Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not see the answer to your question below, contact Customer Service by either sending an email to CustomerService@theoldschoolhouse.com or calling 1-888-718-HOME (4663). As always, you can chat with us by clicking the Customer Support box at the bottom of the page.
No, additional textbook purchases are not required, however many of our lessons refer to books that are generally readily available through the library.
Depending on your family’s needs, you can use SchoolhouseTeachers.com as the core of your curriculum or to fill in gaps in your current curriculum. We’re providing an extremely broad spectrum for you, and you’ll see our list of subjects grow month by month. That being said, we recognize two things: (1) many families are already using programs they enjoy and are benefiting greatly from, and (2) all families are different. So, here’s our short answer: For a number of families, yes! You’ll have plenty here to keep your day filled and to challenge your children in every way, in every subject you need. For others, it will fill the final gaps or provide the outline for much or most of your day, or supplement your curriculum in subjects you feel you just don’t have a good handle on. If there is a specific course you would like us to add, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Executive Editor Bonnie Rose Hudson at bhudson@TheOldSchoolhouse.com with your thoughts and suggestions.
You can view a complete list of our courses in our Quick Links directory. You can also find an alphabetized list of our courses on the site. There is a link to the same information in table format at the top of the page that shows whether a class is mostly text, mostly video, etc. You can see a breakdown of our courses by grade level by clicking on the chart on this page. Please remember that one of the beauties of our site, and one of the joys of homeschooling, is that if your child is ahead or behind in a subject, you may simply choose another course. Since the courses are not live, users may self-pace, meaning your kids may breeze through a course or take it slowly if they need to.
All the teaching is done online, and it is all accessible around the clock. None of it is live, as we have customers signing in from around the world and that would cause quite a challenge for people in various time zones! The classes vary in format. Some teachers use almost all video; some use all printable materials. It is due largely to the nature of the course (a foreign language, for example, must have some video or audio) and the preference of the teacher.
Yes, you may cancel at any time. If you use Paypal, you may simply login to your Paypal account and cancel the subscription there. If you use a credit card, please contact Cancel@SchoolhouseTeachers.com to cancel the payments for you. You can also click the chat button in the bottom right of your screen to cancel with a chat representative.
(FYI: Current members are locked in at their current rate as long as they keep their membership. We would hate for you to cancel it now and decide later to come back and have to pay more.)
A. Absolutely! You can join SchoolhouseTeachers.com from anywhere in the world where you have Internet access and the ability to pay the monthly membership fees through PayPal. We want your ideas, too! You’ll find we have teachers on the site from the US, Canada, Australia, Wales, South Africa, and England. Note: International memberships are subject to applicable legal restrictions in respective countries.
A. Yes, you can use SchoolhouseTeachers.com on your Apple and Android devices or any other electronic tablet that allows Internet browsing. To login on your phone, you need to first switch to ‘desktop’, then login with your email address and password, then switch back to ‘mobile’. Your back issues of the magazine may also be viewed on an app. Download the Apple app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-old-schoolhouse-magazine/id495989438?mt=8 or the Android app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texterity.android.HomeSchoolMagazine.
The Expos are live, online conferences with video and audio, in which we feature instruction from some of the most highly respected and loved names in homeschooling. We cover trends in home education, provide educational lessons, hold item giveaways at the end of the sessions, offer encouragement, and more. We’re limited to one thousand attendees per session.
These archived recordings will give you access to some of the best speakers and teachers from around the world. Past speakers have included Jay Ryan teaching about astronomy, Andy Harris teaching on Google Earth, Kendra Fletcher helping you with Preschoolers and Peace, and Heidi St. John bringing encouragement to the busy homeschool mom. Enjoy them at your convenience and pace; they’ll be just a click or two away.
A. We’re providing an extremely broad spectrum for you, and you’ll see our list of subjects grow month by month. That said, we recognize two things: (1) many families are already using programs that they enjoy and are benefiting greatly from, and (2) all families are different! So here’s our short answer: For a number of families, yes! You’ll have plenty here to keep your day filled and to challenge your children in every way, in every subject you need. For others, it will fill the final gaps or provide the outline for much or most of your day, or supplement your curriculum in subjects that you feel you just don’t have a good handle on.
We have developed a Scope and Sequence that lists the academic goals traditionally held for each grade level and where to find that information on SchoolhouseTeachers.com as well as areas where you may wish to supplement.
Here is an overview of some of the benefits of membership. For a complete explanation, visit our Membership Benefits page.
• Access to all the courses on the site
• Access to streaming videos, including children’s shows, Bible studies, and classes
• Access to World E-book Library
• Lesson plans
• Free membership with Applecore Recordkeeping
• Access to six digital Schoolhouse Planners
• Access to our past (archived) and future Expo webinars
• All The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine digital back issues
A. We look at this as a family membership. Anyone living in your home may use the program 24/7. You don’t need a separate subscription for each child you’re educating; the entire package will have such versatility that it should meet many or all of your children’s needs.
We have two tiers of membership so you can choose what is best for you. The cost for a limited membership (PK-8th grade classes) is just $14.95 month. The cost for an ultimate membership (PK-12th grade) is only $19.95 a month. You can try either tier for the first month for just $5. See our SIGN-UP PAGE for what you get with your membership. Or, consider purchasing a yearly membership and save even more.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com will provide your family with a vast number of course options and other resources for home education, in one place and for one incredible low price. Every month, new content is added across the site and previous material is archived. We offer daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans and activity ideas that you can use at your convenience and at the pace that best fits your schedule.