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Arnold Region Christian Home Educators (ARCHE)
Jefferson County, St. Louis County
We are a Christian group representing families from Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. There is a yearly membership fee. ARCHE offers: Two semesters of workshops, family parties, field trips, project fair, curriculum fair, recognition ceremony, kindergarten, 8th and 12th grade graduation, crafts days, and much more.
Christian Home Educators’ Cooperative (CHEC)
1309 N. Elizabeth Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63119
Contact: Ferguson Nazarene Church or Julie Burgess
Phone: (314) 522-3388
Email: Form / Contact Page
CHEC is a diverse cooperative of parents dedicated to providing Christian home education supplemental enrichment classes. We meet every Monday from 11:45-4:00 with extra music classes before and after regular classes. Families share the costs of supplies for all classes. We are a ministry of the Ferguson Church of the Nazarene.
Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF)
St. Louis, Missouri
Contact: Jon & Candy Summers
Phone: (314) 521-8487
Missouri’s State Christian Home Educator’s Organization. Serving homeschooling families for 25 years. Over 40 support groups statewide. No membership fee. Annual state conference and curriculum fair, monthly newsletter, prayer and praise rally, used book sale, 12th grade graduation, spelling bee, science fair, math olympics, art festival, family craft fair, Christmas ball, mother/daughter tea, father/son campout, and more! Homeschooling attorney and legislative liasons.
Clay-Platte Home Educators (CPHE)
3616 NE 47th Ter, Kansas City, MO 64117
Contact: Laura Bishop
A Christian-run group that exists to provide information, training and support to local home schooling parents. Monthly meetings, new homeschool orientations, cooperatives, field trips, workshops, book sales, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, and more are offered year round.
Creative Homeschool Alliance of SWMO (CHAOS)
Contact: April Doke
Phone: (417) 770-5185
A secular group for homeschool moms and their families. We have monthly meetings, craft days, play days, holiday parties, moms night out and exciting field trips. For socialization we also offer holiday kid parties and all-day field trips. We are a very active group and expect members to stay active.
Crossroads Christian Connection
O’Fallon, MO 63366
A homeschool support group/co-op for the O’Fallon area. We feel it is important for children as well as parents to meet and socialize with other home school children. Activities are depended upon the members. Many activities, field trips, and parties are offered through out the year.
Families for Home Education (FHE)
P.O. Box 742, Grandview, MO 64030
Phone: (877) 696-6343
Families for Home Education is Missouri’s original and oldest statewide organization, founded in 1983. FHE maintains a full-time lobbyist in Jefferson City to ensure home school freedoms remain intact in Missouri. Regional Directors are available for information about home education throughout the state. Special events are held in each region.
Geeks in Training
Contact: Andrea Watson
We are a secular group. We have events at least once a month. Events vary. Some recent events include: Prehistoric Day, Geocaching Day, holiday parties and park days.
Greater Rolla Area Christian Home Educators Support System (CHESS)
Serving Rolla, MO and surrounding areas
C.H.E.S.S. seeks to provide an easily accessible network of communication and resources which will support, encourage, and equip parents, enhance the experience of homeschooling for children and families, and educate those who are interested in homeschooling. We cooperate with and encourage all home educators in the greater Rolla area in matters of common interest, specifically focusing on families who have chosen to educate their children from a Christian perspective.
Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators
Greater St. Louis Area
Contact: Marianne Brookman
Phone/Fax: (636) 391-2350
We sponsor two area-wide activities every year – a Craft Fair in the fall and a large conference in the spring. While all homeschooling families are invited to attend, we do ask that our speakers present their material from a Christian worldview, and that our exhibitors refrain from promoting anything which is offensive to people who hold a Christian worldview.
Independence Homeschool Meetup Group
2104 N Lazy Branch Rd, Independence, MO 64058
Contact: Shannah B Godfrey
Phone: (816) 886-7904
On the first Saturday of each month we meet at McCoy Splash Park on 24 Highway and N Spring St to socialize, share homeschooling ideas, share entrepreneur and work-at-home ideas, share parenting ideas and tips, and ‘laugh, eat, play’! Please bring your own picnic lunch and utensils. We will provide dessert and bottled water. Once the weather cools, we will meet at an indoor venue.
Jefferson City Home Educators (JCHE)
Serving Jefferson City, MO and surrounding area
Contact: Joy Bennett
Phone: (573) 636-7176
A Christian group operating by Christian principles, JCHE is composed of families who have chosen to home educate their children. Our purpose is to provide homeschool information and activities for social and educational development.
Jefferson City Secular Homeschooling Group
Jefferson City and surrounding area
Contact: Billie Schroer
Phone: (573) 201-6945
JCSHG is an inclusive, secular group which celebrates diversity. We welcome families who are currently homeschooling and those who are considering it. There is no membership fee, though some activities (e.g., Quest Club, some field trips) may have a fee.
Lebanon Area Homeschoolers
Based in Lebanon, MO 65536
Contact: June Buckles
We are a Christian homeschool co-op offering a variety of activities for students and parents choosing to home educate.
Lee’s Summit Home Educators (LSHE)
Lee’s Summit, MO and surrounding areas
As a Christian-based support group, LSHE goal is to promote educational excellence and help new home-educators get started. Member meetings and orientation classes are the 2nd Mondays of each month, September-May. Our volunteers organize a number of field trips and social & educational activities for pre-K through high school. We have an active group supporting pre-K-3rd, Tweens and Teens.
