Logo Homeschool World ® Official Web Site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Practical Homeschooling® :
Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Scott Somerville was a homeschool dad when he went to Harvard Law School with five children. He graduated with honors (and a sixth child!) and went to work at the Home School Legal Defense Association for the next 14 years. For the last five years, Scott has been on the HSLDA letterhead but off the payroll in order to serve homeschool fathers and teens by writing for Lampstand Press.


Homeschooling Articles by Scott Somerville

Going Online Scott Somerville visits the library while sitting at home.

Columnists Face Off - Computerized Education Scott Somerville shows us the strengths and weaknesses of computers as educational tools.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

Teach Your Children to Work

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Phonics the Montessori Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Classical Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

I Was an Accelerated Child

Character Matters for Kids

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Who Needs the Prom?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Organized Part 3

How to Win the Geography Bee

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Reason for Reading

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

Narration Beats Tests

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Shakespeare Camp

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers