Curricula

Where to get curricula in Montreal and area:

We have a large lending library at Centre Communidée: curricula of all kinds, books about homeschooling, as well as lots of fiction.  Members can borrow books for up to a month at a time.

Communidée also has an account with Scholastic Book Club – a great place to get discounted books.  There are flyers at the centre or pick your books online.  Orders are placed every month during the school year.  For more information contact Rowan.

Chapters / Indigo have a section of curricula in both languages, mostly for elementary levels.

Brault & Bouthillier – 700 Beaumont – an educational supply store selling curricula (mostly French), toys, and arts & crafts supplies.

Librairie Guerin – 4560 St-Denis – a publisher of elementary and secondary curricula (French)

Succès Scolaire – a tutoring centre in Montreal that sells elementary-level curricula (French)

 

 

Distance education programs / pre-fab programs:

Calvert – a non-denominational elementary school in Baltimore that also provides curriculum and distance education for homeschoolers around the world.  Pre-K through grade 8.

Clonlara School – a school in Maine that also provides distance education in elementary and secondary programs.

CNED – a distance education program from France.

Crossroads Christian School – a distance education program from Florida, known to be flexible and cheap.

Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool – a free online elementary and high school curriculum that is Christian based.

Elementary Planet – an online elementary school out of Ontario.

Global Student Network– an American online program offering a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2 through 12.

Keystone – an American online school offering middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) courses.

Khan Academy – a free collection of short lectures via video tutorials.

Oak Meadow – complete curricula for Pre-K through 12, as well as online and correspondence programs.

SOFAD – Quebec’s distance education program, available if one has reached the age of 16 before July 1 of the current school year and is a Québec resident.

The Trent Schools – complete online homeschooling program for grades 1-12, following the US federal guidelines for education.

Virtual High School – a virtual high school offering over 70 secondary courses online, leading to an Ontario high school diploma.

LEARN – an educational foundation which aims to provide access to quality learning material, educational technology and e-learning resources to the Quebec English Education Community.  Those who are registered with a school board can get an account to access the full site.

 

Provincial Curricula:

Quebec

Ontario

Alberta

British Columbia

 

Recommended by our community:

Math

Defi Mathematique / Challenging Math – available at Guerin – FAQ for homeschoolers

Khan Academy – free online math and more!

Life of Fred – math presented through a humorous story

Living Math – an online resource for learning, exploring and enjoying math in a dynamic and holistic manner, for all ages

Math U See – a program written by a homeschool dad for the homeschool community, focusing on real world math

MEP Math – a free program from the UK, both primary and secondary

Saxon Math – a K-12 math program that has been around for over 30 years

Singapore Math – this K-12 program is popular with homeschooling families, and available from Communidée’s library

 

Reading & Writing

Bob Books – a series of books that guides the child through the earliest stages of reading

Explode the Code – an online program for learning to read, also available in workbooks

Starfall – a free online learn to read program

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons – we have a copy in the Communidée library

 

World History

The Story of the World – a four-volume series of books with workbooks for elementary students

Crash Course – an online series of videos on topics in history, science and religion

 

Science

Bill Nye the Science Guy – a collection of science videos for kids

Crash Course – an online series of videos on topics in history, science and religion

Montreal Urban BioKit – download and print a guide to exploring the city’s biodiversity