Homeschoolers

Dear Homeschool Families:

The DeLong Family

Thank you for your interest in Conserve School! In addition to serving as Conserve’s Director of Enrollment and Student Support, I proudly call myself a “homeschool dad”. My wife, Carolyn, and I homeschooled our two children through the high school years, and they have both graduated from college. I am excited that you have chosen to learn more about Conserve School, as I believe that a semester here offers a powerful, enriching complement to a homeschool learning program.

We have designed the Conserve School semester to fit in the junior year of a student's high school career. Beyond the exceptionally unique academic experience that Conserve provides all of its students, this timing may be especially beneficial for homeschool students because of the way it can enhance the transition to college by:

  • Providing students with a transcript of Conserve's curriculum, which is unique, challenging, experiential, and "outside of the box".
  • Connecting students with Conserve School's top-notch faculty, who will be able to provide them with recommendations for use with their college applications.
  • Educating students about the college application process and specific colleges through the Stewardship Class.
  • Preparing students for college life by allowing them an extended away from home experience within a safe and nurturing community of supportive students and adults.

Nearly 15% of Conserve School Semester students have been homeschoolers. I would be happy to help connect you with a Conserve School homeschool alum family so you can learn about their positive experience first hand. We have had homeschool students from the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about Conserve School or the admissions process, or if I can be helpful to you in any way. I look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to email Phil DeLong directly.

Phil DeLong

Director of Enrollment and Student Support

Standardized Testing

Conserve School requires all applicants for admission, including homeschooled students, to submit results from a nationally-normed standardized test. The test results must be from a test that the applicant has taken when in grades 8, 9, or 10. At this time, we are aware of two testing options for homeschoolers:

Click here for the Seton Testing Services website (choose the Iowa Tests - we require only the core portions of the test (Reading, Language and Math.)

Click here for the SSAT website.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions about our requirements for standardized testing. Click here to email the Admissions Office directly.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Conserve School was invited to place an advertorial in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's supplement on Charlotte Mason education. Click here to take a look.

Some of our favorite Charlotte Mason quotes:

"Never be within doors when you can rightly be without."

"An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing."

"It cannot be too often said that information is not education."

"We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things."