By: Andrea Dillon
What are your Iowa homeschool options? Reach out to local homeschoolers can help you figure out all your homeschooling options, make friends, get support, and more. Below we have different Iowa co-ops and Iowa homeschool groups to help get you started on your homeschooling journey.
Navigate the page by clicking the sections below to go to statewide, regional, and local groups by county. To have your group listed please add the information in the comments below or contact me here.
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Iowa Statewide Homeschool Groups
Statewide homeschool groups can help you find different resources that are available throughout the state. These groups can help locate local homeschool groups, co-op homeschool groups, and virtual homeschool groups in Iowa.
“Homeschool Iowa exists to equip & encourage home educating families – and to promote & protect homeschooling – in Iowa.” Facebook.
“The Homeschool Iowa Discussion Group offers a place for Iowa homeschooling families to connect, share, encourage one another and discuss topics related to home education in Iowa.”
“Homeschool Iowa Marketplace group is here to make homeschooling easier by buying or selling curriculum/resources and for group members to share services directly related to private home education.”
“We have some great conversations on this board and if we respect one another and stick to the following guidelines, our group will continue to grow!”
“This group is a sister group to Homeschool Co-op and Freebies. It was created to be an all inclusive homeschool support group for this area. Please make all homeschooling families feel welcome no matter what their teaching styles and methods.”
“What is Unschooling? Read the links below and if you want to explore how to unschool well in Iowa, this may be the place for you. In an attempt to preserve the focus on the group, there is regular discussion on what does or doesn’t fit within the unschooling framework. If you are looking for a general homeschooling group for Iowa, there are several focused on eclectic or relaxed homeschooling which might be a better fit.”
“This is a group to share information and support one another in child led learning and peaceful parenting. This is not a place where we tell one another that we are “doing it wrong” as each family must move into this lifestyle at their own pace and do what works for them. We are here to support, encourage, cry, learn, and laugh together.”
Iowa Regional Homeschool Groups
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Eastern Iowa Homeschool Groups
“This group is meant to support each other in our homeschool journey. We choose to embrace and respect that we were all created as such unique individuals who have a variety of personal preferences which are shown in our life and homeschool journey.”
“A place for those who homeschool, are thinking of or planning to homeschool as well as unschoolers and online public schoolers, who live in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids/Davenport Area and surrounding communities. (a.k.a. Eastern Iowa).”
Central Iowa Homeschool Groups
Homeschool and music lessons in central Iowa.
“Central Iowa Secular Homeschoolers is a group offering support, encouragement, and information to homeschoolers or people considering homeschool…”
“Columbus Academy was formed in 1993 to support and encourage Roman Catholic families in Iowa that have chosen home education for their children. Social gatherings, field trips, and a high school graduation Mass are just a few of the opportunities provided with membership to Columbus Academy. Our group stays connected through our web site, which contains a large variety of helpful information, as well as a forum through which our members post questions, share advice, offer prayer requests, etc…”
Western Iowa Homeschool Groups
“HOPE Homeschool Support Group, a non-denominational Christian support group of homeschooling families in the Council Bluffs and surrounding towns & rural areas of southwest Iowa is the host of this Facebook group.”
“Sharing of resources in general–articles, books, ideas, how-tos; The occasional primal scream of overwhelmedness.”
“We will post scheduling information, music, links, and pictures all about SW IA Homeschool choir on this page.”
“This West Central Homeschool Group offers a place for local homeschooling families to connect, share, encourage one another and discuss topics related to home education in our Region. Homeschool Iowa’s resources, including this group, are available to bless ALL Iowa home educators.”
Iowa Homeschool Groups By County
Most homeschooling families are looking for the direct personal connection that local homeschooling groups can provide. Below are Iowa homeschool groups and Iowa co-ops sorted by county.
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“Metro Home Educators (MHE) is a Christian homeschooling group organized to provide educational opportunities for homeschooling students and a supportive network for home educators. All are welcome regardless of denomination or educational philosophy, but all members must sign the Statement of Faith.”
“Des Moines Homeschool Educators on FB is a fully inclusive homeschool discussion and activity support group open to all homeschoolers in Iowa.”
“All families who are homeschooling or curious about homeschooling are welcome to join us. We have no overlay of religious or political philosophy as we believe that when you get right down to it, we all want the best for our children. In a time when exclusivity and negativity seem to be dividing us, our diverse backgrounds and unique experiences bring us together. We are encouraged to value our own beliefs while learning to accept and enjoy others from different cultures and backgrounds.Our main goal as a group is to provide enrichment opportunities for parents and children alike. We only ask that an atmosphere of respect and kindness be present not only online but in all of our in-person get-togethers.” Facebook.
“Our purpose as the Christian Home-education Alliance of Dubuque (CHAD) is to affirm, equip, and encourage families in Dubuque county and surrounding areas who have chosen to educate their children at home. CHAD’s overall mission is to encourage parents to train up their children with academic excellence in a manner pleasing to Jesus Christ, and to equip them with a biblical worldview.”
“This secular homeschool association welcomes all Iowa City and surrounding area families who are interested in creating community with homeschooling families of all backgrounds and lifestyles.”
“This group is for homeschooling families in and around the Cedar Rapids area to connect, ask questions, support each other and share about local activities!”
“Cedar Rapids HSAP began in 1988. We support students in K-12. The program is for parents or guardians who wish to educate their children at home. Our certified teachers support home school families by guiding them in the many decisions needed to give their children the best learning experience possible. We collaborate with other district buildings to provide students dual enrollment options. Students enrolled in CRHSAP can enroll in a variety of classes, clubs and activities in their neighborhood school.”
“The Marion Home School Assistance Program’s mission is to support and assist parents in their chosen role as the primary educators of their children. To that end we offer a variety of services to help you accomplish this very challenging and rewarding task.”
Homeschool group in Polk county.
“Our purpose is to cultivate a Christ-centered homeschooling community in which the members support, encourage, and learn from each other in a fun and positive atmosphere. We work together as a community to provide homeschooling support and classes for students taught by co-op parents.” Facebook.
“Connecting secular homeschoolers, or those interested in secular homeschooling, in the Ames, Iowa area.”
“For homeschoolers or those looking to start homeschooling in Fort Dodge or in the surrounding areas.”