About Us

Thank you for visiting The Old Schoolhouse®. TOS began in 2001 with a small quarterly print magazine and has grown into a quarterly digital format accessible any time online and on the TOS App. Read the current issue at or download the free app at

Welcome to The Old Schoolhouse®!

“Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk is pleased to come alongside The Old Schoolhouse, an exemplary organization and magazine, in serving families that care so deeply for the nurturing and development of their kids.” – Family Talk Radio

“I have been a supporter of the homeschooling movement since the start, and have great respect for the parents who choose to take on the challenging, but important, task of educating their children.” – Dr. James Dobson- FAMILY TALK

Paul and Gena Suarez are at the forefront of a movement that champions homeschooling as a deeply personal and faith-infused educational path. Their journey, which included their seven fully homeschooled children who now range in age from 11 to their mid-30s, is a testament to their belief in the power of family-led education, underpinned by Christian values and a commitment to nurturing each child's unique path in a loving environment.

Since founding The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine in 2001, Paul and Gena have been dedicated to offering resources and support to homeschooling families across the globe. Beyond the magazine, their venture,, has become a pivotal online platform, providing over 400 online, self-paced academic courses to thousands upon thousands of families worldwide, ensuring a comprehensive homeschooling experience.

Expanding their vision, the Suarezes introduced the Schoolhouse Network, a groundbreaking homeschool co-op model. This network allows families, through their membership with, free access to local church-based Schoolhouses. These spaces offer parents and their children the opportunity to homeschool in community with others, leveraging the platform as a centralized curriculum solution. This innovative approach fosters a sense of belonging and mutual support among homeschooling families, reinforcing the importance of community in the educational journey.

Residing in the scenic beauty of eastern Tennessee, Paul and Gena's life work revolves around empowering parents with the tools and inspiration needed for homeschooling. Their dedication to this cause is evident in their commitment to quality content, community building, and the promotion of a faith-based, Biblical worldview educational model. To connect with them or to explore their wealth of resources, you are invited to reach out to

Our Story

Back in 2001, the magazine was just a dream. It started off as a homeschooling newsletter—an online one at that. But first it was an eBay store. The Old Schoolhouse® was without trademark at the time, and was just the bookstore name of our family’s eBay store. Don’t get us wrong; the store was doing great! We loved the name and had picked it out carefully. We loved the feel of old times past, the Little House On the Prairie era. And our online eBay store was full of books, including ones from the ’60s, ’70s, and even before. Mostly though, it was homeschooling curriculum. We were homeschooling at the time (and still are!), and it was a natural flow to sell homeschool-related items in the bookstore. We loved collecting curriculum! So off to yard sales we’d go. Off to thrift shops, kids in tow… (keep reading)

So thrilled that I now have my favorite magazine everywhere I go with my smart phone. I love the flexibility of using those previously wasted minutes to help me build up my faith and sharpen my home educator skills. Thanks TOS for being at the leading edge of technology once again!

Malia M. Russell, Director

Once again, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is leading the pack, this time by going digital and creating an App for Droid. I just finished reviewing the most recent issue and it works beautifully. Now I actually have something worth reading on my phone.

Joaquin Fernandez, Producer of IndoctriNation the Movie –

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).