All of this, with the caveat that some of the Catholic-specific boxed curriculums can be more than a bit over the top, especially in regards to history. (I’m remembering learning, for example, that it was okay for Franco to stick a million people into concentration camps because he was Catholic. )
Also, speaking as an adult who was homeschooled, PLEASE assess every year whether or not this was a good decision for you and your kids, and do so honestly. Also, please have them take standardized tests on a yearly basis to ensure that they aren’t falling behind. Tests do have their place, and can be valuable tools in identifying potential problems which can easily slip past when you’re both parent and teacher. A kid consistently demonstrating grade-level understanding of math, for example, can reassure parents that they and the curriculum are doing well for the kid, while going from grade-level understanding to “three grade levels behind” in a short period of time is REALLY concerning.
I’ve told my story here before, but in brief–once I hit about 5th grade, I wasn’t really schooled, as such. That led to HUGE problems for me once I initially attended public school as a junior, and even more so when I went to college. My math knowledge was somewhere between “dreadful” and “nonexistent,” my understanding of social mores and expectations, especially in the classroom, ditto.
There also can be the issue I ran into when I stopped homeschooling, which is that it can be hard to integrate socially into society at large if you aren’t used to it. I had been taught from my earliest years that “public school kids” were bad and evil people, so I could hardly socialize with or even talk to them, but then the homeschooling parents wouldn’t let their kids spend time with me anymore either because I was, you guessed it, a “public school kid” now and therefore a bad influence who MUST, by definition, be using drugs and sleeping around. In reality, I’ve never used drugs, took my first drink on my 21st birthday, and had sex for the first time on my wedding night, but, well…that wouldn’t have fit the narrative, would it?
(A lot of them, especially the girls, had a similar educational experience to mine–nothing much past 4th/5th grade.)
Goodness, that was a bit of a ramble. Short version: reassess every year both on an academic and family level; use a rigorous curriculum; be willing to identify weaknesses and bolster as necessary, whether academic or social. Come to think of it, that’s what I expect any good parent does, regardless of what schooling method they use.