Welcome to homeschooling in Tennessee! Tennessee has three ways you can homeschool. You have the option of being (1) an independent homeschooler (registered with the state), or (2) registered with a Church-Related School or (3) registered as a satellite school of a Church-Related School (The Jeter Memo.) As a result, the number of days and hours to be taught would depend on where you are registered (State=4 hours*180 days). Kay Brooks, TnHomeEd, is one of several good contacts about homeschooling in Tennessee. Others are in the links below. [Note: you may contact Kay about Tennessee Homeschooling concerns. Contact Ann Zeise, the webmaster, about general homeschooling concerns through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page.]
Southeast Tennessee and Tennessee Valley Cities and Counties: Athens, Blount, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Collegedale, Lookout Mountain, Ooltewah
Blount County TN Homeschool
A group for those interested in discussing opportunities for Homeschoolers in Blount County Tennessee, and sharing information of interest to the Homeschool community in East Tennessee. The group operates from a Christian worldview.
Bradley County Home Educators
A Christian-based homeschool support group in the Cleveland, TN, area that exists to provide encouragement and support, fellowship, and spiritual leadership to those who are seeking to teach their children at home.
Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
CSTHEA is a local chapter of THEA. Membership in THEA is $10.00 annually (not prorated) and supports the important legislative activities and other events of your state organization, the Tennessee Home Education Association.
Christian Home Independent Mission Education Support
CHIMES is a cooperative which provides enrichment classes, field trips, and support. We meet in Athens, TN.
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Chattanooga
We meet the 2nd Friday of the month from 11am till whenever! We are a totally inclusive group serving those homeschoolers looking for a liberal voice in the homeschooling movement.
Eclectic Homeschoolers of East Tennessee
We are inclusive, though mostly secular, but welcome anyone (of any faith) that has an open mind. We are reaching out to other secular (and open-minded) homeschooling families in the counties of Meigs, Monroe, McMinn, Loudon, Blount, Bradley, Roane, Rhea, Polk, and Hamilton.
Lookout Mountain Homeschoolers
A homeschool support group serving families that have chosen to educate their children at home.
NWGA and Chattanooga Christian Homeschoolers
We are a support group for homeschooling moms and their families who live in the Chattanooga and NorthWest Georgia area and who feel that it was God’s calling to home educate their children.
Signal Mountain Home Schoolers
We are a community of homeschooling families who live on or near Signal Mountain, TN. We are dedicated to the education of our children and desire to support one another in our homeschooling journeys.
Tennessee Valley Homeschoolers
We are an all inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Tennessee Valley. Currently, our group offers a Mom’s Night once a month, holiday parties, field trips, and any other activity proposed and planned by any of our members.
East Tennesseen Cities and Counties: Knox County, Knoxville, Sevier
Our Kids Matter
We wanted to create a group here in Knoxville and surrounding areas where all of us homeschooling families out there could discuss strategies, exchange advice on home schooling and have play dates.
Sevier County Secular Homeschool Group
This group will be for those in Sevier County, TN, and surrounding counties who homeschool or unschool in a secular manner. Atheist, agnostic, Jewish, whatever you are, you are free to join us. There will be no dues of any kind.
Smoky Mountain Home Education Association
SMHEA serves the families of eighteen counties surrounding Knox County. We are a Christian led, non-profit service organization with membership open to all.
Tennesse Kids Club
We are an eclectic home school support group and a clearing house for all activities and opportunities available to homeschoolers.in the Knoxville,TN area.
Collierville, Germantown, Memphis, Middleton, Rutherford, Shelby, Tipton
Collierville Home School
Christian group. Meets monthly.
Community Homeschool Memphis
Facebook page with inspirational status updates for local homeschool families.
Homeschoolers of Memphis Eclectic
We are a cooperative, inclusive, secular network of support and information, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or homeschooling philosophy.
Memphis-Area Home Education Association
MHEA is a Christian organization dedicated to serving home educators. (A THEA/HSLDA affiliate.)
Memphis Area Homeschool Buzz
Join here to keep up with current activities and events. How many times have you said, “I did not know about that! That was not announced at my homeschool group?” Whether you are downtown, East Memphis, Arlington, Olive Branch or elsewhere, we are all “one big community” so let’s share information here.
Memphis Area Homeschool Swap & Resale Group
This is a group for homeschool families to list used or new homeschool curriculum/items for sale or swap. You choose how much you would like to sell your curriculum for. Work out an agreement with a fellow member as to the price, meeting place and date. Each member is responsible for their own transaction.
Memphis Area Homeschoolers
This is an online group for all Memphis area homeschoolers regardless of religious beliefs or political following. Debates are acceptable as long as they are respectful.
Memphis Homeschool Moms
Contact Admin about joining this Facebook group.
Middle Tennessee Cities and Counties: Bedford, Cannon, Centerville, Clarksville, Coffee, Crossville, Donelson, Franklin, Grundy, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Nashville, Portland, Rutherford, Spring Hill, Warren, Williamson, Wilson
37148 Area Homeschoolers
Networking, social activities, and support for home school families close enough to the Portland library to enjoy getting together regularly.
