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Homeschooling in New York:

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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

New York Homeschool Organizations

Loving Education At Home

The Christian Resource for Home Schoolers in New York

New York Home Educators' Network

NYHEN is a founding member of the National Home Education Network. NYHEN is also an Associate Member of the Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education (AllPIE).

New York Homeschool Support Groups

Saratoga LEAH Albany and Saratoga

A local chapter of New York State Loving Education At Home, the statewide Christian homeschooling support group. We provide a variety of services and opportunities to our members in order to help our members in their homeschooling endeavor.

Home Education Exchange of the Southern Tier Binghamton

A nonsectarian activity and support group for homeschoolers and for those exploring educational alternatives. We respect each child's interests, learning style, and rate of progress; and strive to preserve and promote the joy of learning. We appreciate the richness of diversity that each family brings to the group. Participation and cooperation of all group members is encouraged.

Christian Home Education Support Systems Brockport

CHESS is a Christian organization who promote home education, recognizing the home as the central location, primary context and ultimate unit of accountability for the education of children.

Covenant LEAH Bronx

A Christian homeschooling group serving families in the Bronx by offering support and encouragement.

The Grape Belt Homeschoolers Fredonia-Dunkirk surrounding area

We are a group of homeschoolers in who meet in Fredonia and Dunkirk weekly for classes and group activities.

Jeff-Lewis/St. Lawrence Homeschoolers Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties

Open to all homeschoolers in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties of Northern New York. This group was created to offer a space for parents to support each other in the homeschooling path as well as plan events for our children.

Central Nassau LEAH Long Island

We are a group a Long Island Homeschoolers, who come together for the common goal of home teaching our children. We meet monthly for prayer and edification. At our meetings, we discuss field trips, events such as step-up night, and book fair, etc. We also share ideas and opinions on curriculum. We meet on the first Monday of each month.

Potter's Clay LEAH Long Island

A Christian Homeschooling group located in Islandia, Long Island, NY. Our group holds mother's encouragement meetings, as well as, children's co-op's and field trips. Field trips include plays, fire safety, nature/science programs, bowling, Thanksgiving in the Park and more...

New York City Home Educators Alliance New York City

NYCHEA is a nonsectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to homeschoolers in the New York City

Homeschool NYC New York City

This website is a resource for families, parents, and teachers homeaschooling in New York City.

Orange County Homeschoolers Orange County

An inclusive homeschool support group for families in and around Orange County, NY. The purpose of the group is to provide community-based educational and social activities for our children and networking opportunities for homeschooling families. Members of the group take turns arranging activities.

Oswego County LEAH Oswego County

Oswego County LEAH is a Christ centered support group for homeschoolers in the Oswego County area. We offer a educational co-op for grades k-12 each fall and spring. We have monthly support groups for the parents, monthly newsletter, monthly field trips and much more!

Ornament of Grace LEAH Palmyra

Exists for the purpose of providing support to like-minded Christian home educators within the group.

New Life LEAH Patchogue

A Christ centered cooperative fellowship of homeschooling families, which exists to encourage, equip and serve one another as we pursue the goal of educating our children at home to be 21st century world changers.

Simply Homeschooling Rochester

A resource/support network for those currently homeschooling or planning to homeschool in greater Rochester, NY. We gather together to play, network, encourage, inspire and learn. Membership is free and open to families of all backgrounds and philosophies who seek opportunities for positive socialization within a diverse, inclusive community.

Greater Rochester LEAH Rochester

A Christian support group for homeschooling families. Membership in Greater Rochester LEAH is open to all families who are homeschooling, considering homeschooling, or interested in promoting homeschooling in the Greater Rochester area.

St. Thomas Aquinas Homeschoolers of the Rochester Area Rochester

St. Thomas Aquinas Homeschoolers of the Rochester Area (STAHRA) is an association of over 60 Catholic homeschooling families throughout the Diocese of Rochester who support one another in providing our children's primary education at home. In line with this mission, the organization publishes a monthly newsletter and holds a variety of meetings, family activities, children's clubs, and social events which provide opportunities for worship, learning, fellowship, and fun. Please contact Pam M. at to learn more about joining.

Rochester Area Home Schooling Groups/Resources Rochester

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PCC LEAH Rochester

PCC LEAH is a ministry of Pittsford Community Church and a chapter of New York State LEAH, Inc. (Loving Education at Home).LEAH is a Christian organization, made up of Christian home schooling families in the greater Rochester, NY area. This chapter is open to membership from within and outside Pittsford Community Church. Members must agree to the LEAH statement of faith (below). The group offers support and fellowship to homeschooling parents as well as activities and relationships for homeschooled children which complement and build upon the parent's homeschooling goals.

Jam + Jemz Homeschool Girls Group Rochester/ Greece

This program focuses on physical, emotional and social well-being of girls ages 8-11. Special time for homeschool girls to build healthy relationships and self esteem while having fun. Current schedule: Tuesdays 10:00-11:15 am.

Rome Area LEAH Rome

50+ family support group

Loving Education At Home Statewide

The Christian Resource for Home Schoolers in New York

NYHEN Statewide

Local Homeschooling Groups in New York State

New York Support Groups Statewide

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Suffolk County Homeschoolers Suffolk County: Long Island

A Secular group of homeschooling families located on the eastern half of Long Island.

Syracuse-area Homeschoolers' Association Syracuse

We are a diverse group of families who homeschool. Membership in our group is open and not limited to those with particular religious beliefs or political affiliations. We encourage respect and tolerance among members. You must be a homeschooler living in the Syracuse area to subscribe to this list.

Syracuse LEAH Syracuse

We are a cooperative support group of homeschooling families in the Syracuse New York area.

Home Learners Association of Central New York Syracuse

Home Learners Association of CNY is a secular group open to all types of homeschoolers. HLACNY offers social activities, co-ops, classes, field trips and much more.

Central NY Home School E-Network Syracuse, Rome, Utica

CNYHSEN: A Net-working forum designed to share information, news, ideas and events relevant to home schoolers in the Syracuse, Rome, Utica and surrounding communities of Central New York.

Woodstock Homeschoolers Ulster County

The purpose of this group is to facilitate communication among members of the Woodstock Home Educators' Network, a group of homeschooling families in northern Ulster County, NY.

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