About the CLRC Complete Integrated Homeschool Program for Grades 1 - 4

Everything You Need to Homeschool with Confidence

In this well-received program, 25-year veteran homeschool mother Esther Phillips teams up with the CLRC to share her decades of homeschooling experience with parents of elementary school children. This is a complete and flexible homeschool package for elementary school which can be tailored to each family’s unique circumstances.  Families receive guidance and resources in all areas of their own Home School.

This year, families have the option of choosing from two curricula themes: ANCIENT TIMES (the new name for the curriculum Esther offered during 2020-2021) and MEDIEVAL TIMES.  These are stand-alone programs, and can be taken in any order of interest or preference.

    • The program includes:

      • A weekly live class which parents and children attend together
      • A complete integrated homeschool curriculum
      • Parent meetings and individual help
    • Click on the image to watch an informative interview with Esther Phillips, coordinator of the CLRC's new Complete Integrated Homeschool Program for Grades 1 - 4. With Anne Van Fossen and Bryan Smith.

    PLEASE NOTE: These Courses are not eligible for Charter School funding.

    "I have had the privilege to work with Esther Phillips in a classroom setting for the past five years.  Her integrated curriculum and teaching style have blessed my family in many ways.  The children have developed a love for learning, and I have developed the confidence to homeschool my children.  Esther includes multiple subjects woven together, which enables the children to make connections to the material on their own. Numerous resources and support are offered, which creates an environment that allows parents to be assured they are giving their children the highest quality education. She is a gifted teacher who inspires others to enjoy the journey of homeschooling." -- Tiffani G., Idaho

    Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator 
    contact email: withmissesther@gmail.com
    Age Level: 6 - 10 years
    Minimum Enrollment: 5 families

    Maximum Enrollment: 12 families
    Tuition per Semester: See pricing information above. 

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    Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator 
    contact email: withmissesther@gmail.com
    Age Level: 6 - 10 years
    Minimum Enrollment: 5 families

    Maximum Enrollment: 12 families
    Tuition per Semester: See pricing information above. 

    Click Here to see the 2020 - 21 Class Schedule

    Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator

    Esther Phillips began homeschooling her own children over 25 years ago and quickly became a proponent of Charlotte Mason and Classical education. Though from England, her childhood was spent mainly in Kenya and Hong Kong until her family settled in rural Lincolnshire, UK. Esther's father, himself classically educated and able to read Latin, Greek and Hebrew, inspired in Esther a love of learning and lifelong wonder and discovery. She has spent 15 years setting up, directing, and teaching homeschool co-ops and has served as a consultant to many homeschool families, with a desire to foster in them confidence and joy.

    Esther has five children, two are still at home completing their homeschooling journey. She lives in Idaho and enjoys reading (of course) and writing (when she gets a chance).

     

    Anne Van Fossen, M.A., CLRC Classical Languages Program Director

    Anne-Anne Van Fossen  spent seven years working with her husband, John, to found a Christian Classical K-8 school in California. Anne was the Director of Program and Curriculum Development and head of the Ancient Languages Department. She has over 15 years of experience teaching classical Greek and Latin to all ages from Kindergarten to adult. Anne earned her Master’s degree in Classics from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was awarded the Keith Aldridge Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Classics and taught Greek Mythology, Classical Archaeology, Greek Civilization, and Greek Tragedy as a teaching assistant for four years. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry (summa cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Societies. Anne lives in Naples, Idaho where she homeschools her three sons with her husband. She loves reading, running, and romping with her boys.