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by Mary Ann Kelley

Massachusetts Homeschool Co-Ops & Academic Enrichment

Massachusetts Homeschooling Co-ops

Voyagers, Inc. Homeschool Coop & Resource CenterActon

Homeschool Coop

North Star: Self Directed Learning for TeensHadley

North Star teens choose from a wide array of educational options depending on their needs and interests. Founded by two middle school teachers in 1996.

Arrows for Truth Homeschool Co-opLeominster

Arrows for Truth(ATH), is an InterVarsity homeschool co-op whose goal is to build community for both children and parents, instruct from a biblical worldview (Jesus at the Center) and to provide rigorous academia in the areas of Latin, Language Arts, History Science, and Fine Arts for grade levels K-8th.ATH Co-op meets on Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm and will be based out of the Leominster Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 445 Union St.For more information and to register for this upcoming school year visit our website at

Eagles Wings Co-opSouth Eastern Massachusetts and North East Rhode Island

We are a co-operative of Christian homeschool families, in South Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island creating academic and enrichment classes for our own children by pooling our teaching strengths and abilities. As an extension of our families' homeschools, we help one another meet our educational goals in a wholesome environment that fosters godly character and encourages both children and parents to excellence.

Massachusetts Homeschooling Classes & Academic Enrichment

Red Gate FarmAshfield

February 1, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Red Gate Farm hosts "Homeschool Half-days" starting February 1st. The program runs from 9:00am to Noon every Wednesday. Homeschoolers enjoy a weekly, hands-on, learning-through-farming experience at Red Gate Farm. Each week, side-by-side with farmers, homeschooled children will tend to the real work of the farm. The weekly work builds upon itself so that over the course of a session, children experience both the breadth and depth of living and working on a farm. Topics include: maple sugaring, animal care, orienteering and tracking in the forest, and garden care.

Writing ClassesAttleboro and Dartmouth

Small creative writing classes for ages 8 and up, (especially recommended for reluctant writers). Essay and SAT prep classes available for older students. Details available at website.

LEX Language ProjectBoston

LEX Language Project offers unique multilingual language learning clubs that focus on the natural process of language development "from the whole to the parts". At the clubs, parents and children acquire new language by playing games, singing songs and participating in mimicking and talking activities. Clubs meet in North Cambridge four times a week. Visitors are welcome to attend an open club, usually held during the first week of every month. Call 617-354-1140 or send an email to for more information.

Philosophy and Arts (MOSHI workshops)Boston

MOSHI workshops are based on 2 pillars: philosophical thinking and artistic expression. Started in Paris, France, MOSHI workshops are supported by the City of Paris and UNICEF. Each workshop is customized regarding the location where it takes place: home, museums, libraries, festivals, schools, birthday parties

JP Green SchoolBoston

JP Green School focuses on the study of urban gardening, green building and sustainability. Offering summer and vacation camps, and weekly programs for homeschoolers ages 7 to 13, in the Fall and Spring (corresponding to the harvest and planting seasons).

Boston Tutoring ServicesBoston

Boston Tutoring Services can support homeschool families with either tutoring services or help with curriculum. Totors work at the local library, or students' homes. Working with students in grades K-12 in all subject areas and test prep. Offering support to families with the process of applying to private or Montessori schools, or college. Special Ed certified tutors are available, if needed.

Top-Tier AcademicsBoston/North Shore

Top-Tier caters to hundreds of students in subject-area tutoring, coaching/study skills, test prep, and college admissions consulting. We offer one-on-one and group tutoring SAT Prep for students preparing to take the PSAT and/or SAT within the next academic year. Our classes focus on teaching the skills/specific applications for each of the problems students will find on the SAT (Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing). Students experience an average 100-150 point increase on each section after taking our course. We travel to you - all over the greater Boston area, the North Shore of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Contact us at 603-868-6393 or for more information go to

Studio of Engaging MathBrighton

Studio of Engaging Math is a K-8 after-school math program. Small groups and expert teachers provide an ideal environment for developing critical thinking and advanced problem-solving skills. Programs incorporate the best practices of the advanced math schools in the United States, Russia and Singapore. For more than a decade, students have consistently posted top scores in international math competitions, on standardized tests and gained admission to the top colleges.

