So many things that make HBP unique!
Things that make HBP unique:
- A full day of social interaction and play with different age kids.
- Conflict resolution guided by teachers/adults
- Group games / team building skills
- Special weekly activities and crafts – stuff my kids love but I never do at home
- A time of sharing and talking during circle time – learning about other kids, their lives, important subjects that I might not cover
- A large lending library
- Field trips!
- ELECTIVES!! (my favorite thing) So many classes that I would never be able to teach my kids (some of the ones they’ve taken: pottery, improv acting, Mask making, karate, Greek mythology, Games, Science, Math, Nature Class, Mosaics, sewing, CA History, and those are just a few!) I LOVE that not only are they learning different subjects, but from someone other than mom
- Work records. Like we talked about, while they seem cumbersome, it’s actually been so great to have accountability AND a record of everything we’ve covered in the year!
- Input from other people on my kids, their behavior, their learning, and their growth. I love getting feedback from these caring ladies who lead this place.
My son is allowed to be himself!
My 7 year old son is a sensitive, thoughtful, careful, thinker with a developing sense of humor and a big compassionate heart. HBP has been amazing for him because his quiet shy voice is heard! He is not one of 25 children in a brightly lit, over-stimulating, busy classroom, he is a child in a open outdoor/indoor classroom setting with plenty of natural light, open space, and child-led projects, with usually 6 adults supervising the 30-40 children there. The adults are all listening and offering company, insight, conversation, and educational tidbits to plant seeds in his young mind. He is never shushed, dismissed, looked over, ignored, or belittled. If he wants to take extra time on a project to make it perfect, he is encouraged to do so. He is allowed to be himself!
Tracy, an HBP parent
Teachers at Home Based Partnership are amazing! Some of them are longtime homeschoolers themselves.
I just want to add that the teachers at Home Based Partnership are amazing! They are all such loving people who are so supportive of homeschooling. Some of them are longtime homeschoolers themselves, and they are all selected by the parents to be the teachers there. I’ve learned so much from watching how they interact with kids during the day. And we have met or reconnected with so many great homeschooling families along the way. We have been a part of this community for over 13 years. 2 of my kids have graduated and 2 others are still enrolled. I even teach elective classes there. I hope their new program would help support homeschooling families who are looking for more flexible approach to Independent Study Program.
Kate, an HBP parent.
Balance between teaching our kids at home and “sending them to school”
HBP has been such a blessing to our family. Many years ago, I was feeling overwhelmed with homeschooling. I truly loved having my kids at home, but was also feeling discouraged. HBP to the rescue! HBP offered us a beautiful balance of schooling at home and sending our kids “to school”. We have been a part of HBP for about 7 years now. It a sweet place where we have always felt loved and supported by the teachers and volunteers. We are very grateful for them and for the many things HBP has to offer.
Gina, HBP Parent
Make it custom
We love attending HBP! The learning takes place right in front of us. You can make it custom, excelling in what each child loves, while still maintaining the common core standards.
Educate your child in the manner you feel is best
There are so many things we love about HBP, so many reasons why we continue to choose HBP over the many other excellent homeschooling options in town. The main reason we attend is the support we receive to educate our children in the manner we feel is best. While HBP students are accountable to certain set standards, it is up to the parent to reach these.
Furthermore, the teachers at HBP provide unparalleled support and wisdom and guidance. I can’t recommend HBP more highly!
A refreshing combination of freedom, nurturing support, community, and continuity
The magic of the Home Based Partnership lies in the teachers and families that steer this program and in the refreshing combination of freedom, nurturing support, community, and continuity that HBP fosters. Kids, teachers, and parents alike look forward to their time each week on the inviting open grounds of the campus: the big green fields for group games and running, and the playground and equipment for outdoor activities, the tree-covered picnic areas, and the spacious and friendly classrooms, full of supplies for crafts, games, dress-up, sewing, weaving, reading, making art, building, and exploring at their own or assisted pace and through the weekly guided activities that take place on Open Days.
The Z family, an HBP family
My son hated school
My son hated school and every day he had problems with bullies. I thought homeschooling was impossible. Surprisingly, it was easy and brought our family closer together. We are so happy with HomeBased Partnership.
The best decision for your child’s education
HBP has been the best decision we’ve made for our son’s education. The flexible scheduling is much more conducive to our lifestyle, and the ability to integrate real life experiences with conventional curriculum is priceless.
A perfect mix of academics and creative skills, and the schedule offers a lot of time with other children
I think that many people don’t realize how much HBP has to offer. For our family it has been a perfect mix of academics and creative skills and the schedule offers a lot of time with other children. I love the continuity, seeing the same families every week and having the same teachers for many years. I love the interaction of little kids with the big kids and the skills they develop from each other. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this program.
Ashley, an HBP parent
The teachers are amazing!
All four of my daughters have attended Home Based Partnership, over the last 15 years.
The teachers are amazing, and they have created a very positive environment filled with kindness and acceptance of others. I could not be more happy or grateful for all of the wonderful experiences and positive influences that my daughters have had at HBP, and with the genuine care they have received by the teachers, other parents, and the students.