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Homeschool Academy 2015-2016

"I cannot speak more highly of this program. It really showcases how museums can offer programming during the day that is dynamic, interactive and relevant to the homeschooling community. It is a great mix of classroom lecture, discussion and hands-on work."

The New-York Historical Society is your homeschool away from home! Classes will be offered for multiple age groups so that all of your children can study and enjoy the N-YHS’s amazing collections all year long! Classes visit the Museum galleries and exhibitions regularly.


The Art of History
Ages 7 –10
Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm
$125 per series, $575 if you book all five.*

The Art of History is an innovative program that teaches New York and American history, art history, as well as visual arts using tangible historical evidence from the vast collections of New York’s oldest museum. Students will hone their observation and descriptive skills as they create art projects to visually document their history learning. Class topics include Slavery in New York, The Civil War & New York, Westward Expansion, Immigration in New York, and Industrialization.

American Musicals Project
Ages 11 – 13
Fridays from 1:30 – 3 pm
$125 per series, $575 if you book all five.*

The American Musicals Project teaches American history using the power and emotional energy of American musical theater masterworks in conjunction with extraordinary primary resources from our exhibitions and collections to teach the historical time periods in which these classic musicals take place. Units include 1776 and the Declaration of Independence, Big River and the Antebellum South, Oklahoma and Westward Expansion, Annie and the Great Depression, and This is the Army, South Pacific, and On the Town and World War II. Optional homework.

The Voices of History
Ages 14 – 17
Fridays from 10 am – 12 pm
$150 per series, $675 if you book all five.*

The New-York Historical Society is excited to announce the launch year two of our new high school program, The Voices of History. Using letters, diaries, newspapers, speeches, and autobiographical accounts from the New-York Historical Society’s exhibitions and collections, students will experience history through the words and actions of the statesmen, rebels, mothers, and explorers who shaped our nation.

Each five-week course will examine the lives, influence, and perspective of two individuals from a shared moment in our nation’s history. Students will engage with primary documents of these astounding individuals and consider how each shaped American history and lent a unique and compelling voice for us to hear generations later.

The course will require writing assignments and include instruction in research paper writing. Students will also complete a culminating research project.

To apply students must submit a writing sample.


If you have any questions about Homeschool Academy, please e-mail us at or call (212) 873-3400 ext. 505.

*Note: To guarantee your child’s spot in a class, tuition must be paid in full prior to the first session. To receive the discount for booking all five series, complete payment must be submitted before Series 1. Space is limited, so book now!

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