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BJU Press is committed to Christian education. We support Christian educators by producing textbooks and materials that shape a biblical worldview, are academically rigorous, encourage critical thinking, and are supported with technology solutions.

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Currently using BJU as the primary curriculum for all three of my kids. Solid, all-inclusive, engaging material.

Grade levels used
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Pros
Engaging topics covered with relevant Christian perspective. Love the visuals and layout of BJU textbooks. Excellent reinforcement activities that can be assigned to see if your child is truly understanding what they read.
Cons
Pricey. We have loved all subjects except for middle school Grammar. My son and I both found the concepts presented in a confusing manner. The teaching manual was not helpful in clarifying. That is ONLY for grammar. All other subjects including elementar
Do you recommend?
Yes!
KS
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We have used BJU textbook kits for all subjects during the past 3 years. My son loves the graphics and pictures which helps to keep his attention. We are planning to try the Online Distance Learning BJU program this year. I'm anxious to see how it goes. I have been impressed how BJU covers everything needed for year end test. I always felt my son was prepared.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
Pros
Extensive coverage of each subject, teacher lesson plans, graphics keep interest of child, prepares chikd for end of year testing
Cons
Cost,
Do you recommend?
YES
E
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We have used various BJU Press materials throughout the years. Our favorite have been the BJU Literature curricula. Excellent coverage, easily adaptable to homeschool, great scope and sequence.

Grade levels used
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
Do you recommend?
Yes
C
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I think it's great for elementary ages to make sure they know the rules solid.

Grade levels used
  • 4
  • 6
  • 7
  • 9
Pros
It gives a good foundation to English rules.
Cons
My oldest has noticed that it gives the same thing year after year.
Do you recommend?
Yes
AM
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BJU contains all the information needed to fully cover an entire year worth of each subject. Some subjects, such as math, also allow easy customization for each student depending on their ability level and interest. Subjects also overlap content which is nice for reinforcement. Curriculum is solidly based on a biblical worldview.

Grade levels used
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Pros
Lesson plans provided, plenty of content.
Cons
Parent intensive, cost.
Do you recommend?
yes
SA
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We love BJU Press and have used it for many years for different subjects. I am so confident that every subject I choose is going to be covered thoroughly and fully and my children will be challenged and engaged. I am grateful to have the option of a curriculum that combines rigor and Biblical world view.

Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 9
Pros
Complete coverage of subjects
Cons
teacher intensive
Do you recommend?
YES!
C
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Cultural Geography - excellent

Grade levels used
9
Pros
Easy, engaging, my daughter tells me about things she learns every week
Do you recommend?
Yes
J
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Been homeschooling forever... haha!! Just finished my 16th year and have 9 years left. I will never stop using BJU Press!!

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
Pros
Kidlets LOVE it!!
Cons
NONE!!
Do you recommend?
Absolutely YES!!
ND
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I love using the BJU curriculum. My children will simply pick up a text book and have fun reading. They have learned so much.

Grade levels used
3
Pros
Solid Biblically
Cons
Not for Every Student
Do you recommend?
Yes
JT
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I love this curriculum. Bible is my favorite!

Grade levels used
7
Pros
Very thorough
Cons
Price
Do you recommend?
Yes
C
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I've been using BJU Press's English curriculum for 3 years now and i love it! It's so easy to use!

Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Do you recommend?
Yes
V
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Quality Christian program. We like the colorful workbooks and the engaging science experiments.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Do you recommend?
Yes
D
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Very thorough on history

Grade levels used
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
Do you recommend?
Yes
A
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My wife teaches our 3 children and she has never been happier than using BJU. I thought at first it was expensive and we should find something for next to nothing...I learned I was wrong. This is worth every penny. Manuals have great resale value if you need to recoup cost.

Grade levels used
  • 3
  • 6
  • 10
Pros
Solid biblical foundation. Great teacher manuals. High school is college predatory. Critical thinking is the focus and kids are encouraged to ask and learn why.
Cons
Lots of teacher's editions to house. Would be great digital
Do you recommend?
Yes absolutely
T
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We have used BJU Press distance learning for 3 years and love it. I prefer using an all in one curriculum and chose BJU for several reasons. First, I watched sample videos on their website and realized the teachers would be teaching only my child instead of a whole classroom with my child as an observer. My kids had been in a Christian school and honestly I didn't want them to miss playing the games and all the activities involved in a classroom. On the BJU videos the teachers still play games, but engage only my child. Secondly, the readers are illustrated beautifully and the stories captivate their interest. I also love the focus on comprehension, rather than just the ability to read the words. Lastly, the online distance learning is just awesome. There is a theme for every subject in every grade with little skits on review days, etc. There are videos of animals they're learning about or foreign countries they are studying. Not too long ago, my first grader had several reading lessons on the "Cranky Blue Crab". When he was finished there was a complete little puppet show of the entire book. So, he and his siblings had a little show with popcorn and all. All this to say, the curriculum is definitely making learning fun!