Let Education Always Remain Natural (LEARN)
Based in Kansas City, MO
An all-inclusive, secular, home education support group based in the metro Kansas City area, LEARN supports 200 families with a wide variety of ideologies regarding home education.
Mid-Missouri Co-operative of Home Educators
Serving the Central MO area including Columbia, Boone County and surrounding counties
Contact: John Steuber
Phone: (573) 474-6546
We are a co-op of home educators, raising and educating our children using Christian values. We offer numerous events throughout the year geared toward providing support to home educators and fellowship opportunities for adults and children. We have large Teen and Pre-Teen groups that organizes fun events for children in those age groups.
Missouri Association of Teaching Christian Homes (MATCH) Edit Remove More
2203 Rhonda Dr, West Plains, MO 65775-1615
Phone/Fax: (815) 550-8641
MATCH is organized for the purpose of providing service and support to home educators and support groups within Missouri.
Poplar Bluff Homeschool Group
Poplar Bluff, MO in Butler County. We have families from Butler, Wayne, Ripley and Carter Counties attending our events.
Phone: (573) 998-2815
We are an inclusive homeschool group that welcomes all religions and styles of home education. We typically do group field trips and activities each Friday. We meet from August through May with a winter break.
Raymore Home Educators (RHE)
Based in Raymore, MO
PO Box 252, Raymore, MO 64083
Contact: Angela Compton
We are a community of families passionate about teaching our children. We gather to increase our knowledge and skills, to build friendships and socialization opportunities, and to offer support, advice, and encouragement. Many members have found a common focus of faith; this common bond is encouraged but is not a prerequisite for membership.
Rolla Secular Homeschoolers
Based in Rolla, MO
Contact: Karen Orozco
Saint Joseph Homeschool Support Group
St. Joseph, MO and the surrounding areas
Contact: Kris Kaster
Phone: (816) 724-4469
An informal organization of over 200 participating families homeschool families in and around the St. Joseph, MO area. There is no membership fee to join the group. Parents in the group volunteer to organize group enrichment classes at a local church, field trips, science fairs, park days, other events, and meetings. We also have an email listserv and website to keep members informed about upcoming events, curriculum sales, local issues, etc. The group is made up of mostly Christian members, but is open to all who wish to participate.
Show Me Homeschool Group
Serving Clinton, Windsor and surrounding rural areas of Henry County
Contact: Ariana Reed
Phone: (660) 477-9222
Email: Form / Contact Page
We support families in rural Missouri with encouragement, guidance, play days, field trips, and academic events. If you are currently homeschooling or considering home education for your family, you have come to the right place.
Southwest Home Education Ministry
PO Box 722, Nixa, MO 65714
Contact: Charles & Bambi Whitaker
Phone: (417) 743-2125
Our purpose is to minister to homeschooling families in Missouri and the Ozarks region by sponsoring various activities, such as those listed on this web site; to work in a cooperative manner with other home-schooling organizations which promote benefits for, and freedom to home educate; and to inform the public of current laws relating to home education.
Springfield Home Educators: Learning for a Lifetime (SHELL)
P.O. Box 1412, Springfield, MO 65802
An inclusive group of active homeschoolers in and around the Springfield area, managed and operated by member volunteers. We meet regularly with the emphasis on providing social, fun experiences in a positive environment.
Springfield Secular Home Educators
Based in Springfield, MO
Phone: (417) 933-2236
A group for home educators in and around the Springfield, MO area. This is a very active group doing different classes and park days.
St. Charles County Life Learners
St. Charles County
Phone: (636) 459-7861
A group of unschoolers and homeschoolers of all kinds, meeting every week for playdates, park days, field trips, sports, camping, and more. There is a small fee of $5 every six months to join.
St. Louis Homeschool Activities, Resources, and Encouragement (SHARE)
3675a Montana, St. Louis, MO 63116
Contact: Cathy Mullins or Pat or Kerrie Tate
Phone: (314) 769-7965 or 314-791-0000
We meet in the south area, but draw homeschoolers from Webster, Kirkwood, Crestwood, all of Jefferson County and from the Illinois area. Monthly support group meetings, field trips, and newsletter; co-op classes; special parties for various celebrations; reading incentive programs; many other activities to choose from.
St. Louis Homeschool Network
St. Louis Metro Area
Contact: Debbie Caldwell-Miller
Phone: (314) 480-6314
A support group for homeschooling families of diverse political and religious philosophies and an information source for prospective homeschoolers. We offer twice monthly meetings as well as a Learning Cooperative and other special events throughout the year. Our yearly dues are $18.
The Connected Homeschool
St. Joseph, MO and surrounding areas
Our focus is to accept or publish resources and information from professional contact or relationships within the community at large to share for the benefit of all home education families in the local and regional area.
The HomeSchooler’s Network
4311 East Newman Road, Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 626-1292
A support group primarily for SW MO as well as NE Oklahoma and SE Kansas. Tuesday class days meet 12 weeks each semester, field trips, parent meetings and fellowship, homeschool education, and special activities and events.
West County Christian Home Educators
Serving the St. Louis County area
Since 1983, we’ve been an active group of families in West St. Louis County and the surrounding area. Each year, we provide a Back-to-school picnic, Spelling Bee, Talent Show, Art Fair, Field Trips, Used Curriculum Sale, Graduation ceremonies and an Ice Cream Social for over 250 member families.