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State Wide Support Groups

Homeschool Organizations whose Diplomas are Recognized by PA Dept. of Ed. (Click here for a complete list.)

Adams County

    FACE Co-op (Adams and York Counties) -- contact Suanna Myers (jsmyers5@centurylink.net) or Becky Fleming (micah4@comcast.net). We meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in Hanover, PA for two semesters September through end of April. We offer three 1- hour classes on co-op days, field trips, science fairs (& other subject fairs), mom´s night out & various other activities. Classes are high school level down through nursery. Various core subjects and electives are offered. Oldest student must be 5 years or older by first day of new semester.

    Christiana Homeschool Academy (Northern Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania) -- contact Catherine Milstead (classicalcha@gmail.com). This co-op provides two day a week classroom instruction and support for the remaining days at home. After school activities, field trips and clubs are also offered.

    Classical Conversations of Harrisburg (Dauphin County) -- contact Valerie Hudson (ccofharrisburg@gmail.com). We have weekly classes to help homeschoolers pursue a classical Christian education at home. Our grammar stage classes cover memory work, fine arts, science project, and presentations. Older grammar students learn writing and English grammar. We hope to equip and encourage parents in giving their children the Tools of Learning. Our mission is "to know God and make Him known".

    Classical Conversations of New Oxford -- contact Carla Luther (jcluther@comcast.net). Our three curriculum programs (for ages 4 - 18)meet weekly to support your home-centered classical education. The Math, Science, English, Latin, History, Geography and Fine Arts studied in our Foundations Program (ages 4-12) represent a broad and fascinating body of information. Our Essentials Program (grades 4 and up) help students work toward mastering English language skills and improving their writing technique.As students move into our Challenge Program (middle and high school levels), they work toward becoming independent learners as they read, discuss, debate, analyze, and write about award- winning literature and additional subjects including Latin, Science and Math(always within the framework of history and a biblical worldview).

    Classical Conversations -- contact Johanna Neller (jneller@gmail.com). Our three curriculum programs (for ages 4 - 18)meet weekly to support your home-centered classical education. The Math, Science, English, Latin, History, Geography and Fine Arts studied in our Foundations Program (ages 4-12) represent a broad and fascinating body of information. Our Essentials Program (grades 4 and up) help students work toward mastering English language skills and improving their writing technique.As students move into our Challenge Program (middle and high school levels), they work toward becoming independent learners as they read, discuss, debate, analyze, and write about award- winning literature and additional subjects including Latin, Science and Math(always within the framework of history and a biblical worldview).

    HSBulletinBoard -- contact Liz Rohler (lrohler630@gmail.com). This is an information loop for homeschool families in Adams County and the surrounding area. The purpose of this group is to share information that is relevant to homeschoolers in the area.

    Luv 2 Homeschool Support Co-op for Elementary and Secondary Students (Lehigh Valley) -- contact Kerry Blommel (luv2HS.coop@gmail.com). L2HS meets weekly on Wednesdays Sept - May. We use Christian, classically based curriculum to provide a solid supplemental educational opportunity for homeschool families. The elementary level includes weekly memory work, hands-on art projects, science experiments, and geography fun. Upper elementary kids also enjoy grammar, writing and math facts. The secondary students are immersed in debate, classical literary discussions, science lab, art projects and mentoring opportunities. We are a parent run and funded co-op.

    Parent Educators of Adams County (Adams County and surrounding areas) -- contact Craig and Natalie Bishop (c_n79bishop@earthlink.net). Regular meetings and activities, such as unit study co-op days, field trips, annual education and science fairs, and annual field day picnics, are available for both school age and pre-school age homeschoolers. Many families represent a wide variety of homeschooling philosophies. Support for new and old homeschoolers is offered through newsletters and meetings.

    West Shore Christian Educational Co-op (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York Counties) -- contact Brelle Perkins (bperkins@wscec.org). WSCEC is an enrichment co-op for grades K-12. We also offer nursery and preschool. We meet on alternate Wednesdays for 7 sessions in the fall and 7 sessions in the spring for three 55 minute periods each session. Our parents teach a class, assist in a class and have off for a third period; and help in an additional, non-teaching capacity as well. We offer a wide variety of classes from reading, writing and arithmetic to knitting and volleyball. Class options can change each semester. We meet At Christian Life Assembly Church in Camp Hill.

    WissahickonsatHome~Wissahickon Area Homeschoolers -- contact Susan Murphy (wissahicks@earthlink.net). This group is for those homeschooling families who live in the Wissahickon Area (Wissahickon, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls, Mt. Airy and more) who have children under the age of 8. If you are interested in meeting other young, nearby homeschooling families for fun, support and friendship as we begin our homeschooling adventure, by all means- join up! All are welcome! Check us out on the web at http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/wissahickonsathome *** We now have a spot to meet off the Web!*** Please Join us for ~ **´Playgroup Thursdays´** Thurdays, 1-3 pm, at the * Kendrick Rec Center Playground/Gym * (Ridge & Pensdale Aves. Across from Roxborough Hospital) Rain or Shine!

Allegheny County

    Alle_kiskichristianhomeschoolers (Alle-Kiski) -- contact Jamie Zemann (jamiespreciousangels@yahoo.com). We have weekly meetings. We meet at the park in good weather or at church in rain or cold. We have monthly field trips as well. We welcome new home school families or people that have been doing it for years, even cyber schooled are welcome. All family members are welcome at meetings. We have everything from infants to older teens.

    Ambleside Pittsburgh (Schenley Park) -- contact Pam (pamkopechek@yahoo.com). Meeting in the Greenfield/Squirrel Hill/Oakland area. Loosely based on Charlotte Mason´s teachings, with plenty of freedom for other ideas. Meet for nature walks (there´s safety in numbers!), play dates, fellowship, poetry reading, music, handicrafts... Starting this as of mid-February 2013, so we will see where it goes from here if there´s any interest.

    Classical Conversations -- contact Amanda Soergel (ajsoergel@gmail.com). We are a parent-empowering organization, helping parents to be home-educators by teaching a Biblical worldview in the highly successful "Classical" method, K-12, including providing community in order to perfect these methods.

    Pittsburgh West Classical Conversations -- contact Brenda Schaefer (ccpghwest@comcast.net). Classical Conversations/ Pittsburgh West, located in Aliquippa, is a classical homeschool community that meets weekly. Children from Pre-K to 6th grade may join our dynamic Foundations classes where they learn facts from several interesting subjects, practice public speaking, explore with hands-on science projects, and experience a rich art and music program. Our Essentials program (approx. grades 4-6) teaches the tools of learning in English grammar, writing. Math drills are included in this program. Our two Challenge programs (7th and 8th grade)offer a full classical curriculum where students develop skills in grammar,exposition, debate, research, rhetoric, and logic.

    Family Instructors of the North Suburbs (FINS) (Allegheny County, Butler County, and Beaver County) -- contact (pfins-owner@yahoogroups.com). We are a Christ-centered group of home educators who wish to support and encourage one another. We are an inclusive group and invite all to participate. We do not charge a membership fee. We sponsor events, activities, and field trips as well as answer questions and provide other helpful information. We believe a support group should be more than just an email list.

    FISH (Family Instructors of the South Hills) -- contact Nancy Sikes (nancy@sikes.net). We provide information, inspiration, and support for Christian home school families in the South Hills. Monthly meetings, field trips, co-op, newsletters and more.

    North Hills Christian Homeschoolers (northern suburbs of Pittsburgh) -- contact (info@nhchweb.org). The North Hills Christian Homeschoolers is an organization of Christians in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who are personally committed to the home education of their children. For more information, please check out website at nhchweb.org

    North Pittsburgh Catholic Homeschoolers (Northern Suburbs of Pittsburgh PA) -- contact Jennifer (jen@theposeys.com). We are a Catholic Homeschool Support Group in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh.

    North Pittsburgh STAR Co-op -- contact Robin Welsh (). You are invited to join an educational co-operative designed especially for people using K12 curriculum in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. We have members from the North Hills, South Hills, east and west of the city! It is worth the trip! Anyone using K12 curriculum (cyber school or independently) is encouraged to join us! Please see our website for contact information. Please check out our website for contact information. Our Primary Goal: To progress through the K12 curriculum in a group environment.

