Local Homeschool Groups

Virginia Homeschool Groups

This listing of homeschool groups is free and inclusive and we welcome all groups to participate. If your group is not listed here, please ask us to add a listing (see below).

Finding a Local Homeschool Group

Local homeschool 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 are best directed to the group.

To Add or Update Homeschool Group Information

Send corrections, updates and new listings to the VaHomeschoolers Support Group Liaison. Include the following information:

  • Group Name
  • Geographic Area (City or Counties)
  • Group Description (including whether there are membership requirements, a statement of faith or philosophy, or other factors that would help our site visitors determine whether your group might suit their needs and interests.)
  • Contact Information (website, email and/or phone)

NOTE: This list is provided for the sole purpose of enabling homeschoolers to contact others in their area. The information is not to be used for commercial or non-homeschool purposes.


Virginia Homeschool Sports Groups/Teams

Central Virginia Homeschool Athletics Association

CVHAA’s goal is to provide the opportunity for homeschooled students of middle and high school ages the opportunity to play on competitive junior varsity and varsity athletic teams both within the Virginia Christian Athletic Association (VCAA) and against other private schools.

Dulles South Youth Sports Football & Cheer

DSYS Football is a member club of FCYFL (Fairfax County Youth Football League), which is comprised of more than 22 clubs, 350 teams, 6,500 players and 1,200 coaches from 4 counties in Northern Virginia. It is the only youth tackle program in Loudoun County structured to establish various levels of competition based upon a player’s ability, age (7 -16), and weight. We also have mandatory player participation rules where each player must have a starting position and play the entire game at the National and Central skill divisions. We believe this format gives youth, at different stages of skill and physical development, the best opportunity to participate, learn, and enjoy the great sport of Football and the values it instills.DSYS also has a Cheer program that supports ages up to 16.
Contact: DSYS Football.

Fairfax Home School Athletic Association

Competitive sports opportunities for Home School students in Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, and Volleyball. 
Contact: FHSAA.

Fox Pointe Farm Interscholastic Equestrian Team

IEA was formed and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Classes are offered in four ability levels: beginner, novice, intermediate, open. Riders in grades 6-8 are eligible for Middle School Teams while riders in grade 9-12 compete at the High School level.
Points are tracked for individual rider accomplishments andfor overall, team accomplishments. Individuals and teams earn points to qualify for regional, zone and national finals.  The competition season starts September 15th and ends at the National Finals in late spring / early summer.
Contact:  Colleen Seely

Northern Virginia Kings Football Team

The Northern Virginia Kings is a football club established in 2006 and as a sanctioned member of the Mid Atlantic Christian Conference is a Christian, competitive, non-profit, varsity level high school football team open to high school athletes in Northern Virginia enrolled in the last four years of high school and who are homeschooled or attend a school that does not have a football program. All of the club’s coaches and staff are volunteers, and all equipment, referees, fields, and training, are paid for by the team members.  The team’s season starts the first Monday in August and holds practice every weekday from 6-8 p.m. at Manassas Baptist Church Football Field. After the first game in September, practices will be Monday-Tuesday, and Thursday-Friday.
Contact: Northern Virginia Kings

Fort Belvoir Swim Team (FBST) Home School Program

Serving the Northern Virginia area. Our homeschool swim program is designed to be flexible and affordable for the home school parent.  Whether your homeschool child is an elite swimmer or just beginning, our low swimmer to coach ratio provides a great opportunity for them to grow and develop.  The best part is we will fit your schedule! The team offers three 10-week sessions, in fall, winter and spring, whereas many other groups swim year-round. Plus our program is affordable. We keep our dues as low as possible, and offer sibling discounts so your whole family can enjoy the benefits of our program.
Contact:  FBST

Hampton Roads Generals Football Team

Hampton Roads Generals are a Christian high school football team made up of homeschooled and private schooled young men, ages 13-18 from the Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Williamsburg, and surrounding areas. We practice in Newport News. Our 2010 season will begin in May of 2010. Games will be played in Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Gloucester, and surrounding areas. 
Contact: Connie.

Lynchburg Homeschool Athletics Association (LHSAA)

| City of Lynchburg | Amherst | Bedford | Campbell | 
The Lynchburg Home School Athletics Association (LHSAA) is the premiere venue for home school sports in the greater Lynchburg area. LHSAA seeks to promote Christian principles through quality athletic programs that draw out the best in our players both spiritually and athletically. Currently the LHSAA fields teams in soccer and basketball and is interested in expanding into new areas as the Lord provides.
Contact: LHSAA.

Richmond Spirit Athletics

Richmond Spirit Athletics is non-profit organization which provides home educated students with the opportunity to participate in organized interscholastic sports activities with other schools within the Richmond, Virginia area. Their major objective is to further the advancement of youth through fair competition and interaction with Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School sports activities. Their players compete in the Virginia Commonwealth Athletic Association Conference (VCAA).

Sovereign Grace Cougars

| Chesapeake | 
Sovereign Grace Cougars are located in Chesapeake, VA and are currently offering opportunities for homeschooled students to play on competitive middle school, junior varsity and varsity teams in basketball with the hopes of adding volleyball and baseball in the near future. We compete with local private schools and homeschool teams in the state of Virginia.

TPLS Christian Basketball Academy

| Richmond | 
The TPLS Christian Basketball Academy is a full-time basketball Christian ministry offering a training and team play program. The program includes 5+ days of on and off-court training, team practice, and competitive team play. Opportunities are available for private, public, and homeschooled athletes. Our teams play public, private, and independent schools. We play locally and travel out of state. The goal of our program is to develop sound Christian character while encouraging individual spiritual growth, academic achievement, and individual skill and athletic development in the sport of basketball. Boys and girls Middle School, High School, and Post-Graduate athletes are welcome. 
Contact: Michael Davis, CSCS President and Head Coach (804) 402-8686.

Virginia Homeschool Running

Cross Country, Track & Field & Road Racing for homeschoolers across Virginia. Teams include: Loudoun County Homeschool Running/Nova Athletic Club, Peakview Pacers/Central Virginia Homeschool Cross Country, Alexandria Homeschool Track & Field/Cross Country, Southeastern VA-Homeschool running – FIAMAR and Fredericksburg Homeschool Running-FIAMAR
Contact: Virginia Homeschool Running, (757) 218-2767.

Virginia Lions Football and Cheerleading Program

Serving the Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. If you are ages 14 – 18 and are interested in playing football or cheerleading, we want to talk to you! We are looking for serious football players who want to learn, work hard, and play all out! Bring your desire to play, your good work ethic in practice and your commitment to the team, and we will help you learn how to be the best player you can be! We are committed to building character and integrity into our football players and cheerleaders, while offering the best pre-college coaching available. The Virginia Lions is, and always will be, a Christian-based organization, but we believe that our doors should always be open to any player who wants to play. 
Contact: Virginia Lions

Virginia-wide Homeschool Groups

Classical Conversations

Many groups around Virginia. Their once-a-week, supplemental, academic programs provide a committed Christian community and structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students. They offer Foundations (K4-6th), Essentials (3rd-6th), and Challenge (7th-12). If you have been looking for a community of homeschoolers who use the Classical Model for education, live by Christian world view principles, and enjoy learning, come and visit us at one of our programs or practicum’s. Informational Meetings and all Practicum’s are free. Participation in Classical Conversations requires registration and tuition.
Contact: Melissa Ellison, Virginia State Manager

Homeschool Resources

This group is set up to inform all homeschoolers about local and current events that are happening in your area or surrounding areas in the state of Virginia, Maryland and DC. This information is to help you in choosing activities, events and other things for yourself and your children. The main purpose of this group is to network and let others know about certain events, upcoming shows, classes and other things pertaining to homeschooling. This is an open group for everyone regardless of religion.

LGBTQmunity

This group’s intention is to create community among LGBTQQIA youth and families homeschooling and unschooling in the “bible belt” while feeling isolated in their cities and towns. Let’s connect and get our kids together — via social networking and in “the real world” at amusement parks, museums, go-kart tracks, beaches, etc. If you’re in Virginia, D.C., Maryland, N.C., W.V., Tennessee, or neighboring area — join us. 
Contact: Karen. All members must reply to a questionnaire for approval for all of our safety and security, so please be sure to respond to the “pending member” email in order to complete the process to join our group.

Virginia Eclectic Homeschool

VaEclecticHS is a large, active, fully inclusive list for in-depth discussion of issues affecting homeschooling, and for news about media articles and programs, proposed legislation, research, conferences and other information of interest to Virginia homeschoolers.

Virginia Homeschool Atheists

An exclusive group for atheist, agnostic and secular humanist homeschoolers who live in the state of Virginia.

Local Homeschool Groups by Region

To assist you in finding a local homeschool group, we have organized this list by geographic area. Click on the appropriate region below to see a listing of groups in that area.

