The original total homeschool resource center since 1991!



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

The Home of Homeschool Freedom!

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.

Proudly serving the homeschool community for over 25 years!

Let the journey continue with 2022!

Get off the main highway of learning and 

take the sideroads of adventure and


Harness the freedom homeschooling allows!

Please click link below to see our 2022-23 class lineup.



Our classes for the 2022 – 23 academic year is up and running.  Be sure to check in on a regular basis since we will be adding more new classes in the future.  If you are interested in teaching a class please contact Marty at EIE.

Please contact each individual teacher to enroll in their class.

2022 Game Days at EIE

Come and enjoy board and card games for all ages from 1:30-3:30 pm.

This event is FREE!




Tuesday, June 28

Tuesday, July 7


Tuesday, July 21

Tuesday, July 28


This is a great time for kids of all ages to have some stress free recreational time with friends or create some new friends.                           


A sideroad to discovery and adventure!

Enjoy this once a month trip!


Come with the whole family and play games  for fun and learning. There will be games for all ages each night within the theme for the night.  We will also have other games available if needed.

This family activity is FREE.

7:00-9:00 PM

 DATES                                             THEME

  • June 23 – Thursday                   Logic

  • July 21 – Thursday                     Language Arts

  • August 18  – Thursday             Visual Perception


There will be a NEW location for PARK DAY
Beginning Thursday, December 2, 2021
Encanto Park
751 Encanto Pkwy, Duarte, CA 91010

We are here for you!

EIE is open during this Corona Event Monday through Friday 11:00 – 5:00 to serve our EIE Family and the entire homeschool community.  



Services Available include:

  • New enrollments
  • Answer questions (especially for families being forced to teach at home.
  • Counseling (Both in office, phone and Zoom)
  • End of Year Reports
  • Renewals for 2020-21 school year.
  • Complete line of new and used homeschool materials
  • Learning Style Assessments
  • And much more…….

Give us a call at

(626) 821-0025 or drop by the Resource Center

Working with children in a home school environment provides the opportunity for parents to see firsthand what happens when their children are trying to learn.  It is easy to mistakenly assume that when a child struggles with reading comprehension, it couldn’t possibly be due to a vision problem.  This is typically because the child can actually read the text out loud.  It may not be read perfectly, but it seems as though there is “no problem” seeing the actual letters on the page.


Boy reading and laughing

While we are all navigating life through this pandemic another epidemic continues to emerge – children are becoming more nearsighted.  In the United States the percentage of myopic individuals increased as measured in 1972 and in 2010 from 25% of the population to 46%!  And, before COVID-19, scientists were predicting that more than 40 million people in the US will be nearsighted by the year 2030.



After a long period of very limited field trips we are back to booking more for your educational pleasure.

 Our wonderful field trip coordinator, Carolyn, is working very hard to find more exciting adventures and field trips.  If you have a field trip idea please connect with Carolyn!




Welcome to the wonderful world of homeschooling.  You have made the decision and are wondering what’s next?  Marty & Carolyn Forte of Excellence In Education will spend about one hour with you providing great insights and hands on applications to provide you with the attitude and creativity to embark on a marvelous road to homeschool success.  

In the last year of so we have seen a large number of new families participate in homeschooling.  While many families willingly choose to homeschool with full enthusiasm and purpose we do find that many are reluctant homeschoolers.  Through the eyes and experience of Martin and Carolyn Forte (homeschool pioneers) this program will provide some insights and guidance into the delightful world of homeschooling.  Most of the questions  the reluctant homeschooler has will be answered in this approximately 40 minute presentation.

Welcome to our podcast dedicated to Making Education Great Again with Martin and Carolyn Forte.    With over 30 years of experience from a homeschool parent perspective as well as from the lens of being homeschool pioneers in the modern homeschool movement the Forte’s bring a refreshing out of the box approach to homeschooling for all families, regardless of style.  


Check out the possibilities of combining the Moore Formula and the Charlotte Mason Approach.  A great example of creating your own eclectic style.

Explore the wonderful world of the Charlotte Mason Approach.  Carolyn interviews Jan McGrath (EIE Mom) who was very successful in her use of the Charlotte Mason approach in homeschooling her two boys.  Discover the unique approach she used.

This video is ony about 25 minutes in length and provides such a delightful approach as one approach to homeschooling.  If you like this video we would appreciate it if you would give us a like and subscribe to our informative homeschool channel.

Click on the image to the left to view the video.

Discover the simplicity and effectiveness of using regular playing cards to teach young children Number Concepts , Addition and Subtraction. We use three different games to accomplish these goals. Simple, inexpensive, fun and efficient. Presented by Excellence In Education and the Game Curriculum narrated by Carolyn Forte.


Click on image on the right to see video.

Homeschool 101

A complete video presentation by a homeschool pioneer with 35 years experience in the modern homeschool movement who successfully homeschooled his two daughters. This video will cover all of the questions new homeschool parents often ask. During this period of the Corona Virus many families are withdrawing from the public schools and considering homeschooling as a viable option. After watching this video you will be fully informed allowing you to make a proper decision based on knowledge. You will feel empowered to start your homeschool journey with a sense of “I can do this!”

Click on image to the left to view the video.

Did you know that it takes 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain to memorize or learn something.

With games and play, this can be accomplished in 10 and 25 repetitions!

Spend about 30 minutes with Carolyn Forte (the creator of the Game Curriculum) as she explains the value and benefits of using games and play in making your homeschool experience even better and more fun.

Click on image to the right to see video!


Game Curriculum
Leo says:

“All of our classes are currently running and will do so throughout the summer.  I guarantee that your kids will have a fantastic time as they learn a new skill.

Creative Kids Acting 

On going on-line classes

Discover the sweetness in your child’s life by being part of an online acting course.  These classes are designed for the TWEEN – TEEN kids in your family.

These are the same classes that have been enjoyed by EIE students for several years now.  We highly recommend these classes as a fun and educational option for your family.

Check out the website below or email Chris for more information.  Mention EIE!


Chris says:

We are excited to offer these great online courses to EIE families.  During this time of in home confinement these classes will bring happiness as well as educational benefits.


Check out our newest website:

A place to address homeschool issues.

Read All About Us

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!

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


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.

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.