    PALS - People Always Learning Somthing (Pittsburgh) -- contact Anita Hagar (director@palsenrichment.org). PALS (People Always Learning Something) is a non- profit organization serving homeschoolers in the Pittsburgh area. PALS provides educational programs and resources for home educators regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or personal lifestyle choices. We strongly value diversity. The Enrichment class prgram offers quality instruction at a reasonable price so that our children can learn and socialize. Our committment is to independent homeschoolers K-12, but we wselcome all styles of homeschooling. Enrichmnent classes are made possible through the cooperative effort of PALS families. Enrichment classes are held on Wednesdays; there is a Fall session and a Winter/Spring session, as well as a free curriculum library and many community activities.

    waldorf homeschoolers (city of pittsburgh) -- contact cande ruiz-bradbury (familiabradbury@gmail.com). We are a waldorf inspired group gathering on friday´s to sing songs, celebrate seasonal festivals as well as bike, hike and enjoy the outdoor´s. All ages welcomed.

Armstrong County

    Harvest Community Homeschoolers -- contact Stephanie Burton (BurtonHSA@gmail.com). We are a Christian homeschool co-op and support group, meeting for field trips, parent support and educational activities for homeschool families. Our home-base is Harvest Community Church in Kittanning, PA, although we are not a ministry of the church. We offer different levels of involvement so that families may choose... ~~to network online via Facebook. ~~to do field-trips and occasional parent support meetings. ~~Or perhaps you´re looking for more educational and social enrichment for your children; then you may like to inquire regarding making a commitment to join the Friday co-op, meeting approximately 2 times per month. Our co-op is enrichment-based so as to be a blessing to families and to support varied homeschool programs. Our goal is for learning to be fun at co-op. Additional opportunities for academic support will also be shared as we have resources available. We also desire the co-op to be a time of fellowship and networking for homeschool families, to share life and wisdom with one another.

Beaver County

    Beaver County Homeschool Support Group (Beaver County and surrounding areas) -- contact Mary Zobrak (jzobrak@comcast.net). We are a Christian Support Group available for any homeschooling family in Beaver County, PA or any surrounding county if interested. Mission Statement: Our purpose is to support, equip, and encourage all families in the home-school community. Our prayer is to bring honor and glory, in all we do, to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

    Classical Conversations -- contact Brenda Schaefer (ccbeaverpa@comcast.net). Classical Conversations of Beaver County is a classical homeschool community that meets weekly. Children from Pre-K to approximately 6th grade may join our dynamic Foundations classes where they learn facts from several interesting subjects, practice public speaking, do hands-on science projects, and work on art and music projects. Our Essentials program (approx. grades 4-6) teaches the tools of learning in English grammar, writing, and math drills.

    Plants and Pillars Homeschool Co-op (Pennsylvania) -- contact Kara Hartman (plants.pillars@gmail.com). Plants and Pillars is a Christian homeschool co-op serving families with kids in PK through high school. In addition to academic classes and social activities, we offer an athletics program for kids in elementary, middle, and high school.

    Salt-and-Light Co-op -- contact Dawn Straub (straub7@windstream.net). Christian Homeschool Co-op helping parents to educate their children in the Beaver County area.

Bedford County

Berks County

    BEACON -- contact Anne Pyne (1pynetree@gmail.com). Beacon is a Christian group that meets the first and third Thursdays for speakers and classes for the students. A parent must stay with his/her child(ren) and help with the group in some way. The goal of the group is to provide additional experiences for the students as well as opportunities for friendships for both the students and parents. Other activities include Mom´s Night Out, field trips, field day, closing program, etc.

    HIS (Berks,Schuylkill ) -- contact Rebecca Knott (hiscoordinator@yahoo.com). A Christ Centered home school group open to all ages. We meet every Friday 12:45-3:00pm. We alternate structured classes with field trips and fun activity days. We meet Sept.- May.

    Kardia Learning Center -- contact Piper Wisniewski, Director (kardialearningcenter@yahoo.com) or Sharon Kershner, Treasurer (). Kardia Learning Center (Berks County and surrounding area) -- contact Piper Wisniewski (kardialearningcenter@yahoo.com). Kardia Learning Center (KLC) is a community of Christian home-schooling families pursuing the common goal of Christian education. To this end, KLC exists to equip home-educated students with critical thinking skills and a broad base of knowledge essential for effective, Christ-centered living. Classical Christian school meeting 30 weeks per year on Thursdays 8:30-3:15pm. PreK through 12th.

    Lighthouse Learning Homeschool Co-op -- contact Angie Staudt (angiestaudt@msn.com). We strive to enhance your childs learning with a variety of enrichment activities through the year. To encourage and strengthen families in fellowship, and be a light in our community. We desire to welcome any family, no matter your teaching style, for guidance and support.Open to all grades, with end of year graduation for our seniors.

    Southern Berks Homeschoolers -- contact Sally Wetzel (Sally_Wetzel@my.tupperware.com). A biannual newsletter is mailed to members informing them of activities in Berks County and surrounding areas. Several field trips are organized and open to members. Anyone/group may submit field trips they are organizing by August 15 and January 15.

Blair County

    BlairHomeSchool@yahoogroups.com (Blair County area) -- contact Lois Kaneshiki (lois@nb.net). We are an email discussion, support, organization and announcement list to facilitate communication amongst Blair County area home learning families.

Bradford County

    Abide in the Vine Fellowship -- contact Dianne Robinson (drobin@stny.rr.com).

    S.C.H.E.W.L. -- contact Kendra Dreps (mkdreps@juno.com). Supporting Christian Home Education With Love is a parents-as-teachers support group in Bradford and Tioga Counties. Its goal is to encourage and assist those who have chosen to educate their children at home. Anyone is invited to join. Coordinators and officers accede to a statement of faith. SCHEWL offers a variety of activities planned and executed by its members, such as parent meetings, field trips, fitness activities, and special classes. A promotion ceremony is held at the end of each year. Families belonging to SCHEWL are encouraged in their homeschooling task with prayer, sharing of materials, help in complying with the law, and working with local school districts.

Bucks County

    Bucks Co Homeschool Community -- contact Group Mod (BucksHSing-owner@yahoogroups.com). Homeschooling in Bucks County, PA? Start here! If you´re brand new to homeschooling, new to homeschooling in PA, or new to the area we can help.For veteran homeschoolers we´re an excellent place to network, share resources, find local co-ops, groups, classes, and social activities. Join a community of local home educating families & share in the fun and adventure of Homeschooling in Bucks County!

    Classical Conversations - Doylestown -- contact Michelle Mussari (ccdoylestown@gmail.com). Based on the classical model of education, families meet weekly to introduce new memory work (or grammar of a subject) and review old memory work using Classical Conversations’ Foundations Guide as the heart of the curriculum. A trained tutor creatively introduces the memory work and leads the classroom time. The memory work is divided into 6 subjects: timeline/history, geography, math, science, Latin, and English grammar. In addition to the memory work, students also participate in a fine arts project/lesson, a science project, and an opportunity to practice oral presentation skills each week. Students, parents, and tutors develop precious relationships, and parents love the academic complement this program provides to their core schooling curriculum.

    Davisville Homeschool Connection (Philadelphia Metro Area) -- contact Krissy Reilly (krissysgirls@yahoo.com). A group of Christian parents who are committed to the home education of our children. We meet weekly for classes that are taught by the parents. We also organize play days & field trips for our co-op and outside families

    Haycock HomeSchoolers -- contact Paula - Stephen Rosenfeld (homeschool@haycock.org). We are looking forward to partnering with you to perfect your portfolio and pray and encourage you as you "train up your children in the way they should go"!

    HomeSchool Boys & Girls Club -- contact Michele Buono (mbuono66@hotmail.com). HSBG Club is an informal - but active - group of homeschooling families based in the Quakertown area. We have no scheduled meetings but a weekly e-mail keeps everyone up-to-date on upcoming field trips and activities.

    Pennridge Homeschoolers -- contact Cyndy Dumire (cyndy@dumire-electric.com). field trips, ski trips, support, bowling league for all ages

    TGIFF - The Goal is Forming Friendships (Mid to Lower Bucks) -- contact Stevi Wright (hawkecho@gmail.com) or Wendy Coyne (coyne4now@aol.com). TGIFF is an eclectic, inclusive & highly active group of homeschooling families based out of Lower- Mid Bucks County, PA. We seek to create life-long friendships, a sense of community, and a support system for new and experienced homeschoolers. The only requirement for joining the group is PARTICIPATION, so please bring your enthusiasm, ideas and humor with you!

    West Street Homeschoolers (Bucks & Montgomery Counties) -- contact Amy Burke (eazmburke@comcast.net ) or Angela McMichael (cocoongirl34@comcast.net ). Providing a setting for homeschooled kids to hang out and learn together, and for homeschooling parents to have some friends in the same boat! West Street Homeschoolers meets on Wednesdays at the West Street Community Center, located at Souderton Mennonite Church. This is not a Mennonite group and anyone is welcome! For directions, please email us! Leaders: Amy Burke eazmburke@comcast.net Angela McMichael cocoongirl34@comcast.net

Butler County

    Butler Homeschoolers (Butler County) -- contact Elizabeth Smith (elizabethsmith@zoominternet.net). We are a group of homeschooling families in Butler, Pennsylvania who gather biweekly for support and interaction (currently at the Butler library). Our web site includes information on field trips, gatherings, and other homeschool-related events in and around the Butler, PA area.

