One thing that seems to surprise many families, as they delve into the world of homeschooling, is that educating your children at home doesn’t have to be a financial strain. Certainly, there are absurdly expensive options available, but if affordable curriculum is what you’re seeking, it’s not too difficult to find.
After much research and trial, I’ve compiled a list of the websites that my family has found to be most useful for keeping our homeschool budget in check. If you are looking to purchase curriculum and materials, but don’t want to empty your bank account in the process, these sites are a great place to start.
Used Homeschool Books – A large selection of curriculum for grades K-12, from popular publishers such as Abeka, Bob Jones, Saxon, Math U See, Apologia, and much more. Save up to 75% off retail prices!
Exodus Books – Find a wide variety of curriculum options, from textbooks and workbooks, to classic literature. Lots of options for all ages and grade levels.
The Back Pack – Explore used textbooks and supplemental materials for grades K-12. Affordable customized homeschool curriculum packages are also available.
Amazon – Sometimes the most obvious places are overlooked, so I had to mention this one. Tons of options for all kinds of curriculum (new and used) and learning materials. Amazon is where I get many of the supplies we use for homeschooling, such as notebooks, manipulatives, art kits, and educational games.
Laurelwood Books – New and used homeschool curriculum and books, as well as advice and tips to guide you on your homeschool adventure.
AbeBooks – Search by author, title, keyword, or ISBN to find a wide selection of new and used textbooks for grades K-12 and beyond.
All Free Printable – Inexpensive is great, but free is even better. If you are searching for printables, this is the place for you. Discover a huge variety of printable curriculum for math, science, writing, and more.
Pearson Homeschool – Find core curriculum for all grade levels, and access free homeschool resources to support your family’s educational journey.
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool – A complete, free homeschool curriculum for preschool through high school.
Homeschool Classifieds – One of the largest websites around, for buying (and selling) new and used homeschool materials.
Half Price Books – Discounted textbooks, chapter books, picture books, study guides, and more. I’ve had great success finding titles on this website, that were difficult to acquire elsewhere.
Discovery K12 – A free homeschool platform and curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade. Courses include language arts, social studies, literature, math, performing arts, science, and more.
Do you have a favorite place to find inexpensive homeschool curriculum? Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below.
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