A list of Charlotte Mason curricula - programs that attempt to follow the letter and spirit of Charlotte Mason's philosophy of education. They are listed in alphabetical order.
“AmblesideOnline is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason’s classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world.”
Ambleside Schools International - Home School
"Ambleside Home School now has a mentor program with mentors, who work alongside families to implement the philosophy at home. Those who join with us are those wanting to be true to the philosophy because they believe in it."
“Ani Ve-ami is the first literature-based Jewish homeschooling curriculum that invites your family into the exciting world of homeschooling from a Jewish perspective. Based on the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason, it is designed to bend to fit the current needs of your family.”
“Classical Mason: Homeschool curricula with a classical education, Charlotte Mason, twaddle-free flair.”
Charlotte Mason’s Alveary by the Charlotte Mason Institute
“To provide a comprehensive curriculum and teacher training resources that follow Charlotte Mason’s educational model.”
Charlotte Mason Help
“The Higher Up and Further In Curriculum is based upon two cycles of history in chronological order with a strong emphasis on character development and Biblical world view. We strive to adhere to Charlotte Mason’s principles by following her methods in The Original Homeschooling Series and are offering our program and schedules to anyone who may be interested free of charge.”
Charlotte Mason Plenary
"Our goal is to help you implement Charlotte’s method in a way that is personally meaningful for you and your family. We want to help you apply Charlotte Mason‘s principles in a way that is consistent with your values. I will be working hard to do just that by creating helpful articles, resources, videos, and guides for you as well as offering personal consultations."
A Gentle Feast
“A Gentle Feast is family-centered (entire family will be together to work on many subjects), Charlotte Mason inspired (a feast of living ideas presented in a format consistent with Miss Mason’s philosophy and principles), and takes a living approach (curriculum deeply steeped in books, beauty, and Biblical truth, while providing a firm academic foundation).”
Living Books Curriculum
“Living Books Curriculum offers homeschooling families a high-quality course of study based on the time-tested methods of Charlotte Mason. Our curricula facilitate learning through literature, life experiences, and oral and written expression. The curriculum is integrated, complete, and flexible; it honors the child, supports learning, develops higher-order thinking, and generates excitement about learning.”
“Mater Amabilis is a structured, Charlotte Mason style curriculum for Catholics that follows a set, formal course of study, using a highly efficient method which allows children to cover a broad range of subjects in the course of a short school day.”
A Modern Charlotte Mason
“A Modern Charlotte Mason utilizes living books as well as time honored classics of the past. As a living and evolving curriculum, AMCM also provides the user with online links for extension activities, documentaries, and articles that are coordinated with the lessons.”
An Old-Fashioned Education
“A free Christian homeschool curriculum created using free texts which are available on the internet, combined together in grade levels to create appropriate progression from first grade through graduating seniors.”
Simply Charlotte Mason
“Simply Charlotte Mason’s curriculum helps you and your child grow through good habits, great books, and guided discovery.”
“A modern day secular curriculum based on the original works of Charlotte Mason that can be used by all families.”
A very comprehensive list of resources from Ambling Along Together.
A comparison post from Letters from Nebby.
A Delectable Education
“A Delectable Education offers a consulting service if you desire a personalized homeschool curriculum based on Charlotte Mason’s principles and practices. They also have Curriculum Templates to enable individual families to build their own Charlotte Mason Curriculum."
A Charlotte Mason Plenary
"Need help creating the homeschool you’ve always wanted? A CM Your Way Personal Consultation will help you find the peace and joy you deserve." Special Needs consults available as well.
The Charlotte Mason Way
"I teach homeschool moms who desire to experience smoother and easier homeschool days
while raising self-educating children using the philosophies inside the original writings of
Charlotte Mason coupled with my 20 years experience using this method
from preschool through high school."
"I have a passion for making your days less about checking boxes and more about lighting the fires of the minds of your children, and I spend much time praying about and pondering every suggestion given."
"For years I [Nancy Kelly] have enjoyed walking alongside others and helping them bind together the practice with the principles of a living education based on Mason’s philosophy of education. I draw from my 25 years of practice and study of Mason’s methods, suggesting unique books and patterns that are tried-and-true for a relational education. "
Programs that are mostly or adaptable to a Charlotte Mason education.
