Home is where the heart is. Here are 40 Encouraging and Funny Homeschool quotes to get you going or offer some support. 

Homeschool Quotes

1. "Most people think you have to give up so much to homeschool…in reality, you gain so much more." -SimplyLivingforHim.com

2. "Homeschooled children benefit the community because they are not shaped by peers but by parents." – Mary Kay Clark

3. "What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all." – John Holt

4. "When home-education is placed in its proper place, seen as a gift, a blessing, a tool, an act of stewardship and when it is embraced in humility, it is a lovely thing." – Dawn Gregg

5. “All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.”― Sir Walter Scott

6. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”― Gandhi

7. “Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.”― Ezra Pound

8. “I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.”― Agatha Christie

9. And how was your homeschool prom with your brother? – Unknown

10. It’s not my credentials that qualify me to teach my child. It’s my God who made me qualified when he made me a Mom! – Tamara L. Chilver

Homeschool Quotes

11. "A teaching degree is to homeschooling as a culinary degree is to grandma’s cooking…it just can’t touch the love, care and personal standard that only she can stir in." – Dawn Shelton

12. "Homeschooling isn’t about isolating children, though it is about sheltering to a degree. Those of us who homeschool are fighting baptism by fire – we’re seeking incremental growth for our children at the right developmental speed. We pull them out of school because the institution doesn’t do that, no matter how talented or hard working the educational team. Children face an immediate push toward sameness and conformity." – Ginny Kochis

13. "Homeschooling is important when we want to move beyond damage control of bullying and sexual harassment to developing sound moral principals and talents in our children." – Rebbecca Devitt

14. "Homeschooling allows children to develop their own creativity and not be stifled by mass education." – Fay Robertson

15. "I would always have to fight for social acceptance at school – and I would do just about anything to get it. When I was homeschooled my insecurities were overcome by parental love." – Joshua Hesford

16. "I prefer to make those [educational] choices myself. Not because I think I know ‘better’ than all those professional educators, but I do think I know my own children best, and consequently which programs and methods would benefit them. Homeschooling is not about rejecting other people and things; it’s about making personal and positive choices for your own family." – Mariette Ulrich

17. "The first real lesson I learned as a homeschool teacher is that … it’s the students that lead the way." – Patti Armstrong

18. "Education begins at home. You can’t blame the school for not putting into your child what you don’t put into him." – Geoffrey Holder

19. "Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they – not someone else – must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated." – Earnest Istook

20. "What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.” – John Holt

Homeschool Quotes

21. "You must pray…without prayer, all the schooling in the world will not produce the effect God wants homeschooling to give." – John Hardon

22. "My kids were much better at getting along with people of all ages when they were homeschooled and were able to be cheerful and outgoing in public and get along with their peers and friends. They learnt to interact with the world in a much more real way than being expected only to know how to communicate with other kids their age." – Jenny Allen

23. "We agree that we want our children to be properly socialized; that’s why we homeschool. Homeschooling enables the kids to socialize properly. They grow up with people all day long and grow up with people in their homes, with people down the street and in the supermarkets. That’s why they’re well socialized."- William and Susan McAulay

24. "To be sure, socializing plays a part in rendering a child capable of true social integration, but only as a finishing touch…The real challenge is helping children grow to the point where they can benefit from their socializing experiences." – Neufeld, G and Maté, G.

25. "Don’t worry about socialization. Wherever people congregate, there is going to be interaction, socialization."– Mary Kay Clark

26. "I trust my parents more than I trust anyone else. Even as a teenager I respected and valued their input. My sisters are also my best friends. When I was 13, many of my school friends talked about how much they hated their siblings, particularly their sisters. I remember thinking that was sad. I didn’t understand why they hated them, because, to me, sisters were friends that I lived with."– Emily-Jane Fraser

27. "Homeschoolers happily speak with more ease and poise because they don’t fear adults as authority figures. Their authority figures were always their loving parents, teachers and often their best friends; if your best friend is your teacher and authority figure, education is less stressful. – Rebbecca Devitt

28. “I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.”― Agatha Christie

29. “School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.”― Ivan Illich

30. “Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature.”― Charlotte Mason

Homeschool Quotes

31. “The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.”― David O. McKay

32. “Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent.”― Plato

33. “The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.”― H.L. Menchken

34. “It is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read.”― Ezra Taft Benson

35. “Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.”― John Maynard Keynes

36. “The function of a child is to live his/her own life, not the life that his/her anxious parents think he/she should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educators who thinks they knows best”― A.S. Neill

37. “An eternal question about children is, how should we educate them? Politicians and educators consider more school days in a year, more science and math, the use of computers and other technology in the classroom, more exams and tests, more certification for teachers, and less money for art. All of these responses come from the place where we want to make the child into the best adult possible, not in the ancient Greek sense of virtuous and wise, but in the sense of one who is an efficient part of the machinery of society. But on all these counts, soul is neglected.”― Thomas Moore

38. “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”― Roger Lewin

39. “Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.”― John Ruskin

40. “Homeschooling and public schooling are as opposite as two sides of a coin. In a homeschooling environment, the teacher need not be certified, but the child MUST learn. In a public school environment, the teacher MUST be certified, but the child need NOT learn.”― Gene Royer


Best Homeschool Quotes

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“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.” - Walter Scott
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“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” - Mahatma Gandhi
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“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. - Ezra Pound

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