    Classical Conversations -- contact Cecilia Tomko (ceciliatomko@gmail.com). Classical Conversations is a once a week program where tutors lead students in foundational memory work for geography, science, English grammar, Latin, history, and math. In addition, we do art lessons and science experiments and memorize the Veritas timeline together. Please visit www.classicalconversations.com for more information.

    Homeschool Headquarters (Cranberry, Zelie, Wexford) -- contact Lori Cather (wenchlori@yahoo.com). Support Group for Parents of 5-12 graders and Activities group for 5-12 graders Support with the homeschooling law, portfolios, testing, objectives, cirriculum, theme/unit studies, and the trials,tribulations & victories of homeschooling. Activities group for 5-12 graders. Chess club, scrapbook club, involvement with local Retirement home, drama team- taught by a homeschool graduate where they perform human videos to Christian music.

Cambria County

Cameron County

Carbon County

    LC Homeschoolers (Carbon county, Lehigh county, Luzerne county and Northampton County) -- contact Tammy (tamdaveash@yahoo.com). We are a group of home/cyber schoolers from the area. We have a group that is just for support and chit chat online and we have a group where we are always having meet ups! We would love to meet other homeschoolers in the area!

Centre County

    Happy Valley Homeschoolers (central PA) -- contact (trio@curiologies.com). The Happy Valley Homeschooler´s email list serves as a venue for direct member-to-member communication about local homeschooling information, events, and field trip planning. Sign up for the email list: http://groups.google.com/group/happy-valley-homeschoolers?hl=en. You will need a Google Groups account, but you will be approved for membership very soon after you send the request to join.

    State College Christian Home School Support Group (State College Area) -- contact Christie Jester (cajester@comcast.net). We meet once a month from September to May, offering home school moms and dads encouragement, fellowship, and practical advice to help in their home school journeys. We have parents with kids ranging from pre-K through high school. Topics vary from how to make a portfolio to favorite curricula to sharing healthy kid friendly recipes and more. Our meetings are normally the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7pm, at the State College Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College 16801.

Chester County

    Classical Conversations of West Chester (Chester County) -- contact Lyn Fernandez (ccwestchesterpa@gmail.com). We have weekly classes to help homeschoolers pursue a classical Christian education at home. Our grammar stage classes cover memory work, fine arts, science project, and presentations. Older grammar students learn writing and English grammar. Middle and high school level classes meet for debates and discussions to encourage thinking through subjects from a Biblical perspective. We hope to equip and encourage parents in giving their children the Tools of Learning. Our mission is "to know God and make Him known".

    SALT & PEPPER (Southeastern PA) -- contact Linda Advena (SALT) (linda@advenafamily.com) or Anne Hawthorn (SALTeens &PEPPER) (anne@drhweb.net). SALT & PEPPER Weekly classes for homeschoolers gr. 1-12 meet Wednesdays at Church of the Saviour in Wayne. SALT students (gr. 1-8) enjoy morning art, gym, and music/theatre classes as well as monthly lunches, activities, and field trips. We offer a wide variety of academic courses for SALTeens students (gr. 7-8) in the afternoon and PEPPER students (gr. 9-12) all day, as well as Friday afternoon volleyball. Moms can attend a Wednesday Bible study at COS or have the morning off. We also sponsor an annual book sale, Spring Project Fair, and high school Performance Evening. This is a Christian program open to all.

Clarion County

    Clarion County HomeSchoolers -- contact Michelle Forsythe (michelleanddavef@mail.com). A Christ-centered cooperative where homeschoolers serve one another in Clarion and cross counties. We are homeschooling families choosing to join together with other homeschooling families to help meet each other´s homeschooling needs. We are a support group that seeks to work together in unity and promote biblical worldview, Christian principles and godly character in our children. Our goals include educational opportunities that are difficult, impossible or not cost effective to do at home as well as help parents learn the art of homeschooling. With your involvement in a "team" approach, CCHS works to provide: Monthly co-op classes for elementary and secondary students;Parent Support Meetings; Field trips; Performance and Speech opportunities; Monthly newsletter; Automated Phone Tree for up to the minute messages; Continuing education for parents; nursery; preschool classes; Graduation Ceremony.

Clearfield County

    CACHET (Clearfield and surrounding area) -- contact Tammy Witherite (twitheri3rd@aol.com) or Cathy Weibley (jweibley@atlanticbb.net). We are the Clearfield Area Christian Home Educators Team. Currently we are a group of about 40 families, with approximately 20 families regularly involved in weekly activities. We have a weekly Friday afternoon gym class from 1-2 at the Bigler YMCA for all ages of students (split into several groups). Each month we focus on a different sport or skill. Also, for six weeks each fall and spring, a content-area co-op class is offered for students. Topics have included science, art, music, and geography in the past, with classes taught by parent volunteers or local professionals in a chosen subject area. Parent meetings are held once a month. Each year we have several field trip opportunities, an opening family picnic, Christmas caroling to a local nursing home, an annual Academic Fair, and a year-end trip to DelGrosso´s Amusement Park. Opportunities are provided several times a year for moms and/or moms & dads to socialize and support one another. Come and join us!

Clinton County

Columbia County

    SHEEP (Susquehanna Home Education Enrichment Program (Columbia) -- contact (sheephomeschool@gmail.com). Our Christian group meets twice monthly from October through April for enrichment classes and socialization. Field trips scheduled periodically. Applications accepted in May and new applicant deadline is July 1 of every year.

    SHEEP -- contact Toniann Davenport (randt@evenlink.com) or Rebecca Thomas (becbud@verizon.net). Our Christian group meets twice a month in October, November, February, March, April, and the beginning of May for enrichment classes and socialization. Children participate in a Share Fair at the end of the year and a Christmas activity/party. Field trips scheduled periodically. New Applicant Deadline is July 1 of every year.

Crawford County

    Home Educators of Crawford County -- contact Judith Arnold (HomeEducationCrawfordCounty@yahoogroups.com). We are an inclusive homeschool support group offering free membership to interested families. ALL are welcome, all who educate at home whether through a public cyber, a private online school, afterschooling, or traditional home education. We welcome and support ALL home educating families and families interested in home education, regardless of religion, race, gender, educational philosophy, politics, marital status, age, or sexual preference. Activities vary depending on member interests.

Cumberland County

    Harrisburg Area Cyberschoolers and Homeschoolers (Harrisburg area) -- contact Kathy Ireland (harrisburgcyberschoolers@verizon.net). This is a secular group of over 100 families consisting of both homeschoolers and cyberschoolers. (Many families have a mixture of both.) We are migrating to the yahoo group "Central_PA_schoolathome", so you may want to start there. Many members are also in the co-op "Central PA Educational Co-op", the only co-op (that we know of) in the Harrisburg area that welcomes families of any religious belief.

    Harrisburg Area Homeschoolers Association -- contact Jamey McClintock (hahaofpa@live.com). The Harrisburg Area Homeschoolers Assoc. (HAHA) seeks to inspire, encourage, and equip both cyber and traditional homeschooling families in the five-county area surrounding Harrisburg. They have monthly parental support meetings, workshops, an extensive listing of field trips, curriculum sale, an on-line forum, classifieds, contests, teacher discounts at area businesses, small focus groups, a newsletter, family social events, and a mentoring program.

    Secular Homeschoolers of Cumberland County (SHOCC) (Cumberland county & surrounding areas) -- contact Karynna Lynne (shoccwave-owner@yahoogroups.com). This is a new homeschool support group which is open to all homeschooling families in the area without regard to religious affiliation (or lack thereof) or homeschooling methodology. Our goal is to provide the most inclusive setting possible.

    TnT Homeschool Group (South Central PA) -- contact us through our website (). TnT Homeschool Group consists of over a dozen independent teachers, parents, and professionals who offer quality classes to local homeschool families. Our goal is to aid you by offering a variety of core and elective classes each semester for students in grades 5 - 12. Students can take just one class or several, as needed. In addition, there is a quiet study room available if students have a break between classes.

    West Shore Christian Educational Co-op (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York Counties) -- contact Brelle Perkins (bperkins@wscec.org). WSCEC is an enrichment co-op for grades K-12. We also offer nursery and preschool. We meet on alternate Wednesdays for 7 sessions in the fall and 7 sessions in the spring for three 55 minute periods each session. Our parents teach a class, assist in a class and have off for a third period; and help in an additional, non-teaching capacity as well. We offer a wide variety of classes from reading, writing and arithmetic to knitting and volleyball. Class options can change each semester. We meet At Christian Life Assembly Church in Camp Hill.

