Homeschool haven

There’s been a growth in the perceived legitimacy of homeschooling methods over the last decade, and Brown, always an innovator, is at the forefront.

The University was named one of the most friendly to homeschool applicants in the recently published “After Homeschool: Fifteen Homeschoolers out in the Real World,” and Director of Admission Michael Goldberger said Brown treats homeschooled students “like everyone else.”

Such open-mindedness fits with the University’s flexible curriculum and is especially timely given the increasing popularity of homeschooling. There were 1.7 million to 2.1 million homeschooled students in the United States last year, according to the National Home Education Research Institute. Stereotypes surrounding the practice � that it’s taken up mainly by hippies or Christian fundamentalists � are starting to fade as well. Read more…

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