The original total homeschool resource center since 1991!



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

The Home of Homeschool Freedom!

EIE Will be Closed for Easter Break

March 25 – 30, 2018

Legislative Alert!

Proudly serving the homeschool community for over 25 years!

Read All About Us

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.

Regular Hours

Monday through Friday  11:00 – 5:00 

9:00 – 6:00 Classes

Are you new to homeschooling and wondering what curriculum to use?

Are you an experienced homeschooler but wondering if your current curriculum is the best for your family?

If so, please contact EIE at (626) 821-0025 and explore our

Curriculum Counseling Services!



Robotics and Programming Classes

for the Spring at EIE!

See our classes section for complete details.  Can be found under either

Elementary Classes or Science – Other.

WOW! We have expanded our Robotics offering for the Spring Semester.

ROBOTICS – LEVEL 0:  Barnabas Tinker Series

The Barnabas Tinker Series takes young inventors on a series of 60-minute robotics adventures over the course of 8 weeks.  In each session, students will learn key engineering principles as they build little robots of their own.  Sample projects include:  Critter-Bot, FAN-tastic Robot, Scribble-Bot, Arcade-Bot, S.S. Tugboat, Robot Operation, Aquarium-Bot, & more!

ROBOTICS LEVEL I:  Introduction to Robotics

This Introduction to Robotics class provides an opportunity for young students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a fun and engaging manner.  Students will be introduced to circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot of their own.  Every robot will be different, as your child designs his/her own robot’s appearance and behavior.  Best of all, everyone gets to keep their completed robot at the end of the class.  Our class concludes with a robot showcase where parents are invited to see their kids present their completed projects.  Students will also practice writing and communication skills through daily journaling and interactive group activities throughout the course.  Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.

ROBOTICS LEVEL II:  Intermediate Robotics

This course is a continuation of the LEVEL I, Introduction to Robotics course.  Students will be introduced to the world of sensors and DC motors.  These new tools will allow them to create a robot that moves and thinks on its own.  As with all of our classes, students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course.  Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.

ROBOTICS Diving Into Hardware:  Young Inventor Series

Barnabas Robotics’ “Diving Into Hardware” course focuses on how everyday electronics work.  In this class, young inventors will take a deeper dive into hardware engineering by experimenting with buttons, displays, switches, and more!  They will also learn software programming on the Arduino coding platform to bring their electronic creations to life.  Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction. Students will be able to take their inventions home at the end of the course.

ROBOTICS – LEVEL III (Introduction to Raspberry Pi + Python Programming)

In this class, students will begin to explore text-based programming (Python) and continue to dive into the world of sensors.  As with all of our classes, students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course.  Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.  Students should be comfortable typing on a standard computer keyboard prior to enrolling, as this class involves text-based coding.  (Students ages 13+ may sign up for this course without having first taken Level 2).

ROBOTICS Python Programming Plus (Young Inventor Series)

Barnabas Robotics’ “Python Programming Plus” course focuses on going deeper into the world of Raspberry PI and Python text programming.  We will be experimenting with IoT (Internet of Things) to connect every day devices to the internet.  Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction. Students will be able to take their inventions home at the end of the course.

In Big World of Little Insects

Taught by Jill Wilcox

March 20

April 10, 17, 24

No classes Mar. 27, Apr.3-Spring Break

This is the best time of the year to learn about these little six-legged wonders. We’ll learn about the life-cycle of bees, ants, lady bugs and crickets. We’ll find out why insects are the most abundant animals on our planet. This class is filled with lots of fun experiments and activities, some of which the kids get to take home!

Are you a struggling math student?

Join Dorothy “The Math Wisperer” Mc Candliss in a new class starting January 9, 2018!




Multiplication Breakthrough

Tuesday and Thursday

12:30 – 1:30

I’m excitedly announcing: Multiplication Breakthrough, a new class starting January 9, 2018.
New teaching methods gathered from many special education and math sources.
We have been excited to hear from sources how these methods are allowing students who have struggled with multiplication are mastering the concepts and actually remembering how to do it.
The class will include:
·       Visual math instruction.
·       Ability to draw multiply and divide, fractions and fractions-reduce on paper without math fact memorization.
·       Hope that repeated practice will lead to multiplication memorization.
Curriculum Goal:  multiply, divide, fractions add, subtract, multiply, divide, word problems, and maybe percents.  Pace: as slow as the class needs.  Support for add, subtract, place value.
For all age students who are stuck in multiplication.
Multiplication Breakthrough
·      Dates Jan 9 – May 22, 2018 
·      37 classes, 1 hour long
·      Tuesday and Thursday 12:30–1:30
Cost $300, if with a charter $350
 Email me to register:    *New Email
Mail $50 Deposit to:       Dorothy McCandliss
                       528 Mountain View St
                       Altadena, CA 91001
 (With a charter? Put a post-it on your check saying: hold until PO arrives.)
Dorothy McCandliss, CA credentialed math teacher
“The Math Whisperer”




Class schedule change!

January 8, 2018 class has been cancelled. 
New class dates for February 2018 will be:
  • Monday February 5 

  • Monday February 26


This class is an open enrollment class where you can enroll at any time.



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.

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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.