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Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) Edit Remove More
231 N. Chestnut St, Palmyra, PA 17078
Phone/Fax: (717) 838-0980
Email: Form / Contact Page
CHAP exists to support and encourage home educators. A distinctly Christian organization with a statement of faith, CHAP works closely with PA groups and organizations from other states to maintain homeschool freedoms. CHAP sponsors a CHAP HELP (Home Educator's Lobby Program) Day at the state capitol where homeschoolers meet with their legislators. The CHAP Homeschool Convention, held the 2nd weekend in May at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, draws around 6,000 people and is one of the largest homeschool conventions in the world. Membership is $25 per year.
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Edit Remove More
105 Richman LN, Kittanning, PA 16201
Contact: Susan & Howard Richman
Phone/Fax: (724) 783-6512
Publishes a 32-page quarterly newsletter, featuring comprehensive listing of support groups across the state and PA homeschool evaluators, resource reviews, many articles from parents, and much more. Offers a Fall Testing Service across PA, using the Terra Nova, to help families meet the testing requirements under the PA homeschool law. Publishes an inexpensive 'Guide to the PA Homeschool Law'. Also offers excellent AP Online test prep classes, which we (Homeschool World) recommend from personal experience!
Blair County Area Homeschoolers Network Edit Remove More
1076 Edgewood Drive, Duncansville, PA 16635
Contact: Lois Kaneshiki
Phone: (814) 207-0011
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, BlairHomeSchoolersemail@example.com
We are a loose network of homeschoolers and cyberschoolers in the Blair County area. Meet and interact with other homeschoolers by joining our list. We also do field trips and have a small history co-op.
C.E.E.K. Homeschool Support Group Edit Remove More
An eclectic style Christian homeschool support group that has lots of activities, team sports, group field trips, interim classes, extended trips, ministry/community outreaches (multiple), fundraising, networking and resouces support.
Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania Edit Remove More
101 South College Street, Myerstown PA 17067-1212
Contact: Larry and Ellen Kramer
Phone/Fax: (717) 866-5425
Publish a bi-monthly newsletter. Legislative alerts, e-alerts, homeschool support, annual conference and curriculum fair each year in April, Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises for 8th and 12th graders each year in June.
Chester County Homeschoolers Edit Remove More
Chester County in Southeastern PA
Contact: Claudia Joye
We provide a monthly newsletter for a reasonable annual cost of $8 (Online) or $15 (paper by USPS), as well as advice for new homeschoolers. We also sponsor the Geography Bee, a Science Fair, a Homeschool Prom, and formal graduation.
Christian Education Resource Library Edit Remove More
Serving Berks, Schy., Lancaster, and Montgomery counties
Contact: Vernie Noecker
Phone: (610) 562-7271
We are a free non-denominational Christian lending library serving churches, families, and schools with print and audio-visual resourses. The collection is now in excess of 21,000 pieces including full curruculua. The library is open Mondays from 8 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and by appointment. Special classes are sponsored several time a year for home schoolers and for church school teacher training.
We also sponsor a home school fellowship that meets the second Friday, Sept-May.
Christian Home Educators' Fellowship of Lycoming County Edit Remove More
1853 State Route 87, Montoursville, PA 17754
Contact: Greg and Lisa Schaeffer
Phone: (717) 435-0717
Email: Form / Contact Page
Families from a wide range of denominations participate in this co-op. It is vital that we follow Christ’s example of humility and service to one another.
Christian Homeschoolers of Mercer County Edit Remove More
Based in Grove City, PA 16127
Contact: Lori Richmond
Phone: (814) 786-7301 or (814) 786-7022
Monthly activity days & monthly mothers' meetings. Field trips, various small clubs (such as Girls Club), yearbook, newsletter, year-end program. Small yearly membership fee pays for copies, refreshment supplies.
Coalition of Homeschoolers Across Lancaster County (CHALC) Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 480, Leola, PA 17540-0480
CHALC serves approximately ten support groups and 650 families in the Lancaster area through a monthly newsletter, yearly graduation ceremony, and promotional events.
Commonwealth Education Organization Edit Remove More
3830 Saxonburg Blvd, Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: (412) 967-9691
Fax: (412) 967-9694
Not a homeschool group per se, but a parent-led coalition advocating improvement in PA education. Their newsletter (now online) has been a great source of help in analyzing many educational fads. Lots of info here of interest to PA families and others affected by similar educational policies. Mary Pride
Endless Mountains Homeschoolers Edit Remove More
Rr 3 Box 80, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914
Phone: (717) 549-8179
EtCH Edit Remove
Based in the western Lehigh Valley area
Contact: Kerri Goodman
EtCH is a parent-directed cooperative meeting on the first and third Wednesday each month. It is our goal to provide a time for students to develop positive relationships with other homeschool children in an environment that stimulates group interaction, problem solving, critical thinking, and creative expression. Read more...
