HOMESCHOOL RESOURCE LIST
Liz Gormley & Cecilia Ann Smith
The following is a resource list I hand out or mail to anyone (including non-Catholics) who ask me about homeschooling. The first thing you must do is find out what the law is regarding homeschooling in your state (do not ask the public schools) go through HSlDA or LA's state homeschooling group. If you know any homeschoolers in LA they should be able to give you an address. As for choosing curriculum and how to get started — Write for catalogs and sample copies of homeschooling catalogs and magazines. Their are a number of how-to books out there you'll see them in the catalogs — and ask specific questions here on CRNET. Home School Resources
Legal Information —
P.O. Box 159
Paeonian Springs, VA 22129
Home School Legal Defense Association — This organization has information regarding homeschooling in your state. Magazines/ Newsletters — Ask for a sample copy.
These magazines help locate other resources (including Home School correspondence schools such as Seton and Abeka), discuss teaching methods, evaluate new products, and share homeschool family letters and experiences.
*Seton Home Study School — P.O. Box 396, 1350 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630
The Teaching Home — Box 20219, Portland, OR 97220
Practical Homeschooling — Home Life, P.O. Box 1250, Fenton, MO 63026-1850
*The Catholic Family Magnificat! — P.O. Box 43-1015, Pontiac, MI 48343-9998
*The Cheerful Cherub — P.O. Box 262302, San Diego, CA 92196
*The Catholic Home Educator — P.O. Box 420225, San Diego, Ca 92142
*Purity of Heart — Box 353, Clairmont, AB TOH OWO Canada
Catalogs—school texts, teaching materials, religious items —
*Our Lady of the Rosary School — 105 E. Flaget Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
*Ignatius Press — 35 Oakland Ave., Harrison, NY 10528
The Timberdoodle — E. 1510 Spence Lake Rd, Shelton, WA 98584
Hewitt Educational Resources — P.O. Box 9, Washougal, WA 98671-0009
Builder Books — P.O. Box 5291, Lynnwood, WA 98046 -5291
The Elijah Company — P.O. Box 12483, Knoxville, TN 37912-0483
*Missal Leaflet Company — 976 West Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104-1556
*Mother of Our Savior — 153 B. Mann Rd., P.O. Box 100, Pekin, IN 47165
*Daughters of St. Paul — St. Paul Books and Media, 50 St. Paul's Ave., Boston, MA 02130
Great Christian Books — 229 S. Bridge St., P. O. Box 8000, Elkton, MD 21922-8000
More Resources — These are not second rate, just second page.
More Catalogs —
*The Neumann Press, Route 2, Long Prairie, MN 56347
*Catholic Home Schoolers Bookshelf, Route 1, Box 520, Thaxton, Virginia 24174
More Magazines/Newsletters —
*Ye Hedge School Herald — Mary Daly, Route #2 Box 45, Garretson, SD 57030
*St. Paul's Family Magazine — PO Box 772 Fort Scott, KS 66701
*Children's Biweekly newsletter — The Saint Joseph Messenger, 4597 School Section Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211
*To stay in contact with other homeschooling families and to take advantage of a large source of Catholic information — Join the Catholic Resource Network, a Catholic online service. Write for more information to: Catholic Resource Network, P.O. Box 3610, Manassas, VA 22111 or call 703-791-2576. For those who have a computer, set your modem to dial 703-791-4336 or from the Internet, telnet to CRNET.ORG.
*To learn Latin — Write to Marion Smedberg, 209 E. Staunton, Ave., Sterling, VA 20164
*Make rosaries for the missions and yourself — Our Lady's Rosary Makers, 4611 Poplar Level Road, PO Box 37080, Louisville, Kentucky 40233
* All resources are Christian in content, those marked * are Catholic.
I hope this all fits. — Liz
More resources from Cecilia Ann Smith
After comparing your resource list with mine, I have come up with several that you did not have on your list. Here they are:
L.P.H. Resource Center
1 High Street, Malvern
Contact: Mr. Rick Kephart
They have written CATHOLIC textbooks - science, history, Latin
Imitatores Familiae Sanctae
3874 Forester Ct.
San Jose, CA 95121
481 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
St. Raphael's Press
P. O. Box 271
Lancaster, CA 92584
Mother Seton Newsletter
4425 Valley Brook Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72116
The Catholic Hearth
Route 2 Box 30
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Dumb Ox Publications
10201 Grove School Road
Beloit, WI 53511
Catholic Devotional Items, Liturgical Calendars, etc.
Catholic Heritage Games
18252 Little Fuller Road
Twaine Harte, CA 95383
Religious Games and Gifts
TAN Books and Publishers, Inc.
P. O. Box 424
Rockford, IL 61105
Special Note of interest. I have spoken with the editor and they are trying to republish the Faith and Freedom Readers. Encouragement to do so may speed up the process. Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East Second Street, Mineola, NY 11501
They are not Catholic, but publish many inexpensive children's books including classics. They have puzzles, games, paper-dolls, etc.
(If anyone else has something to add to this list let me know and I will update it. Thanks. Darden Brock)