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Pros
Engaging, hands-on learning, colorful textbooks, biblical applications
Cons
Some grade levels need updating
Do you recommend?
Absolutely
D
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For years, I was scared of the price tag of BJU and thought we'd never "afford" it. I pieced together bits and pieces of used and various things. But when my oldest was in 3rd we started using their Writing & Grammar and LOVED it. Little by little, we tried more and more of their subjects and kept going back. Before I knew it, I had 2 little ones and 4 elementary levels to teach and could NOT do it on my own. After much prayer, my husband and I decided to make using the distance learning a priority in our budget and we could NOT be happier. We are graduating our first this year and I feel that due to the high level of this curriculum not only is she a godly, solid Christian, she is well prepared for whatever future holds for her. I will DEFINITELY be sticking with BJU and distance learning for many years to come and will do whatever it takes to afford it!

Grade levels used
  • preK
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
Pros
Biblical Worldview, Academically Challenging, Ease of Use
Cons
Price (see below)
Do you recommend?
Absolutely!!
J
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We began homeschooling our oldest 25 years ago with BJU Press. It was easy to use with the different personalities & learning styles of our children. BJU Press provides much support from experienced homeschoolers and Press employees. We were excited that it is based on the Bible as well as taught logically with many beautiful pictures and hands on activities balanced with writing projects. Critical thinking is built in. I didn't have to figure out what to add to cover all needed subject matter - it was all there. They taught me how to be a teacher and provide many optional resources. Then there is the added benefit of having the DVDs for the subjects I wasn't able to teach or we choose to have a change from Mom. BJU Press provided our children with great textbooks to get an excellent education.; they were well prepared for college & for life!

Grade levels used
  • preK
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
Pros
Biblical Worldview, User friendly, interesting, academically solid, flexible
Cons
Investment in time
Do you recommend?
HIGHLY!
K
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I started my homeschool journey using all different curriculum. The farther we went along, the more we switched to BJUP. It's simply the best thing we've found. It's Biblically-integrated, scholastically excellent, and thorough. The kids like it better than the other things we have used. I like it because it's easy to use and I know my kids are getting a great education.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Pros
Easy-to-use Teacher Manuals
Do you recommend?
YES
LC
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We have been using BJU distance learning full grade kits for 7 years now. I don't know if I could homeschool without it. I know my children are receiving a quality Christian education and I don't have to teach every subject! We educate all three of our children for less than the cost of tuition for 1 child at a private Christian school. I have them tested yearly and they perform above average and I know they are learning what they need to learn for their ages and grade levels.

Grade levels used
  • preK
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
Pros
biblically based, strong on academics, colorful, variety of learning styles addressed
Cons
days can be long if you don't edit some of material
Do you recommend?
yes!
CW
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Our family has been using BJU Distance Learning for the last couple years and it has totally changed the atmosphere of our home in a very positive way!! School used to be a drudgery for us and we were doing the old repeat and memorize and drill method. Now it is fun and the children are always sharing what they are learning with each other and me!! The lessons in each subject work to build godly character in the children. The teachers on the distance learning are top notch! I can't tell you how many times my children have stopped their DVDs because they are laughing so hard and they want the rest of us to see what is so funny!! The DVDs have a lot of great content- not just a teacher and classroom that your child "watches." They are interactive!! They use puppets, video clips, and computerized images to help teach your child. Also, many subjects use a number of manipulatives to help reinforce the skill that is being taught. Every grade we have used has been a big hit with the kids and with me!! I have time for the "fun" side of being a mom now, because I am not bogged down with lesson planning and teaching!! Now I can read to the kids and make them cookies and plan fun outings. Life is good with BJU Distance learning!!!

Grade levels used
  • preK
  • K
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
Pros
Academic Excellence, Fun, Nurtures a Love of Learning, Easy to Use, Great Bible Integration and Character Training
Cons
None that I can see!!
Do you recommend?
YES!!!!
A
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