Homeschooling in Missouri:

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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

Missouri Homeschool Organizations

Families for Home Education (FHE)

The purpose of FHE is to protect the inalienable right of parents in Missouri to teach their own children without state regulation and control.

Missouri Association of Teaching Christian Homes, Inc.

This group offers service and support to home educators and support groups within the state of Missouri.

Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Missouri

Faithfully honoring God and supporting the homeschool community.

Missouri Homeschool Support Groups

TriLakes Christian Homeschoolers (TLCH) Branson/TriLakes area

A support network for homeschoolers in the Branson/TriLakes area. TLCH has been serving homeschoolers in Stone and Taney counties for over 20 years. The group sponsors a variety of events each year including Mom's Night Out, field trips, co-ops, skating, and other monthly events such as picnics, gym nights, performance/recitals, history night, geography night, science fair and more. The group maintains a curriculum lending library and seeks to build a network among area homeschoolers to encourage and equip to better educate our children. The group plans to use this website in lieu of a a monthly newsletter to provide local homeschoolers with helpful information and a calendar of events.

Dallas County Area Home Educators Buffalo/Dallas County

The Dallas County Area Homeschoolers has been supporting area homeschoolers for over 25 years! Park days, teen game nights, English Country/Contra dances, bowling, field trips and Mom's Night Out are just some of the things offered in and around Buffalo, Missouri.

CHEC Carthage

We are a support group for Christian homeschool moms in Carthage, MO. We meet the second Tuesday of every month.

Homeschooling in Columbia Missouri Columbia

This page is for home schoolers throughout the Columbia Missouri area to share links and information. I made this site because I believe that everyone has home schooling information that others can use. Your input on this site can make it easier for someone else to home school their children. We do care to hear what works for your school, what links you enjoy and use often for your school, and your questions and answers to other members questions you have.

Columbia Homeschooling Resource Group (CHRG) Columbia

An organization for mid Missouri homeschoolers. We are an inclusive group of families which welcomes many different styles of homeschooling and one that welcomes members from all religions, backgrounds, and cultures. Our focus is to enrich, provide mutual support and social & educational activities for our children. Our purpose is to support the child in the life long learning process, while having respect for each family's educational style regardless of religious or political views. The challenge and commitment to homeschooling is what brings us together.

Mid Missouri Co Op of Home Educators Columbia

Conservative Columbia and Central Missouri Home Schooling parents find support in a community of fellow parent teachers and friends.

Bolivar Area Homeschoolers Dallas and surrounding counties

A diverse group of parents with one thing in common: We all educate our children at home. We exist to support and encourage each other, provide educational and social activities for the children and disseminate information throughout our membership.

Meramec Valley Homeschoolers Association Franklin County

MVHA is an on-line support group created to encourage, help, support, and share with members of the Meramec Valley Homeschool Association. It is an inclusive group, and all are welcome. Our primary purpose is to provide social and educational activities for our children.

KC Multi-Cultural Home Schoolers Kansas City

KC-MCHS is a group for Kansas City area families who home school children of color. We believe it's important that our children be connected to other children and adults who reflect their racial and cultural diversity. Through this discussion group, we hope to support each other in our homeschooling journey and also schedule playgroups, field trips, and parent meetings. All members are welcome, even encouraged, to organize activities that interest them.

LEARN - let education always remain natural Kansas City

Supporting secular homeschoolers in and around Kansas City

Northland Families Learning Together Kansas City

We are an eclectic, secular/inclusive homeschool support group based in the Northland of Kansas City Missouri. We offer encouragement and support, along with fun and sometimes educational activities, for homeschooling parents.

South Kansas City Holy Family Homeschoolers Kansas City

We are a group of Catholic Home Schooling families located in South Kansas City. As a Catholic Home School group centered in Christ, we encourage all the virtues manifested by the Holy Family. The purpose of this list is to provide a method for communication for all current and active members.

South Kansas City-Learning In a Family Environment (L.I.F.E.) Kansas City

This is a homeschooling FUN group! A group of homeschooling parents and children located mostly in the Southern Kansas City suburban areas. We offer an email support ring, monthly meetings, educator discount card, and varied activities. Our monthly meetings are at Honkerbeans Coffee Shop in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Clay-Platte Home Educators (CPHE) Kansas City

Clay-Platte Home Educators exists to provide information, training and support to local home schooling parents in an effort to assist them in their God-given responsibility to direct the education and training of their children, to the Glory of God.