Writing ClassesDartmouth, Attleboro

Academic and Creative Writing classes are offered for ages 12 and up. Classes include: Creative Writing Jumpstart (for reluctant or hesitant writers), Creative Writing Workshop (for those teens who love writing), Beginning Essays, and Book Reports. See website for current offerings and more information.

Creative Writing - First StepsFall River, Berkley, Attleboro

The "first steps" toward creative writing for students, ages 8-12, this class is geared to those reluctant or hesitant writers. The focus is on self-expression, imagination, and fun, (and in this age group - silliness). Spelling, punctuation, and technical writing skills are addressed, but take a backseat to building an enthusiasm for writing. See website for full class description, location, and times.


RSM-MetroWest, formerly known as MetroWest School of Mathematics (MWSM), is an after-school pre-K through 12 program located in the Historic District of Framingham MA.

Singapore Math classes for HomeschoolersLexington

Singapore Mathematics offers a strong focus on problem solving, higher order logic thinking and inquiry skills. Weekday classes offered for homeschoolers in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Grace Prepatory AcademyNewton

September 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017

Established in 2012, Grace Preparatory Academy is a private, non-denominational Christian, university-model school that takes the best attributes of homeschooling and combines them with the best attributes of traditional, Christian education. Our mission is to partner with families to provide an excellent education and to develop authentic disciples of Jesus who are prepared to courageously influence culture for the glory of God.

Athenaeum Learning CenterPembroke

The Athenaeum Learning Center offers innovative programming for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, emphasizing science, language, and creativity. Instructors strive to create a culture of intellectual curiosity and academic rigor, where children grow and develop at their own unique developmental pace. Special Offerings for homeschool students as well as Short courses, Forest School, Discovery Thursday, and Makerspace classroom programs.

Athenaeum Learning Center Forest School (Ages 4-7)Pembroke

The Forest Kindergarten, an early childhood program where most of the learning takes place in an outdoor classroom. Forest School is designed for students in kindergarten through about 1st or 2nd grade, and provides a unique blend of indoor classroom instruction with plenty of playing and learning in the Outdoor Classroom.

Athenaeum Learning Center Homeschool OptionsPembroke

Families select programs to supplement their homeschool for a wide variety of interests. Some families are merely looking for a childcare option, some are interested in the social opportunities our program presents, some are looking for academic and/or creative enrichment, and some are looking to have a subject matter expert be their child's primary teacher in a specific subject. Of course, many families also enroll for some combination of the above reasons. We understand that homeschooling families are enrolling with different goals, and we encourage you to be up front about your needs and expectations.

Berkshire Humane SocietyPittsfield

Four-Legged Lessons from the Humane Society. Bring the Humane Society to your school. Berkshire Humane Society will come to a homeschooling group or homeschooling groups can visit the Society. Through the Classroom Education Program, a BHS representative will do an hour-long presentation on "how to be a responsible pet owner" and "what it means to be a humane being." The program is made age-appropriate for each particular class/group. Classes teach students about fostering responsibility, building a sense of family and community, empathy, problem-solving, while creating a sense of self-worth. Educational programs are offered FREE of charge to all elementary schools and homeschooling groups in Berkshire County.

Parts and CraftsSomerville

The Center for Semi-Conducted Learning (CSCL) is open to homeschoolers, unschoolers, and other people interested in sharing a fun, creative, and exploratory space with like-minded people. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 3 p.m., with individual classes offered in science, engineering, art, and creative writing four days a week and one day reserved for offsite field trips.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center BostonSomerville

Homeschool classes welcome at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, the Ultimate indoor LEGO playground! Offering an imaginative, hands-on learning experience that's tons of fun. Schools receive access to all of LEGOLAND Discovery Center at a special discounted rate and the opportunity to add on a special educational workshop. Learn more about workshop offerings on the website.

Massachusetts Classical ConversationsStatewide

CC is a national homeschooling program that uses a Bible based curriculum taught in a christian, classical tradition. Classes are geared for age 4 through high school.

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