:eek: Ok, I’ll try to make this short. My husband and I are ardent, orthodox Catholics. We moved due to his job to a smallish city in Minnesota a year ago or so. We have three children grades 4, 7 and 9. There is a Catholic school system here but very “Catholic-Lite” run by very liberal, dissenting, non-habited School Sisters of Notre Dame (ie we met with the superintendent who is a sister and within 5 minutes she informed us she thought women should be ordained) PLUS the Catholic school is weak academically at the HS level and is VERY expensive! SO…put the 4th grader in the slightly more orthodox elementary school and the 7th and 9th in the public school.
We want very much to instill Catholic values and help our children to fully convert and feel homeschooling could help with this. I have not been able to find a homeschooling co-op or any such thing here either. I looked at Seton homeschooling but that’s expensive too! I thought when you home schooled you bought the books and simply taught your kids, but here you pay tuition too! Ok, please help me if you know the answer to any/all of the following questions:
Did you home school and what curriculum do you recommend?
Do you have to enroll in a program and pay tuition or can you do it on your own? What are the pros and cons of each choice?
Any other advice/thoughts you would share given your experience?? I’d be very happy for any info you can give. I know very little about homeschooling but am VERY interested!
Please help this confused Catholic mom. My kids are being drawn more and more into the world and all its errors and I must do more to raise them in the faith. Thank you and God bless you.