Charter School Policy
Please note that we are no longer be able to accept purchase orders placed by charter schools. To be blunt, too many charter schools take too long to pay their bills and many do not pay at all! Some also, despite agreeing not to, re-sell our materials. Between chasing charter schools for non-payment of bills and filling out onerous forms explaining whether we are secular or not, we simply do not have the staff to deal with charter schools. Most cannot cope with our 3-tiered pricing system. We are sorry as we know this will affect many Christopherus homeschooling families – hopefully, they will be able to get ahold of funds and make their purchases from Christopherus directly. Charter schools are of course welcome to purchase materials like anyone else if they are willing to pay like everyone else at check out and not by deferred payment. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOW INCOME OPTION IS FOR INDIVIDUALS ONLY – SCHOOLS MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN BREAK EVEN AND SUPPORTING.
Regarding questions as to whether Christopherus is secular or not, this is what we say: Waldorf education is based on a spiritual but not religious view of the human being. Each family is encouraged to weave their own spiritual/religious festival life into their homeschools as they see fit. Over the course of the grades, we present material from great religious traditions such as Islam, Native American, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and so on. These are presented as the great stories of humankind – we leave it up to each individual homeschooling family as to whether God appears in their lessons or not: He does not appear in the pages of our materials.