Homeschool Groups: MASSACHUSETTS
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Local & State homeschool groups or organizations in MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
Disability Law Center, Inc.
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 723-8455
TDD: (617) 227-9464
Toll Free: (800) 872-9992
Toll Free (TTY only): (800) 381-0577
FAX: (617) 723-9125
: Alan Kerzin
Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators (Mass. HOPE)
46 South Rd, Holden, MA 01520
Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators (MassHOPE) was established in 1989 as a response to the need for a biblically-based, Christian ministry for the express purpose of networking, informing, serving, assisting and encouraging homeschooling families across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
MassHOPE is a biblically-based ministry dedicated to promote and safeguard home education in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts by:
> Encouraging and equipping parents in educating their children at home,
> Networking homeschoolers with homeschooling support groups and organizations,
> Communicating information and issues relevant to home education,
> Sponsoring events to benefit the homeschooling community,
> Monitoring and responding to legislation affecting home education,
> Developing leadership to serve the interests and needs of homeschoolers.
Adams MA Homeschoolers
Apple Country Homeschooling association
P.O. Box 246, Harvard, MA 01451
Phone: (508) 456-8515
Athol Orange Homeschooling (AOH)
Attleboro Home School Network
Description: This is a list for people who homeschool or are thinking of homeschooling in the state of Massachusetts, preferably the Attleboro area. Exchange ideas and support each other! Give links for school stuff! Talk about scripture, God, church, parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites. Please be considerate of others - no rude talk, bad language, or anything of the sort. No bad words and no teasing and no racism!
Benefits: resources and networking
Abington Area Homeschoolers
Description: Welcome to Abington Area Homeschoolers Yahoo Group!
We are a group of Christian women who have very recently begun our homeschool journey. We are specifically looking for local area homeschoolers to connect with though we are open to all homeschooling families on the South Shore of Massachusetts. This group for homeschoolers is to share insights, information or advice on any topics related to teaching their children at home.
Berkley Area Homeschoolers
Berkley, Somerset, Fall River, Taunton, MA
Contact: Tracey Medeiros
Description: We provide support and activities to those who are homeschooling or choosing to homeschool in the Berkley, Fall River and surrounding areas of SE Massachusetts. We have planned activities ranging from field trips to science classes, craft classes, geography fairs, game days, park days etc...
Requirements: We do not have planned monthly meetings but we are a diverse group with a variety of religious backgrounds and ask that anyone joining in our activities be respectful of each others religious choices. No racism please and no vulgar language.
Benefits: We have a good sized group consisting of children from as young as infant to teens. We have a yahoo group that you can join to talk with and get support and check out our activity calandar etc.. We are a very active group and love meeting new homeschoolers!
Berkley and surrounding areas Massachusetts
Contact: Tina Shorey
Description: Welcome to Berkley and surrounding areas homeschooling forum. This is where we set up cool field trips, discuss pertinent subjects and just hang out together in cyber space.
Benefits: cool field trips, and discuss pertinent subjects
Bridgewater Raynham Area Homeschool Support Group (BRAHS)
Contact: Jennifer Travis
508-828-5899 or 508-697-8633
Description: We are a group of homeschoolers located in the Bridgewater Raynham area of Massachusetts dedicated to providing support and activities to homeschoolers with children 6 and under.
Requirements: Attend monthly parent meetings and commit to some regular activities. We also ask for rotating volunteers to lead celebration days and library activities.
Benefits: We have many planned field trips, a swap table (for homeschool or other materials you want to pass along), Homeschool Recess Days, Monthly Celebration Days, monthly library activities.
Cape Cod Homeschoolers
PO Box 711, So.
Yarmouth MA 02664
Description: We are a support group open to all homeschoolers from Cape Cod, Plymouth and Wareham.
Requirements: All homeschoolers are welcome; we have no religious or political affiliations. Membership is free. Families pay as they go for activities.
Benefits: Cape Cod Homeschoolers is a cooperative of homeschooling families that organizes classes, clubs, field trips and other activities.
Catholic Homeschoolers In Massachusetts East (CHIME)
Central Massachusetts Homeschoolers
5 Pine St, Boylston, MA 01505
A Christian group of families that meet in Hudson, MA for a co-op and many other opportunities. Families are from towns including Hudson, Northboro, Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Marlboro.
Description: Discussion/ support group for aspects specific to homeschooling in Chelmsford,MA
Requirements: Open to people homeschooling in Chelmsford only.
Benefits: Communication and finding other people in Chlemsford who are homeschooling. Discuss approval and evaluation process etc.
Eagle's Wings Homeschool Co-op
Rehoboth Baptist Church, 132 Moulton St, Rehoboth, MA 02769
Contact: Christine Guest
We are a Christian co-operative of homeschool families. We pool our resources, expertise and children for group activities.
Hampden County Homeschoolers
Hampden County, MA
Description: Hampden County Homeschoolers is a secular cooperative of homeschooling families building community and creating opportunities for children and adults. It is also our hope to send a positive message about independent learning and home based education to the broader community.
Requirements: This is a co-operative group, we love to have people who are iterested in planning field trips, play dates, outings, craft times etc...
Benefits: Field trips. parental support.
12 Westbrook St, Milford, MA 01757
Hilltown Homeschool Network
32 Curtis Rd, Williamsburg, MA 01096
Contact: Melanie Lamere
We are homeschooling parents in the Hampshire and Franklin County Area. We organize field trips together and enjoy a gym time on Friday mornings in the town hall of Goshen, MA.