Principle Based Learning Kansas City

Principle Based Learning (PBL) of Kansas City organizes two six-week co-op sessions a year; one in the fall and one in the spring. When in session we meet on Thursdays at a location in South Kansas City near State Line Road. It also teams up with community resources to sponsor field trips and workshops throughout the year.

Lebanon Area Homeschoolers Lebanon

A Christian based, non-for-profit organization. LAH provides information of available options of the area's many homeschool activities. Area Homeschoolers are invited to choose and participate in the events, activities, and organizations that best meet their needs.

Moberly Missouri Home School Group Moberly

This egroup is for members of the Moberly, Missouri Home School Group

North County Homeschoolers North Saint Louis County

This is a secular and inclusive group for homeschoolers living in North Saint Louis County. Post about activities, field trip ideas, asking questions, sharing resources, or maybe just checking out last minute plans. This is a community board, all opinions are respected.

Raymore Home Educators Raymore

A community of families passionate about teaching children. Gathers to increase knowledge and skills, to build friendships and socialization opportunities, and to offer support, advice, and encouragement. Aspires to bring excellence and creativity to all it does. Many members have found a common focus of Christian faith, and expressions of faith are shared freely at many meetings and activities. This common bond is encouraged but is not a prerequisite for membership. RHE meets monthly, September through May. Meetings provide interesting speakers and activities for the children while the parents discuss upcoming opportunities, and learn from speakers especially helpful in equipping the parent/teacher. RHE encourages participation in local as well as state-wide field trips, conferences, classes and lectures, sports teams, testing, community events, and community service projects. Organizes holiday parties and family events as well as a boisterous field day, and members-only book and curriculum sale. The accomplishments of the school year are marked with the publication of the RHE yearbook.

CHESS Rolla

Christian Home Educators Support System is a Rolla, MO area group that seeks to support area homeschoolers, particularly those who share in the Christian faith. Our website offers information to help families, including group classes and events that are available in the area.

Sikeston Area Christian Homeschool Educators Sikeston

This group is for homeschool families in Sikeston, MO and the surrounding areas. You'll find information about group meetings, field trips, park days, and other general information related to home schooling. If you decide to join this group, expect many of the postings to reflect Christian perspectives on homeschooling and family life.Join us today!

SEMO Homeschoolers Southeast Missouri

SEMO Homeschoolers represents home schooling families in Southeast Missouri. Most families live in the Cape Girardeau/Jackson area. SEMO Homeschoolers has an active co-op of 60+ families that meets on Friday mornings. Classes are offered for all ages and include history, math, geography, science, home economics, mechanical devices, art, drama and singing. Field trips are scheduled throughout the year to interesting and fun locations throughout the region.

Southwest Missouri H.E.A.R.T.S. Southwest Missouri

Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting, & Reaching-out Through Service. The mission is to bring together in community service projects a diverse and inclusive group of homeschoolers – overcoming the divisions of religion, politics, geographic distance, and educational philosophy. We also hope to increase public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of homeschoolers and homeschooling through combined service, outreach, and public relations efforts.

SHELL Springfield

We are an inclusive group of active homeschoolers in and around the Springfield, Missouri area. Our emphasis is on homeschooling. We welcome homeschoolers of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs. We meet regularly with the emphasis on providing social, fun experiences in a positive environment. Our group is managed and operated entirely by member volunteers.

Springfield Secular Home Educators Springfield

Welcome to Springfield Secular Home Educators! We are a group of homeschooling families who homeschool for our own personal reasons, wants and needs. This is not a group based on politics or religion. We invite all to join us and want all to participate in activities. We will get together for regular park days, craft/game days and field trips. This group is for all children and, although we may have certain activities that are age specific, we focus on inclusion not exclusion. If this sounds like what you are looking for, come join us for a lot of fun.

SHEM (Southwest Home Education Ministry) Springfield

SHEM is an acronym for Southwest Home Education Ministries, our purpose is to minister to homeschooling families in Southwest Missouri by sponsoring various activities, such as those listed on this web site; to work in a cooperative manner with other home-schooling organizations which promote benefits for, and freedom to home educate; and to inform the public of current laws relating to home education. Activities include the yearly regional convention, 2 bi-annual used book sales, health fair, new homeschooler training and student expo.

Ozarks Area Unschoolers Springfield

Promotes inclusive educational opportunities for homeschoolers and unschoolers in Southwest Missouri including monthly clubs, field trips, exhibits, and contests. Annual Art Exhibit in January and Science Fair in April.

