About Sonlight

When John Holzmann suggested to his wife Sarita that they might want to consider homeschooling, she said, "You aren't going to tie me down like that!"

So if you feel some concern about homeschooling ... so did our founder.

But as Sarita found, homeschooling with Sonlight does not have to trap you in a life you don't want. Instead, it offers freedom and joy, and thorough preparation for whatever life holds.

It was true in 1990, when Sonlight began, and it remains true today.

Sonlight's homeschool curriculum "secret" comes down to this: we believe most children respond more positively to great literature than they do to textbooks. Books – quality books – can distill the wisdom of an entire life into the span of a few pages. These benefits of great literature have inspired us to build our Christian homeschool curriculum on quality books that present content in a highly engaging fashion. Learn more about Sonlight's educational philosophy.

You can experience the wonder of a Sonlight education, too. We hope you do.

Holzmann Family 2014
Photo of John and Sarita Holzmann, four children, three spouses, and eight grandchildren (all being taught with Sonlight).


Sonlight is more than just a preK-12 homeschool curriculum supplier.

SonlightCares™: The perks of shopping with Sonlight

When you purchase from Sonlight, you get more than just excellent curriculum, outstanding support, and a love of learning. You also get the following perks.

What is Christ-centered, Literature-rich Curriculum?

An approach that helps you enjoy great books with your kids as you guide them in their learning and faith. Find out more here.

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Forget Boring Textbooks

How a literature-based curriculum can ignite your children's passion to learn

A literature-based curriculum is far superior to boring textbooks. If school has bored your children to tears, discover a love of learning with Sonlight.

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Helping Homeschool Families Succeed

We provide tools to help you raise children who love to learn, love God and have the academic preparation to do whatever Christ calls them to do.

Sonlight Books

An Uncommon Collection

Sonlighters serve God and love their neighbors all over the globe

Sonlighters educate their families in: 157 countries

When Sarita started Sonlight, she wanted to provide homeschool materials to missionaries so they could stay on the field one more year. We are humbled and grateful to see this dream come to fruition.

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