resources for educators

The Charlotte Mason Institute offers more. Utilize our resources to translate Mason’s ideas into your context.

apply Mason’s philosophy in a neuroatypical setting

Blue Orchard Bee

Mason said that in order to guide a child’s whole person, we must fully understand what it means to offend not, despise not, hinder not. Other aspects in the field of education might evolve over time, but this vocation is absolute.

The Blue Orchard Bee is the location of CMI’s online support for those living out this vocation with neuroatypical children. Consistent with the model of the PNEU, CMI will build community, support the observation of the children, navigate current research, and reflect on our vocation. We are excited to share this journey with you, as we learn how to relate to our blue orchard bees.

outdoor adventures with friends

Natural History clubs

Looking to build or find community in your area? The Charlotte Mason Institute’s Natural History Clubs provide a fun and accessible way for you to practice a relational education with others and deepen your experience of creation. Sign up and then embark on outdoor adventures as a family or community for a year of monthly guided nature visits to three different ecosystems and habitats.

A Reading Course Through Mason’s Volumes

Community Study groups

Join others to study and grow as you apply the beauty of Mason’s philosophy and practice. We have portioned the readings to allow a manageable load of about 20 pages over the month. Study group seasons run from July – December and January – June, though individual month registrations are also available.

Become Charlotte Mason Trained™

Courses & Certifications

Explore a variety of current and upcoming options to engage more deeply with Charlotte Mason’s design for education and become a certified Charlotte Mason educator.

  • Register for CORE, an 8-week intensive class for home and classroom educators.
  • Start a Charlotte Mason Certified Basic or Advanced certificate.
  • Learn about CMI’s upcoming Blue Open Door 14-month program for teachers and school leaders.
  • Interact with other Mason educators and experts to gain encouragement and insight.

Charlotte Mason centenary Series


One of the distinctives of the Charlotte Mason Institute is a commitment to connect the educational insights of Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) with current research and practice. So in anticipation of this Charlotte Mason centenary year, 24 scholars from three countries came together and collectively authored 18 individual monographs considering aspects of the continued relevance of Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy, practice, life, and leadership.

Become an accredited Charlotte Mason school


A school is a community dedicated to students, families, and their educational needs. Accreditation allows schools to clarify their values, vision, and mission so that they can serve their community “for the children’s sake.” The Charlotte Mason Institute accreditation process requires schools to meet rigorous and comprehensive standards.

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CMI Educational Reviews

Ten years ago, 2007, Dr. Carroll Smith started publishing the Charlotte Mason Educational Review.  It was a journal to help those interested in learning more about the educational theories and practices of Charlotte Mason. Located here are the old issues of the Review for anyone to enjoy.