You Have Options. It's Time To Discover
With the school year well under way, parents often pause to evaluate their
children's education. Is my child thriving? Is he motivated? Is her unique
learning style supported?
For families interested in exploring educational alternatives, Oak Meadow
offers an exceptional award-winning
and fully accredited
distance learning school
(with the option to enroll at any time).
Oak Meadow Bookstore
for a complete selection of PreK-12 curriculum, resources, and craft items.
To discuss enrollment, or for free and helpful advice about homeschooling,
or call to speak with an Oak Meadow Educational Counselor Monday through
Friday, 9am-5pm EST at 802-251-7250.
Oak Meadow has been fantastic to
work with every step of the way. But most importantly, our daughter has
thrived. She has learned from wonderful teachers who have enhanced her LIFE
-- not just her academics.
Helping Families Find the Right Fit
Finding the educational option that best serves your child's
strengths and needs can be a challenging task, one filled with questions.
Oak Meadow has decades of experience in guiding and supporting families
through the learning process. Here are some free tools to help you determine
which curriculum is best for your family:
When families have curriculum questions, they generally want to know how a
curriculum will meet their child's needs at a specific grade level.
The Educational Counselors at Oak Meadow are happy to answer these
questions, but they also offer grade-specific sample curriculum online for easy comparison and review.
Their K-8 catalog also provides grade overviews that detail the
scope and sequence of skills and content in each subject, which can help you
identify your curriculum needs and plan your academic year. Their High School catalog
includes course suggestions by grade and tips on college admissions.
Free Seasonal Journal:
Their journal, Living Education,
is an excellent resource for families who are homeschooling or exploring
homeschooling options. Past issues have included informative articles on a
wide variety of topics, including challenging the advanced student,
organizing a home study space, teaching solid writing skills, the value of
boredom, and homeschooling multiple children. Read their
latest issue on Arts in Education.
Curriculum Checklist: The educational principles that have guided Oak Meadow curriculum
development for over 30 years provide the benchmark for comprehensive,
creative homeschooling. Oak Meadow invites you to apply them to your own
✔ Involves the whole child
Oak Meadow believes that true education involves more than just the
intellect: it engages and integrates every aspect of the child. Many parents
intuitively understand that true intelligence arises when children are given
opportunities to engage their hands and hearts as well as their heads. Make
sure your curriculum includes assignments that ask children not only to
read, write, and think, but also to paint, draw, play music, write poetry,
and build things. Oak Meadow curriculum encourages balanced and healthy
development, and a true flexibility of thinking.
✔ Adapts to each child's unique learning style
There are many ways to learn, and parents and educators know every
student is different. Oak Meadow understands this and allows students to
demonstrate their mastery of the material in a variety of ways. This
emphasis on choice is especially important for families seeking to
accommodate unique visual, auditory, or physical learning styles. By
integrating lessons across subject disciplines, students engage with
assignments in a more meaningful and memorable way. Make sure your
curriculum offers a choice of assignments, such as those seen in the curriculum samples
offered by Oak Meadow. For example, with Oak Meadow, when studying the rich
culture of the Middle Ages in sixth grade, students can chose a project such
as studying heraldry and creating their own family coat of arms, designing
and making a small tapestry, or writing a song or poem describing the deeds
of a chivalrous knight.
✔ Adapts to each family's learning lifestyle
The right homeschooling curriculum for you will not only serve the needs
of your child, but also be a good match for your family's values and
lifestyle. Oak Meadow's flexible weekly lesson format honors the many ways
that homeschooling families live and learn. It is easy to adapt your lesson
schedule to accommodate travel, artistic or athletic pursuits, and community
activities. Lessons provide many options for assignments, and families are
encouraged to adapt the curriculum to create a customized learning
✔ Respects the natural development of children
An understanding of the developmental needs of children is the
foundation of Oak Meadow's curriculum. Healthy childhood development is
fostered by introducing subjects and skills in a carefully considered
sequence. Make sure your curriculum keeps lessons well-grounded in a
familiar reality for the young child, with abstract concepts gradually
introduced as the student advances through the curriculum. As students
progress toward high school, critical thinking and the ability to analyze
and synthesize material should be emphasized. Imagination, experimentation,
and inquiry should be carefully balanced through the grades in a way that
keeps the wonder and excitement of learning alive for all students.
✔ Aligns with rigorous academic standards
Taking into account state standards nationwide, Oak Meadow has developed
a curriculum that upholds rigorous standards while maintaining a commitment
to a creative, innovative, and child-centered education. Furthermore,
students who enroll in their fully accredited
school receive the added benefit of having their work guided and evaluated
by an experienced teacher, and receiving official school transcripts. For high school students, this can be of particular importance as they
delve into complex subject material and prepare for college and career.
Homeschooling with Oak Meadow
means you can feel confident that your student is getting a complete
education that is infused with creativity, fosters the joy of learning, and
helps your student develop into a confident and accomplished independent
learner. To discover more about Oak Meadow Curriculum and School, call
802-251-7250 to speak with one of their experienced Educational Counselors.
You can also send an email to [email protected],
or visit their website at oakmeadow.com.