Will your children believe in Jesus when they graduate from high school?
Public Schooled: 15%
94% of homeschoolers keep the faith and 93% continue to attend church after the
high school years. But a shocking 75% to 85% of Christian children sent to
public school drop out of church, and do not hold a Christian worldview after
high school graduation.4
More facts on homeschooling...
"I think it's time to get our kids out."
- Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family5
The most important reason for you to homeschool is for the sake of your child’s
There has never been a better time to homeschool.
Never before have parents had access to such a wealth of educational resources
and technology for home education. And, Christian homeschool support groups
abound, offering parents a helping hand in homeschooling.
There is an abundance of extra-curricula activities for homeschoolers to
participate in, with opportunities for wholesome friendships and real-life
Homeschoolers avoid harmful school environments where God is mocked, where
destructive peer influence is the norm, where drugs, alcohol, promiscuity and
homosexuality are promoted, and where school violence is on the rise.
By grade eight, the average homeschooled student performs four grade levels
above their public and private school counterparts.1
A background in teaching is not necessary; in fact, "home educated students'
test scores remained between the 80th and 90th percentiles, whether their
mothers had a college degree or did not complete high school."2
How to get started homeschooling...
It is natural to feel uncertain when you begin. Pray and trust God for the
confidence you need. Get the support of other believers by contacting the
homeschool organization listed on the back of this brochure.
Research homeschooling by attending Christian homeschool conventions and reading
books like Home Schooling: The Right Choice by Christopher Klicka.
Keep your young ones home and out of preschool which disrupts family bonding,
teaches inconsistent discipline, and exposes children to harmful peer behavior.
Avoid government homeschooling programs such as "charter schools" and public
school independent study programs. These government programs usurp the father’s
God-given headship over the family and focus the homeschool on humanist goals
Discover the blessings of private Christian homeschooling – your children will
appreciate your caring efforts. In fact, a recent study found that 95% of the
homeschool graduates surveyed were glad that they were homeschooled.3
What does God say about education?
Homeschooling is the most Biblical form of education. God addresses parents, not
government employees, as the educators of their own children:
"And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall
teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in
your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."
- Deuteronomy 6:6-7
"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of
- Isaiah 54:13
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart
- Proverbs 22:6
Jesus said: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a
pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will
be like his teacher."
- Luke 6:39, 40
"Learn not the way of the heathen."
- Jeremiah 10:2
"He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm."
- Proverbs 13:20
1. Lawrence Rudner, Scholastic Achievement and Demographic
Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998, Education Policy Analysis
2. HSLDA, Home Schooling Achievement, 2001.
3. Brian D. Ray, Ph D., Home Educated and Now Adults, National Home Education
Research Institute, 2003, nheri.org.
4. Brian D. Ray, Ph D., Homeschoolers Grown Up, 2004.
5. Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family Radio, March 28, 2002.