Dauphin County

    HOPE Homeschooling Co-op (Dauphin County, Hershey, PA) -- contact Kristi Stokes (thestokesfamily4@yahoo.com) or Debbie Hoffer (Flwrladydh@aol.com). HOPE stands for "helping others prosper educationally." We are a laid-back group that meets weekly on Mondays from 8:45am-12:00pm for the extra classes like art, gym, music, nature study, etc. We´ll meet from September through April with breaks for holidays.

    Classical Conversations of Harrisburg -- contact Beth Miller (ccharrisburg@gmail.com). We have weekly classes to help homeschoolers pursue a classical Christian education at home. Our grammar stage classes cover memory work, fine arts, science project, and presentations. Older grammar students learn writing and English grammar. We hope to equip and encourage parents in giving their children the Tools of Learning. Our mission is "to know God and make Him known".

    STARS -- contact Denise Phillips (Denise4Stars@yahoo.com). STARS is a Christian only co-op that meets twice a month on Fridays in the Colonial Park area. We have 6 regular sessions each semester. Additionally, we have a Safety Day in the spring and a Christmas Party in the Fall. At the end of the year we hold our Fine Arts Festival, where the students have the opportunity to perform or present in front of an audience. There is also a display area for such things as art and science projects, reports, and non-speaking presentations. We have God-centered classes in elementary, middle school, and high school, according to the current needs of our families and availability of teachers. There is a nursery class and a pre-school class as well. Our most often scheduled classes are drama, art, and science labs. Other classes are selected during the summer meetings. We have a members-only web site where information, class syllabi and homework, pictures, and prayer requests can be posted, protected from the general public.

    West Shore Christian Educational Co-op (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York Counties) -- contact Brelle Perkins (bperkins@wscec.org). WSCEC is an enrichment co-op for grades K-12. We also offer nursery and preschool. We meet on alternate Wednesdays for 7 sessions in the fall and 7 sessions in the spring for three 55 minute periods each session. Our parents teach a class, assist in a class and have off for a third period; and help in an additional, non-teaching capacity as well. We offer a wide variety of classes from reading, writing and arithmetic to knitting and volleyball. Class options can change each semester. We meet At Christian Life Assembly Church in Camp Hill.

Delaware County

    Classical Conversations (Bryn Mawr) -- contact Minda Garner (ccbrynmawr@gmail.com) or Dianna Germany (diannadawn@mac.com). Across the United States, Classical Conversations Communities exist to complement your home-centered education and connect you with like-minded families. Parent-tutors have the privilege of encouraging students toward becoming lifelong learners while also encouraging parents in the classical teaching of their children. Our three curriculum programs support your home-centered education by providing quality teaching tools for you, the parent, as well as quality educational materials. Our guides, books, timeline cards, and multimedia resources have been thoughtfully crafted and selected. The math, science, literature, Latin, history, geography and fine arts studied in our Foundations Program (ages 4-11) represent a broad and interesting body of information. Our Essentials Program (grades 3-6) students work toward mastering English language skills and improving their writing technique. As students move into our Challenge Program (middle and high school levels) and work toward becoming independent learners, they read, discuss, debate, analyze and write about award-winning literature-always within the framework of history and a biblical worldview. One of the greatest benefits of joining our CC Communities is they provide a place for your students to enjoy other students. And let´s face it: Homeschooling is hard work. Parents need a place to plug in and support one another, too!

    Delco-Homeschool (Delaware County and surrounding areas.) -- contact Pauline Harding (askpauline@comcast.net). Delco-Homeschool (Delaware County) -- contact Pauline Harding (askpauline@comcast.net). A free, e-mail "virtual support group" for homeschoolers in Delaware County to post information about upcoming events, opportunities, and concerns in our area. The group is open to all, regardless of educational philosophy or religious beliefs. All posts relating to homeschooling are welcome, with the understanding that each family will take what they like and leave the rest. We have about 500 members, and average 2-3 e-mails per day. Check us out at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delco-homeschool or subscribe to the group by sending a blank email to delco-homeschool-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

    Open Connections -- contact Peter Bergson (info@openconnections.org). An educational resource center that provides a variety of programs and services to young people and their families.

Elk County

Erie County

Fayette County

    Liberty Home Educators - Fayette County -- contact Melody Collins (libertyhomeeducators@yahoo.com) or Tami Marietta (ewingcrew@juno.com). Liberty Home Educators was formed to offer support and encouragement to anyone who is currently or interested in educating their children at home in the Fayette County and surrounding areas . We offer support group meetings for adults and activities for the children. Conferences and field trips are also offered throughout the year. Keepers of the Faith and Contenders of the Faith classes are also offered.

Forest County

Franklin County

    Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association -- contact (mdhsaadmin@pa.net). Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association is located in the Waynesboro/Chambersburg area and serves homeschooling families in South Central PA and Maryland. We offer co-op classes in more than one location. We have several programs, including some sports programs, a homeschool choir, a monthly newsletter, online e-mail groups, field trips, weekly Assisted Learning Program Services (ALPS) for 7-12th grades, a graduation ceremony, and a high school diploma program.

    Potomac Home Learning Circle (South Central PA) -- contact Jessica Reehl (membership@phlic.org) or Tara Petite (info@phlic.org). We are a cooperative learning community, welcoming families of all beliefs and experiences. We are a group of families working together to make homeschooling our children a rewarding and communal experience. Our group is secular, meaning we are not faith-based, and are all-inclusive. We hope to attract open-minded individuals seeking a progressive environment in which to grow and learn with our children, as well as, create lasting friendships.

Fulton County

Greene County

    Greene County Homeschool Group (Greene County) -- contact Juli Benco (jbenco@windstream.net) or Marjorie Swope (minifarm@windstream.net). Our group provides opportunities for homeschooling families to encourage and support one another. We are an open group led by members with a Christian worldview. Our activities include many field trips and programs, both local and to different parts of the greater Pittsburgh region. If you would like more information on our organization, we meet at the Greene Community Church on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County

Indiana County

Jefferson County

    CATCH -- contact Sonya Kirkwood (ibhiz@yahoo.com) or Sue Bowser (ejje4@verizon.net) or Michele Wood (mwood618@msn.com). We are Cyber and Traditional Christian Homeschoolers. We meet the second and fourth Friday of each month at the First Assembly of God Church in Walston, PA. We offer group support for both Act 169 traditional homeschoolers and cyber/charter homeschooling. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

    Jefferson County DuBois Area Homeschoolers (Jefferson County DuBois Area) -- contact Lisa Bundy (lisab@jcdahs.org). providing you with easy access to information, new perspectives on education, and lots of inspiration and encouragement. We encourage you to join a local homeschool support group to help you become familiar with the law, garner new friendships with those of the same mindset and to glean invaluable advice from seasoned homeschoolers. We also offer a wide range of resources for homeschooling families, and those who would like to homeschool. Visit our website for more information

Juniata County

Lackawanna County

Lancaster County

    CHALC (Coalition of Homeschoolers Across Lancaster County) -- contact CHALC (mail@chalc.org). An umbrella coalition of approx. 30 Lancaster County member support groups, CHALC publishes the county-wide newsletter "Scrawls" and hosts events such as support group leader breakfasts and a graduation ceremony. See www.chalc.org.

    CHASE Academy -- contact Rachel Mohler (chasecoop@comcast.net). A Christian co-op offering weekly classes. Meets on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Manheim. Classes are a 30 week commitment. Opportunities include academic and elective courses, music, sports, and field trips. Our mission is to equip and encourage parents who have chosen to homeschool their children by providing educational classroom opportunities in a Christ-centered environment. Members must commit to participate by volunteering to teach or help in classes for the benefit of the group.

    Classical Conversations Ephrata Community (Lancaster/Ephrata) -- contact June Bogle (cc.ephrata@yahoo.com). We are a Christian base homeschool community. Our mission is to know God and make Him know. Our purpose is to equip and train students with the classical tools of learning with a Christ-centered curriculum. We meet once a week for 24 weeks throughout the school year for our Foundations and Essentials program, 30 weeks per year for our Challenge programs. The community is a group of like minded families who come together to fellowship and support each other in homeschooling.

    Learning Station -- contact Joy Glick (upperlevelclass@aim.com). Learning Station consists of two tracks--a traditional co op for ages infant through 12th grade and Upper Level where families pay for class(es) for their 7th-12th grade students. We meet on Wednesdays in Lititz and are dedicated to providing mutual support to each other through whichever track best fits a family´s needs.