Please note that many homeschool groups cover multiple counties and cities so be sure to check out nearby areas when looking for a group. If you feel that your homeschool group should be listed under a different area, please contact the VaHomeschoolers Support Group Liaison

Northern Virginia

Counties: Arlington, Caroline, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Rappahannock, Stafford, Spotsylvania
Cities: Alexandria, Ashburn, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Woodbridge

Shenandoah Valley

Counties: Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren
Cities: Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Winchester

Central Virginia

Counties: Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Appomatox, Bedford, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Nottoway, Orange, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince George, Southampton, Sussex
Cities: Bedford, Danville, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Richmond, South Hill

Chesapeake Bay/Eastern Shore

Counties: Accomack, Chincoteague, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Matthews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Tangier Island, Westmoreland

Hampton Roads

Counties: Charles City, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, James City, New Kent, Suffolk, Surry, York
Cities: Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg

Southwest Virginia

Counties: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe
Cities: Abingdon, Blacksburg, Bristol, Christiansburg, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Salem

 


Northern Virginia

|Arlington | Fairfax | Reston/Sterling/Ashburn | Loudoun | Prince William | Fauquier | Fredericksburg |

Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services (CHESS)

| Northern Virginia | 
We support homeschooling parents throughout Northern Virginia with 7th to 12th grade students, by providing many core subject and special interest classes to develop life skills and prepare students for continuing education. Small classes meet Mondays and/or Wednesdays, for 8, 16, or, most commonly, 33 weeks, September to May. Students can take one or more classes taught by homeschooling parents and experienced teachers. More information can be found at CHESS.
Contact: Tara Taylor, (703) 753-1901

Classical Conversations

| Alexandria | Ashburn/Sterling/Leesburg | Burke/Fairfax | Centreville | Falls Church | Fredericksburg | Front Royal/Linden | Gainesville/Bristow | Leesburg | Spotsylvania | Stafford | Warrenton | Woodbridge |
Our once-a-week, supplemental, academic programs provide a committed Christian community and structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students. We offer Foundations (K4-6th), Essentials (3rd-6th), and Challenge (7th-12). If you have been looking for a community of homeschoolers who use the Classical Model for education, live by Christian world view principles, and enjoy learning, come and visit us at one of our programs or practicum’s. Informational Meetings and all Practicum’s are free. Participation in Classical Conversations requires registration and tuition. 
For more information on the program, see the Classical Conversations website.

Compass Homeschool Enrichment

| Northern Virginia |
Compass Homeschool Enrichment program offers northern Virginia homeschool families a menu of high quality extracurricular and enrichment classes. All classes are taught by qualified outside instructors who teach multiple levels of interesting, experiential classes in science, technology, languages, history, art, music, and more. Classes are taught in Oakton on Wednesdays in a 4-quarter, 30-week academic year. Registration is a la carte by quarter without a year-long commitment. Compass Homeschool Enrichment program is a secular, inclusive program. 
For more information on the program, see Compass Classes or call 703-544-5332. .

DC Metro Gifted Homeschooling

| Northern Virginia |
DC Metro Gifted Home Schooling is for parents home schooling gifted kids in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. While home schoolers of all persuasions are welcome to join, this list is secular and inclusive.

De Novo Catholic Homeschool Network

| Northern Virginia |
All are invited to join De Novo Homeschooling Network supported by Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. The group provides many opportunities for families to gather for encouragement, fellowship, and children’s activities throughout the year. The group also sponsors a Friday co-op, weekly park days, fields trips, family potlucks, Kennedy Center shows, Smithsonian tours, seasonal talks and much more. 
Contact: De Novo Catholic Homeschool Network, (703) 780-4055

FISHE (Families In Support of Home Education)

| Northern Virginia |
FISHE (Families In Support of Home Education) is a network of Christian home schooling families. FISHE is not a specific church-based network, but draws from many different churches, primarily smaller churches that do not have a home school support group of their own. FISHE maintains a growing home-school soccer league, a testing program that meets state-mandated criteria for achievement testing, Geography Bee sponsor, and a monthly support meeting. FISHE serves the entire Northern Virginia area.
Contact: Chris Neuburger, President or FISHE Homeschool

GiftsNVA

| Northern Virginia | 
GiftsNVA is a free group for those homeschooling children with physical, developmental, medical, communication, or learning challenges. Parents meet 4th Mondays, usually, at 7:00pm for encouragement and support. At each meeting, they either have a speaker or a discussion topic. In June and September they gather for a family picnic. Otherwise, they meet at Reston Bible Church, 45650 Oakbrook Ct, Sterling, VA. Though they meet in a church and open in prayer, they welcome anyone homeschooling a special needs child, had done it, or is considering it. Also, GiftsNVA has a private yahoo group to discuss curriculum, therapy, and doctors, encourage each other in day-to-day challenges and communicate group activities. 
Contact: GiftsNVA Specify if you want information about the yahoo group or the physical meetings.

Heathen Homeschoolers

| Northern Virginia |
A support group for Northern Virginia homeschoolers who identify with the heathen label. We are pagans, atheists, agnostics, Unitarian Universalists, secularists, and humanists — some of us defy labels altogether. This group exists to provide support for homeschoolers who sometimes find it challenging, difficult or frustrating to be non-religious or religiously “different” within a broader homeschooling community sometimes viewed by insiders and outsiders alike as religiously homogeneous.

HomeschoolActivitesMetroDC

| Virginia | Maryland | Washington DC | 
Resource group for homeschool field trips, activities, classes and events in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. We offer many field trips each month for preK though middle school aged children. There is truly something for everyone in our all inclusive group!

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Home Educators

| Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia |

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Home Educators is an inclusive group of military homeschoolers on Bolling Air Force Base in DC. It is open to all homeschooling philosophies. Every family is considered a small school where the focus is the investment of quality education and leadership for our children.

Contact: Contact Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Home Educators

LIFE (Loving Instruction for Eternity)

| Prince William | Fauquier | Fairfax | Loudoun | Culpeper |

LIFE (Loving Instruction for Eternity) assists homeschooling parents in the education of their children. We provide classes one or two days a week with lectures, discussions, presentations, and labs. The other days of the week students work at home with parental help and management of their course work. Most classes are geared toward the junior and senior-high-school levels, but we do offer some classes for the elementary grades as well. Tests are administered and grades are given by the teachers for all core classes. The school year begins in September and ends in May.  LIFE also offers standardized group testing, a graduation ceremony, email loop, a lending library, and seminars/workshops for parents and students.  Contact:  Judy Trudeau

NoVA Homeschoolers – Independent Educators of Northern Virginia and The Northern Virginia Homeschool Network

| McLean | Great Falls | NW Washington | Falls Church | Vienna | Alexandria | Arlington |
NoVA Homeschoolers is an inclusive, committed group with a common goal in independently educating our children that transcends any differences we may have in race, religion, background, or philosophy. They pursue academic, social, physical, and artistic activities via an eclectic, but organized format which includes frequent meaningful and educational classes and events.

Love-At-Home, NOVA LDS Home Educators

| Loudoun County | Fairfax County | Prince William County | Fauquier County | Frederick County (MD) |
A group of Latter-Day Saint Home Educators. They coordinate and share ideas and events. This includes such things as social events; field trips; and unit studies.

Martha’s Kitchen

| Northern Virginia |
Named after the Patron Saint of Housewives, Martha’s Kitchen is a place for Catholic moms in Northern Virginia to share housekeeping and homeschooling stories, ideas and advice. We are practicing Catholics, in union with the Magisterium, trying to become better wives and mothers, and get their families to heaven!

McLean Homeschool Group

| McLean | Falls Church | Arlington | Vienna | Fairfax | 
McLean Homeschool Group’s mission is to provide support services to homeschooling families who are interested in educating their children in rigorous academic studies. While they do not require participating family to be Christians, they operate with the understanding that everything taught in their program is presented from a gospel-based Christian perspective.
Contact: McLean Homeschool Group

NOVATAG

| Northern Virginia |
A support group for parents who homeschool their talented and gifted (TAG) children 
Contact: NOVATAG

NoVaUnschoolers

| Northern Virginia |
An inclusive list for unschoolers, eclectic and relaxed homeschoolers in the northern Virginia area to chat, find support and meet others, and those who are looking for information about homeschooling. There are many ways to homeschool and in our view everyone has to make decisions for their families based on what they think best.

NVA Muslim Homeschoolers

| Northern Virginia |
Muslim Homeschooling support group for Northern Virginia and the DC metro area.

REACH Homeschool Group

| Orange | Culpeper | Madison | Greene | Charlottesville | Spotsylvania | Fredericksburg | King George | Caroline | Prince William | Manassas | Haymarket | Sumerduck | Remington | Dumfries | Woodbridge | Springfield | Richmond | Lady Smith | Henrico | Fairfax | Reston | 
REACH is Christian led but is open to all regardless of religion, race or politics. REACH’s goal is to offer meaningful and educational opportunities for all homeschoolers in the Virginia area. We are a very large and active group that participates in many fieldtrips and workshops for children of all ages. We average anywhere from 30-50 fieldtrips a month. We travel all over VA, MD and DC. 
Contact: Wanda Sloper

SHARENET

| Fairfax County | Prince William County | Arlington County | Falls Church | Springfield |
A network for Northern Virginia homeschooling families. Provides free, twice-monthly email newsletter of ideas, activities and information.
Contact: Melissa Riemer (703) 893-4227 | Susan Smith (703) 327-7377

SpringTree

| Fairfax County | Springfield | Northern Virginia | Southern MD | Washington DC |
SpringTree Homeschool Support Group is a home education support group dedicated to supporting all home educating families regardless of religious beliefs or affiliations. They serve families throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Southern Maryland. Their members represent varied styles of homeschooling, ranging from the highly structured/school-at-home to the eclectic to the student led/unschooled.
Contact: Springtree

Arlington

Arlington Homeschool Families

| Arlington and nearby areas |
ArlingtonHSFamilies is an inclusive homeschool support group that meets at local parks during the warmer months and at the Cherrydale Fire Station during the colder months. They also go on member coordinated outings and events throughout the DC metro area.

