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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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California Private School Satellite Programs

Some California homeschool families prefer not to homeschool independently, but rather through an institution operated either through the state or as an independent organization. This is a list of independent homeschool organizations filed as California private schools. Most have fees, but provide excellent services for those families who need help homeschooling legally.

The Arbor Learning Community
The Arbor is a non-profit homeschool organization offering academic classes where intellectually curious children can learn and grow together. Near Tustin, Placentia, Anaheim, Buena Park, and Costa Mesa. Located in Atwood.

Bayshore School
Only enrolls new students who reside in southern California counties (L.A., OC, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Kern, Ventura, Imperial, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara). BSS is inclusive and nonsectarian. BayShore School is a resource and clearinghouse for parents wishing to instruct their children at home. BayShore does not provide instruction or tutoring.


Boston School
For people who want to take responsibility for their child’s education. Boston School provides the family with educational choice while providing a framework based on the State of California Education Code.

Branson Academy
A flexible K-12 California Private School Satellite Program designed by a homeschool parent. We take care of transcripts, diplomas, high school credits tracking and student records. We do not provide curriculum. We subscribe to the “one-size-does-not-fit-all” philosophy. You are free to choose whatever texts, courses, or subject materials that meet the specific, unique needs of your child, family, and budget.

“How
by Shay Spivey
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Millions of parents desire a quality private school education for their family, but simply cannot afford the cost of tuition. Scholarships and financial aid are the solution and help families address/eliminate the financial barriers that prevent access to a quality education. How to Find Scholarships and Free Financial Aid for Private High School is a valuable guide for families that want to know where to find free money for private high school tuition. This book shows parents over 30 ways to find, qualify for and win private high school scholarships and free financial aid. The author, Shay Spivey, is a scholarship expert and has developed proven tips and techniques that have helped students win over $80,000 in scholarships and free financial aid to attend private schools. As a proven expert and professional consultant in her respective field, she is devoted to helping others find free money to access quality educational opportunities.

Cedar Life Academy
Serving California families who want a private independent home education for their children, but would like assistance with record keeping and regular contact with an experienced homeschooler who understands their goals in teaching their children. We help families have a successful and fun homeschooling experience.

Creative Learning Place
A secular program and welcomes all faiths. We are a vendor for several charter schools. Located at 1952 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.

Discovery of Learning
A multi-age enrichment program with a child-centered, developmental, project-based, hands-on approach. We have classes to fit all ages, from kindergarten to junior high – all with family, community feel. You won’t find any other homeschool program like it. Based in Yorba Linda. Approved by area charter schools.

Excellence In Education
Serves homeschooling families and anyone else who wants creative and interesting teaching materials. Catalogs of games and books. Our Independent Study Program provides help and support to homeschooling families who need an umbrella school. Located in Monrovia.

Finding the Good
Finding The Good is a traveling semester program for high school and pre-college students based on the study, practice and promotion of sustainability in the areas of shelter, transportation, energy, food, culture, and environmental conservation.

Fresno Sunnyside Christian Academy, PSP
A Private School Satellite Program for home schooling families in the Fresno/Clovis/Madera and outlaying areas of Central California. We currently offer online record keeping and are open to all Californians who are seeking someone to cover them legally under a group affidavit.

Grace Prep School
Based in Nuevo, Riverside County. Provides record keeping, classes, park days, field trips, parent/teacher training,and much more.

Heartland Christian Academy
We are here to encourage, uplift, and edify you. We desire to be an agent in strengthening your abilities, while preserving your independence as parent/teacher. Further, we act as a liaison between state and family. Located in Morro Bay.


HomeSchool Campus OC
In a central location, Costa Mesa, you will find excellent instructors, vendors and resources to help you achieve your educational goals. We focus on the whole family and rely on parent involvement at every level. Another campus in Burbank, CA.

Kolbe Academy
Classical Catholic education. Kolbe operates a day school in Napa, California and a worldwide home school program. The home school program offers assessment tests, textbooks, week-by-week course plans and answer keys.

Live Oak Academy
We support homeschoolers with a Christian and Classical education, K-12, college preparatory in San Jose. Students can be enrolled in our full program or take selected classes on Tuesday and Thursdays. We also offer many enrichment classes on Mondays.

Mount Bell Academy
We allow our students to mix and match the type of classes and learning environments that works best for them and their schedules including any amalgamation of the following: independent study, small group and private lessons, à la carte courses, full-time or part-time enrollment, dual enrollment (taking courses at colleges), summer school, on-line learning and more. Located in Sunnyvale.

Peach Blossom School
A California private school offering a K-12 Independent Study Program. Director Stephanie Hood has been a CA credentialed teacher for over 25 years, and an active volunteer and mentor in the homeschool community since 2002. Located in Santa Clara County.

The Realm Creative Community
Our mission to help kids Seize their Greatness includes meeting with school heads regularly to construct programs that help schools and students meet their needs. We want to encourage kids to take outrageous risks and explore life through dynamic curriculum and memorable experiences. 400 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Urban Homeschoolers
Atwater Village area, Los Angeles, CA. a place for families who have chosen to self-direct their children’s education. We offer engaging and lively classes for K-12 in academics as well as the arts. Our teachers include experts in their field, former educators, and pasionate parents.

More California Homeschool Resources

Associations | Events | Field Trips | Publications | Resources

Forming a Private School | Laws | Legal Information | Legislation Watch
Private School Affidavit | PSA Sample

About Charter Schools | Charter School List


Private School Satellite Programs | Public ISPs
Online Support | Support Groups | Support Group Lists

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