Homeschooling at the Highest Level

At Royal Fireworks Press, our aim is to support parents dedicated to developing in their children a lifelong love of learning, a broad understanding of the world of the intellect, and core competencies in academic areas. Our materials are infused with high intellectual demands because we think it is foolish to work to low standards. We know that the individual attention of homeschooling enables children to succeed with demanding materials. Our curricula engender a different experience because they are radically different in approach from other curricula.

We offer FREE SHIPPING on any domestic U.S. order that includes a Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Complete Homeschool Package. Enter MCTHSP in the voucher box in the shopping cart, pay by credit card or PayPal, and your entire order will ship free.

The Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community continues to expand!  Registration is open for full-year and fall semester courses. Courses begin on September 5th. Now is the time to secure your spot for the 2017/18 academic year. We offer a range of learning opportunities, many of them beyond the subjects available to homeschoolers anywhere else. For more information, go to rfolc.com.

For the Best in Your Classroom

At Royal Fireworks Press, we offer materials with the intellectual heft to challenge and intrigue the best students in your classroom, enabling you to educate students at the highest levels. Our texts are demanding, never dumbed down; they are wide-ranging, not narrowly focused; they are not worksheet-based or dull drill and practice but instead Socratic and creative. Our curricula are the difference between real education and teaching to the test. They offer teachers the opportunity to go beyond the ordinary to enrich children’s lives.

New at Royal Fireworks Press

NEW: Two literature trilogies by Michael Clay Thompson! We have just published two new literature trilogies as part of the literature component of the MCT language arts curriculum. Michael has produced these new language-illustrated classics just in time for summer reading. The Stevenson Trilogy features three of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novels: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The H.G. Wells Trilogy features three of the most famous science fiction novels ever written: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man. Both trilogies are a good way to begin a great summer of reading!

The first six levels of our philosophy curriculum are now available! The first volume is designed to be accessible for children as young as five years old but is sophisticated enough to hold the interest of much older children. The sixth level is for children ages 10 and up. Each book is a story that introduces philosophical concepts in a fun and engaging way, making the series stand out among philosophy texts as creative and imaginative, naturally drawing children in and promoting deep thinking and meaningful discussion.

Royal Fireworks Press introduces the LARS, the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, developed by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. This instrument allows parents and other caregivers to identify possible impediments to a child’s ability to read. Based on the results, users are directed to packages of reading therapy workbooks that will help the child overcome specific weaknesses and improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

The latest Royal Fireworks Press homeschool catalog can be viewed here. Once you are viewing it, you can email it to yourself or others, or you can share it on social media. You can also download the pages as a pdf document from here.

New at Royal Fireworks Press

NEW: Two literature trilogies by Michael Clay Thompson! We have just published two new literature trilogies as part of the literature component of the MCT language arts curriculum. Michael has produced these new language-illustrated classics just in time for summer reading. The Stevenson Trilogy features three of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novels: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The H.G. Wells Trilogy features three of the most famous science fiction novels ever written: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man.

The first six levels of our philosophy curriculum are now available! The first volume is designed to be accessible for kindergarten students but is sophisticated enough to hold the interest of much older children. The sixth level is for children in grades 5 and up. Each book is a story that introduces philosophical concepts in a fun and engaging way, making the series stand out among philosophy texts as creative and imaginative, naturally drawing students in and promoting deep thinking and meaningful discussion. Read the blog of the curriculum’s author, Professor Sharon Kaye, about the importance of philosophy for children.

Royal Fireworks Press introduces the LARS, the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, developed by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. This instrument allows caregivers to identify possible impediments to a child’s ability to read. Based on the results, users are directed to packages of reading therapy workbooks that will help the child overcome specific weaknesses and improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

Michael Clay Thompson Curriculum as iBooks. All grade levels are all now available in digital format. We have grouped them into sets to show what is in each level.

For evidence of the efficacy of bringing the MCT vocabulary curriculum into your school, check out this Research Page, which has a list of ten peer-reviewed academic studies that support it.

For teachers of the gifted and talented: A collection of novels about gifted and talented children

The latest Royal Fireworks Press catalog for schools can be viewed here. Once you are viewing it, you can email it to yourself or others, or you can share it on social media. You can also download the pages as a pdf document from here.

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