A Guide to Secular Homeschooling

After you decide to homeschool, the next consideration is what kind of homeschooler you will be so you can choose your curriculum and plan your style of teaching. Are you a religious homeschooler who desires to infuse all of your teaching with the principles of your faith? Or are you a secular homeschooler who prefers not to teach matters of religion or at least keep them separate from your academic pursuits? Your answers to those questions will influence what kind of curriculum you consider and ultimately buy.

A Guide to Secular Homeschooling

Do you want a faith-neutral program or a faith-positive one? Do you prefer secular materials only for certain school subjects?

The beauty of homeschooling is that you can mix and match. Some families hold a personal faith but prefer a curriculum that doesn't address those tenets in the day-to-day homeschool lessons. Others are strictly secular in the own perspective on life and, of course, want a program to mirror that conviction. 

Being a Secular Homeschooler

If you've ever felt out of place at overly spiritual co-ops or at churchy homeschool groups, we invite you to consider BookShark's 4-day faith-neutral curriculum. It's literature-based and covers everything your children need. Our All Subjects Packages include Reading, History, Science, Language Arts, and Math (plus areas like geography, vocabulary, etc.). All the materials come in one big box, and you won't have to worry about editing out religious content on the fly. Add in whatever faith-based materials you prefer—or not! We leave the choice up to you.

Below is an index of all our articles and blog posts about secular homeschooling: reasons, defnitions, tips, and even a personal story from a secular homeschooling mom.

We Don't Homeschool for Religious Reasons

We Don't Homeschool for Religious Reasons

My Journey Away from Faith Based Curriculum

My Journey Away from Faith Based Curriculum

secular homeschool curriculum by BookShark

BookShark: Secular Homeschool Curriculum

Why We Use a Secular Homeschool Curriculum

Why We Use a Secular Homeschool Curriculum

Why Would Christians Choose a Secular Homeschool Curriculum?

Why Would Christians Choose Secular Curriculum?

Let's Define Secular Homeschooling & Secular Curriculum

Let's Define Secular Homeschooling & Secular Curriculum

Five Reasons It's Okay for a Christian Family to Use a Secular Homeschool Curriculum

How to Find Secular Homeschool Curriculum

How to Find Secular Homeschool Curriculum

How Dandelions Helped Me Choose to Homeschool: An Interview with Tanya, Secular Homeschooler

There are as many reasons to homeschool as there are benefits in doing so. It's not uncommon for a family to choose to homeschool for one primary reason, but as the years go on, they discover so many more reasons to homeschool—reasons they never even contemplated until they started on the journey. With more experience, a homeschool parent begins to see the rich education that homeschooling provides goes well beyond any single motivation—whether religious or secular. 

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