GRACE Christian Homeschool Services Edit Remove More
We are a Christian-oriented support group. Some of the activities we provide are co-op classes, field trips, park days, and other social and academic opportunities. A yearly membership fee is required.
Harmony Home Educators Edit Remove
Serving Northeast PA in the Scranton/Clarks Summit area
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://hhepa.org/contact-us.html
Harmony Home Educators (HHE) is a non-profit ministry established in 1988 to provide information, encouragement, training, and prayer support to Bible-believing families throughout our local area, with the ultimate goal of glorifying God in all things. Read more...
Harrisburg Area Homeschoolers Association (HAHA) Edit Remove More
Cumberland, Adams, Dauphin, Perry, and York counties.
Contact: Jamey McClintock or Beth Rill
Phone: 717-712-5352 or 717-451-2405
HAHA seeks to inspire, encourage, and equip both cyber and traditional homeschooling families in the five-county area surrounding Harrisburg. We 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.
Hollidaysburg Homeschool Co-op Edit Remove More
First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg
601 Walnut Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Contact: Kristy Wall
The Hollidaysburg Homeschool Co-op is an inclusive community of homeschooling families who come together on a bi-weekly basis to learn, share ideas, do activities, and go on field trips. Our mission is to be a supportive community for homeschoolers in the Allegheny Area in West-Central Pennsylvania. We welcome all people and hope to build a diverse community.
Home Educators of Crawford County Edit Remove
8766 Hemlock Drive, Meadville, PA 16335
Contact: Judith Arnold
Phone: (814) 323-8669
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an inclusive homeschooling group offering free membership. ALL are welcome, all who educate at home whether through a public cyber-school, private online school, afterschooling, or traditional home education. Activities vary and are determined by interest of participating families. Read more...
Home Grown Kids of NEPA Edit Remove
Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Northeast PA
Email: Form / Contact Page
We welcome all homeschooling philosophies and faiths and offer support to parents in the form of monthly meetings, field trips, and socialization opportunities. We encourage anyone comfortable to host a meeting, plan an event, and contribute their time or knowledge to the group. Read more...
HomeSchool Boys & Girls Club Edit Remove More
Based in Quakertown, PA 18951
Contact: Michele Buono or Betty
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The HomeSchool Boys & Girls Club is an informal, inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Upper Bucks area. Our website and active Yahoo group postings keep members updated on current community service projects, activities, and field trips.
Homeschoolers of Eastern Montgomery County Meetup Group Edit Remove
Eastern Montgomery County, PA and surrounding areas
Email: Form / Contact Page
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. Connect with other families, plan playdates and field trips, and share educational information with other members. Read more...
HOPE Home School Edit Remove More
Based in Scranton, PA 18504
Contact: Sheila Duggan
Phone: (570) 498-3016
We are a support group in Lackawanna County. For the upcoming year we plan field trips, Pick a Country month, seminars, library trips, etc.
Liberty Home Educators Edit Remove More
Fayette County, PA
Contact: Melody or Bev
Phone: (724) 208-7811 or (724) 812-6044
Email: email@example.com, om
A support group and co-op that welcomes all home educating families. The support group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at a different venue hosted by a homeschooling family, where parents can ask questions and share tips while their children play. The co-op meets on Fridays from 10 AM-2 PM. Costs include a $15 family fee and individual course fees.
Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association (MDHSA) Edit Remove More
32 West Main Street #5, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Contact: Barbara Snider
Phone: (717) 749-5767
We offer: A high school diploma program recognized by the the PA Dept of Ed; two co-ops for students through 12th grade-one meets bi-weekly (Shippensburg area) and the other meets weekly (Waynesboro area; Mother's meetings at the co-ops; newsletter; workshops; member card to recieve discounts from area organizations; high school formal for age 14 and up; member resource library with homeschooling books and some curricula; advocacy with school districts; and a variety of useful publications; more; member fee; Christian but inclusive.
Moriah Homeschooling Co-op Edit Remove More
Serving Central and Upper Bucks County and Montgomery County, PA
Contact: Sandy Finnegan
Phone: (267) 980-3574
An inclusive group of families focused on providing support and encouragement to each other as we teach our children and continue learning new things. The only requirement for this group is participation - each family is expected to plan and implement at least one class / field trip / ? per year.
Myerstown Enrichment Center Edit Remove More
2204 Lehman Street, Lebanon, PA 17046
A homeschool co-op of 40-50 families that meets for classes every Monday. Iowa testing is available annually. An evaluation day is held in mid-June.
