Well-Known Homeschoolers


Can homeschooled children ever go anywhere in life?

Not anywhere, but everywhere.

Here are a few names you might recognize of famous people who were homeschooled. We list them not to infer that being famous or well-known is the definition of success, but to show that homeschooled individuals have made significant impacts in all areas of life, from science to education to the arts to politics to the church, even changing the course of history.

We could list thousands of others who have made and are making extraordinary impacts in people’s lives, but the world wouldn’t recognize their names because they are people like you, and your children, and your grandchildren. You are leaving a legacy by supporting and engaging in the home education of your grandchildren. And the best legacy is much more than academic, because it involves living in the temporal but focusing on the spiritual. God will use a family that is committed to serving Him, educating and discipling children through the generations, to influence people for eternity — whether that means wiping up spills at a nursing home or becoming a world leader.

“‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.'” — Isaiah 55:8-9      


Abigail Adams

Ansel Adams

John Adams

John Quincy Adams

Hans Christian Anderson

Susan B. Anthony

Joan of Arc

Louis Armstrong

John James Audubon

Clara Barton

Alexander Graham Bell

Irving Berlin

William Jennings Bryan

Pearl S. Buck

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Michael Card

William Carey

Andrew Carnegie

George Washington Carver

Charlie Chaplin

Agatha Christie

Winston Churchill

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Grover Cleveland

Davy Crockett

Charles Dickens

Thomas Edison

Jonathan Edwards

Albert Einstein

Benjamin Franklin

Robert Frost

James Garfield

Alexander the Great

Alex Haley

Alexander Hamilton

Patrick Henry

T.H. Huxley

Andrew Jackson

Stonewall Jackson

John Jay

Thomas Jefferson

Ray Kroc

Robert E. Lee

C.S. Lewis

Abraham Lincoln

Douglas MacArthur

Cyrus McCormick

James Madison

Horace Mann

Guglielmo Marconi

John Marshall

Charlotte Mason

George Mason

Margaret Mead

Felix Mendelssohn

Claude Monet

Charles Louis Montesquieu

Dwight L. Moody

Grandma Moses

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Newton

Florence Nightingale

Sandra Day O’Connor

John Owen

Thomas Paine

Blaise Pascal

George Patton

William Penn

Beatrix Potter

Joseph Pulitzer

Will Rogers

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Carl Sandburg

Colonel Sanders

George Bernard Shaw

John Philip Sousa

Hudson Taylor

Tim Tebow

Dave Thomas

Leonardo da Vinci

Booker T. Washington

George Washington

Daniel Webster

John Wesley

Charles Wesley

Walt Whitman

Eli Whitney

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Woodrow Wilson

John Witherspoon

Frank Lloyd Wright

Orville & Wilbur Wright

Brigham Young