Fairfax

Fairfax County Homeschoolers

| Fairfax |
For homeschoolers in Fairfax County to share their ideas, concerns, events, achievements, support, encouragement and resources.

Harvester Presbyterian Church

| Springfield | Fairfax County |
Harvester Teaching Services at 7800 Rolling Rd in Sprinfield, VA 22153 is a complete homeschool support group. They offer Enrichment as well as Academic Core classes, Parent Equipping and a Resource Center homeschool library. 
Contact: 703-455-7800

Holy Family Homeschool Group of Northern Virginia

Formerly TORCH of Northern Virginia
| Fairfax County |
Holy Family Homeschool Group of Northern Virginia is a support group for families who choose to educate their children at home in Northern Virginia (a suburban area of Washington, DC). We originated in the Springfield-Franconia area (which continues to serve as our hub of operation) and have grown to include members from Annandale, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Lorton, Ft. Belvoir, Dumfries and beyond.

Saint Ann Homeschool Support Group

Formerly TORCH of Northern Virginia
| Annandale and nearby communities |
Saint Ann’s Homeschool support group is a coalition of Catholic homeschooling families in the Northern Virginia area (metro Washington, DC). Under the patronage of St. Ann, grandmother of our Lord, they support, encourage, and assist others in their adventures of homeschooling and Catholic family life.
Contact: Saint Ann Homeschool Support Group

Reston/Sterling/Ashburn

Ashburn-Sterling Homeschoolers

| Ashburn | Sterling |
An inclusive, relaxed homeschooling support group for those living and hsing in or near Ashburn or Sterling. They enjoy a weekly play day at local parks, a weekly board game day at local libraries, and group field trips!

HEARTS (Home Educators’ Association for Responsible Teens and their Siblings)

| Reston | Herndon | Sterling | Ashburn | Leesburg |
HEARTS is a Christian faith-based group which endeavors to walk with the Lord in all we do. HEARTS was formed to support Virginia homeschooling families in both Loudoun and Fairfax counties. The group is comprised of approximately 70 homeschooling families with roughly 100 homeschooled students in 8th-12th grades.
Contact: Jill Brooks

The Homeschoolers of Herndon-Reston

| Reston | Herndon | Fairfax County |
This is a meeting place for homeschoolers of all ages, educational philosophies, religions, creeds, and ethnicities in the Herndon/Reston area of Virginia. It serves as a place to connect, to plan activies, classes, and field trips, and to support one another in our homeschooling journeys. This place is entirely member run. There is no leader here to organize or limit activities, nor are there rules as to how those activies should be run. Participation and the number of activities lie solely with the members.
Contact: Heather Peet

Reston Eclectic Homeschoolers

| Reston | 
RestonEclecticHS is a fully inclusive place for homeschoolers who live, learn, work, play, or otherwise have an interest in Reston to come for local conversation about issues affecting homeschooling. It’s a site for sharing resources–a community bulletin board and 24-hr conversation spot.

Riverbend Garden

| Reston | Oakton |
Riverbend Garden is a secular, Waldorf-inspired homeschooling group in Fairfax County, Virginia. Their purpose is to provide support, encouragement and community to Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland-area homeschoolers who are using or exploring Waldorf education methods. All who have a genuine interest in Waldorf ideas and applications are welcome. Experience with Waldorf methods is not necessary. They offer weekly meetings for children’s activities, occasional adult enrichment evenings, seasonal festival celebrations and occasional field trips.

Loudoun County

HEARTS (Home Educators’ Association for Responsible Teens and their Siblings)

| Reston | Herndon | Sterling | Ashburn | Leesburg |
Christian faith-based organization for 7-12th grade students and their families. They offer classes, sports, graduation, school pictures (including senior pictures), yearbook, and social activities.
Contact: Jill Brooks

Heathen Homeschoolers of Loudoun [HHLoudoun]

| Loudoun County |
A group for Loudoun homeschoolers who identify with the heathen label – pagans, atheists, agnostics, Unitarian Universalists, secularists, and humanists. This group exists to provide support for homeschoolers who sometimes find it challenging, difficult or frustrating to be non-religious or religiously “different” within a broader homeschooling community sometimes viewed by insiders and outsiders alike as religiously homogeneous.

The Home-Ed Center (HEC)

| Loudoun County |
The Home-Ed Center (HEC) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) community organization that seeks to support and encourage excellence in home education in Loudoun County and the surrounding area by creating and maintaining a Home-School Community Center with facilities and programs devoted to homeschoolers and their educational and extracurricular needs. The Home-Ed Center is, at its core, a Christian organization that seeks to serve the broad community of homeschoolers regardless of their religious beliefs or educational approaches.
Contact: Kathryn Stephens

Learning in a Family Environment (LIFE)

| Loudoun County | Leesburg |
An inclusive homeschooling support group. Members are diverse in their approaches to homeschooling, ranging from unschooling to use of prepared, traditional curricula, with the majority following somewhere in the middle. Membership is free. 
Contact: Ami Byers

Mary’s House

| Loudoun County |
Catholic Homeschooling support group for Loudoun County.
Contact: Stacy Byrne

Right at Home

| Loudoun County |
Right at Home has been a support group in Western Loudoun County (Virginia) since 1990. They serve to connect home schoolers for field trips, classes, Moms’ Night Out, Park Days, etc. They also offer adjunct classes in support of your home education efforts.
Contact: Right at Home

South Riding Home School Support Group

| Loudoun County |
They are a Christian home school support group in South Riding but they welcome all home schoolers. They provide home school support for those in and around the South Riding area by holding a mom’s monthly night out and an email yahoo group to communicate with each other for advice, field trip opportunities, and park day gatherings.
Contact: Katrina Hadley or 703-327-1030.

Prince William County

Prince William County Homeschool Network

| Prince William |
The PWC Homeschool Network is a support group network for homeschoolers in Prince William County and surrounding areas. They are an eclectic and inclusive homeschool support list for homeschoolers and those seeking information about homeschooling. They are a secular (not religiously affiliated) list valuing diversity and tolerance. They appreciate and accept that everyone homeschools and parents in accordance to their own methodologies, styles, philosophies and conscience. New members are welcome!

Fauquier County

Fauquier Home Educators

| Fauquier County |
A clearing house of homeschooling information for families in and around Fauquier County. This email list is to provide information and support for homeschoolers including announcing activities.

Unity Homeschool

| Fauquier County and surrounding areas |
Founded in the Spring of 2004 by six families Unity Homeschool is now open to new members. They currently have 12 member families with 32 children ranging in age from newborns to16 years old. Their base is in Central Fauquier Co., although they have members in surrounding areas as well. They are looking forward to making new friends as their group builds upon it’s current foundation.

We Home Educate and Train (WHEAT)

| Fauquier County | Prince William County |
Christian homeschool support group serving communities of Eastern Prince William County, Manassas, and surrounding areas here in Virginia. The purpose of WHEAT is to share information, provide support and networking for homeschoolers, and to enrich homeschooling families spiritually, academically, and socially. They believe in the God-given right of parents to teach their children at home. While WHEAT is a Christian group which seeks God’s guidance through prayer at the beginning of meetings and many activities, WHEAT is open to all.

Our Life’s Star Education

| Fauquier County |
We are a Catholic Charlotte Mason co-op meeting in Fauquier County.  All home educators working with the principles of Ms. Mason are welcome to apply.  Please see our website for further information.

Fredericksburg

Christian Home Schoolers of Caroline County (CHSCC)

| Caroline | 
Christian homeschool group with goal to share the love of Jesus and support other homeschoolers in Caroline County!

Fredericksburg Area Homeschool Association (FAHA)

| Fredericksburg | 
A secular, close-knit, like-minded group of eclectic homeschoolers who meet at least once a week for projects, activities, field trips, and park days. We share the values of attachment parenting, respectful parenting, and natural living.

Home Grown Hearts

| Fredericksburg | Spotsylvania | Stafford | King George |
Membership requirements include dues and signing a statement of faith. We have a family co-op and a high school program which meet twice a week and offers credit worthy high school classes. We also have field trips, mom & dad groups, and clubs. We also have teen group which meets once a month for activities.

Quantico to Fredericksburg Secular Homeschoolers

| Quantico Marine Corps Base | Stafford | Spotsylvania and surrounding areas |
A secular group for home schoolers in the areas of Fredericksburg, Quantico, and everywhere in between! They define a “home schooling” family as one with at least one SCHOOL AGED child over the age of six. (Families with younger siblings are welcome, but members should keep in mind that this is not a preschool playgroup.) Their goal is to foster informal, friendly interactions between home schooling families. They develop community through get togethers, park days, field trips and other events.

Spotsylvania Regional Christian Homeschoolers (SRCH)

| Spotsylvania | Stafford | King George | Orange | Fredericksburg |
Spotsylvania Regional Christian Homeschoolers (SRCH) is for Christ Centered homeschooling families living in or around Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Since 1997, SRCH has had an active core membership who have orchestrated social and educational activities for children and parents. Families benefit greatly from the fellowship and encouragement of one another. Our goal is to provide a familiar “family” of friends to walk with in this homeschool journey. Our recent activities include parent meetings, nature days, chess club, volleyball, park days, field trips, science fair, international day, used curriculum sale, skating, gingerbread house party and other seasonal celebrations. All members are encouraged to plan activities and share their talents.