New Creation Warriors Homeschool Co-operative Edit Remove
Contact: Cheryl Fell
A homeschool co-operative meeting weekly on Tuesdays, Sept-Apr, from 9 AM to 3 PM. We offer Christ-centered academic and elective classes for 7th-12th grade homeschool students, with enrichment program for younger siblings; support, encouragement, and loving accountability; quality elective choices, including Spanish from Intro to Level 3; and fun events such as Pizza & Spirit Days, Family Picnics, Talent Show, Student Dance(s), Teacher/Student Appreciation Days, Moms-Only Events. Read more...
Pennsylvania Home Education Network Edit Remove More
952 Peach St, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Contact: Jessica Molek
Phone: (412) 922-8344
The Pennsylvania Home Education Network is Pennsylvania's oldest not-for-profit statewide home education network. PHEN exists to inform the general public about, and promote freedom and simplicity in, home education.
Pottstown Judo Club Edit Remove
Rupert Elementary School Gym, South & Mt. Vernon Streets, Pottstown, PA 19464
P.O. Box 779 Beech & Penn Streets, Pottstown, PA 19464
Contact: Richard Favinger, Jr.
Phone: (610) 323-8456
Email: Form / Contact Page
We are a proud and long standing program of the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department, and are a 501c3 nonprofit club. Our classes are designed to teach both the fundamental and advanced techniques of Self-Defense and Sport Judo in a safe and supportive environment. Our staff of instructors are nationally certified with a combined teaching experience of over 50 years. We accept visually impaired or blind students. Read more...
SCHEWL (Supporting Christian Home Education With Love) Edit Remove
Serving Tioga and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New York
Contact: Julia Moss
Phone: (570) 723-1629
Fax: (888) 329-6478
A Christian-based parents-as-teachers support group generally serving home school families in Tioga, surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, and New York. No dues required, but participants must adhere to a Statement of Faith. Read more...
Schuylkill County Home School Group Edit Remove More
Serving Schuylkill County and the surrounding areas
Contact: Nancy Gauvreau
An inclusive group for homeschoolers in and around Schuylkill County. Meet other families taking responsibility for educating their children! We offer many, varied field trips, educational tours, playdates, fun group learning, seasonal parties and more. Homeschoolers of all religious backgrounds, educational philosophies and ages are welcome!
Social Home Educators Of York (SHEY) Edit Remove More
11560 Shaulls Rd., Felton, PA 17322
Contact: Kim Kucherer
Phone: (717) 825-0761
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Defining "social": Relating to pleasant companionship and naturally living and growing in groups. We are a loosely structured inclusive group serving Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Perry, and York Counties. Our primary focus is group activities, field trips, support, friendship and fun.
STARS Edit Remove
Contact: Denise Phillips
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, with 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-scheduled classes are drama, art, and science labs. Other classes are selected during the summer meetings. 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. Read more...
The Goal Is Forming Friendships (TGIFF) Edit Remove
Based out of Lower Bucks County, PA
Contact: Membership Mod
An eclectic yet inclusive group of homeschooling families, our children currently span in age from babies to early teens. We seek to create life-long friendships, a sense of community, and a support system for new and experienced homeschoolers. Read more...
The Learning and Fun Club Edit Remove More
Southern York County, PA
Contact: Amanda Krug
Phone: (717) 993-0820
We are a group of traditional homeschooling and cyberschooling families from the PA and MD areas. We meet on a regular basis to attend educational outings with our children. We do not charge a membership fee, we just ask that families sign up in advance for our field trips. We have a variety of trips planned throughout the school year. We try to plan activities that are free as well as fee-based. We are open to a wide variety of ages, at the current time most of the children in our group are elementary and middle school-aged.
WCPA Homeschool group Edit Remove
Wayne County Pennsylvania
Phone: (570) 561-4511
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: Read more...
West Shore Christian Educational Co-op Edit Remove More
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and York Counties
Contact: Kris Stoddard
Phone: (717) 766-1534
WSCEC offers a wide variety of parent-taught enrichment classes and activities for preschool through grade 12 home/cyber-school students, as well as nursery, for $40.00 per semester (7 sessions) per family. We meet at Christian Life Assembly Church in Camp Hill, typically twice a month on altermate weeks.
Westmoreland County Homeschoolers Edit Remove
Westmoreland/Fayette and surrounding counties
Contact: Group Administrator
This group is meant to serve as a family-friendly outreach to the community, promoting socialization amongst children and parents. This is not a religious-based group; rather, a group soley focused on the socialization of our members on a regular basis. Monthly gatherings (movie nights, game nights, holiday parties, etc) would facilitate interaction between each other, while allowing parents to meet and discuss matters important to them. Read more...
York Home School Association, Inc. Edit Remove
211 Pauline Dr., Box 407, York, PA 17402
Contact: Robin Wilson
YHSA is a Christian home school support group located in York, PA. We offer a wide array of activities for home school families including small groups, advice on how to follow the PA law and encouragement in the home schooling journey. See our website for details or look for our page on Facebook. Read more...
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