To provide a comprehensive curriculum and teacher training resources that follow Charlotte Mason’s educational model.
We aim to make available a 21st-century course of study for children ages 6-18. In 2008 the Charlotte Mason Institute partnered with Redeemer University College and The Armitt Museum and Library to digitize the Charlotte Mason archives in Ambleside, United Kingdom. As a result, the world now has access to more information on Mason’s educational model than ever before. CMI also recently acquired an entire set of the Parents’ Review which we are using to enhance our understanding of Mason.
Our ongoing research to analyze and cross-reference PNEU programmes, Mason’s six Volumes, the books Mason used, and Parents’ Review articles has given us more clarity than was previously possible. All of the discoveries and patterns that we find are subsequently incorporated into our curriculum and training. We believe our analysis of these primary-source documents allows us to grow ever closer to understanding Mason’s original model and to using her principles as we attempt to apply them to a 21st-century, American audience. (A Canadian Alveary is currently in development for Forms 1-3.)
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I’ve understood the “why” of Charlotte Mason’s methods for a long time, but it felt daunting to navigate implementation with many children. The Alveary has provided the missing “how” for me. I love that it comes from a trusted source of affection and admiration and study of Charlotte Mason and that it continues to be adapted as CMI’s research and understanding enlarges. It’s a gift to be a partner to such a “living” program.
I love that, when we have a hard year like we have had this year, I don't have to stress about planning our schooling. The Alveary has each subject laid out for us to be able to complete at our own pace as we are able.
I love the Alveary because it's so much like how Charlotte Mason did things. Not only is the content modeled after CM's recommendations, but the program itself is modeled after her method with the PNEU. The lesson plans help guide the method without becoming a system and they help me to guide my child's education without hindering their learning.
I love the Alveary because it has given me confidence that we can achieve the aims of a beautiful moral education in our home, while enriching our hearts and minds—all without feeling overwhelmed, rushed, stressed and anxious.
I love the Alveary for so many wonderful reasons, but in this season mostly because it provides accountability and resources for me to provide a splendid feast for my children! The reading lessons have been so enjoyable! I myself have learned more this year than ever before in our homeschooling journey.
After years of loosely teaching the Charlotte Mason method to my children, so far this year with Charlotte Mason's Alveary has been the greatest year of growth for my children and understanding for myself. I have learned so much from the Knowledge Base, my children have thrived on the wide variety of lessons and designated short lesson times, and our over all home and educational atmosphere has been more relaxed and joyful. We are thrilled with our experience with the Alveary this year and look forward to next year.