Studies prove homeschoolers who spend $500 on education are just
as smart as those who spend $200. If you are considering
homeschooling, I would suggest buying used (Amazon, eBay, yard
sales) and for even greater savings, in the younger grades you can
combine art, history, English, and spelling together for free.
(This is called a "Unit Study", and can be personalized around a
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I homeschool my children and people ask me this question often.
It is hard to give a definite answer. You can spend a lot or only a
little. It is totally up to you. You can buy expensive pre-packaged
curriculum. Or you can design your own and save a lot of money. You
can buy used textbooks at educational/homeschooling stores. You can
buy them at yard sales. You can pay $15 a month for Internet
service and get a WEALTH of information there. There are SO MANY
web sites that have free worksheets, games, and all sorts of
educational things. You can take advantage of your local public
library for many resources such as books, CD-Roms, videos, DVDs,
etc. There are many free places to go for fun field trips. It's
really all up to you to decide how much you want to spend!
I am homeschooled, and it costs about $3,000 a year but this
includes lessons that would normally not be included in school such
as horseback riding (an excellent form of exercise), and Irish
Dance (another great form of exercise -- especially for the legs).
I do distance courses from JHU CTY (Center for Talented Youth) and
this is the bulk of that figure.
I homeschool my kids for the high school years and it only cost
$599.00. It ends up being a really nice program they ship all your
books out to you and they are yours to keep.
In most cases there are 'hidden' costs. For example, a parent
who would otherwise earn an income may stay at home in order to
homeschool the children and earn nothing or very little. Such costs
should be included in any rigorous assessment of the real
It depends on how many children you're homeschooling. You may
be able to get the books needed from the public system cheaper that
directly from the state. You will most likely want to take them on
excursions outside the home for learning experiences, so join the
library, free, and a museum for family, usually 50/60 dollars. See
if there are any science centers in your state and they may be on
the reciprocal list for the museum and you'll either get in free or
at a greatly reduced price. You would have meals in any event so
that's really not a consideration unless you eat out. Call the
Department of Education in your state or contact the Administration
office of your public school and they can give you more info and
NORMALLY IT IS £10 TO £100 IN ENGLAND/LONDON.
I am homeschooled. I go to Online high-school and it is
completely free, there is also another k-12 program that is
completely free. The program i am on is called advanced