The Moore Formula
Ask The Moores
Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore
are professionals known around the world; he for reorganizing colleges and universities
and for establishing highly-successful work-study programs; she as a world class
curriculum and reading authority; and both as child specialists who shared in the founding
of modern homeschooling.
Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore are affectionately known as the
"Grandparents of the homeschooling movement." They have been involved with
homeschooling for 55 years. Some of their successes include: The Moore Formula which has
produced an unusual numbers of scholarships. Nevertheless, the Moore Formula dignifies
curricula that leads to manual skills - mechanics, farmers,etc. - kids who can earn a
Q: What are some of the successes you've
had with "The Moore Formula?"
A: The Moore Academy is truly international (our "Moore Report
International" is now published in 71 countries). The Moore Academy uses the Moore
Formula to tailor the curriculum to each child, balancing study with work and service
which teaches how to earn a living. It is high in basic skills - science, math and
language. It builds character and creativity.
Q: What is The Moore Formula?
A: The Moore Formula is based on Moore's world class research that gave birth to
the homeschool movement. It is customized to each child's interests, aptitudes and
abilities and based on unit or project work. The Moore formula is divided into three
1) STUDY from a
few minutes to several hours a day, depending on the child's maturity. Readiness is vital!
2) MANUAL WORK and
ENTREPRENEURSHIP at least as much work in family or other business as study.
3) HOME and/or COMMUNITY
SERVICE an hour or so a day. Focus on kids' interests and needs. Be an example in
consistency, curiosity, and patience.
This is all done through the Moore Academy by
master teachers who take responsibility for your success.
Q: Why the emphasis on manual labor and
A: It is the most practical, productive and refined discipline tool. It
awards authority (freedom) equal to ability to accept responsibility. Few problems with
Q: Why the emphasis on service?
A: Because selfless service is a cornerstone of character.
Q: Why do you think colleges are so
attracted to students who combine study, work and service?
A: They are balanced, mature leaders. Harvard calls them "a
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
The most thoroughly experienced and research-based handbook in home
education from homeschooling pioneers, Raymond and Dorothy Moore.
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Home Style Teaching
Time-tested insights on how to assure your children of the best education
possible. Methods apply to all types of educational institutions.
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The Moore Formula Manual
Learn how to put all those wonderful principles to work. The best
self-help book in homeschooling. By the educational counselors of Moore Academy Staff in
collaboration with Dr. And Mrs. Moore.
Home Grown Kids Video
Shows families across America who are living the Moore Formula of study,
work and service. First step in your personal study.
Minding Your Own Business
Find out why work and service are considered part of education, with ideas
for appropriate jobs and home businesses for young people.
Better Late Than Early and School Can
Examine the research proving the dangers of early formal schooling for
children under 8 to 10 years of age, which resulted in the renaissance of homeschooling as
Home Built Discipline
The art of discipleship: balancing heart, hand, and health. With study
guide for parenting, church and school groups.
Home Grown Kids
Down to earth guidelines for emotional and intellectual development from
prenatal stage through nine years of age.
Home Made Health
The Moores share research-based, clinically-proven prevention measures for
all the family. Backed by 18 health professionals. Can be used as unit study with children
of all ages.
The Moore Report International
Bi-monthly newsletter from the Moore Foundation. The only research-based
periodical to keep you up-to-the minute on the best teaching approach for successful,
low-stress, low-cost true homeschooling.
For the best in homeschool guidance and
materials consider The Moore Academy. For more information on enrollment or to receive a
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Ask Dr. Raymond & Dorothy Moore
Want to learn more about combining study work
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