We have done this with two daughters, but only for a years period at a time. We used an American school for the curriculum development and supplies/textbooks, as well as teacher supervision and feedback.
We used this school located in Baltimore
, Md., and which serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade:
Homeschooling Your Child: Accredited Homeschool Curriculum | Calvert
We found many other cruising families used this as well. Kids in higher grades used a similar program done by the University of Nebraska.
As the kids got older I felt it was important for their development to have a more land-based education for a number of reasons, not the least of which was socialization.
We were/are quite impressed with Calvert School. They have the home schooling thing figured out. You receive a huge box which includes books
, note pads, science experiments, art projects, tests and answer sheets
- you name it. You can elect to have a mentor/proctor follow you all the way through the school year, or you can supervise the student by yourself.
Give them a look. I think they have done this for a hundred years or so.
By the way, the older daughter has a Masters in Education and teaches fourth grade in Fairfax, Va. The younger daughter, a junior in college, just returned from a UN Seminar in New York
, NY and will be studying at the University of Granada, Spain
next semester. Seems to have worked for them