    Life Enrichment Center (Mt. Joy, PA) -- contact Sherrie Ainsley (tsainsley@embarqmail.com). The Life Enrichment Center is a cooperative group of Christian home-educating families using our skills and education to minister to one another and to share in the spiritual and educational training of our children. Life Enrichment Center provides Jr. and Sr. High courses that assist our students in their diploma/state requirements and life goals, while allowing the individual parent to maintain the ultimate authority and responsibility for the child’s academic achievement. LEC elementary courses provide a fun and safe learning environment to nurture a love of learning without extensive homework requirements. Field trips, picnics, family nights, and mom´s nights are also scheduled throughout the year.

    Lititz Home Educators (Lititz/Lancaster County) -- contact Meg Eichorst (willmeg5@yahoo.com). Lititz Home Educators (LHE) is open to any home-schooling or cyber-schooling family from Lititz or the surrounding Lancaster County region. We are predominately Christians who have joined together to support one another and coordinate a wide variety of activities as we educate our children at home. Membership in LHE can be an invaluable tool for asking questions, finding resources, buying/selling, borrowing, and learning about opportunities. It is also a great way to network with other homeschoolers.

    Northern Lancaster County Home Scool Group (Manheim / Lititz) -- contact Beth Miller (rdeamiller@juno.com). We meet 2 Thursdays a month & for 2002-2003 school year we have art,gym classes,& some field trips. We are open to new members who are willing to partcipate in helping out with the classes.

    Susquehanna Homeschoolers -- contact (susquehannahomeschoolers@gmail.com). Open minded group from K-12. We are a loosely knit community offering support in secular education. Organized science classes, learning fairs and field trips throughout the year. Open to homeschoolers of all faiths and styles. The mission is to engage kids in a creative life and to stimulate the love of learning through our community.

Lawrence County

Lebanon County

    C.E.E.K. (Christians Educating Extraordinary Kids) pronounced as "seek" (Lebanon County & surrounding counties) -- contact Gloria (glorialebanon@aol.com). We are a christian homeschool support group that believes that all kids are gifted with special talents & abilities but do not all learn in the same ways (methods). We support families of all homeschool teaching methods, take field trips, free activites & sports, social event gatherings, community outreach opportunities, optional distant travel trips homeschool ed related, annual rollerskating party, indoor sporting/game events during the fall/winter season, periodic classes for homeschoolers and many more options. Our membership is very affordable with many free extra´s included and memberships are accepted all year long. Email us to request being added to our mailing list & to recd a link to our website/webpage.

    Central Penn TORCH -- contact Kathleen Leedy (spk5367@yahoo.com). We are a group of Catholic homeschoolers in the Lebanon/Hershey area. We run two short unit study co-op sessions per year. We also organize field trips, feast day celebrations, and we host an "International Night" each June with interesting presentations on different countries around the world and lots of great food! We would love to have you join us!

    INCH of Lebanon County -- contact Stacy (inchoflebanoncounty@gmail.com). Welcome to Inclusive Nontraditional Cooperative Homeschoolers* of Lebanon County, PA! We are an eclectic group who home educate for a variety of reasons. We are made up of diverse backgrounds, religions, and cultures. We all use different methods of learning. What we do share in common is a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning! We have classes and field trips together, we talk together, we play together. If you feel our group is a good fit, please join us! *Metric friendly!

    Learning Center -- contact DanaRae Brouillette (https://www.facebook.com/learningcenterinhershey). Learning Center is a Christian home school parent taught co-op offering nursery through high school classes. We meet in Palmyra twice a month, half days. Learning Center meets the first and third Fridays of the month, September through April. Our students participate in three class periods focusing on elective classes to enhance your portfolio and broaden your exposures to the various arts and sciences. We also offer gym classes to meet your physical ed requirement. Check us out on Facebook.

    Myerstown Enrichment Center -- contact Reni Weixler (rweixler@comcast.net). Founded in 1995, MEC offers a Christ-centered environment for homeschool families. Our co-op provides weekly classes from Nursery through 12th grade. The high school courses are designed to be a full year of academic course work. Field trips are open to all homeschool families in the area. Sign-up for the IOWA achievement tests is in January. Contact us if you would like to be on our mailing lists for upcoming field trips and events or have questions about homeschooling.

Lehigh County

    Classical Conversations Lehigh Valley Community -- contact Brenda Hendricks (cclehighvalley@yahoo.com). We meet weekly for 24 weeks in Center Valley, PA. Children from Pre-K to approximately 6th grade may join our dynamic Foundations classes where they learn facts using two or more learning styles from six core subjects, practice presentation skills, do hands-on science projects, and work on art and music projects. Our Essentials program teaches 4th-6th graders the tools of learning in English grammar, writing, and math drills.

    EtCH Emmaus Christian Homeschool Co-op -- contact Kerri Goodman (etch.coop@gmail.com). EtCH is a Christian homeschool cooperative that meets on the first and third Wednesday morning of each month for enrichment classes, as well as field trip and social experiences. EtCH provides a welcoming place for students to come together to build relationships while engaging in exciting and creative activities. EtCH is a place where students and parents will find friendship, support and encouragement. We desire to be a co-op where you can know others as well as be known.

    Fireside Academy Community Co-Op (Lehigh-Northampton counties, and beyond) -- contact Angela Landis (all4reagan@rcn.com) or Laurel Wenson (lbwenson@verizon.net). Fireside Academy Community Co-op for Homeschoolers is a not-for-profit organization, offering support and encouragement to parents who are teaching their children at home through traditional and cyber-education methods . Fireside Academy will help foster a sense of community for homeschooling families. Our enrichment classes and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for social interaction with others who understand a lifestyle focused on family and education. Our website and free on-line newsletter keep families informed of upcoming events and opportunities for families of Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania, as well as western New Jersey.

    Lehigh Valley Homeschoolers Field Trip Group (Lehigh Valley County) -- contact Monica Tyler (nikatyler@msn,com). This group is a NEW group that was created by a homeschooling family for other families that homeschool in the Lehigh Valley County, PA. The mission of this group is to provide the families with educational as well as social activities that the families can safely participate in. These activities are organized by the groups members. This group does not have a school affiliation and it does not have a religious affiliation. All religions and forms of homeschooling are welcomed and respected.

    Lehigh Valley Homeschool Group -- contact Donna Cella (http://www.meetup.com/lehighvalley-homeschool/). We are a group of families living in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area who are currently homeschooling elementary aged children. We are an active group that have field trips, playdates, tours, and other meetups every week. Members can and are encouraged to participate in organizing activities for the calendar. Our goal is to get together with like-minded families for socialization, group learning, and to offer each other support.

    Luv 2 Homeschool Co-op (L2HS) (Lehigh/Northampton Counties) -- contact Kerry Blommel (luv2hs.coop@gmail.com). L2HS meets weekly on Wednesdays Sept - May. We use Christian, classically based curriculum to provide a solid supplemental educational opportunity for homeschool families. The elementary level includes weekly memory work, hands-on art projects, science experiments, conversational Spanish and geography fun. Upper elementary kids also enjoy grammar, writing and math facts. The secondary students are immersed in debate, classical literary discussions, science lab, art projects and conversational Spanish. We are a parent run and funded co-op.

    My Drama Kids -- contact Robin Leisher (Robin@MyDramaKids.com). "My Drama Kids" was founded in the fall of 2006. Over these past four years, we have directed both dramas and musicals at for local school districts. Our past productions have included: "The Music Man", "Guys and Dolls", "Disney´s Beauty and the Beast", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "Bye, Bye Birdie" and "Oliver!". "My Drama Kids" has presented three holiday productions; "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Emmet Otter´s Jug-Band Christmas". We have also just completed the forth successful year of our summer drama workshop. It is thrilling to see the love of theater grow in each one of my students. We strive to create a wholesome environment where everyone fits it. The rules are strict and our hard work in evident by our nearly sold out performances. Beyond the praise and applause, the friendships made and the life lessons learned are the most valuable benefits of such a program.

    Players of the Stage Fine Arts Center (Lehigh Valley) -- contact Elisabeth Barshinger (tgbembus@yahoo.com). Players of the Stage Fine Arts Center (Lehigh Valley) -- contact Beth Barshinger (tgbembus@yahoo.com). We are a group of families that meet every Monday for classes from November to April. We offer classes in Music, Art, Drawing, Painting, Music, Recorder, Theater, Shakespearean Reader’s Theater, Creative Writing, Research and Speech, Poetry Writing, Introduction to Philosophy, Literature Classes-C.S. Lewis and the Inklings and Little House on the Praire, Beginning Ballet, Latin and Sign Language. We offer classes from pre-school to 12th grade. We also run theater summer day camps and stage full length productions of classical works.

