This page has lists of lists,
email lists that is, and the names and addresses of homeschool support groups
at military installations in the United States and overseas.
If you are PCSing from an 'easy' homeschooling
state to a 'difficult' homeschooling state, the best way to find out how to
manage the new regulation is to join a civilian email list for the new state
and ask veteran homeschooler from that state how the manage their
A quick guide to state-specific homeschool
information is Ann Zeise's
A to Z Home'sCool
website. At the A to Z site, click on the initial of the state on which you are seeking
information, and scroll down.
On This Page:
Information about text files and
links to other websites can be found at
The Military Homeschooler
Update List page.
For links to state-specific information, you
can find information at:
Z's Home's Cool regional page and click on the appropriate link
legal and legislative pages
General Email lists:
Group descriptions are taken from the sites themselves. The Military
Homeschooler is merely passing along the information.
Alternative Military Family
Do you cloth diaper, home birth, do unassisted birth, homeschool, breastfeed,
not vaccinate or choose not to rely on allopathic medicine?
Homeschooling in the Military
Support group for military families who are homeschooling or considering home
schooling their children.
Welcome to all parents of U.S. 'Military Brats' regardless of branch of
service. Active Duty, Activated-Reservists and Guards, as well as IRR-families
Civilian Email Lists
- Hints for advertising your group so
that homeschoolers can find it:
-- flyers in the library
-- print sticky labels with group information and put them on the covers of a
stack of donated homeschooling magazines in the library
-- set a consistent park date and time and advertise in local shopper
-- write articles about field trips to submit to local newspapers and
include your group's URL (if any) and contact information for outings
-- bookmarks printed on cardstock and inserted into homeschool books at the library
The Peterson Homeschool Group is comprised of active, reserve, and retired
military members and their families. We are located on Peterson AFB in
Colorado Springs. Our goal is to provide a supportive atmosphere for our
homeschool families and educational opportunities for our children. We have
monthly meetings, field trips, swimming and bowling.
This group is for homeschool families affiliated with Macdill AFB in Tampa,
Ft. Benning Homeschoolers email group.
This is a group designed to unite military
homeschoolers in the Ft. Benning, Georgia area. This forum was created to
share ideas and pass on information to all those interested.
Homeschoolers was developed to give general information on homeschooling to
active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard families in the Fort Benning,
This is the very beginning of what I hope
will become an inclusive group (as in not exclusively christian or requiring
a statement of faith to join) for military homeschool families in the Fort
Gordon/AUgusta/CSRA area in Georgia and SC.
See Georgia Football League under Sports on the
Illinois Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience
State and Local
contacts: "If you are writing about starting a group in your area or
wish to find a group in your area, please note your general location in the
County Inclusive Homeschoolers
see Yahoo group page for email address or email
"4_homeschool_at_gmail_dot_com" (remove underscored spaces and change at to @
and dot to . )
Military Homeschoolers of Kansas
Military Homeschoolers of Kansas is a group is intended to provide support for
those of us who are always the newcomers, who because of our connections to the
military don't quite fit in with civilian homeschoolers, who because we
homeschool don't quite fit in at squadron functions, and who face challenges
that civilian homeschoolers could never understand.
My hope is that this group becomes a way for fellow homeschoolers to find each
other and network, so newcomers have one less obstacle when PCSing into the
area, and long established homeschoolers in the area can discover each other.
If you're from or in or coming to Kansas, if you're somehow associated with the
military, and if you're educating your children we'd love to have you join us!
McConnell in Wichita, Fort Riley near Manhattan, Fort Leavenworth are among the
bases that we represent.
We are a very inclusive group, everyone is welcome.
support for Barksdale AFB homeschool families.
NAS JRB New Orleans
see civilian listing under Religion-specific groups
A list for Nebraska homeschoolers, discussing
homeschooling, field trips, help finding support groups.
Secular Home Educators
NESHE is a parent-run homeschool cooperative. We are located in Eastern
Nebraska around the Omaha Metro area. We have no specific religious
affiliation whatsoever. The principles of character and integrity are
emphasized and encouraged amoung our members. The idea behind this group is
that parents can pool their resources and talents to expose their children to
fun and educational group activities and events. It's all about enjoying
learning, networking with other families, and giving our children the unique
experiences that a larger group affords.
(information current as of October 2005)
New York City
Home Educators Alliance (NYCHEA)
We are a non-sectarian, non-profit and
member-run support group for families who choose to educate their children
at home. Our mission is to provide home educating parents with resource
information and to help in dealing with current city, state and national
regulations for education and/or home instruction.
