August 20, 2015
FPE is the perfect fit for the homeschool family looking for a Christian, classical, Common Core free education for their children, but doesn't necessarily want to sit down and do one-on-one instruction with each child (or all at once- I've tried multi-level approaches and ended up frustrated because it was above the younger children's level or too easy for the older ones- and I ended up doing large amounts of one-to-one regardless).
We have been with FPE for two years (entering our third now). My two eldest will be 7th and 9th grade and I am still teaching my youngest (4th grade), independently. It's perfect for us because I've found that as my kids got older, it became increasingly difficult to hold them accountable and have them "turn in" assignments when life is contantly going on around us, and I'm busy running a household and helping taking care of the business my husband and I own. But I wasn't about to send them to public school because of the values we hold, and private schools are so expensive (and many using CC materials and may not even realize it)!
We found FPE through a lecture they gave at a community church through our homeschool group and it has been a Godsend! Our experience has been wonderful. The teachers are professional and truly care for the students and the subjects they teach. Yes, the course load is rigorous, but in my opinion that's a good thing. It has helped my kids become more independent. I sometimes have to help them with their work, but their teachers are also available in office hours and they have tutors available as well. They have gotten into the swing marvelously with keeping track of their own schedules and handing in their assignments on their own. It's great to have them held accountable to someone other than me, and they get grades and will receive a diploma when they graduate. I have enough time (and sanity) to continue to individually instruct our youngest, and she will enter FPE in two years, for 6th grade, like her older sister did. My son is going into high school with them and I have no doubt he will receive a solid education, with unrevised history rooted in the Constitution, creation-based science, great classical literature, and incremental, traditionally taught math- all based in Christian values. If this resonates with you, FPE will be the perfect fit for your family, like it is for ours.
- submitted by a parent