Curriculum Overview

AmblesideOnline is a free curriculum designed to be as close as possible to the curriculum that Charlotte Mason used in her own PNEU schools. Our goal is to be true to Charlotte Mason's high literary standards. AmblesideOnline uses the highest quality books and costs no more than the cost of texts. The curriculum uses as many free online books as possible, and there is no cost to use this information or join the forum.

Modified Curriculum Options:

Year 3.5, an optional step between Years 3 and 4

Pre-7 for students beginning later to "catch up"

Years 7-8-9 in Two Years

Years 9-10-11 in Two Years

Years 7-12 in Five Years

Unofficial Year 12 based on Advisory suggestions for ancient history

AO for Groups, a lightened, streamlined version of AO for co-ops and cottage schools.

Canada Version, Years One to Six

AO-Help Emergency Lesson Plan, a minimalist approach for families in the midst of emergencies or crises.

Other Helps

AmblesideOnline's free Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum prepares children for a life of rich relationships with God, humanity, and the natural world.
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