I’m interested to learn if any of the homeschooling families here have developed a mission statement to guide your children’s education.
As some who have followed my story here may have gathered, I’ve had a lot of uncertainty about the way forward for my son’s education. For several years I’ve also anticipated moving away from the DC area. Consequently, I’ve looked at the web sites of many schools—mostly, classical Christian academies. These typically include a mission or vision statement or something similar that provides guidance for the educational program, and I usually make this one of the first things I read.
Several weeks ago as I was thinking about plans for second semester, it dawned on me that in all our years of homeschooling my wife and I had never composed one of these for our family. I don’t see this as a panacea for our situation, but it seems a worthwhile endeavor, and perhaps if we can agree on a guiding mission statement, it will make it easier to establish priorities for Soren’s academic work and more productively discuss some of our disagreements on the way forward.
Have any of you undertaken something like this? If so, do you have any advice on the process?
I’d be interested in reading an example of a homeschool mission statement if anyone wants to share one. I’ve got a draft that I’m working on that I’d be willing to post here if anyone wants to give some feedback or is otherwise interested.
Thanks so much!!