Most people remember school days filled with rigid routines. We remember the ringing bells,
standing in lines with classmates, raising hands to use the bathroom, sitting at desks, and not
being allowed to talk. Most people also remember the stress and fear, the discomfort and
anxiety, as well as the restlessness of sitting in a classroom for hours on end.
These days, parents don’t have to be on board with sending their kids off to have the same
experience that they had. In fact, many are actively looking for something different.
They want their kids to have more freedom in their lives. They want their kids to enjoy and
engage with their learning. And parents want to have more of a say in what their kids learn and
be present during the learning process.
Many modern families are ditching the traditional classroom and other schooling models for
something far more exciting, hands on and enriching, with Road Schooling.
Put simply, Road Schooling is Home Schooling on the road. Traditional schooling means a
family’s days, weeks, months, and year are at the mercy of a school’s calendar. Whereas Home
and Road Schooling frees up the whole family and allows learning to continue amongst people
and settings far more suited to a child’s learning and development.
The benefits of Road Schooling are plentiful and vary between families and their situations, but
the common ones we hear amongst road schooling families include:
Taking this responsibility away from schools and making the shift to Home and/or Road
Schooling is seen by many parents as a better alternative and way to take more control of their
This change in school setting is also seen as more beneficial to children too, as mask mandates
don’t apply inside the family home or RV.
The costs associated with Road Schooling vary but are closely aligned with those parents can
expect with Home Schooling. Typically speaking, this amount would be far less than what they
would pay to send their child to a school.
Many Road Schooling families say they set aside $700-$1,800 per child for their education
In the last few years, Road and Home Schooling have gained in popularity particularly in the
states of Nebraska, North Carolina and Vermont.
In conclusion, if traditional schools and education models don’t align with how you want your
family to live, then Road Schooling may just be the perfect alternative. It allows the whole family
to embrace the freedom of the open road and outdoors, without depriving their children of an