Kitchen School Group
P.O. Box 96, West Boxford, MA 01885
Phone: (617) 352-2023
South-central Massachusetts, Northern Rhode Island and Northeastern Connecticut
Description: The LEAF network is offered for those who would like to maintain connections with other families throughout the year through an ongoing calendar of events to be updated by the participants themselves. LEAF is informal, all-inclusive and participant-directed. There is no one leader or group of leaders which plans activities and makes decisions for all network participants. Every family in LEAF is a fully contributing partner in the network.
Benefits: The main purpose of the LEAF network is to give homeschooling families the opportunity to share resources and talents, field trips and events, learning enrichment opportunities, park and beach days, and overall fellowship with others, in a variety of group settings.
Massachusetts Home Learning Association
P.O. Box 536
Swampscott, MA 01907
Contact: Tammy Rosenblatt
Description: The Massachusetts Home Learning Association is an advocacy and education organization, which endorses home learning as an alternative to public or private schooling. MHLA informs and educates families, school officials, the media, elected officers, policymakers and other constituencies about the benefits, societal impacts and unique educational methods of homeschoolers.
Benefits: Support, monthly email update, yahoo group list.
New England Jewish Homeschoolers
Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire
Contact: Beth Burnham
Description: We welcome people who are interested in participating (and helping to organize) some of the many activities we have. We have a variety of religious and secular activities for children of all ages. On our e-list, we are privileged to have Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reform Jews, Reconstructionist Jews, secular Jews. The primary goal of NEJHS is to allow our children (and us!) to get together with other Jewish homeschoolers.
Requirements: We do not allow so-called Messianic Jews (Jews for Jesus). There is no proselytizing allowed on our e-list or at our gatherings. This list is NOT for discussing religious politics or "how" to be a Jew. Note: Non-Jews married to Jews and raising their children as Jews or with Jewish traditions are also welcome.
Benefits: We have field trips planned at least once per month. For example, in the last few months, we have explored historic houses in New England, visited the Museum of Science, and had a wonderful Sukkah party.
Oxford Christian Home Educators
Contact: Walter Locke
662-234-1289 or 662-234-5281
Description: Our group consists of approximately 20 Christian families who have signed a Statement of Faith and Family Information Sheet and paid dues of $15.00. We are affiliated witht he Mississippi Home Education Association. We meet once a month for Mother's night out. We have a field trip planned for once a month. We print a newsletter once a month. We are joined together with like minded people to support one another and give encouragement to each other. We will have our first Graduation this year.(2005)
Requirements: Christian families who have signed a Statement of Faith and filled out the Family Information Sheet and paid dues of $15.00 are welcomed to join. All activities are for Parent and student, nobabysitting here.
Benefits: We publish a monthly newsletter. We schedule field trips once a month. We have a family night every other month with potluck meals a time of sharing for the students, and a devotion for the entire group. We have a resource center located at Waller's Discount Drugs on South Lamar near the Hospital here in Oxford. Mississippi Home Educators tapes from the past conferences are there as well as books available for check out.
PACE of Cape Cod
The Cape Cod Area, MA
Contact: Ms. Sirois
Description: PACE of Cape Cod is a nonprofit association designed to support Christian home-schooling parents throughout the Cape Cod area. The organization supports parents in their efforts to inspire, educate, evangelize and equip their children through the nurturing environment of the home and family.
Requirements: Note: PACE is a homeschooling association of Christian families formed to maximize support for each household through minimal efforts volunteered by ALL member families. Although we encourage newer members to keep their commitments light (in order to establish a solid home-schooling foundation), we recognize that veteran homeschooling families must also balance activities within and without the home. Simply put, each family must give in some way to the benefit of all, in order for the vision of P.A.C.E. to be realized.
1. The P.A.C.E. Enrichment and fellowship Co-op (meetings and activities to be announced).
2. Standardized Testing at the end of the school year is available to members (a testing fee is separate).
3. Optional inclusion in our home school directory of all P.A.C.E. member families, which is published annually.
4. Field trips!
5. Last but not least - SUPPORT and FELLOWSHIP.
P.A.C.E. monthly Fellowship and Support meetings are the second Tuesday of each month, from 7pm-9pm at Christ Chapel in Centerville.
Cost: $15 yearly
Parent's Choice Foundation
Box 185, Newton, MA 02168
Phone: (617) 965-5913
Pilgrim's Progress South Shore
SOS (Secular in the Ocean State)
Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut
Description: SOS (Secular in the Ocean State) is a network of homeschoolers in Rhode Island and nearby MA and CT. We offer homeschooling support regardless of religion, race, politics, or homeschooling method. We are secular, meaning not religiously or politically affiliated. SOS is a member-directed network.
Benefits: Ideas for activities, classes, learning co-ops, field trips and other events may be offered by any member at any time. Any member may take charge of coordinating an event, outing or field trip. Offer learning opportunities and other ideas according to your family s interests; attend or plan whichever events work within your family's schedule.
The Southcoast Homeschoolers
New Bedford Area, MA
Description: We are a support group that spans the South Coast of Massachusetts. We are centered out of New Bedford, but have members as far east as Wareham and as far west as Tiverton, RI. We are not politically or religiously affiliated. Our purpose is to provide support for homeschooling families in the form of meetings, field trips, classes, and events.
Requirements: It's highly recommended that you join our Yahoo Group. All meetings, classes, field trips, and events are planned and posted on our Yahoo Group message board. There are no requirements with regards to planning anything or attendance. You may jump in as often as suits your needs.
Benefits: Parent meetings, field trips, classes, and events.
Worcester Area Homeschooling Organization
246 May Street #2, Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: (617) 755-9553