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Benefits of Homeschooling

People choose to homeschool for many different reasons. Some want more time with families, others want a more personalized education, Christian teachings, safety concerns and a variety of other reasons. Other people have the old misconception that homeschooling will affect children's development, especially their social skills, in a negative way. Many people are not even aware of the wonderful benefits of homeschooling and the different options for homeschooling!


  • There are 3.7 million homeschool students in the U.S.

  • 25% of all homeschool students sign up for classes at a grade that's higher than the grade recommended for same age peers.

  • 78% of studies show that homeschool children perform better than students at learning institutions.

  • Homeschool children perform significantly higher on ACT and SAT college admission exams.

  • According to the National Home Education Research Institute, homeschooled children usually score 15 to 30 percentile points above public school students on standardized tests.

  • The average score on standardized tests for homeschool students is between 70% to 80%.

  • 98% of homeschool students take part in at least 5 extracurricular activities.

  • Homeschool boys earn 44% higher grades on tests measuring their reading comprehension than boys in public schools.

  • According to the National Home Education Research Institute, 87% of peer-reviewed studies on social, emotional and psychological development of homeschool students show that they perform significantly better than those in conventional schools.

There is plenty of evidence that shows how beneficial homeschooling is to students' cognitive, social and emotional growth. Homeschooling is an educational option that should be considered with these statistics in mind.


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