How to Start Homeschooling

Leaving a traditional brick-and-mortar school behind for the freedom of a completely customized and personalized education — without IEPs or 504s? Welcome to homeschooling! I’d love to help you find a great gifted homeschool curriculum for you and your quirky kids. (Side note: Need to withdraw your kids from a Tennessee public school? HomeLife Academy can handle that for you.)

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to sift through the enormous glut of educational materials advertised across the internet these days, but I’ll help you narrow down your options to several solid, established curriculum companies.

Below, I’ve listed my top homeschool curriculum recommendations: this is stuff I’ve actually used, loved, and can whole-heartedly recommend to you. I’m an eclectic homeschooler — most people homeschooling neurodiverse kids tend to school eclectically — so you’ll see classical education materials here, but you’ll see hands-on enrichment, workbooks, and non-religious curriculum, too.

Let’s get started!

A quick disclosure: many links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click through and make a purchase, I will earn a small commission. [We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.]

Here are the best homeschool curriculum options I’ve found.

As you read, if you have any questions about specific materials, implementation, placement, or anything else, just click through here to join my Facebook group, post your question, and I’ll hop right over to take a look and walk you through it!

Here are my favorite resources —

+ My Amazon Storefront

Here, I’ve curated a ton of extras to go with your curriculum and enrich your school day: homeschool supply lists, favorite educational board games, hands-on science, and more.

+ Sonlight

An excellent literature-based education. Offers complete, per grade, homeschool curriculum packages. New users, if you decide to purchase from Sonlight, you can enter my Rewards ID when you register an account on their site and you’ll get $5 off your first order ($50 or more). I’ll get points that I can redeem at another time. Enter GM20420090 in the Referral Code field when creating your account.
–> Learn more: here’s my Sonlight kindergarten review.

+ Timberdoodle

Offers complete, per grade, homeschool curriculum kits. Emphasis on STEM, games, and fun hands-on learning. Has option for non-religious curriculum kits.
–> Learn more: here are my Timberdoodle reviews

+ Thrift Books

Used books. Affordable prices, and free shipping if you spend $10. New customers, use my Thrift Books referral link and get 15% off your first order.

+ Veritas Press / Veritas Scholars Academy 

Classical Christian homeschooling materials. Offers complete, per grade, homeschool curriculum sets. Also hosts self-paced and live online classes for distance-learning options, and has a diploma program option.
–> Learn more: here is my self-paced history review

+ Classical Academic Press / Scholé Academy

Colorful engaging curriculum in the classical Christian tradition. Also hosts live online classes for distance-learning options.

+ Evan-Moor

Print and e-book workbooks, all subjects. Offers complete, per grade, homeschool curriculum bundles. Non-religious, aligned to standards.


Language arts and writing curriculum; the poetry memorization and spelling materials are particularly good
–> Learn more: here is the best spelling curriculum for neurodiverse kids

+ Memoria Press / Memoria Press Online Academy 

Classical Christian homeschool materials, developed in conjunction with a private Latin prep school. Offers complete, per grade, homeschool curriculum sets. Also hosts live online classes for distance-learning options.

Need help getting starting homeschooling or choosing the right homeschool curriculum for you?

Join my FREE Facebook group, The Oaxacaborn Homeschool Community. A group of very friendly homeschoolers from all over the world are ready to answer your questions!

1 thought on “How to Start Homeschooling”

  1. I appreciate the list of curriculum for homeschooling. The idea of homeschooling my kids is very appealing to me. I’ll look for the best curriculum to teach my kids when we start homeschooling.


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