Stafford Homeschoolers

| Prince William | Stafford | Fredericksburg | Spotsylvania |

Stafford Homeschoolers is a diverse and inclusive group of area homeschoolers. Our mission is to enrich the homeschooling experience of our children while providing lasting relationships and opportunities for learning about their world. We offer field trips, park days, Mom’s Night Out, special events, picnics, teen events, and much more – all coordinated through our own private and secure website. In 2013 we added a homeschool co-op that offers classes from preschool through high school. We welcome families of all backgrounds and homeschooling philosophies as we build a community of friendship and support. 
Contact: Stafford Homeschoolers  or Stafford Homeschoolers Facebook Page (note: please use our website as the primary means of contact with us)

 


Shenandoah Valley

| Front Royal | Harrisonburg | Lexington | Winchester |

CHAT Activity Group (Christian Homeschoolers Adventuring Together)

| Augusta County |
CHAT is a homeschool organization in the Augusta County area offering Christian based enrichment activities for children ages 4-4th grade. Activity days offer hands on instructional and enrichment activities in the areas of reading, math, science, social studies, music and art. With experienced instructors leading the groups, parents can feel assured that their child will recieve quality educational support, positive social interactions, and great fun as they explore many learning activities with their same age peers.
Contact Vanessa Mundie

Classical Conversations

| Front Royal/Linden | Gainesville/Bristow | Harrisonburg/Valley | Strasburg | Warrenton | Waynesboro | White Post | Winchester | 
Our once-a-week, supplemental, academic programs provide a committed Christian community and structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students. We offer Foundations (K4-6th), Essentials (3rd-6th), and Challenge (7th-12). If you have been looking for a community of homeschoolers who use the Classical Model for education, live by Christian world view principles, and enjoy learning, come and visit us at one of our programs or practicum’s. Informational Meetings and all Practicum’s are free. Participation in Classical Conversations requires registration and tuition. For more information on the program, see the Classical Conversations website.
Contact: Classical Conversation Communities in Virginia

Natural Learners of the Shenandoah Valley

| Shenandoah Valley |
The Valley’s inclusive group of home educating families. Open to new members, regardless of family size or structure, religious beliefs, or education style. This diverse group of friends meets weekly for activities, both planned and spontaneous: PE classes, game days, hikes, field trips, movie premiers, and more. Particularly popular are Mom’s Nights Out, and any occasion for a celebration!
Contact Adesa Hafford

Page Valley Eclectic Homeschoolers

| Page County (Luray) |
An eclectic, secular homeschooling group for homeschoolers in and around Page County (Luray), Virginia. They gather for social networking, support, field trips, and other opportunities for our children and ourselves. 
Contact Janell

Parent Educators of Augusta County Homes (PEACH)

| Augusta County | Staunton | Waynesboro | Bath | Rockbridge | Highland | Nelson |
PEACH is an organization that provides support and encouragement to parents who are teaching their children at home and to those who are considering homeschooling. The organization is Christian in orientation, and is guided by the Word of God, the Bible. In God’s Word we are commanded to “provoke one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24) and to “train up a child according to God’s Word” (Proverbs 22:6).
Contact: PEACH

Prism Learning Community

| Augusta County | Shenandoah Valley |
Prism is an INCLUSIVE learning community.We are a homeschool learning group that is partnering with the greater Shenandoah Valley communities in which we live and play in order to create exciting, hands-on learning experiences for learners of all ages. We coordinate co-op type classes, community service projects, field trips and more. 
Contact:  Prism

Shenandoah Valley Secular/Eclectic Co-Op

| Luray | Page |
Meets in Luray (Page County) but welcome to any homeschoolers willing to drive to our meeting place once a week. This is a secular/eclectic co-op that meets in Luray. All are welcome, regardless of religious preference or lack thereof. Our focus is on providing for our children structured opportunities for learning (through classes, demonstrations, and speakers) and relaxed opportunities (through free play and games) for social interaction. Educational opportunities will be secular in nature but respectful of all.
Contact: Email Janell Robisch or message her on facebook. The co-op’s virtual presence is on Facebook, so once you have contacted Janell, she will add you to the co-op’s closed Facebook group.

Front Royal

Home Educators are Restoring Their Heritage (HEARTH)

| Front Royal |
Provides encouragement to parents who teach their children at home. It’s orientation is Christian, guided by God’s word, the Bible.

Harrisonburg

Parent Educators of Augusta County Homes (PEACH)

| Augusta County | Staunton | Waynesboro | Bath | Rockingham | Rockbridge | Highland | Nelson |
Inclusive Christian homeschool support group based in Augusta County (Staunton, Waynesboro) but with members in surrounding areas. PEACH is an organization that provides support and encouragement to parents who are teaching their children at home and to those who are considering homeschooling. The organization is Christian in orientation, and is guided by the Word of God, the Bible. In God’s Word we are commanded to “provoke one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24) and to “train up a child according to God’s Word” (Proverbs 22:6).

Valley Home Educators

| Rockingham County |
Valley Home Educators (VHE) is a Christian support group with statement of faith for homeschooling families in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia and surrounding areas. 
Contact: VHE President

Valley Homeschoolers

| Waynesboro | Staunton | 
Make new friends, join or form playgroups, game days, or study groups, and have questions about homeschooling in Virginia answered. Members may plan field trips and activities to meet their needs and the needs of their children. Open to all homeschoolers and unschoolers in Waynesboro, Staunton, Crozet, Afton and the surrounding areas.

Lexington

Rockbridge County Home Educators

| Lexington | Rockbridge |
An all inclusive, non religiously based, eclectic homeschooling group with ties in the Lexington/ Rockbridge County area and surrounding localities. There is a monthy newsletter and weekly activities based on drawing children and parents together for fun and educational experiences.
Contact: Rockbridge Area Homeschoolers

Winchester

Home Educators Local Learning Organization (HELLO)

| Clarke | Frederick |
An inclusive homeschoolers group for Clarke and Frederick counties in Virginia. It is for families who wish to connect and share information with other homeschooling families in the area irrespective of educational methods, belief systems, or political affiliation.

Shenandoah Christian Home Educators (SCHE)

| Winchester | Frederick County and surrounding areas|
A local homeschool support group upholding biblical principles and traditional Christian values. They exist to help meet the needs of families choosing parent-directed home education as an alternative to public or private schools. They come from many denominational backgrounds and homeschool for varied reasons. Their common bond is our desire to honor the Lord GOD through our families and the education of our children. 
Contact Vicki Bentley

Warren County Homeschoolers

| Warren County | Rappahannock | Clarke | Frederick |
The purpose of this group is LOCAL support and to provide a means to plan homeschool outings/gatherings and learning opportunities, as well as to form friendships with fellow homeschoolers. 
Contact: Warren County Homeschoolers

Winchester Area Homeschoolers Association

| Winchester and surrounding areas |
The Winchester Area Homeschoolers Association is a voluntary support group for homeschooling families and those interested in homeschooling in the Winchester Virginia and Northern Shenandoah Valley area. WAHA is here to provide a support network for homeschoolers. The bond that holds members of WAHA together is their collective dedication to homeschooling as an educational alternative. WAHA’s primary mission is to support members as they seek to live out this commitment on a daily basis. They focus a great deal on field trips and group activities that provide both education and fun. Membership is open to any person regardless of age, race, religious ideology, or gender.

 


Central Virginia

| Charlottesville | Richmond | Lynchburg |

Blue Ridge Family Unschoolers Network

| Amherst | Bedford | Big Island | Botetourt | Campbell County | Floyd | Forest | Franklin County | Lynchburg | Patrick | Rocky Mount | Rustburg | Salem | Smith Mountain Lake | Roanoke |
Blue Ridge FUN is an inclusive support group of homeschooling families. All homeschoolers are welcome, without bias to style of homeschooling, choice of curriculum, or personal beliefs.
Contact: Blue Ridge FUN

Central Virginia Home Educators Network (CVHE)

| Central Virginia | Lynchburg | Bedford | Appomatox | Amherst | Campbell |
CVHE.net is a resource for home educators and lists Christian homeschool groups in central Virginia.

Charlottesville Area Special Needs Support

| Central Virginia |
Although all our children are special, some children truly have needs which greatly affect their physical, social, emotional and intellectual life to the point where “normal” development is difficult. This can be hard on the child and on the family. The purpose of this group is to support families who have children with special needs.
Contact: Jess Kysar

Classical Conversations

| Charlottesville | Midlothian | Lynchburg | Danville | 
Our once-a-week, supplemental, academic programs provide a committed Christian community and structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students. We offer Foundations (K4-6th), Essentials (3rd-6th), and Challenge (7th-12). If you have been looking for a community of homeschoolers who use the Classical Model for education, live by Christian world view principles, and enjoy learning, come and visit us at one of our programs or practicum’s. Informational Meetings and all Practicum’s are free. Participation in Classical Conversations requires registration and tuition. For more information on the program, see the Classical Conversations website.
Contact: Classical Conversation Communities in Virginia

Faith Home Educators

| Nottoway | 
A Christian homeschool group who get together and have lots of fun, meeting every other week.
Contact: Tabitha Jernigan | (434) 676-2549

Farmville Area Christian Homeschool Co-op

| Prince Edward | Cumberland | Buckingham | Nottoway | Lunenburg | Charlotte | Appomattox | Amelia | 
We are a group of Christian families who work together to give our school aged children a once a week class experience based on history. The focus is college preparation for the high school, but all age levels are considered individually. We use a classical four year cycle of history from which writing, public speaking and other educational and fun experiences are drawn. Members must be accepted, and make a commitment to teach a morning class one day a week for approximately 14 weeks for the school year. This is usually divided into at least two parts, seven or eight weeks each. There is a fee of approximately $9. per month that mostly goes to the use of the building. The children have a variety of experiences including field trips and “recess”. Children make friends, and parents do too, while supporting one another in their goals. In 2012-13, the Mystery of History Vol 2 and 3 will be used for grades 4-8.

