy
24505 Prairie Star Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66227
Fri.: 3:00 PM — 9:30 PM, Sat.: 7:30 AM — 4:30 PM
Info: Maribeth at 816-454-3729 www.kccatholichomeschooler.org

2012 Conferences

Indianapolis, IN. May 5 (Sat.). Quo Vadis Catholic Homeschool Conference. Holy Rosary Catholic Parish, 520 Stevens Street, Indianapolis, IN. After 8:00 AM Mass — 5:00 PM. Info: www.hfheindy.org or email hfheindy@yahoo.com.

2012 Conferences

Santa Clara, CA. April 13-14, (Fri.-Sat.). Northern California Catholic Homeschooling Conference, Our Lady of Peace Shrine, 2800 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA. Fri.: 2 PM — 9 PM; Sat.: After 8 AM Mass — 5 PM. Info: 408-980-9825 or 1-800-980-1531.

2012 Conferences

Jacksonville, FL. March 16 (Fri.). Immaculate Heart of Mary Jacksonville Homeschool and Parent Conference, Embassy Suites Jacksonville-Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL. 2:00 PM — 8:00 PM. Info: 540-636-1946 or info@ihmconference.org or www.ihmconference.org.

How Parish Schools Led to Catholic Home Schooling

Last month’s column was the story of how a largely poor, immigrant population built a powerhouse parish school system that provided a first-rate scholastic education. By the mid 1960s, the Catholic system reached its peak with 4.5 million elementary school pupils, and another million students in Catholic high schools.

2012 Conferences

Jacksonville, FL. March 16 (Fri.). Immaculate Heart of Mary Jacksonville Homeschool and Parent Conference, Embassy Suites Jacksonville-Baymeadows, 9300 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL. 2:00 PM — 8:00 PM. Info: 540-636-1946 or info@ihmconference.org or www.ihmconference.org.