Luzerne County

Lycoming County

    CHEF Co-op Lycoming County (Lycoming County (and beyond)) -- contact Laura Heilenman (devoted2in88@gmail.com) or Linda Williams (str1k3r@verizon.net). CHEF Co-op (Lycoming Co and surrounding areas) -- The CHEF co-op provides weekly academic and enrichment classes to area home educated students. Our website is www.chefco-op.org for more information about who we are and how you can participate in the future. Registration for classes takes place in June of each year.

    Jersey Shore Homeschool Association (Jersey Shore area, including Lock Haven to Williamsport) -- contact Kimberly Boxmeyer (jshomeschooler@boxmeyer.net). JSHA comprises many homeschooling families from Lycoming and Clinton counties in North Central Pennsylvania. While we are primarily a Christian group, any family is welcome. We hold co-op classes, including gym class, in the fall and spring. Throughout the year we also meet for other activities of educational and social natures including activity days, field trips, year-end presentations, picnics, and friendly support. We´d love to have you join us!

    Williamsport Homeschoolers (Williamsport) -- contact Christine Kight (christine.kight@comcast.net). This group is for Williamsport homeschoolers. This group will allow us to get to know each other, share ideas and / or resources, and maybe setup up for ourselves SMALL informal education sharing opportunities with those we feel comfortable, and are compatible with.

McKean County

    C.H.A.O.S. / 4H (McKean County) -- contact Naomi Raught (CHAOS4H@gmail.com). We are the Christian Homeschoolers Association Of Smethport. We are also a McKean County 4 H group. Our group is open to families in and around the Smethport, PA area. We are always looking for more members. We meet as able, for learning and fun with each other. We also have field trips. We are willing to join with other groups to cut expenses for trips and would love to network with you and your group. We now have a facebook page. (CHAOS4H) If you would be interested in this page, please leave send a message on facebook to the administrator. Thanks for your interest.

    HomeSchool´ers (NW PA, SW NY) -- contact Nancy Hurst (HurstOnTheHill@yahoo.com). Area Homeschoolers Uniting to enjoy field trips and events! Bowling Leagues, YMCA Homeschool "Gym" classes with certified instructors, Mid-Way Park HomeSchool Day, FREE 6 FLAGS Darien Lake Tickets via the reading program! Kids and MOM get FREE tix JUST for reading 6 hours!!, Homeschool Track Team! Coming this fall, Homeschool SOCCER TEAM! Many more tours and events. OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS. Inter-Denominational. Trips and Events MONTHLY!

Mercer County

Mifflin County

    Mifflin County Christian Homeschoolers -- contact Jason and Emily Bush (mrsemilybush@nmax.net). We are a Christian homeschool group in Mifflin County. We get together for monthly field trips, winter gym January-March, Spring gym April-May, father daughter banquet, homemakers club, science night, speech/project/history night, international food night, We have a yearbook commitee, end of the year homeschool family picnic that recognizes seniors graduating, we have a "back to homeschool" night, a monthly newsletter, a moms night out and much much more! This group is open to all Christian homeschool and cyber school families. We would love to have you join us for fellowship, learning, and support!

Monroe County

    AANEPennsylvaniaHomeschoolers (Carbon, Monore, Lehigh, North Hampton, Pike) -- contact Lynn S. (AANEPennsylvaniaHomeschoolers@yahoogroups.com ). This homeschooling group is open to families of color who are homeschooling in Carbon, Monore, Pike, Lehigh, North Hampton, Wayne and the surrounding areas. Let come to gather to share cultural lessons, trips, ideas, lesson plans, recipes, cultural games and so much more.

    Blue Ridge Homeschool Group -- contact (blueridge.homeschoolgroup@gmail.com). We welcome people of all school philosophies. There is optional attendance for all programs, and no group fees other than costs of field trips, materials, etc. We welcome families with students of any age, and our members use a variety of homeschooling approaches and styles. We meet in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, PA.

    Classical Conversations Community (Stroudsburg) -- contact Kim Peregrin (ksperegrin@hotmail.com). We are a Classical Christian Community that meets once a week using the nationally known Classical Conversations program as our guide. We aim to teach the "tools of learning" to our children as well as equip parents to foster within themselves as well as their children a love for learning. We provide accountability, support and encouragement amongst one another each week.

    God Made Me Special -- contact Sandy (purposedrivenheart@yahoo.com). God Made You Special!-This group is open to any parent who is currently homeschooling or cyber schooling their child with special needs. We are looking for parents who would be willing to exchange information, life experiences, and resources relevant to homeschooling a special needs child. We will make every effort to support parents through prayer, encouragement, and to provide practical resources to help you, help your child. We are committed to fostering “God Made You Special” a special and safe community. Our ultimate goal is to equip our children with effective tools to become all that God created them to be.

    Pocono Mountain Bible Fellowship -- contact Rosie N. (homeschoolers@pmbfc.org). Our support group is open to all. You are welcome to attend even if you are not presently homeschooling. Monthly meetings consist of a time of sharing and praying together. We also offer testing and an annual Presentation Night for the kids to showcase what they learned during the year. While we do not offer actual child care during the meetings, age appropriate activities will be provided. May God bless you on your homeschool journey. For more information, click on our name to visit our website.

    TRACCHS Co-op -- contact Deb Esposito (debmont@verizon.net). TRACCHS (TRain up A Child Christian Home Schoolers) is a multi-cultural, cooperative home education ministry designed to offer an affordable opportunity for local homeschooling families to join together, share talents and combine resources in order to support one another in common educational and spiritual goals. While we represent many denominations, we intend that all of our activities and interactions be clearly consistent with Biblical principles. TRACCHS Co-op offers: • Academic and Enrichment classes taught from a Christian/Biblical perspective • TRACCHS Yahoo! Group for internal communications • TRACCHS KIDS Yahoo! Group for internal communications • Socials and celebrations for all ages • 20, full-day, regular Thursday class meeting dates (Nursery-12th Grade) • Numerous alternate Thursday classes/activities (optional for Co-op members) • Field Trips • Yearly Presentation/Exhibit/Award Days • Individual & class group pictures (additional charge) • Standardized Educational Testing (Iowa Test of Basic Skills)- Additional charge applies. • Family Learning & Adventure Days • Family "Free Table" • Curriculum Loan • Library Loan (Includes books, multimedia, academic games & equipment) • Choir • Yearbook Club • Youth Leadership Opportunities and more! Classes meet @2x per month at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tannersville, PA.

Montgomery County

    Brennan Family Classroom -- contact Lenora Brennan (bfc07@msn.com). An independent family educational support group to home school families and other home school support groups. Many services available, ie.. study groups, classes, fieldtrips, penpal, reading & art clubs, music & more!

    The Bucks/Montco Homeschoolers (Bucks, Montgomery and nearby areas) -- contact Fredricka Davis (davisentp@hotmail.com). We are a group of parents ad students looking to provide additional opportunities for our virtual/home-schooled children to thrive in all areas as well as support for our parent/coaches. Our group will host events to foster friendships, socialization, learning and parent/coach support. Join us and look for our first "meet and greet" soon as we develop members. We will offer social and educational opportunities this Spring and Summer to build relationships that will offer increased support for children and parents moving into the 2013/14 school year and beyond. To join click here http://www.meetup.com/The-Bucks-Montco-Homeschoolers/

    Classical Conversations of Royersford -- contact Wendy McDevitt (ccwendymcd@gmail.com). Our Classical Conversations community offers Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge levels A, B, l, & ll. We meet Tuesdays equipping parents and students as we seek "To know God and make Him known." We use the classical tools and are a licensed community.

    Classical Conversations: Willow Grove Community -- contact Mirta Tenni-Atreides (mirtacchawillowgrove@gmail.com). Challenge A program open for enrollment. The goal of Classical Conversations is to develop life-long skills of learning through parental leadership; to discover unifying principles within a variety of disciplines; to discuss issues from a biblical worldview within an academic community with the purpose of cultivating wisdom and virtue. Subjects are integrated around universal themes and ideas while compared with a biblical world- view. Our Challenge programs provide classical, Christian community for homeschool families with students in 7th-12th grades. The Challenge programs typically meet once a week for fifteen weeks in the fall and fifteen weeks in the winter/spring months. Challenge A seeks to introduce middle school students to the rigorous course work of the Challenge Program. It is a mix of grammar, dialectic materials, and an introduction to basic rhetoric. We purposefully limit the amount of reading to give students time to work on their writing skills. The Challenge A program is less demanding than later Challenges, yet it bridges students from the earlier parent/tutor-directed Foundations level to a more self- directed and fulfilling level of learning.