Greater Bedford Christian Home Educators (GBCHE)

| Bedford County, city and surrounding areas |
GBCHE holds regular support events for parents, field trips, social and educational programs such as park days, picnics, spelling and geography bees, science and history fairs and vintage balls. The group is administered from a christian perspective and has a christian statement of purpose and beliefs. Anyone wishing to serve on the leadership team must sign off on these, but membership is open to anyone who would like to join. 
Contact: Laura Mallory 540-297-0942

Homeschool Resources Group

| Richmond |
Homeschool Resources Group has a new facility at 2323 Westwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23230.  We offer classes, activities, meeting spaces, book and curriculum libraries, computer and science lab spaces, and educational resources for members.
Contact:  Shari Robinson or 804-410-4474

Library Love

| Standardsville | Charlottesville | Ruckersville | Orange | Madison |
We are secular group involving secular and religious homeschoolers.  We are located in Central VA at the Greene County public library in Standardsville. The surrounding cites include homeschoolers from Charlottesville, Ruckersville, Orange and Madison areas.  We are a parent run small co-op. Parents take turns teaching various classes. Our children’s ages range from 4-13. Parents volunteer to teach classes ranging from 1-4 weeks. We usually have the kids broken into two different age groups. The first group is usually 1st to 4th grade and then 5th grade and up. We usually start the first week of September.  We will be having a meeting and get together in early or mid July to plan for September.
Contact:  Jennifer Willett

Midlothian Home School Circle

| Midlothian | Chesterfield County | 
There is no membership fee.  Requirements are that you have a child in which you are homeschooling (age does not matter) and are in the Midlothian area.   This group is a place to find ideas, ask questions, share curriculum, participate in social outings, and to feel encouraged and supported as a Homeschool Parent.  It doesn’t matter what age you are homeschooling, we are here to support each other!  Please feel free to invite your homeschooling friends to join!
Contact: Midlothian Home School Circle

Raw Learning: Homeschool Resource Center

| Staunton | Shenandoah Valley | Harrisonburg | Waynesboro | Greenville | Lexington | Luray | Afton | Augusta County | Rockingham County | Page County | Rockbridge County | 
The Raw Learning Community is inclusive and welcomes absolutely everyone. We offer classes, field trips and daily attendance all ala carte. Children can be dropped off or families can attend with children of all ages. Volunteer opportunities available. 
Contact: Gleamer Sullivan

REACH Homeschool Group

| Orange | Culpeper | Madison | Greene | Charlottesville | Spotsylvania | Fredericksburg | King George | Caroline | Prince William | Manassas | Haymarket | Sumerduck | Remington | Dumfries | Woodbridge | Springfield | Richmond | Lady Smith | Henrico | Fairfax | Reston | 
REACH is Christian led but is open to all regardless of religion, race or politics. REACH’s goal is to offer meaningful and educational opportunities for all homeschoolers in the Virginia area. They are a very large and active group that participates in many fieldtrips and workshops for children of all ages. They average anywhere from 30-50 fieldtrips a month and travel all over VA, MD and DC. 
Contact: Wanda Sloper

Roanoke Valley Association of Christian Home Schools (RVACHS)

| Lake Gaston | Mecklenburg | Brunswick | Northhampton, NC | Warren, NC | Halifax, NC |
They are located on Lake Gaston the eastern end on the borders of North Carolina and Virginia. Their group has a membership fee of $15. They also have a statement of faith that needs to be signed. They offer meetings almost every Friday from Sept to May. They also offer year end testing, workshops, physical activity, field trips, Graduation/Awards Ceremony, along with fellowship of like minded families, prayer support, bi-monthly newsletter.
Contact: RVACHS

Southside Area Home Educators (S.A.H.E)

| Lunenburg | Charlotte County | Nottoway | Prince Edward | 
A Christian based group with the desire to please the Lord in all we do. We hope to bring homeschooling support and encouragement to those seeking to do God’s will in their families. We believe the bible has placed us (parents) at the top of our children’s instruction and we believe God’s word when it tells us to “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6. We pray this group will be a training tool to bring up Godly young men and women. The group will offer: What this group will offer: a website for connecting homeschoolers in and around our local area, support for homeschooling families, park days, field trips, lesson ideas, clubs, workshops. A statement of faith and parental involvement is required for membership. 
Contact: Tammy

Training and Educating our Africa American Children at Home (TEAACH)

| Central Virginia |
TEAACH is a group founded to connect Black/African American, and all home educators of color, in Central Virginia. The goal is to provide fellowship for our homeschooled children and support for each other as we endeavor to raise righteous God fearing children.

Charlottesville

Albemarle Christian Teaching Support (ACTS) Co-op

| Albemarle County |
A Christian educational organization designed to provide support and enrichment for home educating families. Classes provide supplemental educational experiences on a weekly basis to enrich and expand the educational plan the home-educating family has for their students.

Albemarle County Homeschoolers Network

| Albemarle |
Open to all homeschoolers in Albemarle County and the surrounding area, regardless of whatever other groups they are involved with. The idea is to have one central list that would allow members to invite people to join them for park days and craft times, list local community activities, and announce VaHomeschoolers (The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers) seminars or other information important to homeschoolers.

Charlottesville Area Christian Home Education (CACHE)

| Charlottesville |
CACHE is a support group that provides encouragement to parents who teach their children at home. Its orientation is Christian, guided by God’s Word, the Bible. In the Bible, we are commanded to “provoke one another to love and good works” and to “train up a child” according to God’s Word.

Cville WISH

| Charlottesville |
A group of families from Charlottesville and nearby counties interested in Waldorf inspired school at home. Some of us meet weekly in various playgroup settings, handwork activities, festivals, co-ops in the spring and fall, and support.

Greene HomeInsteaders

| Greene |
Greene HomeInsteaders is open to all people looking to homeschool and already homeschooling. This includes areas in and around Greene County. This list allows members to invite people to join them for park days and craft times, list local community activities, form co-operative learning groups, and announce seminars or other information important to homeschoolers. Our hope is to make it easier for new homeschoolers (or those new to the area) to make friends, form playgroups or study groups, and have questions about homeschooling in Virginia answered.

Greene County Virginia Area Homeschoolers (GCVAH)

| Greene |
This group is for support, advocacy, information and coordination of activities for Greene County Virginia and the surrounding area’s Homeschoolers and those considering homeschool. This group is a Christian group, but invites all faiths (or no faith) to participate. Membership fee.

Louisa Homeschoolers

| Louisa |
This is an inclusive group that was formed for home educators (and home educated) in Louisa County and surrounding areas to keep in touch with each other.

Orange VA Homeschoolers

| Orange | Town of Orange | Surrounding areas | 
This is a group created to bring together homeschooling families in Orange County Virginia and nearby surrounding areas. A venue for organizing local activities and play dates, a place for discussion, friendship, and eventually bringing more of the classes and activities that we all drive so far for now, into our own community. This group has no religious affiliation, and all faiths and homeschool styles are welcome!

Scottsville Homeschoolers

| Scottsville | Albemarle |
A group for homeschooling families in and around Scottsville to share information about activities, field trips, special events, etc.

Richmond

Aretè Christian Academy

| Hanover | Henrico | New Kent | Charles City | City of Richmond and surrounding areas |
It is the purpose of Aretè Christian Academy to provide middle and high school level classes to supplement the parent-directed education of home-schooled children. As we seek to glorify God through the instruction of God-centered classes, we will provide classes in a nurturing environment that encourages parental involvement, strives for academic excellence, and promotes the development of Godly character in students.

The Athenian Academy of Richmond

| Greater Richmond Area |
Located at Robious Station Circle in Midlothian, Virginia was originally conceived as Richmond Enrichment Studio, a place for homeschoolers to meet their artistic and enrichment goals. Serving the Greater Richmond area, The Athenian Academy of Richmond was born out the need to provide a quality academic experience, as well as meeting the enrichment needs of the homeschooling community. Many of the courses available follow the classical education model, while other classes focus on the kinetic approach. Parents have the resources needed to fully manage the education of their child(ren) from preschool through high school.

Cornerstone Community Co-op (HHS)

| Hanover | Henrico | Goochland | Richmond |
We are an educational organization designed to provide support and enrichment for home educating families. Our classes provide supplemental educational experiences on a weekly basis to enrich and expand the learning opportunities for our home-educating families. Our classes are not meant to replace the home school environment, or to create a complete school environment, but to complement and supplement home education with scholarship and a group learning experience. We believe that parents are responsible for the education and character development of their children. Our goal is to form and maintain an environment of community which enables the parents, students, faculty and leadership to support and minister to one another in Christ, striving for both personal and educational growth as we acknowledge Him in all things. Parental participation is a key component to the community aspect of this co-op.
Contact: Cornerstone Community Co-op

East Henrico Homeschoolers

| East Richmond | East Henrico | New Kent |
Anyone can join, but this group will be specifically geared to East Richmond, East Henrico, New Kent etc. We will try to offer ideas, get togethers etc for our area. Come on in, the water’s warm.

