Ultimate List of the BEST Secular Homeschool Curriculum
I know finding a secular homeschool curriculum can be hard.
I have put together our favorite non religious homeschool curriculum, for all subjects. I’ve also included history and science, the harder secular subjects to find in the homeschool community.
This page is regularly updated as secular homeschool has become more and more popular.
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The Best Non Religious Homeschool Curriculum
These 8 are our absolute favorite secular homeschool curriculum. To find more keep scrolling down.
- Real Science Odyssey
- History Odyssey – Grades 6-12
- Beautiful Feet Books – Learning through literature (use our exclusive promo code CB2023 for FREE shipping.
- Moneytime (we are using this as a 6th grade homeschool curriculum in finance)
- Adventure Academy
- Mr D Math (for math, economics, and ASL)
- Generation Genius for both math and science
- Typesy is the best homeschool typing curriculum and we are using this as our 7th grade homeschool curriculum
Check out the best homeschool curriculum for high school grades where we have added our favorites across 13 high school subjects.
Secular Homeschool History Curriculum
I’m starting the list with the homeschool history curriculum, not because it is the most important subject. But because it is one of the hardest to find secular resources for!
- History Odyssey – Grades 6-12 (read our history odyssey review here)
- Beautiful Feet. Learning history through literature (check out our Beautiful Feet Books review on American History)
- History Quest Grades 1-6
- Curiosity Chronicles or you can just get the book here.
- Horrible Histories – you can watch them on youtube too, they are very funny and have catchy songs.
- US History with Blossom and Root
- Everything You Need to Ace World History (we love these notebooks, and have ALL of them!!)
- Everything You Need to Ace US History
- Crash Course (Youtube) World History
- Khan Academy
- Curiosity Stream for documentaries on history download today for less than $20 per year. Check out our Curiosity Stream review for more details.
- Outschool Classes – are our favorites for live online classes and they have lots of history classes to choose from too.
Secular Science Homeschool Curriculum
I was not particularly surprised about history, but it is also super hard to find a secular science curriculum. Here is a list of all the ones we have found.
- Real Science Odyssey, check out our Real Science Odyssey review for more information.
- BrainPOP. See our BrainPOP review for more information.
- Everything You Need to Ace Science
- Mel Science (Use code HOMESCHOOLOF1 for 50% off your first box, or use code 5BOXES to get 5 boxes free on the annual subscription.) Check out our Mel Science review
- KiwiCo Tinker Crate (use code HOMESCHOOL for an exclusive 50% off your first box) is a great STEM monthly subscription box. Check out our Kiwico Eureka Crate review.
- Generation Genius. See our Generation Genius review to see why we love it.
- Crash Course
- Outschool Science Classes – with live online classes in every subject, they also have lots of science classes too.
- Allschool Science Classes check out our detailed review of Allschool here.
- Adventure Academy is a supplementary product for kids aged 8-13. It is an amazing “game” covering science, math, and English language arts, and the kids will be begging to “play” it! Check out our Adventure Academy reviews.
- StemWerkz is a great “gaming” digital stem resource for upper elementary-aged kids.
- Homeschool science kits our favorite 16 that we love.
For even more ideas check out my huge list of homeschool science curriculum post, these are all secular.
Secular Math Curriculum
I will only add a few here, as most homeschool math curriculums are secular, not all, but most. But these are our absolute favorites, and we have either reviewed them or are currently using them.
- Mr D Math is not just a math curriculum, they also have economics, American sign language and so much more.
- IXL – including 20% off
- Teaching Textbooks – we are using TT for Algebra 1 currently and absolutely love it. Check out our Teaching Textbooks review to see why.
- Beast Academy – this is what we are previously used for math, but only use it if your child likes math. If they struggle, this is not the math curriculum for you. Check out Beast Academy playground for some free math games.
- Math Notebook
- Check out our Schoolio review for kids in grades K-3.
- Rounded Schoolhouse grades 3-8 read our detailed review here it is an all in one curriculum for all core subjects.
- CTC Math
Secular Language Arts Curriculum
- Institute for Excellence in Writing is an excellent language arts curriculum for grades k-12.
- Homeschool literature curriculum with learning language arts through literature.
- Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts
- WriteShop – check out our detailed WriteShop review.
- Night Zookeeper (Check it out for yourself here (or if you are in the UK here) where you will get a 7 day free trial plus an exclusive 50% off.)- we are currently using this and loving it, check out our Night Zookeeper review.
- Homeschool Spelling Curriculum check out our favorite resources
- ABC Mouse – for ages 2-8, check out our detailed ABCmouse review here. if you are looking for a similar program for older children check out Adventure Academy
- Michael Clay Thompson
- Brave Writer
- If you want to know how to teach your child Shakespeare check out my top online courses, books, and games that will make it so much fun.
Secular Art & Music Curriculum
- Art homeschool curriculum
- KiwiCo Doodle Crate review (with an exclusive 50% off coupon code.)
- KiwiCo Maker Crate review (with an exclusive 50% off promo code)
- The ultimate list of homeschool music curriculum
Foreign Language Curriculum
Check out 19 of the best homeschool foreign language resources.
- Homeschool Japanese curriculum
- Lingopie – watch tv shows and cartoons to learn your favorite language, with clickable links and flash cards. Check out our Lingopie review.
Secular Geography Curriculum
We have not actually found a secular geography curriculum but, we absolutely love to have fun with geography.
We play geography board games and we read a lot of geography books for kids.
When we study the geography of America we use our free United States coloring pages and see how to remember the States the fun way.
Free Secular Homeschooling Curriculum
Over 100 free homeschool curriculum for even more secular resources.
Why Secular Homeschooling?
As we are not religious, finding a secular homeschooling curriculum was absolutely vital. But other reasons people are looking for a secular curriculum are for the following:
- Not religious
- The kids may return to public school or plan to go to University (not that you can’t if you follow a religious curriculum)
- Focus on academics, a number of the Christian curriculums are outdated, and all focus on the Biblical perspective
- Believe in the Big Bang, and not that the World was created by God
- Are religious but are not Christian, so don’t want to have conflicting views in their homeschool curriculum
I hope you have found this useful, please let me know in the comments if you use any other secular homeschooling curriculum so I can add it.
Last Updated on 1 June 2023 by homeschoolof1
Looking at Beautiful Feet Books for history and it appears to be Christian-based and Eurocentric, not secular at all.
Curious if you e looked into Layers of Learning for any of these. I feel it’s pretty secular. Just an idea it might be one to add 🙂
No, actually I have not heard about it. I will for sure check it out though. Thanks for sharing
Thank you for sharing this! It is so hard to find real science and history. I want my kids to understand world history and both Lifepac and Christian light are so religiously driven I feel like I am just teaching them from a Bible. I don’t mind giving my kids good christian morals but there is more to life and history than what is in the bible. I think I drew the line on their ideas of ‘science’ when they called it a ‘food tube’. Seriously? And this is geared for 3rd grade? How good is an education when you can’t even use correct terminology that is age appropriate? Anyways, thank you a ton! I will be using this for our 4th grade.
I came here to find ideas for secular science ideas for next year. I just wanted to mention another reason for looking for secular options is that someone may be a part of a charter homeschool (that’s our main reason, though we aren’t religious either).