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Parents naturally have questions as they explore educational options. With so many choices available and so many different reasons to homeschool, it can be challenging to determine what will be the right fit for your child and where, exactly, to start. Families have been turning to Oak Meadow for information, guidance, and resources for decades, so we’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions and put the answers at your fingertips. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us, or sign up for a virtual info session for a live Q&A.
Curriculum and Grade Placement
If you are not sure which form you need, please contact us.
For enrolled students
- FERPA Consent
- Release of Records
- Request a transcript
- Physical Education Credit
- Life Experience Elective Credit (LEEC)
- Advanced Study Project (ASP) Application
Tips & Support
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- For parents and teachers
- For students and families
- The heart of Oak Meadow
- Getting started
- Take a deep breath
- Curriculum reviews and articles
For parents and teachers
Homeschool Support: A fee-based consultation service for both new and veteran homeschoolers who use our curriculum independently. Purchase in bookstore.
Oak Meadow Tutoring and Coaching Services: Several Oak Meadow teachers offer private tutoring to assist students with specific subject areas, executive function skills, or learning challenges. More information here.
Learning Assessments Packets (K-8): Grade-specific learning assessments are designed to help parents and teachers track student learning for support and reporting purposes. Purchase here.
Living Education: Join our email list to receive our free educational journal, Living Education, which is published seasonally (see latest edition here). You’ll find informative articles by faculty, parents, and contributing writers and bloggers.
Foundations in Independent Learning: An online parent-teacher certification course for those new to teaching at home or new to Oak Meadow. Purchase in bookstore.
Foundations in Social Justice: This online course helps parents and teachers bring social justice principles and action into their communities and classrooms. Purchase in bookstore.
For students and families
Curriculum Links (to resources cited in our curriculum)
Common Core Supplements
Study Skills Toolkit (pdf)
Effective Assessments (pdf)
Evaluating Internet Sources (pdf)
Time Management Tips for Students (pdf)
Creating an Effective Learning Environment (pdf)
Academic planning worksheet & suggested course schedule (pdf)
The heart of Oak Meadow
What makes Oak Meadow different? On this web page, we describe 12 characteristics that define the heart, soul, and pedagogy of the Oak Meadow curriculum.
The Heart of Learning, by Lawrence Williams: “A beautiful book to read. The most valuable resource I have for understanding and enjoying my time with my children.” ~ Sarah, OM parent
Learning Processes: This guide includes in-depth discussions of creating a daily schedule, morning circle activities, crayon drawing, watercolor painting, working with clay, storytelling, and more.
What About Socialization?
Motivating Middle Schoolers
Guidelines for Home Teachers
Oak Meadow and Waldorf
Learning and the Natural World (pdf)
Challenging the Advanced Student (pdf)
Homeschooling with Large Families (pdf)
Child-Centered vs. Child-Led Learning (pdf)
Addressing Concerns about Homeschooling
10 Reasons Why Oak Meadow May Be the Perfect Fit for You
How to use Main Lesson Books
Take a deep breath
Yes, You Can!
The Socialization Myth (pdf)
Rhythms, Routines, and Rituals
Sustainable Living and Learning (pdf)
Getting Comfy in the Role of Home Teacher
“Three Things I Do to Make Me a Calm Mom”
Organizational Tips from a Homeschool Parent (pdf)
10 Ways to Create and Maintain Balance as a Homeschooling Parent
“What I Wished I’d Known Before Two Decades of Homeschooling”
Using a Weekly Planner to Find the Rhythm in Your Homeschooling Life
Curriculum reviews and articles
Please note: Some materials, such as a grade-level reading list, may have been updated since a review was posted; however, the scope and sequence of our curriculum remains the same. Please check our grade-level web pages or our bookstore for current information.
Only Passionate Curiosity (a selection)
Oak Meadow Grade 5 Review
Oak Meadow Grade 6 Review
Oak Meadow Grade 7 Review
Oak Meadow Grade 8 Box Day
Healthy Living from the Start
Distance Learning with Oak Meadow
Middle Schoolers and Independence in Learning with Oak Meadow
Pepper and Pine
Oak Meadow Curriculum Review: 1st Grade (video)
Up Above the Rowan Tree
Review of the Oak Meadow Sixth Grade Curriculum
Cathy Duffy Reviews
Oak Meadow Review