Alliance of North Carolina (HA-NC)
Established in 2003, the
Homeschool Alliance of North Carolina is a grass roots, statewide advocacy
group supporting independent homeschooling families in North Carolina. We are
a colorful patchwork of families who embrace a myriad of approaches to
education, spirituality and lifestyle. Individually, we are of varied
opinions, beliefs and values. We all work together to support HA-NC's mission
and goals without compromising our own personal principles, beliefs and
Cherry Point Homeschoolers
This is a group inviting any homeschooling parents, or those looking to
homeschool, in the Cherry Point, NC and Havelock area.
civilian website for Ohio information.
Pennsylvania Home Educators Association (PHEA) is an inclusive statewide
coalition of home educators whose primary purpose is to provide accurate
information and advocate for Pennsylvania home educators.
"The TAFFIE mailing list is for anyone interested
in topics related to home schooling in Texas. While many of the topics are
specific to Texas, there is also discussion related to homeschooling in
general. We are now in our 10th year of operation, making us the oldest Texas
Yahoo email group:
The FBHE offers
activites and support to military families in the Virginia, Maryland and DC
area. Our summer events are open to any family who homeschools or those
thinking about homeschooling their children.
Please feel free to join our group. You will be sent membership information
later in the summer.
Our membership requirements include an annual fee ($25 per family) and a
commitment to our Members All Participate (MAP) program. We'll be sending out
more details about all that later in the summer, too.
Our regular activities in the Fall, Winter, and Spring include field trips,
co-op, social events, annual group testing, a Science Fair, and many more
special events. You guessed it, details will be out later this summer.
Lewis Homeschool Families
If you want to find families to get together with, swap ideas, old curriculum,
find support with people who share simular beliefs and values for their
children, this is the place.
(see: Religion-specific lists)
Heidelberg and Mannheim
Heidelberg Homeschoolers discussion group in the Rhein-Neckar region,
including Bensheim, Lorsch, Lampertheim, Viernheim, Weinheim, Mannheim,
Heidelberg and surrounding areas. If you're homeschoolinig, or Unschooling,
the main intent of this group is to support homeschooling or home-educating
families in the Rhein Neckar Region, to share ideas, plan and promote field
trips, organize playgroups in your neighborhood, start on-going clubs.
Heidelberg Homeschool. Great opportunity to learn along side your children
about Germany's history, get great educational day trips! This group is
non-affiliated with the US Military, however Military families are welcome to
join our group!!
Membership is open to families from all Walks of Life, all Inclusive!
Kaiserslautern Inclusive Home School Support (KIHSS) welcomes anyone in the
KMC (Germany) who is interested in homeschooling, regardless of religion,
homeschool style, or parenting style. All we ask is that you join us with an
open heart and open mind. We host monthly support meetings, maintain a
Yahoogroup and newsletter, coordinate field trips, small classes & activities,
and promotion/graduation ceremonies. Membership is free!
For more info
Sharon or visit our
Yahoo web page
Andersen AFB Base Guide
This group is for homeschoolers on Guam. We will share ideas, post field trip
information, make announcements about support group meetings, and list items
for sale or to buy, as well as encourage one another in our homeschooling
We are all Navy families
stationed in Italy who homeschool our children. This email list is for sharing
information with all homeschooling families stationed in Sigonella, Sicily.
in Japan: has link at bottom of page for US Military Homeschoolers
A (civilian) UK-based membership organisation
which provides support and information for families whose children are being
educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of
families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children.
website with international links
Homeschoolers of Texas
Minority Homeschoolers of Texas Is a non-profit organization that promotes
homeschooling among minorities in Texas, validating the fact that
homeschooling is indeed for ALL.
Mission Statement: To enlighten, encourage, promote and motivate minority
educators across the state of Texas as they nurture and train their children
in the way of the Lord and in the spirit of excellence.
New to Homeschooling
New To Homeschooling
Are you looking for advice on homeschooling from
those who have Been There and Done That? This is the place and some of them even
Whether you're looking for ways to find out about how to teach subjects you know
nothing about, where to find materials that are compatible with your outlook, or
if you just need to know that 'real people' have successfully homeschooled, you
can find help here.
Helping, Educating, Accepting, Replenishing, Training, and Supporting (H.E.A.R.T.S.)
Colorado Springs military homeschoolers in the name of Christ!
We are a military support group. Most of our functions take place on base. You
do not have to be a member of the armed forces to join our group but you will
need base access. For more information please contact us.
