Join the Club…of Famous Homeschoolers

“All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington 

We tend to think of a homeschool education as a relatively new phenomenon, but in reality it is the publicly educated who are the new kids on the block. There’s an old adage that says, “You are known by the company you keep.” If that is true (and we at Homeschool Legacy believe it is) then we homeschoolers are pretty amazing! Check out this “short list” of famous, fellow homeschoolers!

President and First Lady John and Abigail Adams

President John Quincy Adams

Black and White Landscape photographer Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams Glacier National Park

Louisa May Alcott

Hans Christian Anderson

Susan B. Anthony

Joan of Arc

Louis Armstrong

John James Audubon

Clara Barton

Alexander Graham Bell

Irving Berlin 

Pearl S. Buck

Andrew Carnegie

George Washington Carver

George Washington carver

Lewis Carroll

Agatha Christie

Winston Churchill

Brothers George Rogers and William Clark

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Samuel Clemens Mark Twain

Grover Cleveland

John Singleton Copley

Davy Crockett

Leonardo Da Vinci

Charles Dickens

Frederick Douglass

Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein


Benjamin Franklin

Robert Frost

President James Garfield

Horace Greeley

Alex Haley

Alexander Hamilton

President William Henry Harrison

Patrick Henry

Sam Houston

Sam Houston_2

President Andrew Jackson

Stonewall Jackson

President Thomas Jefferson

John Paul Jones

Ray Kroc (Founder of MacDonald’s)

Robert E. Lee

C.S. Lewis

Meriwether Lewis


President Abraham Lincoln

Two time Olympic Medalist Michelle Kwan

President James Madison

Douglas MacArthur

Guglielmo Marconi

Cyrus McCormick

Charlotte Mason

Claude Monet


Dwight L. Moody

Grandma Moses

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Muir

Florence Nightingale

Thomas Paine

George Patton

William Penn

Beatrix Potter


Joseph Pulitzer

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President Theodore Roosevelt

Carl Sandburg

Colonel Harland Sanders

John Philip Sousa

Tim Tebow

J. R. R. Tolkien

Dave Thomas (Founder of Wendy’s)

Dave Thomas Wendy's

President John Tyler

Booker T. Washington

President and First Lady George and Martha Washington

Daniel Webster

John and Charles Wesley

Phillis Wheatley

Walt Whitman

Eli Whitney

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie

President Woodrow Wilson

Frank Lloyd Wright

Orville and Wilbur Wright

Andrew Wyeth

Brigham Young