The Church has always affirmed the primary right and duty of parents to educate their children. The new Catechism of the Catholic Church
(1994) makes the following statements:
• #2221 The right and the duty of parents to educate their
children is primordial and inalienable.
• #2223 Parents have the first responsibility for the
education of their children.
• #2225 Through the sacrament of marriage, parents
receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing
• #2229 As those first responsible for the education of
their children, parents have the right to choose a school
for them which corresponds to their own convictions.
This right is fundamental.
The Charter Rights of the Family issued by the Vatican in 1983
makes this statement: “Since they have conferred life on their children,
parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate
“The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home” ISBN-10: 0393067084 ISBN-13: 978-0393067088
Mary Kay Clark
“Catholic Home Schooling” ISBN-10: 0895554941
“Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual : Elementary Grades” ISBN-10: 0929320131 ISBN-13: 978-0929320137
“100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Educational Philosophy for Your Child's Learning Style” ISBN-10: 0805431381
“Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home”
ISBN-10: 0971889511 ISBN-13: 978-0971889514
Kimberly Hahn, Mary Hasson
“Catholic Education: Homeward Bound - Useful Guide to Catholic Home Schooling”
ISBN-10: 0898705665 ISBN-13: 978-0898705669
“A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul”
ISBN-10: 1928832415 ISBN-13: 978-1928832416
Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
ISBN-10: 0736909184 ISBN-13: 978-0736909181
The Big Book of Home Learning : Getting Started: Introduces All Major Home School Methods & Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
ISBN-10: 0740300067 ISBN-13: 978-07403
The Big Book of Home Learning : Preschool and Elementary (vol. 2) ISBN-10: 0740300075
Maureen Whittman, Rachel Mackson
“Catholic Homeschool Companion” ISBN-10: 1933184167
Where to buy homeschooling books and curricula?
Catholic Heritage Curricula
Classical Academic Press
Sacred Heart Books and Gifts
Free Resources on the Web:
4Real Learning Homeschool Forum
Donna Young Printables and Resources
Sprittibee's big list of homeschool links! new!
Catholic Curriculum Providers:
Kolbe Academy Home Study
Mother of Divine Grace
Our Lady of the Rosary School
Seton Home Study School
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Dr. Karen Holinga The Reading Doc
NATHHAN Christian parents homeschooling special needs children.
Christian Home Educators of Ohio
Immaculate Heart of Mary Conferences
Ultimate Homeschool Expo
1 Corinthians for Homeschool Moms
A Homeschool Dance
Letter to a High School Junior
Keeping it Real the CLEP American History 1
Reality Home Schooling
Public and Catholic Schools defy College Board on allowing homeschool student to take PSAT
Teaching my Right Brained Homeschool Girl to Read
Ohio Home Schoolers Get Ready to Notify
One Subject I insist be on my high school daughter's curriculum
Homeschooling Links of Interest on Delicious!