Why and How to Create a Homeschool Mission Statement!

homeschool mission statement

Do you have a homeschool mission statement?

If not, you need to create one each year!  There a numerous reasons why it’s imperative that you and your family should always revise a homeschool mission statement before you begin the new school year.

5 Reasons a Homeschool Mission Statement is needed:

  1. It will help you make realistic goals for your homeschool year.
  2. It will encourage you to continue to run the race when you are discouraged.
  3. It will give you freedom from comparison.  Each homeschool is unique.
  4. It will help you stay focus on the main reasons your on the homeschool journey.
  5. It will help you to spend your money wisely on the resources that will meet your goals.

So you might be thinking this sounds like a great idea, but where do I begin?  Here is a How to Create a Homeschool Mission Statement printable to help you keep your thoughts organized.

FREE Homeschool Mission Statement

5 Things to Ponder when creating your homeschool mission statement:

  1. What are the reasons why you decided to homeschool?
  2. What are your short term goals for this school year?
  3. What are your long term goals for your homeschool?
  4. What are the spiritual and character goals you would like to instill in your children?
  5. What are the life skills you want your children to master?

I recommend you and your family spend time brainstorming these ideas together with the How to Create a Homeschool Mission Statement printable.  Second, have your entire family praying over these ideas for at least a week.  Next, come together and come up with a homeschool mission statement as a family.  Print and place in a visible location.  It also might be a good idea for the family to each sign the homeschool mission statement.

Please don’t make the same mistakes I did in your homeschool journey.

Do you create a homeschool mission statement each year?


  1. Hi, really liked this post, we are just beginning our homeschooling journey and I think creating a mission statement is a great idea and will be a great reminder for those moments when you wonder if your on the right track, etc.
    I printed off your mission statement helperand noticed is asks for short term goals twice. I figured one was supposed to be long term goals, not a big deal, but figured you’d probably like to know 🙂
    Anyway glad I found your site, looks like lots of encouraging things on here! 🙂

  2. I LOVE this! We are new to the homeschooling world and this is just what we needed. Glad I found your site too…we live in Denton but my husband is from East Texas 🙂

    Rachael from http://www.lifeoutsidetheshell.com

  3. I needed this right now. I have been struggling greatly with whether homeschooling is still thing for our family. Thank you for the free printable. They will help me to thing through why I am doing this tough job.

  4. Thank you again! I think this is wonderful way to stay focused when things get messy 🙂

  5. Thanks! Needed to take the time to actually put all this in one place. Didn’t realize you were the same person that inspired me to stop shampooing my hair too ?

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