Our mission is to come alongside families in educating their children with rich resources in a community that cultivates growth.
We use British Victorian educator, Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methods. Her work in the late 19th century reached across culture and time and truly addressed the God-given nature of the child.
Blue Willow Tutorial maintains a Biblical philosophy of education. We follow the principles and methods of Charlotte Mason to provide students with an excellent, challenging liberal arts curriculum during the morning hours, while leaving the afternoons free for the family to continue cultivating growth.
For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
In Vital Harmony by Karen Glass
When Children Love to Learn (a compilation by Elaine Cooper)
A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason (and any of her other books in this same series)
Charlotte Mason Institute – www.charlottemasoninstitute.org. Follow the “curriculum” link on their page to The Alveary - the curriculum used by Blue Willow Tutorial. There you are able to view samples of the curriculum. Follow their Facebook page for research-based articles supporting CM philosophy.
Ambleside Schools International – www.amblesideschools.com
Video clips on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and method
“We hold that all education is divine, that every good gift of knowledge and insight comes from above, that the Lord the Holy Spirit is the supreme educator of mankind, and that the culmination of all education (which may at the same time be reached by a little child) is that personal knowledge of and intimacy with God in which our being finds its fullest perfection.”