    Eastern Montgomery Co. Homeschoolers -- contact Janice Firth (Janicefirth@hotmail.com). Yahoo e-newsletter, 200+ members. Monthly Moms´ meeting. Roller skating, ice skating, YMCA activities, co-ops, choirs, classes.

    Homeschoolers of Eastern Montgomery County Meetup Group (Eastern Montgomery County and surrounding areas) -- contact Corrie Angell (homeschoolersofemcpa@yahoo.com). We are an inclusive support group for all homeschoolers, unschoolers, and cyberschoolers in Eastern Montgomery County and surrounding areas. Our goal is to nurture a social community for our families that is filled with support and long lasting friendships. Join us to connect with other families, plan playdates and field trips, and share educational information with other members.

    L.I.G.H.T. Homeschool Group (Learning Is Great Homeschooling Together) (Harleysville/Souderton and surrounding area) -- contact (lighthsg@gmail.com). LIGHT is a Christian-based homeschool group for 2nd -12th graders that provides opportunities for homeschool students to interact and establish friendships while participating in organized activities. We meet the second Friday of every month from September to May and offer various classes including gym. We also have picnics at the park, provide various Field Trip opportunities and also hold a Spring Project Fair each year. LIGHT provides a social environment for moms (or dads) to develop relationships and exchange ideas and support. Each registered parent is required to assist in various tasks which enable the program to succeed (i.e.: cleaning, gym/class support). We require that at least one child is starting 2nd grade. Planned activities are provided for Pre-K to 1st grade siblings during school-age classes.

    Norristown Area Homeschoolers (Montgomery County and surrounding areas) -- contact Brandi (mom2aidngabe@yahoo.com). We are a welcoming, inclusive group of homeschooling families in central Montgomery county. Although most of our field trips, play groups and classes take place in the central part of the county, we do have families from all over Montgomery and surrounding counties. Group activities can be found on our website. We hope to see you soon!

    Plymouth Meeting Classical Conversations -- contact Dione Mitchell (dmclassicalconversations@gmail.com). The Plymouth Meeting campus is an intimate group of home schooling families. We welcome new families that are interested in pursuing a Classical Christian Education. Our mission is "to know God and make Him known". Our grammar stage classes cover memory work, fine arts, science project, and presentations. Older grammar students learn writing and English grammar. We hope to equip and encourage parents in giving their children the Tools of Learning. We strive to help homeschoolers pursue a classical Christian education at home.

    Pottstown Area Homeschoolers (Western Montgomery, Southern Berks County and Northern Chester County) -- contact Elizabeth Flint (Pottstownarea.homeschoolers@yahoo.com). We serve families in Southern Berks, Northern Chester and Western Montgomery Counties. Pottstown is where we hold our monthly support group meetings and could be a considered a central location for us. We all homeschool or plan to homeschool but we do not all use the same methods. ANY family that educates at home or is considering educating at home is welcome, including cyber- charter schoolers. We have weekly gatherings on Monday´s in the afternoon, once a month support meetings for the educators, and low-cost field trips throughout the year. We would love to meet you at our next meeting! Can´t wait ´til our next meeting?? :) Questions can be sent to Pottstownarea.homeschoolers@yahoo.com for an email response.

    Southeastern PA Homeschool Group -- contact Julie (julieandryan@ymail.com). This group is a home on the web for home educating families in the Southeastern PA counties. There will be activities posted weekly that you can take advantage of. Meet members, have fun and create memories!! Visit our site and join in the fun!

    Western Montgomery County PA Homeschoolers (Western Montgomery County, PA) -- contact (westernmontgomerycountypahomeschoolers@yahoogroups.com). A yahoo group for homeschooling families in the Western region of Montgomery County, PA. A place to share and find a variety of homeschool info, field trip ideas, and other homeschooling resources.

    West Norriton to Collegeville Homeschoolers (Facebook group) (West Norriton, Eagleville, Trooper, Collegeville, Audubon) -- contact https://www.facebook.com/groups/549201461824974/ (). This is a facebook group for families homeschooling in the areas of West Norriton, Trooper, Eagleville, Audubon, and Collegeville. The facebook group exists to connect homeschooling families to others living locally to each other.

Montour County

Northampton County

    His Kids Christian Homeschoolers -- contact Laura Kichline (laurakichline@yahoo.com). We are a Christian Homeschool group providing support and encouragement to the homeschool community. We do this through monthly mom´s meetings, activity days including but not limited to gym and art, field trips, social events, yearly used curriculum fairs, and other activities as planned. Our meetings are held at Bethany Wesleyan Church. Student ages range from pre-k through 17.

Northumberland County

Perry County

    Perry County Homeschoolers -- contact Carol Clabaugh (pchomeschoolers@gmail.com) or Evonne McNaughton ( 717-582-7547) or Linda Jo Sangrey (717-789-4845). We are a Christian, non profit volunteer ministry committed to giving information, guidance, support and encouragement to homeschooling families. We offer monthly moms meeting, monthly teen activities, service projects, field trips, fire safety, Talent show, Achievement fair, year book, and offer information on co ops for all ages. Our website keeps members current on events, members can also receive the HSLDA discount.

    West Shore Christian Educational Co-op (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York Counties) -- contact Brelle Perkins (bperkins@wscec.org). WSCEC is an enrichment co-op for grades K-12. We also offer nursery and preschool. We meet on alternate Wednesdays for 7 sessions in the fall and 7 sessions in the spring for three 55 minute periods each session. Our parents teach a class, assist in a class and have off for a third period; and help in an additional, non-teaching capacity as well. We offer a wide variety of classes from reading, writing and arithmetic to knitting and volleyball. Class options can change each semester. We meet At Christian Life Assembly Church in Camp Hill.

Philadelphia County

    Classical Conversations Northeast Philadelphia (Northeast Philadelphia) -- contact Heather Ramsay-Acosta (CCNEPhilly2012@gmail.com). As part of a global network of homeschooling communities, Classical Conversations offers a variety of services to the K4-12 homeschool community. For a brief intro, check out the 3- minute video at our welcome site: welcome.classicalconversations.com. Our weekly classes equip parents and engage students, offering support, accountability, and FUN! (Even the littlest kids take such joy in reciting their 161-event timeline or singing the U.S. Presidents song together.) The goal is not only to learn subjects, but to learn HOW to learn and how to think. We believe that the goal of education is to know God and make Him known. Join us!

    Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers -- contact (). A loosely-organized group of homeschooling families meeting weekly near Center City, Philadelphia

    Mt. Airy Homeschooling Co-op -- contact Adam Rice (join@mtairyhomeschoolingcoop.org). We are a group of homeschooling and unschooling families from the Philadelphia area working together to provide a gathering place for our children to engage in learning and social opportunities. Our mission is to provide a quality diverse, secular, and inclusive environment in which children are nurtured while engaging in classes and activities in a climate of mutual respect.

    robinson co-op (philadelphia ) -- contact alexis robinson (keyes349@hotmail.com). support group we offer field trips, online classes, k-12 curriculum parent resources, clubs, activities, pen pals, homework help, tutoring, jr. and fll first robotics league.

    South Philadelphia Homeschoolers Support Group (South Philadelphia) -- contact Pam Powles . Meets 2nd Thursday every other month October to June from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at St. John´s Baptist Church, 1232 Tasker Street. All homeschoolers are welcome.

    Transformers: Christian Worldview Class -- contact Sarah Victor (sarahvictor007@gmail.com) or Bella Victor (versesvineyard@yahoo.com). The goal of Transformers is to inform Christian youth of the important social and political issues of our day from a Christian worldview and based on that knowledge to motivate them to change the world by impacting those around them. We will be offering a course for high school-age homeschoolers this fall based on the book by Dr. David Noebel entitled Understanding the Times. The class will feature video lectures by prominent apologists contrasting the differences between Christianity and competing worldviews such as Islam, Secular Humanism, New Age, Postmodernism, and Marxism.

    Water Tower Homeschoolers -- contact Angie Lawn (patjlawn@aol.com). An informal secular group of homeschooolers from Philadelphia and the surrounding communities in Montgomery County. We meet at the Water Tower Recreation Center on Hartwell Lane (2 blocks east of Germantown Avenue) in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia every Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. During inclement weather we play in the gymnasium; otherwise, we can be found outside. Homeschooled kids have an opportunity for unstructured, peaceful, free play while parents provide one another support, network and exchange resources and information. We are inclusive and new homeschoolers are welcome anytime.