Hanover Homeschoolers (HHS)

| Hanover County | King William | Chesterfield | Goochland | Charles City | Richmond |
Monthly newsletter and announcement of activities in Hanover County and the greater Richmond area. Open to homeschoolers of all faiths and homeschooling styles. Membership is free and activities are open to all.

Henrico County Homeschool Support

| Western Henrico |
This group is designed to provide support for homeschool families in the Western Henrico Area. Whether its curriculum, playtime, activities, encouragement, homeschool ideas, all are welcome for sharing.
Contact: Henrico County Homeschool Support

Homeschool Resources Group

| Richmond and surrounding areas |
Homeschool Resources is an interactive community to chat, share resources and ideas. We seek to bridge the gap with like-minded groups. We are based out of Richmond, VA, with activities and families mainly from that area; however, we have many great resources available to all!

Homeschool Richmond

| Richmond |
If you are homeschooling your children in Richmond, Virginia, or are merely looking into homeschooling, then this website is designed to give you information, support and encouragement. It includes a list of support groups as well as homeschool classes and events in Richmond.

Homeschooling Mom’s Social Club (HMSC)

| Richmond | Chesterfield | 
This group is designed for mothers who homeschool their children and would like an occasion to meet and discuss homeschooling and other issues of interest in Richmond, Virginia. This is a social group primarily for the mothers as there are several other groups that include mothers plus children. This is an inclusive group.
Contact: Brandie, Owner/Coordinator

Learning Tree Academy

| Richmond |
Learning Tree Academy is a secular group. We are opening a 3 day cooperative this fall in the Westover Hills area of Richmond. Parents are responsible for helping teach or staff (library runs, help clean the facility, etc.). We are looking to create a community that supports and encourages not only your child’s learning but supports and encourages the parents. Our current focus is on elementary ages but plan to expand. Everyone is welcome but we do ask that respect and openness are central. Costs (space fees, insurance) are distributed amount families. We also offer enrichment classes so if you don’t want to join us for the academic day you can still do enrichment with us.
Contact: Learning Tree Academy or find us on Facebook

Petersburg Area Homeschoolers

| Petersburg | Colonial Heights | Hopewell | Prince George | Dinwiddie | Ft. Lee | 
Petersburg Area Homeschoolers is an informal group with the purpose of providing social and enrichment opportunities for homeschoolers of all ages. There is no membership or application to join. They have weekly homeschool recess at a local park and monthly field trips or group activities.

Richmond Area Homeschoolers

| Richmond |
This is an active, inclusive group of Richmond area homeschoolers to share ideas, organize get togethers, and for general support.

Richmond Preschool Homeschoolers

| Richmond |
This is an inclusive group of Richmond area homeschoolers of preschool aged children to share ideas, organize get togethers, and for general support.

Richmond Unschoolers

| Richmond |
This is a group of Richmond area unschoolers to share ideas, organize get togethers, and for general support.

South of the James Homeschoolers (SOTJ)

| Richmond and surrounding areas | 
SOTJ is an active, parent-led support group composed of families with diverse backgrounds, experiences and beliefs who have chosen to homeschool primarily for educational reasons. We offer educational and social opportunities for homeschooled children of all ages, as well as encouragement and support for homeschooling parents. Our activities are generally centered in Richmond near Southside, but our members hail from many localities around Richmond.
Contact: SOTJ

Southside Homeschool Cooperative

| Chesterfield | Powhatan | Western Henrico |
Southside Homeschool Co-op provides middle and high school level classes designed to supplement the parent-directed education of home-educated children. Christianity and the Bible are the foundation on which our principles are based; however, we include students and parents from diverse social, economic, and religious backgrounds. 
Contact: SSHSC

Tri-Cities Home Educators

| Colonial Heights | Hopewell | Petersburg | Ft. Lee | Surrounding Counties |
Informing and supporting homeschool families from a biblical worldview. They offer a monthly meeting, yearly curriculum sale, many activities, sports and a private forum for group communication. Guests are welcome at their monthly meetings.
Contact: Ann Hoopsick (804) 541-7050.

Lynchburg

Home Works Lynchburg

| Lynchburg |
Home Works is the framework to support Central Virginia’s growing Home School community, while preserving the integrity of the parent’s place as the educator, of the individual cooperatives that meet all over the city, of sports teams and science clubs. Home Works is a place for parents to work individually or together to fully realize their personal homeschooling plan. They have a facility with 4000 square feet housing a curriculum library, used book sale, 3 classrooms, 2 playrooms, Hall and stage, kitchen and offices.
See http://www.homeworks4me.org/ for details about membership.

LynchburgHomeschool.com & Lynchburg Area News & Information for Christian Home Educators (LA NICHE)

| Lynchburg | Amherst | Appomattox | Bedford | Campbell |
LynchburgHomeschool.com is sponsored by Lynchburg Area News & Information for Christian Home Educators (LANICHE). LA NICHE sites have served homeschool families and organizations in the Lynchburg region of Virginia since 2006. 
Contact: Laura

 


Chesapeake Bay/Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore Homeschool Network

| Accomack County | Northampton County |
This group is for homeschooling families on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We share information about events, curriculum, field trips and anything related to homeschooling. We meet 2 times per month. Check group calendar for details on meetings and field trips.

Homeschooling in King George

| King George County |
For homeschoolers living in King George, Virginia to connect and share local happenings.

Northumberland Home School Families

| Northumberland County |
Our group meets the second and third Wednesday of the month at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville.  Each meeting is centered on a theme with books, activities and snacks.  Field trips are scheduled to local attractions as well.  For information check out our facebook page.
Contact: Jan Bates, Children’s Librarian at the library  or Jennifer Bramblet

 


Hampton Roads/Tidewater

| Southside | Peninsula |

Chesapeake/NcHomeschoolers

| Tidewater | Hampton Roads |

We are an active home school group that meets regularly for field trips, lego club, holiday parties, book club! Join our Facebook group or our  chesapeake-nc-homeschool-subscribe" target="_blank">Yahoo Group.
Contact: Katie Haven

Christian Military Homeschoolers of Hampton Roads (CMH)

| Hampton Roads |
Christian Military Homeschoolers (CMH) seeks to encourage a close knit, active group by offering weekly co-op classes, regular field trips, and various opportunities for fellowship.  CMH strives to make all of the activities, as well as the weekly classes, as affordable as possible.  CMH wishes to encourage fellow military homeschoolers by offering a place to gather with others who uniquely understand the challenges of trying to homeschool while being part of a military family.  Non-military families are welcomed on a space available basis. Lastly and most importantly, CMH hopes to glorify God  in all of our activities and in all of our gatherings. 

VERSE: Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
 
What type of co-op is CMH?

CMH co-op is a group of homeschooling families that co-operate together, meeting weekly for educational enrichment classes and attending many activities in the Hampton Roads area.  Our classes are thought up, organized and planned by CMH parents each semester and are based on the interests of the children and parents.  These classes are used by families to enrich and enhance the main educational subjects they are doing at home with their children.  
Contact:  Milissa Stormer

Classical Conversations

| Hampton Roads | Suffolk | Virginia Beach | Williamsburg | 
Our once-a-week, supplemental, academic programs provide a committed Christian community and structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students. We offer Foundations (K4-6th), Essentials (3rd-6th), and Challenge (7th-12). If you have been looking for a community of homeschoolers who use the Classical Model for education, live by Christian world view principles, and enjoy learning, come and visit us at one of our programs or practicum’s. Informational Meetings and all Practicum’s are free. Participation in Classical Conversations requires registration and tuition. For more information on the program, see the Classical Conversations website.
Contact: Classical Conversation Communities in Virginia

Grace Academy

| Hampton Roads | Virginia Beach | 
Grace Academy meets in the southeast area of Virginia Beach. Grace Academy is open to all homeschoolers in the Hampton Roads area. Grace is a not for profit K-12 co-op run by parents. Parents teach and assist in classes, thus fees a minimal. Grace Academy participates in parties, field trips, community service projects and other activities that strengthen our group. We can also be found on Facebook.

Hampton Roads Black Home Educators

| Chesapeake | Franklin | Hampton | Newport News | Norfolk | Poquoson | Portsmouth | Smithfield | Suffolk | Virginia Beach | Williamsburg |
HRBHE is an all inclusive group of home school families in the Hampton Roads area. HRBHE offers park days, Mother’s Night Out, monthly meetings, monthly activities and more for all ages.
Contact: HRBHE

Hampton Roads Christian Homeschoolers

| Chesapeake |
We are a group of Christian Homeschooling families who support and encourage one another on our homeschooling adventures. Our primary purpose is to provide regular social opportunities for Christian homeschool children so that they may build lasting friendships with others on the same homeschooling journey, as well as welcome new friends into the group. We also support, encourage, strengthen and pray for each other as homeschooling parents.

Hampton Roads Virginia Waldorf Network

Williamsburg | Yorktown | Poquoson | Newport News | Hampton | Chesapeake | Norfolk | Portsmouth | Suffolk | Virginia Beach |

We are group of Waldorf and Waldorf inspired families, homeschoolers and others, seeking support and connection in the Hampton Roads area. We’re a small but growing group and hope to begin meeting together on regular basis. Anyone is welcome, there are no requirements. If you want to learn more about Waldorf education this is a welcoming place for you as well.
Contact Information: Nicole Justice Kleemann

Homeschool Hotline

| Tidewater |
Announcement email list for homeschooling families in the Tidewater Virginia area.