Statement of Faith-specific group
Hawaiian Grace is a Christian Homeschool Support Group dedicated to serving
God and seeking His guidance in all that we attempt through prayer and reading
of God's Word.
Scott AFB Homeschoolers
An Online Email and Discussion group for military
Families (Active, Reserve, Retired) at or near Scott AFB, IL.
Christian Homeschool Alliance of Leavenworth, Kansas
The Christian Homeschool Alliance of Leavenworth, Kansas exists to provide
Christ-centered fellowship and activities for military and civilian home
schooling families throughout the community; to reach out to incoming military
homeschooling families; to unite the experience of seasoned homeschoolers with
the enthusiasm of new ones; to provide homeschooling families with friendships
and encouragement in an effort to enhance their homeschooling endeavors; to be
available to any person, family or group expressing a desire for information
and/or education about homeschooling; and to glorify Jesus Christ in all we do.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Belle
Homeschool Organization, Inc.
WHO Inc. is a support group that exists for the
purpose of providing service and support to home educators. We support the
freedom of all homeschool families. We believe that every family has a legal
and constitutional right to home educate in the State of Louisiana. WHO Inc.
has Christian values, but is non-denominational. We encourage our members to
be involved in a Christian Church.
Welcome to the Military Christian Home School
Support Group (MCHS). We are located in the Tidewater/ Hampton Roads area of
Virginia. The purpose of our group is to encourage and support each other in
our God lead adventure of homeschooling our children.
Homeschoolers of South Sound (CHoSS)
"We are a group of families involved in home education who have come
together to support and encourage one another according to Christian
principles and biblical guidelines. We agree to work together to plan and
organize group activities and provide a forum for the sharing of ideas,
resources, methods, and information relating to home based instruction."
Muslim email list
As salaamu alaikum!
This is the Muslim Home Educators List. We created this list for Muslims who
are homeschooling or are thinking about homeschooling and in need of support.
There are issues that are unique to homeschooling and even moreso when one
includes Islamic principles.
all Christian as of last update
Brussels Christian Homeschooling Association
(B.C.H.A.) "The group is active with a mix
of military and civilian families. We meet at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday
of the month. The contact would be Bruce Fox at
BrucePatFox@cs.com or Angela
SHAPE (Casteau, Belgium)
BELGIUM—serving all homeschoolers in
and around the Mons and Chievres area. We meet monthly for support, fun, and
Heidelberg Homeschooling Group
There is no charge for membership into the group and membership is
available to any family that resides in Rhein Neckar Region that expresses
interest in home schooling. Heidelberg Homeschooling Group is founded upon
Christian principles: the professed acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal
Lord and Savior, and the belief that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
The express intent of this group is to support homeschool families; therefore,
membership is open to families of all faiths upon the understanding that
Christian principles govern this organization.
Kaiserslautern (Germany) Military Community Christian Home Educators
Learning In a Family
L.I.F.E. is a Christian non-denominational support group that offers support
and encouragement to ALL homeschool families regardless of their reasons for
home-learning, philosophy, or method of instruction.
Special Circumstance Lists
This list is to support those who are Chinese homeschoolers. Members may live
in various parts of the world. They may live in areas supportive of
homeschooling or they may live in areas where they are persecuted. They may
have supportive families and relatives or they may have families that do not
agree with their decision to homeschool. The children may be monolingual,
bilingual or multilingual as well as biracial or multiracial. Some children
may be adopted. Some children may have special needs others may not. This list
provides support and discussion of all these issues of homeschooling Chinese
Special Needs Homeschooling in California
This group is for families in California that are
educating or looking into educating their Special Needs Children at Home. We
are a diverse group of families with various religious and educational
beliefs, therefore flaming and harsh words will not be permitted. This group
is for California families to support each other, learn from each other, share
resources and make some like-minded friendships.
Civilian state lists
A list for Nebraska homeschoolers, discussing homeschooling,field trips, help
finding support groups.
Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
Local homeschool support groups or networks can be a source of information,
resources, activities, and friendship. VaHomeschoolers includes descriptions
of groups in order to assist you in finding a group that suits your family.
Group descriptions are provided by the individual groups, so questions you may
have about the descriptions are best directed to the group.
Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA)
Massachusetts’ oldest statewide homeschool organization sponsors this
inclusive list for homeschooling in Massachusetts. As a homeschooling
organization, Massachusetts Home Learning Association represents no specific
religion, political party or educational philosophy but acts as an information
clearinghouse and advocacy organization. Welcome!