Pike County

    LEAP Homeschool Co-Op ((Matamoras and Milford area) -- contact Dawn Clark (leaphomeschool@gmail.com). We are a homeschool co-op on the boarder of NY, NJ and PA. Our program uses local churches both in NY and PA. We meet every Friday for enrichment and academic classes. Classes are designed for preschool through high school. They include hands on sciences, writing workshops, 4H club, music, art, PE, and drama club just to name a few. Field trips, community service projects, National Spelling Bee and Geography Bee tournaments, Science/History Fairs, Stanford Achievement Testing (SAT) and an Annual Parent Support Dinner are also a part of our group. Please visit our website for more info.

Potter County

Schuylkill County

    SCULPT -- Schooling Children Under Loving Parent Teachers (Schuylkill, Carbon, Upper Lehigh, Northern Berks and Monroe Counties) -- contact Marie Courtney (sculpt@losch.net). SCULPT serves parents who want information about and assistance in starting and/or maintaining a home education program in Pa. Other activities include: Local Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Iowa Basic Skills and CAT Testing, field trips, and special activities. Weekly or Bi-weekly classes are being considered for the Spring or Fall of 2003

    Schuylkill County Homeschool Group (Schuylkill County and the surrounding areas) -- contact Nancy Gauvreau (sahmiam3@hotmail.com). Formerly Northeast PA Homeschool Group, Schuylkill County Homeschool Group is an inclusive group for homeschoolers in and around Schuylkill County. Meet other families taking responsibility for educating their children! We offer field trips, educational tours, playdates, fun group learning, seasonal parties and more. Homeschoolers of all religious backgrounds, educational philosophies and ages are welcome!

Snyder County

    Susquehanna Valley Homeschoolers -- contact Melissa Dillman (mdillman99@aol.com). We are serving all areas in & around Snyder county to support home educators. We have co-ops; field trips; parent support; links and info to community activities. Please visit our blog at www.homeschoolblogger.com/susquehannavalley

Somerset County

Sullivan County

Susquehanna County

Tioga County

Union County

Venango County

    Venango County Home School Group -- contact Wendy (Venango_HSG-owner@yahoogroups.com). Venango County Home Schooling Group, started to gather fellow homeschoolers together in Venango Co., Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Not only a support group for parents, a place to share homeschooling information, create events/fieldtrips, resources, maybe even a few other opportunities. Everyone is welcome to join regardless if homeschooling or just seeking information on homeschooling for options on education.

Warren County

Washington County

    Mon Valley (south of Pittsburgh) -- contact Linda Wohar (lwohar@yahoo.com). Our support group is truly diversified: young and old homeschoolers, k-12 students, home and cyber taught, many learning styles and programs, and a variety of faiths. In addition to a Tuesday run teaching program our group participates in many fieldtrips: farms, caroling, science programs and camp, science fair, spelling contest, history trips, volleyball team etc.

Wayne County

    H.I.S. Home Is Sacred -- contact Amanda Harrill (yield2christ@gmail.com). We are a Christian Home School Group that currently meets in Honesdale, PA. 2011-2012 Classes: Phys-Ed, Photography, Literature and History Club. 2013 Class Plan: Phys-Ed, Art,Drama,Literature,Photography, History Club and Music. Parents must stay in the building while children are in class. Fees apply.

    Hope Homeschool (Scranton Area NEPA). Our group is a Christian group but all are welcome. We do not push religion on anyone. We are in Lackawanna County but other counties are welcome to participate.

    WCPA Homeschool Group (NE PA) -- contact Jeanne (jeanne@nep.net). WCPA Homeschool is a group of families who meet weekly for fun, socialization, group projects and occasional field trips. We currently collect no dues but do make a yearly collection for donations to the Community Center where we meet. We are an inclusive group and anyone is welcome to join. Our rules are simple. Children are expected to behave with kindness respect to each other and adults. A parent is required to stay with the child for the meeting.

Westmoreland County

    Natural Mommies Homeschooling (Westmoreland, Washington, Allegheny County) -- contact Jaime Schoff (jlschoff@hotmail.com). We are a homeschooling group who just started out in September 2013. We live our life naturally and holistically. We welcome all families who teach traditional, Montessori, Waldorf, or any other type of eclectic learning. At this point, we get together to attend the homeschooling programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. We hope to grow in the coming years.

    Arts in Unison (Westmoreland & Fayette Counties) -- contact Melissa Lough (lough@atlanticbb.net). Arts in Unison is a Christian theatre group for homeschoolers. For more information, visit www.homeschooldrama.blogspot.com

    STEP-UP Enrichment Program at Saint Vincent College -- contact Mrs. Wanda M. Reynolds (wanda.reynolds@email.stvincent.edu). The STEP-UP Enrichment Program began as the Norwin Homeschooling Co-op in the fall of 2002. It later moved the location of its classes to the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. The Education Department of the college has coordinated the program since the fall of 2006. Enrichment courses (Preschool to Grade 12)are offered on campus for ten weeks every Friday afternoon during the spring and fall semesters. The courses are taught by college students who are enrolled in the teacher certification program. Mrs. Reynolds is the Coordinator of the STEP-UP Program at the college.

    Westmoreland County Homeschoolers -- contact Dana McQueen (danamcqueen@yahoo.com) or Christopher McQueen (rncyco99@yahoo.com). We are a group of homeschoolers that get together informally for activities for the kids. Activities include holiday parties, informal get togethers at local parks, and field trips to educational sites. All methods of homeschooling are welcome (homeschoolers, cyberschoolers, unschoolers). This is not a religious-based group. We have 2 goals of this group: to provide socialization for our children through playtime and social activities, and to provide socialization to parents who find it difficult to get out of the home without their children for "parent only" meetings.

Wyoming County

    Hope Homeschool (Northeast PA) -- contact Sheila Duggan (Hopehomeschool@juno.com). Our group is a Christian group but all are welcome. We do not push religion on anyone. We are in Lackawanna County but other counties are welcome to participate.

York County

    Agape Christian Homeschool Organization (Northern York county) -- contact Cindi Brubaker (brucrew8@verizon.net) or AGAPE website (). K-12academic/enrichment co-op. Classes weekly and bi-weekly.

    AGAPE Christian Educational Co-op (Northern York, and Cumberland counties) -- contact Deb Imholte (tomdeb@comcast.net). AGAPE co-op is a Christian co-operative offering a wide range of academic and enrichment classes, many at the Credit level to students from pre-school through high school. We have over 50 families and many qualified teachers participating. We meet on alternate Mondays for all students and weekly for high-schoolers at Dillsburg Brethren in Christ Church.

    Classical Conversations of York - Challenge B (East/Central York) -- contact Kimberly Keene (the4keenes@verizon.net). Classical Conversations is a support for you, the homeschooling parent by providing a tutor who you and your child meet with once/week for a rigorous, college prep set of 6 seminars. Information is introduced and practiced classically in a classroom environment which allows for processing and discussion. At home, the student prepares for the next week under the supervision of his teacher/parent. Sessions are 15 weeks in the fall and 15 in the winter. Classical Conversations is a national organization which is spreading quickly through Pennsylvania. It is comprehensive, having programs for children 4 - HS in an integrated, classical program.

    New Creation Warriors (York, Cumberland, Adams, Dauphin, Perry) -- contact Cheryl Fell (newcreationwarriors@hotmail.com). We are an academic co-op who meets weekly on Tuesdays at Celebration Church in Dillsburg, PA. Our focus is to provide quality teaching and accountability for a family´s highschool level courses, including electives such as Spanish (Intro through Level III available). We also have classes for younger students, but families must have a student in 7th or higher to become a member. We have just opened our enrollment for 2013-14 school year and have a few open spots for new families. Check out our website or email questions or desire to schedule interview.

    Social Home Educators of York -- contact Kim Kucherer (sheyhomeschool@gmail.com).

    West Shore Christian Educational Co-op (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York Counties) -- contact Brelle Perkins (bperkins@wscec.org). WSCEC is an enrichment co-op for grades K-12. We also offer nursery and preschool. We meet on alternate Wednesdays for 7 sessions in the fall and 7 sessions in the spring for three 55 minute periods each session. Our parents teach a class, assist in a class and have off for a third period; and help in an additional, non-teaching capacity as well. We offer a wide variety of classes from reading, writing and arithmetic to knitting and volleyball. Class options can change each semester. We meet At Christian Life Assembly Church in Camp Hill.

    York Home School Association, Inc. (York County) -- contact Robin Wilson (coordinator@yhsa.org) or Karen Heybey (tech@yhsa.org). YHSA is a Christian home school group that supports Act 169/RFPA home schoolers in the York County area. We offer a wide array of activities to support our families including a curriculum fair, support groups for moms, Park Days, small groups for hobbies and specific studies, and lots more. The website is up to date with an interactive calendar.


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