Bedford County Homeschoolers
Ordinary as this sounds, we are no ordinary moms! (or dads!) We are a fun-loving and dedicated bunch, and we hope you will join us not just for the purpose of receiving timely updates on activities and happenings, but also for the purpose of fellowship via internet.
Circle of Friends Learning Cooperative
A Christian world-view, multiage learning co-op that offers an African American perspective. We meet weekly on Tuesday in the Nashville, TN area for enrichment in a relaxed learning environment.
Clarksville Homeschool Network
We are a member-led, inclusive network in the Clarksville, TN, area with the goal of connecting independent home educators and members of existing groups through a common virtual meeting place in order to encourage discussions and dialogue where members can share resources, learn together and build a sense of community. We plan “real life” meetings, field trips, discussion treads for 4-H, Cloverbud, or other clubs, plans for homeschool community workshops and programs, co-ops, park days, play dates, etc.
Heart & Hearth Home Education Support Group
Our support group is located in and around Coffee County in southern middle Tennessee – Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, and Warren Counties. We would love to hear from you.
Home Education Association, Rutherford Tennessee
HEART is a volunteer organization comprised of families who chose to home educate their children. The families live in the Rutherford County area of Tennessee. Our membership comprises the largest home school support group in the county.
Hope At Home
Promotes organizational continuity and solidarity among the various support groups in the Clarksville, Tennessee area. A MTHEA affiliate.
Lake Area Homeschoolers
An active email loop for Christian homeschool families that live in and around Murray-Calloway County, Kentucky.
Metro Area Roman Catholic Homeschoolers
Support group for Catholic homeschoolers in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding area.
Nashville Homeschooling Onlies
This is a group where Nashville homeschool parents and their only children can meet together, form friendships, swap childcare, plan educational activities together and offer each other support. All Nashville homeschoolers are welcome, new, old, school-at-homers, unschoolers.
NW Tennessee Home Educators Association
Opportunities for support and enrichment available within a roughly 60 mile radius of Henry County, TN. We welcome posts from local homeschool organizations. Meeting announcements, field trip and activity opportunities, workshops and conferences, and homeschool related for-sale items will be welcome.
POCH – Ethnically Diverse Homeschoolers
This group has been formed for people of color of any ethnicity who homeschool and are located in Middle Tennessee. Because Middle Tennessee encompasses a wide area of the state, POCH activities are not centralized.
Warren County Christian Homeschoolers
The purpose of this group is to provide all the Christian homeschool families in Warren County, TN an easy way of communicating about field trips, meetings, and general calendar and newsworthy events.
Williamson County Inclusive Homeschool
We hope to include homeschoolers from Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville and beyond (Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Fairview etc.) We look forward to meeting you! The only requirement for the group is to want to be a part of an inclusive homeschooling group.
Wilson County Home Educators Connect
Great way to stay posted on what is going on in the area and get support from other homeschooling families. Due to obvious privacy needs, this group is restricted but if you homeschool in the area, we welcome you to join.
North of Knoxville
Cumberland Gap Area Cities and Counties: Anderson, Campbell, Crossville, Cumberland, Scott
Crossville HEARTS (Home Educators Always Ready to Serve)
We are a homeschool ministry that meets each Thursday at Memorial Baptist Church in Crossville, Tennessee. All homeschoolers are welcome, regardless of denomination or religious preference.
Cumberland Homeschool Athletic Teams
CHAT offers the sports for home school students in the South Eastern Kentucky area.
Cumberland Plateau Homeschool Group
This group was started for those that would like to meet on a fairly regular basis and to be part of a group that fosters the love of God and learning in our children.
Scott County Tennessee Homeschoolers Support Group
This is a support group for Scott County, Tennessee Homeschools. We invite you to come and share your experiences with homeschooling.
Tri-Cities Area Cities and Counties: Bristol, Elizabethton, Erwin, Greeneville, Jefferson City, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Morristown
East Tennessee Secular Homeschoolers
This group is for parents in East Tennessee who wish to homeschool / unschool their children with a secular approach.
State of Franklin Homeschoolers (SOFH)
An inclusive, secular home education support network, providing social, creative and educational opportunities for homeschooling families. Our members come from Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina. Most meetings are held in Johnson City, TN or elsewhere in the Tri-Cities area.
TriCities Family Unschooling Network
For unschoolers, unschool-learning, and unschool-curious in the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Members of this list believe child-led learning is more effective than other-directed instruction and more enjoyable and enriching to the child, parent, family, community, and world.
Topics are open to anything that would be useful to a homeschooler in the Kingsport, Johnson City, or Bristol areas.
Support Group Lists
Tennessee Email Lists, Support Groups, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
Extensive list on Leaping From the Box. Please notifyAdmin@LeapingFromTheBox.com if your email list, support group, message board, forum or newsletter is not included here or if you see errors.