Homeschool Plus

| Hampton Roads |
The purpose of Homeschool Plus is to encourage you in your commitment to provide the best possible Christian education for your children through homeschooling. They try to listen to the needs expressed by homeschoolers and offer a wide variety of activities and services to help meet those needs. The Ingleside classes generally meet once a week and are designed to be an exciting supplement to your own curriculum.
Director: Margaret McLewin (757) 466-3477

Homeschool Out of the Box

| Tidewater | Norfolk |
Homeschool Out of the Box is a secular homeschooling co-op serving Tidewater, VA. Their members come from all over the seven cities. They meet on Tuesdays in downtown Norfolk. They welcome children and parents of all religions (or lack thereof!) to come and learn with them in a loving, nurturing environment. All of their teachers have degrees and all of their classes are fun!
Contact: Lydia Netzer Yahoo group: groups.yahoo.com/group/HsOBX

Homeschooling in Hampton Roads

| Norfolk | Chesapeake | Hampton | Newport News | Portsmouth | Suffolk | Virginia Beach | York County | Williamsburg | Gloucester | Poquoson | Smithfield | Isle of Wight |
A meeting place for residents of the Hampton Roads area to find companionship and camaraderie for themselves and their children through homeschooling. It is a list to suggest field trip ideas or even just friendly homeschool get-togethers. It is welcoming of all people and encourages questions and suggestions.

H.O.P.E. (Homeschool Outreach Partnership in Education)

| Hampton Roads | Virginia Beach | Chesapeake | Southside |
H.O.P.E. serves a community of homeschooling families near the Virginia Beach area. Experienced and talented instructors from many backgrounds offer a wide variety of academic and enrichment classes for all grade levels. Classes meet either once or twice weekly. H.O.P.E. provides wonderful opportunities to connect with other families through social events, field trips, and homeschooling workshops. Support services include testing, private tutoring, and curriculum counseling. Please visit www.hopevb.com for more information. Email: 
Contact: H.O.P.E.

Renaissance School of the Arts

| Hampton Roads | Suffolk | Isle of Wight | 
Renaissance School of the Arts provides homeschooled students from all of Hampton Roads, VA with education in the visual and performing arts, in a creative and diverse environment. RSA is a unique school with an eclectic mix of professional instructors and talented families. They welcome members and instructors without regard to race, religion, culture, creed, sexual orientation or ethnic background. They foster an atmosphere of creativity, fun, acceptance, integrity, and celebration of our unique differences and talents!
ontact: Norma Andes, Director (757) 617-3932

Southside

Norfolk Homeschoolers

| Norfolk | Tidewater |
A diverse group of homeschoolers in the Norfolk, VA, area. They welcome all who are wishing to provide the best homeschooling experience possible for their children. They strive to provide a positive environment for the exchange of ideas and information. 
Contact: Jane Forehand

Southside Embracing all Religions and Cultures in Homeschooling (SEARCHVA)

| Tidewater | Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Suffolk | Portsmouth | Chesapeake |
SEARCH (Southside Embracing All Religions and Cultures in Homeschooling) is a loosely organized secular group of homeschool families in the Southeastern area of Virginia, which includes Tidewater, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. They exist as a framework for networking, communicating and supporting each other. They are a very diverse group of people and include homeschoolers of all shapes and sizes — from religious to nonreligious, unschoolers to curriculum based, and everything in between.

Southside Christian Homeschoolers

| Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Portsmouth | Chesapeake | Suffolk |
Free, online bulletin board and discussion group for Christian homeschoolers in the southside Hampton Roads area. Find support and learn about local activities in an environment that encourages Christian discussion. Membership required.

SEE Co-op (Southside Educational Escapades)

| Southside of Hampton Roads | Chesapeake | Norfolk | Virginia Beach |
An inclusive homeschool co-op where all members’ beliefs, racial, and cultural backgrounds are respected. They value diverse perspectives and believe our differences enrich our world. They offer academic and enrichment classes that have a classical education flavor. The curriculum is hands-on and fun; while still being an outstanding educational experience. An additional help for the busy homeschooling parent is the drop-off option, flexibility of part time or full time weekly enrollment (classes meet every Friday), as well as the ability to apply for staff membership which offers amazing benefits and discounts.
Contact: SEE Co-op

Tidewater Teen Homeschoolers (TTH)

| Southside Hampton Roads | Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Suffolk | Portsmouth | Chesapeake |
Tidewater Teen Homeschool Group is a secular association designed for teen homeschoolers and families to socialize. Activities are bi-weekly, occur at locations throughout the area, and are planned by members through our e-mail group. Membership is open to families with homeschoolers ages 12 and up.
Contact: Lavonne Roberts

Tidewater Educators Association for Christian Homeschooling (TEACH)

| Chesapeake | Virginia Beach |
T.E.A.C.H. exists to encourage and assist parents who feel called of God to fulfill their God-give responsibility to “train up” their children by teaching them at home. Their purpose is to foster fellowship among homeschool parents and students, share information regarding homeschooling and provide resources not easily available to individuals. T.E.A.C.H. serves Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. They aid parents with Junior and High School Sports, Graduation and Prom.
Contact: TEACH

Peninsula

Big World Peninsula

| Newport News | Hampton | Yorktown | Williamsburg | Grafton | 
This group focuses specifically on events and happenings in the local area that homeschoolers may be interested in. This is events list group, not a discussion list.
Contact: Brandy Bergenstock

HEART (Home Educators Assisting, Reaching and Teaching)

| Williamsburg | James City County |Parts of York County | Surry |
HEART is not affiliated with any particular church, religion or political party. Our goal is to bring homeschool families together for activities, fellowship and support. We have a weekly e-newsletter during the school months; organize field trips, park play dates, PE programs, bowling leagues and Moms night outs.
Contact: Mary Blunt, coordinator

Homeschool Club of Hampton and Newport News

| Hampton Roads | Peninsula |
This is an inclusive social group for homeschooling families. The primary purpose of this group is to provide mostly unstructured fun activities (such as park days, picnics, holiday celebrations, children’s shows, trips to local attractions, moms’ nights out) so that homeschooling children and parents can meet each other and make friends. Homeschooling families all over Hampton Roads are welcome, but most activities will take place in Hampton and Newport News. Homeschoolers from all racial backgrounds, family structures, religious/philosophical beliefs, educational styles, etc. are welcome.

Homeschooling Adventures Beyond Curriculum (HABC)

| Hampton Roads | Newport News | York County | Hampton

An inclusive co-op geared towards pre-k through elementary.  Weekly gatherings include a variety of topics and activities ranging from making a volcano in a bottle to cooking apple sauce from scratch to solving arithmetic problems to complete a silly relay race to making adjective pictures describing family members.  Students have the opportunity to participate in group games as well as take home ideas for independent learning.  Outreach to the homeschool community includes a Resource Share Fair and field trips to stores, museums, and more. 
Contact: Rachel Bevins

Peninsula Arts Homeschooling Center

| Newport News |
Art classes, and occasionally science enrichment classes, that meet once a week on Fridays. No faith statement or registration fee.
Contact: Brandy Bergenstock

Peninsula Young Home Learners

| Newport News | York County | Hampton |
An inclusive co-op for approximately ages 3 months to 6 years. Meets on Fridays in Newport News. The wide variety of topics may include cooking lessons, math games, craft projects, or something else created by our enthusiastic members! 
Contact: Rachel B. for more information or to request a copy of our helpful guidelines.

Suffolk Academy for Godly Education (SAGE) and Peninsula Academy for Godly Education (PAGE)

| Suffolk |
Their purpose is to offer all homeschooling families the opportunity to participate in a group learning environment with a Christian atmosphere and quality classes that will enrich their homeschool experience.
Contact: General Information   |  SAGE: Charlene Hydock  (757) 218-8012     |  PAGE:  Lisa Brass  (757) 725-0822

VA-NC Homeschool

| Virginia/North Carolina |
If you live near the VA/NC border, this list is for you! This is where we can keep up to date with scheduled activities, last minute plans, buy and sell used books and CDs, share organization tips, give encouragement and whatever else is needed!

VA Peninsula Radical Unschoolers

| Williamsburg | Newport News and beyond |
This group serves as a place for those who classify themselves as radical unschooling families, to gather and share! If you live in Williamsburg or Newport News (or beyond) and are life learners; a big fan of John Holt and marvel in your child/dren’s natural learning; practice attached and joyful parenting: and you want to find others that parent/live like you….then this is the group for you!