Creative homemakers & Alt educators of SWMO(CHAOS) Springfield

This group is a secular group for homeschool moms and their families looking for a way to meet other moms and make friends for their children. This group plans monthly meetings,play days, holiday parties, moms night out and exciting field trips.

The Independent Scholar homeschool newspaper of Southwest Missouri Springfield

The Independent Scholar is a tabloid-sized newspaper published four-times yearly by The Homeschool Press of Southwest Missouri in Springfield, Missouri. Each quarterly issue contains 20 pages of current, relevant information by and about independent learners in our area. Read about events, achievements, resources, and happenings all in one place. All of our articles and photographs are submitted by homeschoolers and published as a not-for-profit service. Support this new endeavor by subscribing and advertising.

St. Charles County Christian Home Educators St. Charles

he St. Charles County Christian Home Educators (SCCHE) is a Christ-centered organization that exists to provide information, support, and fellowship for homeschooling families throughout the community. We offer monthly meetings and newsletters, provide new homeschooler classes, have a learning center, and offer art, choir, drama, and band opportunities for homeschool students. We strive to glorify Jesus Christ through service to home educators in the St. Charles County area.

Crossroads Christian Connection St. Charles County, Lake St. Louis, and Wentzville area

Crossroads Christian Connection (CCC) provides an opportunity for both parents and children to form friendships with other home schooling families. Our group can service the St. Charles County, Lake St. Louis, and Wentzville area. We are a non-political, non-denominational group who adheres to Biblical values. We believe the Bible to be inspired of God, infallible and the supreme and final authority for all faith and life; and that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Connected Homeschool St. Joseph

Our focus is to publish resources and information, and to provide connections from professional relationships within the Northwest Missouri community and on the internet for the benefit of all home education families in the local and regional area.

St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association St. Louis

This association exists to support and connect Catholic families who have made the decision to homeschool, as well as those families who may be contemplating homeschooling.

St. Louis Young Homeschoolers St. Louis

A playgroup for St. Louis homeschoolers with young children. Inclusive and secular. All families are welcome. Active participation is encouraged.

HomeSchool Families of Greater St. Louis St. Louis

We are a group of friends who homeschool our children in St. Louis Missouri. This group is very casual, and we like to focus on having friends for our kids to play with on a regular basis. All people are welcome, no matter religious, political, or other beliefs.

West County Christian Home Educators (WCCHE) St. Louis

Exists for the purpose of supporting, encouraging, and equipping families in the performance of their God-given responsibilities to train and educate their children in the instruction of the Lord." WCCHE seeks to unite its members for the purpose of: providing information regarding legal and social issues affecting homeschooling families, offering enriching educational activities, providing wholesome fellowship opportunities with like-minded homeschooling families, fostering communication between homeschooling groups, and supporting any member family regardless of religion, race or denominational affiliation

SHARE (St. Louis Homeschooling Activites, Resources and Encouragment) St. Louis

S.H.A.R.E. is an independent support group organized and operated by moms and dads who are homeschooling their children in South City/County St. Louis, Missouri.

St Louis Secular Homeschooler's Co-Op St.Louis

We are an inclusive groups whose purpose is to make connections for fun and learning and that does require participation on one level or another.

Affiliated Support Groups Statewide

From CHEF of Missouri

FHE support Groups Statewide

Regional support groups listed.

MATCH Support Groups Statewide

Heartland Home Educators (HHE) Warrensburg

Heartland Home Educators, Inc. is a non-political, volunteer organization which supports homeschooled families and the surrounging community. The Heartland Home Educators meet for co-op classes on Thursdays for eight consecutive weeks in the fall and for another eight consecutive weeks in the spring. Other events include:field trips, moms's night out, teen activities, special events, and educational fairs. A highlight of the year is a spring drama production.

Wentzville Missouri Homeschool Families Wentzville

This is a group for all families in Wentzville, Missouri who homeschool. It provides opportunities for support, get-togethers and sharing. Secular in nature, we welcome everyone of all religions, races, reasons for homeschooling, etc.

South Central MO Homeschool Adventures West Plains

This is a place to find, create, and stay up-to-date on activities, community events of interest, and other learning opportunities for homeschoolers in and around the West Plains MO area. This is an inclusive group and all are welcome, regardless of method, curriculum, or religious beliefs. The important thing is that we all share the common bond of family-based education.

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