Many families feel the need to take their children's education into their own hands. The most daunting aspect of this responsibility is the question of how to compose a curriculum.
Hedge School is here to serve such families, with a comprehensive reflection on a unified curriculum, with resources and references. We do not provide a complete curriculum; everyone is working on that. But we have sought to compose some of the most conspicuously missing parts, — the first book on sentence diagramming, a variety of pieces in the sciences, the only one on medieval history for late middle school, and the only Catholic psychology text for high school.
In Ireland, during the days of the Penal laws, it was illegal, not only to teach Catholic catechism, but to teach math or history to a Catholic. Nevertheless, my great, great, grandfather arrived in America, well educated from the "Hedge Schools" where education was secretly maintained during those years.