Williamsburg Classical Community Co-op

| Williamsburg |
Classical offering of classes for pre-school thru high school. We focus most of our attention and classes on high school courses, with a much more limited course offering for younger homeschoolers. Art, languages, literature, and sciences are always offered, along with a splattering of other infrequent classes like dance, economics, or robotics. Each semester will be between 12-14 weeks long. On average, classes are $30 a month per class, per child. Families are not required to sign a statement of faith, but teachers are. $75 registration fee per family also. 
Contact: Brandy Bergenstock

 


Southwest Virginia

| Roanoke |

Blue Ridge Family Unschoolers Network

| Amherst | Bedford | Big Island | Botetourt | Campbell County | Floyd | Forest | Franklin County | Lynchburg | Patrick | Rocky Mount | Rustburg | Salem | Smith Mountain Lake | Roanoke |
Blue Ridge FUN is an inclusive support group of homeschooling families. All homeschoolers are welcome, without bias to style of homeschooling, choice of curriculum, or personal beliefs. There is no fee to join, no statement of faith, and no hierarchy. All activities are planned by various families in the group, and all families in the group may plan and/or participate as they wish. 
Contact: Blue Ridge FUN

Blue Ridge Homeschool Support Group

| Patrick | Henry |
An inclusive group with members from Patrick County and Henry County. Everyone is welcome who homeschools their children without regard to homeschooling style, choice of curriculum or personal beliefs. They meet weekly for social time, planned activities and occasional field trips. Everyone is welcome and there are no membership dues.
Contact: AnnMarie Bryant 276-930-1102 | Treva Robertson 276-694-2139 | Cindy White 276-930-4109.

Bristol Homeschool Support Group

| Southwest Virginia | Upper East Tennessee |
Meets monthly (2nd Tuesday of each month, September-May; 6:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library). This is an inclusive group serving southwest Virginia and North East Tennessee. Their goal is to support and encourage all homeschoolers in whatever path best serves their family. They also plan regular field trips and work with the Bristol Homeschool Co-op to offer classes for middle and high school age students.
Contact: Katherine Wilson-Thompson

Christian Home Educators of Franklin County (CHEF)

| Rocky Mount | Martinsville | Boones Mill | Wirtz | Moneta | Franklin County| Bedford County| Henry County| Patrick County |
CHEF is a Christian home school support group. The purpose of CHEF is to serve, encourage, and support Christian homeschooling families in Franklin and the surrounding counties of Virginia. This includes families who are anticipating home schooling, families who are currently homeschooling one or more of their children, and families who may no longer be homeschooling but are still interested in ministering to homeschooling families. They meet for family and moms’ ministry, monthly field trips, and weekly group co-op enrichment classes. 
Contact: Tiffany Powell | (540) 420-6043

Christian Homeschoolers of Southwest Virginia (CHSV)

Formerly Southwest Virgina Area Home School Association
| Wise | Lee | Scott | Dickinson |
A Christian homeschool support group that primarily serves Wise, Lee, Scott, and Dickinson counties. During the school year they meet regularly for gym days, skate days, co-op, and various field trips. They have a Christmas dinner, Science/Exhibit Night, Spelling Bee, Field Day, and Graduation annually. They also have a homeschool basketball team.
Contact: RJ Rose (276) 395-7141

Classical Conversations

| Christiansburg/New River Valley | Roanoke | 
Our once-a-week, supplemental, academic programs provide a committed Christian community and structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students. We offer Foundations (K4-6th), Essentials (3rd-6th), and Challenge (7th-12). If you have been looking for a community of homeschoolers who use the Classical Model for education, live by Christian world view principles, and enjoy learning, come and visit us at one of our programs or practicum’s. Informational Meetings and all Practicum’s are free. Participation in Classical Conversations requires registration and tuition. For more information on the program, see the Classical Conversations website.
Contact: Classical Conversation Communities in Virginia

Giles Homeschool Network

| Giles | New River Valley |
Non-denominational, open to all local families, discussions, monthly field-trips, family support. While a Christian worldview represents the majority of our members, they welcome all homeschoolers to their group. They do not maintain a formal organizational structure, but work as a group to make decisions. Members voluntarily initiate educational activities for the group.
Contact: Giles Homeschool Network

GraceLife Home Educators

| Southwest Virginia | New River Valley |
We are the home schooling families of GraceLife Baptist Church and our goal is to be an encouraging community of homeschoolers in the NRV. All are welcome; you do not need to be a member of our church to participate with our group. 
Contact: Kerri Merrill

Homeschooling in Southwestern Virginia

| Southwest Virginia |
This is a group dedicated to the homeschooling community in Southwestern Virginia. They believe that their children are deserving of the best education that they can offer them and recognize the value of teaching them ourselves. They welcome people from all ethnic backgrounds and all religions. They celebrate diversity in our communities and our world and see this as a form of infinite knowledge for our children.

Montgomery County VA Unschool Group

| Montgomery County | 
This is a newly formed homeschooling group without any religious leaning. If you want to meet other homeschool families from the Montgomery County Un-school district then this is the place for you! The group goal is to provide a social network for local homeschool families to meet and share ideas. If you or your child are looking for some social time and an excuse to get out of the house, please join us during one of our field trips/meetups. This group is open to Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Shawsvillle and Montgomery County families.

New River Valley Catholic Homeschool Group

Blacksburg | Christiansburg | Radford |  
Welcome to the  New River Valley, Virginia  Catholic homeschool group composed mostly of families from Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford as well as some of the surrounding areas. Our members are completely faithful to Pope Francis, the Magisterium and all the teachings of the Catholic Church. We have a local homeschool group that meets regularly as well as an email group to share information, ask questions, schedule events and support one another on our Catholic homeschool journey. If you are interested in joining our email group, please send a message to the list owner so we can get you connected with our offline support group first! We ask that only homeschoolers or those who plan to homeschool join our group.
Contact: NRV Catholic Homeschool Group

Patrick County Home Educators (PCHE)

| Patrick County | Henry County |
Patrick County Home Educators’(PCHE) purpose is to support and encourage home educators. It is a non-profit Christian organization which seeks to nurture education that is Christian, and supports education that is in harmony with Judeo-Christian principles. Their goals are to keep home educators informed of any pertinent homeschool current events such as seminars, conferences and legal issues. They desire to strengthen and equip home educators in their homeschooling needs. PCHE’s organized activites are designed to offer information, fellowship, and encouragement to teaching parents as well as learning opportunities for home schooled children. Although we are a Christian group our membership is open to everybody. 
Contact: Yvonne Anderson (276) 957-4381

Pulaski County Va. Homeschoolers

| Pulaski County and surrounding areas |
Pulaski County Va. Homeschoolers is open to all families educating their children at home in and around Pulaski County, Virgina. We are an active, diverse group of families of various beliefs and lifestyles. We represent a variety of homeschooling methods and philosophies, and aim to be respectful of our different approaches. We all share a few common goals: to encourage one another, to provide a supportive network, and to develop interesting, fun activities for area homeschoolers. As a group we get together throughout the week for park days, fieldtrips, and we participate in various classes such as world history, sign-language, film making, art, photography, and volunteer/service programs. We also host seasonal potluck dinners, moms’ night out, group hikes, and other social, recreational, and educational events. Come check us out!
Contact: Ginger Ratcliffe | Susan Parkhurst

Southwest Virginia Home Educators

| Galax | Grayson | Carroll | 
An excited group of home educators who enjoy getting together to encourage other families on this wonderful journey. Their main goal is to offer support to families who home educate or are planning to do so in the Southwest Virginia area. They primarily serve Grayson, Carroll, and the surrounding counties around Galax; but, if you’re willing to drive, come join us! Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran new to the area, you are welcome. They also open our group to families with preschool-aged children who are considering the home education option. Their leaders are Christian and our group promotes the values taught in the Bible. However, regardless of your beliefs, you are welcome to join our activities. They require all members to sign a code of conduct to ensure respect for everyone in their group. Moms’ events & Park Days are open to everyone. 
Contact: Membership Liaison

Southwest Virginia Homeschoolers

| Washington | Smyth | Russell | Grayson |
Southwest Virginia Homeschoolers is an all inclusive group looking to connect the homeschooling families of the Washington, Smyth, Russell and Grayson counties.
Contact: Christyl Matney or 276-388-2953

Tricities Homeschool Play Group

| Southwest Virginia | Tricities (Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City) | Surrounding areas and counties | 
This is an all inclusive group for any homeschool family of the surrounding area who would like to add a play day for kids to get together regularly. 
Contact: Autumn Burke

Roanoke

Greater Roanoke Home Educators (GRHE)

| Roanoke |
GRHE exists to support and encourage those who are home educating and to act as a source of information to those considering educating their children at home. GRHE is a Christian organization and they seek to bring glory to God in all that they do.
Contact: GRHE

Home Educators of Rainbow Forest (HERF)

| Botetourt County | Roanoke | Salem | Bedford | Franklin |
The group seeks to encourage and support other home education families through Christian fellowship, prayer, and activities for socialization. Located in Botetourt County but includes Roanoke, Salem, Bedford, and Franklin Counties. 
Contact: Deidra Ellis, 540-977-1789

Roanoke Homeschoolers

Roanoke City Roanoke County | Salem | surrounding area |

We are an all-inclusive group of homeschooling families who are committed to building and maintaining a strong sense of community and support network through regular gatherings and educational opportunities.  Members have many resources available to them — a current family roster, an in-depth message board with forums regarding several topics, and a calendar filled with field trips, classes, social gatherings and other events. As mentioned, we are a diverse, open-minded group and welcome all families regardless of homeschooling method, philosophy, or religion. Right now we have  $20 membership dues.
Contact: Heather Davis and Jennifer Kellner

Roanoke VA Homeschoolers

| Roanoke | Southwest Virginia |
This group is for any Homeschoolers in the Southwest Virginia (Roanoke & surrounding) area. From Personal Tips to Curriculum to Internet Sites, Things that make us laugh, Forms, Field Trips, Encouragement, Quick Recipes, Books for Sale or that you want to give away…Anything that can help Homeschooling Families is open for discussion.

 


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