There are various reasons that parents choose to homeschool their children. For you, that may include:
· Your child is not receiving a top-level education in their current school
· Your child has a learning difficulty and the general school system does not accommodate their special needs
· Your child is a budding performance artist or athlete, whose training schedule does not fit within regular school hours
· Your child is gifted and more advanced than children their age
· Your child is being bullied at their current school
· Your family is not based in one location – you travel a lot and need a flexible education solution
The list goes on…
In many of the instances above, the reason for you choosing to homeschool your child has little to do with their ability to interact with others and more to do with providing the best education that suits their needs and lifestyle.
A substantial amount of studies and reports into homeschooling and socialisation have been conducted in recent years, many finding that homeschooled children are often better socialised than those attending mainstream school as their interaction is not limited to children of the same age, same level of education and same demographic. Due to the flexibility of their timetable, homeschooled children are often able to participate in more extra-curricular activities on a more regular basis.
Homeschooling and socialisation – It’s a community effort
Learn more about our student communities and how your children are able to connect and interact with peers.
But don’t just take it from us…
Watch this short video explaining how homeschoolers socialise. Stefania Bojica, is a 17-year-old, Romanian, travelling tennis player. She is currently studying IGCSEs through Wolsey Hall in the UAE.
Homeschooling and socialisation – a travelling family’s story
Read about the Binedell family’s experience of homeschooling and socialisation through the eyes of their three children who attended Wolsey Hall Oxford.