A Full Course of Study for Students in 1st-12th Grade
Our curriculum is based on years of research into Mason's philosophy as well as the working out of that philosophy with a diverse group of families, both in the classroom and in homeschools across the country.
Some key features of our course of study:
Crafted to achieve the breadth and balance of Mason’s programs.
Matched to Mason’s original timetables to ensure an appropriate amount of work for each Form as well as ample time for leisure.
Designed around “streams” of history, science, and geography, Mason’s vision for building definite knowledge consistently through the years.
Assigning not only “living books” of literary quality across the curriculum, but also “living things,” like handicrafts, nature journals, the fine arts, and more.
Reflecting a thoughtful progression from year to year and Form to Form.
Accompanied by age-appropriate term exams for all work assigned, using Mason’s original exams as a model.
Easy combine for families with multiple students.
Offering simply and clearly organized materials.
All students in our program study the same historical era, allowing for greater camaraderie and collaboration among students and parents. (The 2021-2022 School Year will study roughly 1650-1800 and Ancient Greece. Like the PNEU, we follow a 4-year history rotation.)
We also include a supplement especially for Canadian families, with suggested books and breakdowns for history, citizenship, literature, historical ficton, and geography.
Our currriculum for fall will be posted on April 16th, including Programs for all terms and Forms and clickable Shopping Lists. The next day, we will have our annual Spring Curriculum Launch, during which we walk through each books and subject and explain its role in the program. Join us live online for this spring mini-retreat!
We think that Charlotte Mason offers us the very best way to educate and offers our children the very best way to learn!
More importantly, her philosophy provides our students with solid preparation for whatever God has in store for them.
What members are saying about our curriculum:
The curriculum is carefully arranged according to the themes of knowledge that are essential for the child to know—knowledge of man, of God, of the universe. This is a helpful and informative way to group subjects. Each book is selected for its content and quality. The curriculum gives detailed guidelines about how much to read each term and even provides a sample timetable of lessons. At the same time, it leaves enough room for the discretion of the teacher and is adaptable to each child and family situation. - Eva in MO
The most significant thing for me was being given a program and book selections that I can trust have been carefully selected by qualified individuals. After only a couple of terms with the program and books, it is abundantly clear that they are excellent matches for the subjects and ages of my children. - Jessica in MA
For our family, the most helpful aspect of the CMEC curriculum, so far, is the simplicity of the program materials. One document listing all of the term’s work for each form: how refreshing! - Jessica in WA
The breadth of the curriculum is both exciting and daunting. But the books are so carefully selected for the subject and time period that they reinforce each other in many ways, making it easy for students to form relationships with the material. The form guides are invaluable to parents as they help us see the purpose of each book and how to best use them. I find myself referring to them at the beginning of each new term to refresh my approach. - Judy in PA