Build Your Own Library
"A Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool curriculum, but with a 21st century twist…
I wanted a curriculum that was rich in great literature, not just old fashioned tomes, but modern children’s literature as well. I wanted a curriculum that was history based but didn’t drown you in historical fiction. I wanted to make narration a priority, but in a way that was fun and easy. A curriculum that took passages from the books you and your child are reading and turned them into copywork in the elementary years and dictation at the middle school level. I wanted to incorporate art study that was connected to history and included fun art projects. And I wanted to include science – literature based in the elementary years, and I use Elemental Science’s logic stage program in the middle school years. It was a tall order – but our children are worth it."
Light + Lamp Homeschool
"This is not your average curriculum. We do things against the grain, and with a whole different mindset from the world. This curriculum will not be for everyone. If you’re looking for a super rigorous classical education, this is not for you. If you’re looking to find a calm, simpler, anxiety free zone in your homeschool, this is for you."
Ursa Minor Learning
"Ursa Minor Learning is a Charlotte Mason inspired, eclectic homeschooling curriculum centered around the twin pillars of history and science. We use many Charlotte Mason methods including narration, copywork, and dictation, a focus on living books, and a wide feast of human knowledge. We are not a pure Charlotte Mason curriculum. While we use Charlotte Mason methods, we also incorporate things she did not use in PNEU schools, often things that were inspired by Classical Education. In the lower years, you will also see Montessori and Reggio inspired ideas."
Charlotte Mason in the Early Years - programs to help inspire and guide you with young children
"While Mason did not start formal schooling until age six, she offered foundational principles and practices that lay the basis for the years ahead. CMEC member families have grown to love the delightful, varied, and rich occupations for our youngest children. We want for our little ones to experience the full “child-life,” or Kinderleben, doing activities developmentally appropriate for their age, building good habits, and soaking up all that their natural world offers for them. We have seen the dangers of rushing too quickly ahead, pushing too hard too early. Mason’s approach was based on broad experience, learned by the PNEU and still observed by teachers and psychologists today, that providing children with this "quiet, growing time" will prepare the fertile soil needed for the rest of their life."
"We blend many aspects of Charlotte Mason methodology (and create a host of CM-inspired resources) with classical education tenants. We share with you the ways it works for our family in hopes to encourage and equip you with new ideas for your own homeschool."
A Humble Place
"I have always been of the mindset that it was better to wait on “school things” for my son, following a better-late-than-early approach. I hadn’t pushed him to start reading at an early age or tried to force any kind of structured preschool program on him and was quite happy with those decisions. When he turned six in August of 2016, I wanted to do something more “official” with him that fall, but I didn’t think he was quite ready for Ambleside Online (AO) Year 1. So, I started to look around for some kind of alternative...."
“A Quiet Growing Time: Charlotte Mason with your 3 to 6 Year Old”
A Modern Charlotte Mason
"The Early Years curriculum is designed for children aged six and under who, because of state regulations or other necessity, need and want to follow a Charlotte Mason inspired education. This curriculum is similar to other AMCM bundles in that it is divided into three terms over the course of the school year. "
My Little Robins
"The Complete Charlotte Mason Preschool Guide. I’ve taken the time to dig into Charlotte Mason’s writings and learn just what she thought this “quiet growing time” should look like. She had some very specific recommendations for a child’s early education." - CM Preschool Foundations
"A Charlotte Mason inspired guide to educating your children in a nourishing way during the preschool years. This guide is not meant to burden you with another to-do list which can be stressful. It is a suggestion for big ideas, for a way of life. Intentional suggestions, goals, real-life examples, and tips are all offered to you to help you connect with your preschoolers."
"Rooted Childhood offers a seasonal collection of beautiful craft projects and opportunities for connection with your child. Each month contains a introductory section with everything you need to get started. You'll find simple craft projects suitable for beginners with a detailed supply list, whole food recipes, ideas for family gatherings and celebrations, stories to tell aloud, seasonal poetry, songs and fingerplays, and picture book recommendations, all geared toward families with children from 3-8 years old."