There are so many homeschooling programs on the market today! Every website recommends its own favourite. How do you know the best homeschooling curriculum when you see it? Sometimes a recommendation from a friend is helpful, but their experience with a curriculum might be narrow. You can also look at websites which tell you what curricula they think is best. But, I think a more accurate way to check out the top homeschooling curriculum programs today is to look at their search volume. And that is what we’re going to do in this article.
I do this by listing the most googled curriculum terms and then listing the search volume in America per month. If relevant, I’ve added the second most relevant googled term in relation to that homeschooling curriculum in brackets.
Because America has the highest number of homeschoolers, we use American statistics. However, readers should be aware that different countries would favour different homeschooling curriculum in differing volumes.
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110,000 searches/month/United States (Switched on Schoolhouse Online 4,400)
This Christian program has risen to popularity thanks to its online format. Everything is online, making the system paperless and easy to implement. Switched-on-Schoolhouse is the USB/CD version, however, you can the program on a subscription basis (Monarch). It is one of the most popular Christian homeschooling programs available today. You can look at a Switched on Schoolhouse review here.
90,500 (Time4Learning 60,500)
40,500* (Easy Peasy Homeschool 14,800; Easy Peasy All in One 9,900)
Easy Peasy is a free Christian curriculum available online but the material can also be printed. It directs parents to many online resources to complete lessons. Facebook groups are available so parents can ask questions and get help when they need it. It’s the most popular free homeschooling program available today. You can look at an Easy Peasy All in One review here.
33,100 (Abeka Academy 14,800)
You can look at an Abeka review here.
The Good and the Beautiful
27,100 (The Good and the Beautiful curriculum 1,600)*
22,200 (Classical Conversations Homeschool 590)
The Great Courses Plus
My Father’s World
9,900 (My Father’s World Curriculum 1,000)
8,100 (Sonlight curriculum 3,600)
6,600 (Acellus Power Homeschool 1,600; Acellus Academy 8,100; Acellus 49,000)
6,600 (BJU Homeschool 2,900)
6,600 (Memoria Press Online 720)
6,600 (Ambleside 1,900)
5,400 (Veritas Press Online 480)
Simply Charlotte Mason
A fun homeschool curriculum on the market today is Simply Charlotte Mason, a program based on the educational philosophies of Charlotte Mason.
Classical Academic Press
Five in a Row
1,900 (5 in a Row 480)
Life Pac [Alpha Omega Publications]
1,600 (Lifepac Alpha Omega 390)
A Gentle Feast
1,600 (A Gentle Feast 140)
Rosetta Stone Homeschool
880 (Calvert Education Services 140)
Horizons curriculum [Alpha Omega Publications]
480 (Horizons homeschool curriculum 110)
Get Ready for Kindergarten
Monarch curriculum [Alpha Omega Publications]
390 (Monarch Homeschool curriculum 140)
Living Books Curriculum
Charlotte Mason Institute
210 (Charlotte Mason Institute Alveary 60)
90* (Searched in Australia 260)
Little House Kindergarten
Easy Grammar Systems
Higher Up and Further In
An Old Fashioned Education
A World of Adventure
Charlotte Mason in a Box
Charlotte Mason College
10 (Charlotte Mason College distance education 10)
Some websites can perhaps be used as a homeschooling curriculum or for homeschooling resources such as the following:
The Khan Academy
* Curricula containing an asterisk (*) next to it means the search volume could be artificially boosted by a common search term. For example, ‘Higher Up and Further In’ might be googled because it is a homeschool curriculum. But, it might also be googled because it is a phrase in a CS Lewis book.
HELP! Too much information!
If you’d like a few of these curricula narrowed down a little into different categories, I’d suggest checking out the following pages:
- Christian Homeschooling Curriculum Packages
- Free Homeschooling Curriculum
- Classical Homeschooling Curriculum
- Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Curriculum
Some of these overlap a little, but they should provide a narrower list for you. If you’d like to check out individual preliminary homeschooling curriculum reviews I’ve done, check out this page.
Conclusion: Most Popular Homeschooling Curriculum Packages in 2020
With the huge amount of great homeschooling curriculum programs on display today, picking a program can be a difficult task. There’s a lot to research! Hopefully, this list has given you a few ideas about what you might like and what you don’t. All the best with your research!