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!
Exciting New Classes Starting in January!
Enjoy the side road of adventure and exploration!
NEW CLASS STARTING NEXT WEEK JANUARY 3!
Yes, a real Archery Class taught by our own Miss Britany! In fact there will be two classes: one for 2nd – 5th grades and one for 5th – 12th grades. Check out the details on the Special Interest page of this website.
ZOOM into the world of Indiana Jones in another great Ani Production. This will be a six week online Zoom class starting on January 24, 2022.
Join in and have some fun in the comfort of your own home!
A sideroad to discovery and adventure!
Enjoy this once a month trip!
FAMILY GAME NIGHT IS BACK
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.
January 19 – Wednesday Memory
February 17 – Thursday Geography
March 17 – Thursday History
April 28 – Thursday Math
May 26 – Thursday Science
June 23 – Thursday Logic
July 21 – Thursday Language Arts
August 18 – Thursday Visual Perception
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.
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.
YOU TUBE CHANNEL SEMINARS
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.
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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!”
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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.
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“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!
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.
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
Check out our new Tutorial Section. Video seminars on important subjects.
Eli Valencia (Facebook post 10-13-16)
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.
We guarantee that this will amaze you and make you realize the power you possess.
This is for all the homeschool dads as well as the moms.
A great expose on the real differences between the two.