The Home of

Homeschool Freedom!

The original total homeschool resource center since 1991!



2640-A7 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA. 91016 (626) 821-0025




Proudly serving the homeschool community for over 25 years!

Welcome to Excellence In Education, the home of homeschool freedom.  We are the original and largest homeschool resource center in the West Coast that is all inclusive in what options we offer. EiE was established in 1991 after we successfully homeschooled our two daughters. As you navigate this site you will find that we have many options including park day, classes, seminars, private satellite program, bookstore, on-line catalog and many other.  Please take time to familiarize yourself with our options and services.  We look forward to meeting and working with your family.

EIE Seminar

High School and Beyond


August 24

7:00-9:00 pm  

Are you unsure how to proceed with homeschooling in High School?  This seminar will cover everything from course choices, record keeping, transcripts, career/college planning and work permits.  This is a must seminar if you have a student in High School whom you want to prepare for the future.  Email eiefieldtrips@gmail.comwith your intentions.  This is the one seminar where both the parent and student should attend.  COST:  $5.00 per person. Email your intentions


L.A. Opera and EIE present the first opera of the 2017 school year!


Opera Orientation  

EIE is proud of our wonderful relationship with the Los Angeles Opera Company for the last 10 years.  This program allows students and their parent(s) to attend the opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Theater.  Last year we attended five operas which included the educational component where you will meet with people involved with the production, everyone from an opera singer, stage crew, musicians and others.  This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your child’s overall educational experience.

MANDATORY MEETING (No exceptions) for those who have not attended an EIE Opera fieldtrip.

If you are planning to attend one of the fabulous operas we have tickets for this season, and you have not gone to the opera with us before, you (students & parent)must attend one orientation session before going to an opera.   Please sign up for the meeting you wish to attend by sending an email to and include the names of those attending.

The following dates are scheduled: 

TuesdayAugust 8  11:30am-12:30pm

Thursday, August 10  1:00-2:00 pm

Tuesday, August 29 1:00-2:00 pm or 7:00-8:00 pm



By Georges Bizet    LA Opera

COST:      $8.00 per student, $15.00 per adult  -Or-

enroll in Opera Class – $100.00 per year per family (Wed. at 4:30–5:30pm at EiE)   (no more than 1 adult to 1 student ratio)

PLACE:     Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

PARKING:  Music Center Garage – $9.00 (please check price) 

There is a mandatory meeting one of the August meetings – pref. Tuesday, August 29 from 700 pm – 8:00 pm.

Deadline:   August 29, 2017  Absolutely no tickets available after this date!

 The dazzling Ana María Martínez returns to Los Angeles as opera’s most delectable femme fatale. Nobody—not even a lover—can tame Carmen, who bursts into life onstage with an intoxicating whirl of thrilling choreography, vivid orchestrations and heart-stopping drama. Bizet’s unforgettable score is an endless parade of one great melody after the other, from the languid allure of Carmen’s sensual songs to the macho boasts of the dashing bullfighter.  In French with projected English translations.  For questions:

EIE Special Event



September 25

2:00 PM

The miraculous story of Paul the Apostle in stunning graphic novel style is an amazing testimony! Meet the creator Mario Dematteo at EIE.  This will be a wonderful opportunity, especially for children who love to write and lovers of graphic novels.

This is an opportunity to meet a person, Mario Dematteo, who overcame a tremendous negative experience and turned it into a wonderful fulfilled life with purpose.  Mario is a phenomenal positive example of identifying a talent and interest and converting it into a passion with purpose.

Meet the Teacher Success

We had a really nice day on Wednesday with our meet the teacher and sale day at EIE.  With a couple of exceptions all of our teachers were present to meet the people.  Families had fun meeting the teachers and asking questions about classes.  If you missed this event we will be making this an annual event.  The 20% sale saved our customers a lot of money and we also had a great raffle to top off the day.  The top prizes included the following:

  • $100.00 gift certificate for a photo shot with Cheri DeHaro
  • $100.00 gift certificate for a shopping trip to EIE.
  • $94.00 BBQ gift box
  • $76.00 Rest and Relaxation Gift Box

Check out our new Tutorial Section. Videos seminars on important subjects.

2017-18 EIE Class Offerings

EiE is excited to present the class schedule for the 2017-18 school year.  It will be a wonderful year of great academic classes and exploratory classes not found anywhere else.  Be sure to check out our CLASSES section and watch for updated information on the classes and teachers.

Martial Arts Opportunity 

Please click on the above image to be redirected to their website.

1 Month Trial Offer

ONLY $37.97!

Includes Free Uniform


Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy is now offering Martial Arts Classes for home schooled children!

  • Earn PE Credits
  • Build Confidence
  • Learn Self Defense
  • Make New Friends
Classes will be held at Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:00 AM.

Special Pricing for EIE Students!

Owned by a EIE Academy Family – We encourage you to seriously check out this fantastic opportunity. – We believe in the benefits of Martial Arts. –

We give credit for the influence of martial arts for our two daughter’s success in life.

Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy   4203 E. Live Oak Ave.   Arcadia,  CA 91006   (626) 445-7072


Customer Reviews

Michelle Ricalde
I went to this store yesterday and was blown away!! A homeschooling parents dream come true! Not only do they have an awesome selection of books, games, and curriculum, but the owner is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I can not wait to go back!!
Eli Valencia (Facebook post 10-13-16)
 Excellent people there willing to help in all we need for homescholl our kids. Its a great place to go to. I just went there and they treated me like if they knew me for a long time. Great environment.
Melinda Sellers (2-20-17 Facebook post)

EIE offers many services and resources. 1. They have a terrific bookstore/shop. 2. Can enroll your student as a private homeschool student with them, or the option to do you own program. (We were our own private school, R4). 3. There are classes taught by fantastic and well qualified instructors if one so chooses. EIE is a most wonderful well rounded homeschooling program for all ages. Weather a little hand holding is needed, or a lot. If I had any sort of question about homeschooling, they knew it and kindly supported. The book store was terrific resource for us, and my students enjoyed a number of classes to take a wee burden off of me. For example, subjects that aren’t my strength like Latin, and I didn’t want chemistry projects all over my kitchen table. It was nice for them to partake in a class or instructor that offered a different view point or approach, which is always enlightening. Plus, fun and enriching subjects such as art, music classes, and etc. are offered. They can also guide home school legalities if a family needs some hand holding in that regard as well. Highly recommend. We enjoyed EIE off and on from ages 6 to 16. My students are at university and doing great. As the expression goes, “it takes a village to rise a child,” I’m very grateful to have been apart of this village.

Fantastic Physical Education Opportunity

Get Fit

With Johnny Mack

$7.00 per class


9:30 – 10:30 AM

Youth fitness program for homeschool children designed to provide a structured physical fitness program to develop strength, flexibiity and endurance for children 5 – 15.  This program helps children lead a healthier lifestyle while learning the importance of being actively fit.

Classes held at Robertson Park 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena.

For more information please call (323) 219-0903.

New Articles That Will Amaze You!

For your reading enjoyment we have added the following articles that should be of great interest to you.

By clicking on the title below you will be directed to the actual article.  Be sure to review all the other articles we have created under the “Article” section of this website.

You Can Make A Difference

We guarantee that this will amaze you and make you realize the power you possess.

Daddy’s Home

This is for all the homeschool dads as well as the moms.

Education or Schooling?

A great expose on the real differences between the two.