Updated FREE Charlotte Mason 2020-2021 Planner

***This calendar has been updated for 2022-2023.

I created this Charlotte Mason Planner in 2018 for our school year and started sharing it for free here on my blog. Since another year has passed, I have updated the dates and made a few requested changes.  

With the Charlotte Mason approach to education, many subjects are covered daily in short increments of time. Because of this, it’s nice to organize and keep track everything being presented.

Therefore, this simple planner for those of you would like to see the full spread of things.



While, I’ve had a lot of people download this planner, I have also had a few requests for changes. One of the most frequent requests is a copy of this planner WITHOUT the subjects included in the subjects column.

Viola! This is the year! 

Also, there is a separate file that is the exact same planner, but with NO subjects written in. This will give you a little more freedom with your subjects.




Charlotte Mason Homeschool Planner

Generally speaking, you have your core subjects that you do each day like Bible, math, reading, literacy, copy work, and history while the other subjects will be on a loop schedule. Hence, this planner is designed to organize this type of education. 

Additionally, this planner is broken up into three, twelve-week terms. (The pages are organized to be printed front and back, and can easily be bound at a local print shop.)


Planner Pages



1. Yearly calendar

A simple year at a glance.

2. Monthly calendar pages

A full-page monthly calendars with a Charlotte Mason quote at the bottom for each month from August 2020-July 2021


3. Goals

Record big-picture goals here.

4. Prayers for my children

Chart strengths and weakness for each child, then write a unique prayer for each of them.

5. Book Lists for the year

Record book reads for the year, in what subject and for what term. There is also a page for free reads.


6. Scheduling charts

Figure out the logistics of what a homeschool day might look like with the layout. With this in mind, take notes on how long each lesson should approximately be, which subjects to do daily, and a list of subjects to loop.

7.  Subject notes

This space is available for specific notes on each subject. You can record goals for the year, extra reads that you might want to add, or sections you are thinking of skipping. 



8. Weekly spreads

A weekly spread with space to plan each subject out for the week. Furthermore, this layout is where you can be specific about page numbers and specific assignments. You can keep track of your loop subjects and check off lessons as well.

New: An option with NO subjects.




9. Term Evaluation

This is a great space to record your accomplishments, as well as, areas that need improvement. In addition, this is a great place to note areas of improvement and possible solutions to try.

There is also a box to write out your next artists, composers, habits (etc) for the next term.



10. Notes

The end of the planner has a place for miscellaneous note taking.




How do you organize your homeschool?


Note: I made this planner for our home school, and with our family in mind. However, if you think this could benefit your family, feel free to use it as well! Let me know how it works.

Furthermore, if you are new to home school, check out this getting started post. If you are new to the Charlotte Mason way of homeschool here is a great read to get you acquainted.






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  1. Hi! I love the look of this planner and would love to get it and use for our homeschool, but I’m just not seeing where to do that! Am I just being unobservant? Help, please. 🙂

  2. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your talent! I have been searching for a simple planner. Thank you!!!

  3. Thank you so much for this resource! Is there a place you recommend to get this printed and bound? I was trying Office Depot but the file was too big to upload.

  4. Last year I printed this out one-sided and just used the blank side of the page for scibblng notes, etc. Do you know if I print it double sided will I end up with a weekly spread that opens up side-by-side? Also, this planner is perfection!! I just posted about it on my IG account. You have created such a lovely printable!

  5. Hello! Ful-time working mother here! (dentist).
    Thank you for sharing this planner, it looks super!
    We live in Greece and homeschooling is not allowed, so we “homeschool” along with the school and we LOVE Charlotte Mason approach! Our 4-year daughter loves literature and simple writing exercises. (our younger, 2-years is still learning through games).
    Once more, thanks a lot!

  6. Thank you so much for creating this! It saves me SOOOOO much time. We are starting Ambleside Year 0 and Year 0.5 with my oldest children! I am grateful for this creation as the planning seemed so daunting.

  7. Love this planner! Fellow amblesideonline mama!! I do have an AO year 6….would love to have the option of afternoon hours on the schedule page or as an additional page! We do our “occupations” in the afternoon 🙂 Thank you for being so generous with your time and effort in making this free! 🙂

    1. Sorry for your trouble getting the download! Its a ‘free printable’ box at the bottom of the blog post. If for some reason, its not loading on your browser, send me an email and I’ll get you a direct link.

  8. Do you think I can use the Weekly spread pages for 6 students or should I print extra out for each student? Or are these pages more for what I have to do with them over the week. Not really there schedule, but mine. Thanks

    1. Good questions! You can use it however works best for you! If you are doing a lot of the same things like units and reading for all the kids, it would probably work for all. You could also use it as a master schedule for you. Just whatever works best for you. Best of wishes on your homeschool this year!

  9. Hi! I’m looking forward to our 2021-2022 school year, will you be updating the calendar again? It’s beautiful! Thanks!!!

  10. I have used this planner for the past 2 years and love it! I was delighted to see it already updated for next year so I can get ahead start. Do you happen to have an editable version I can save to type in my plans? I’m trying to find ways to manage my time better this next school year, and I’m hoping typing out my weekly plans vs. handwriting them will free up a lot of time.

  11. Would you please explain how you recommend using the “Lessons” section with boxes to check off each week? Thank you!

    1. I use this section to keep track of private music lessons. I mark off the days they get their practice in for that particular instrument. But you could also use it for online classes, sports, art lessons, anything really. I hope this helps!

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