WELCOME TO THE CMEC!
The Charlotte Mason Educational Center (CMEC) is a nonprofit collaboration of parents and teachers dedicated to putting Charlotte Mason's philosophy into practice.
Registration for the 2024-25 School Year is now open!
SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST for the latest announcements and updates.
DOWNLOAD OUR INFORMATION PACKET for BRAND NEW video tours of our website and program samples.
JOIN US FOR THE CMEC SUMMER RETREAT on July 15-16 in the Philadelphia area!
Read about our member benefits in our Information Packet:
From Our Members...
"My children have commented to me that they love the school year this year because we are 'doing so many more things than we used to do, like dance, drill, art, and handicrafts!' I would never have done these things without the support provided by CMEC!"
"The CMEC has made me see my role as a mother educator as a job, but in the sense of vocation, not obligation. The yoke is easy, with the CMEC to guide and encourage; home education does not feel like a burden, but rather a delight, especially since I know I am doing it in community with many women facing the same challenges."
"I love all the touchpoints the CMEC offers throughout the term and school year. There are so many options to discuss and learn from one another. The online community is a robust, thriving network of families that have helped expand and enrich our lives."
Become a member to attend our live events this spring...
March 7th at 8:15pm Eastern
This New Member Orientation is our chance to welcome you to the program!
We will provide a tour of the website, details on upcoming events, a sneak peek at our curriculum, and tips for getting started with the CMEC.
We can't wait to meet you!
Spring Curriculum Launch
April 13th, all day event!
Every year we hold a live spring event to walk through each Form's course of study for the upcoming year.
Programs and Shopping Lists will be available to download. The CMEC Team will share how each book was chosen and its role in the curriculum.
Get a jump start on fall planning!
More benefits of early enrollment...
A 2024-25 membership gives you access to our website until June 30, 2025 -- no matter when you sign up! That means the earlier you enroll, the longer you get access to the extensive webinars and materials in our Resources area.
When you enroll, you'll get immediate access to our Getting Started Guide! This guide will walk you through how to take full advantage of our resources before you start your summer planning. For example, before the 2024-25 curriculum launches in April, you can explore our self-paced courses on building a timetable and the Mason method of a lesson, webinars on narration and exams, our favorite Parents' Review articles, and other foundational preparation to help make this school year your best yet!
New members are also welcome to jump in with our 2023-24 guides for composer study, artist study, handicrafts, special study, and more! We would love to have you learning alongside us this spring.
What is a Charlotte Mason education?
Coming up for the 2024-25 School Year...
Back again this year: our popular Mother's Education Course will explore the topic of personhood and how understanding this principle helps us be effective in the day to day work of lessons and life.
Leading a Charlotte Mason co-op or TBG Group? We offer a series of live online meetings especially for group leaders and teachers, a thorough handbook to aid your planning, and email encouragement.
Interested in learning about how a Mother's Logbook can revitalize your planning or how to build a workable timetable? Our self-paced Summer Planning Course has a set of videos to walk you through setting up your school year.
The members-only Fall Mini-Retreat in October will give you a shot of inspiration right as you begin your school year!
Enjoy our curated library of Parents' Review articles not available anywhere else online. We highlight a new one each season as a "Community Read" to discuss at La Pianta, our online discussion board.
Get our Information Packet:
Video tours of our website
Samples of our curriculum
An inside look at the CMEC!
Private discussion board designed to help you grow as a parent and educator
Opportunities to forge local connections with other CMEC families
Art and Handicraft Videos
Video lessons make it simple to share these subjects with your students
Video interviews featuring the fresh voices of member mothers
All-day webinar with hands-on help for raising successful writers
This dive into the benefits of Plutarch makes great listening for fathers too
From Our Members...
Knowledge and Wonder
"The CMEC has been a gift beyond measure, not just in the lives of my children, but in the culture of our home and the lives of both my husband and I. The 'personal delight and joy in living' is not restricted to the students and only during school hours, but rather permeates in broad and resounding ways to all members of the family throughout our day as we grow in knowledge and wonder and character alongside each other. All of us are being nourished and enlivened through the thoughtful and earnest work of the CMEC, and we are each so grateful!"
"The CMEC provides a seat for everyone at the table. Whether it is your first year as a home educator or you have a high school student, there is always someone who can learn from your experiences and that you can learn from. We have been a Charlotte Mason family since my oldest began school. But only in the years we have been members of the CMEC community have I felt like a true educator. The humble and gentle way this community has been created and fostered has influenced much more than the books on our table -- but our whole family atmosphere."
A Full Feast
"Absolutely every single offering from the CMEC has fed my own soul as a mother-teacher to my children. This entire space and all the people behind it are so incredibly life-giving, and the CMEC has helped me to bring the fullness of the feast to my children every day. The inspiration that I have been given through the ideas this team has put me in touch with has been immense; the support they have given me along the way feels unceasing, I truly cannot thank them enough."