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Ohio Homeschool Support Groups

By: Andrea Dillon 

Homeschooling is a grand adventure for both parents and children. One of the first steps when deciding to homeschool is to reach out to local homeschoolers for support, comradery, and interactions. Below we have different Ohio co-ops and Ohio 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. 

 

Ohio Statewide Homeschool Groups  Ohio Regional Homeschool Groups  Ohio Homeschool Groups By County 
Secular Ohio Homeschool Groups

 

Ohio 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 Ohio. 

 

Regional Ohio Homeschool Groups 

Some homeschool support groups and co-ops offer their services to multiple counties in the state. These groups have been sorted into regional groups.

 

North Ohio Homeschool Groups Central Ohio Homeschool Groups 

 

North Ohio Homeschool Groups 

Homeschoolers in NW Ohio and SE Michigan

“This group is for homeschoolers in NW Ohio and SE Michigan to share experiences, victories and struggles, to ask questions, to share upcoming events of interest in the area, and, in general, to encourage each other. It is a mixed group of different faith beliefs or no faith.”

 

Greater Toledo Area Homeschool Events

“List of events, classes, and other opportunities for families who learn together in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan area…”

 

NE Ohio Homeschool

“This is a group for all of NE Ohio & surrounding areas, for homeschoolers who have frequent visits here or who have questions about homeschooling in this area.”

 

Secular Homeschoolers of Northwest Ohio

“We offer a place for secular homeschoolers to offer advice, resources, and encouragement to each other. Feel free to discuss any aspects of your lives here. Post outings, make events, and anything you feel would apply to homeschooling!”

 

Central Ohio Homeschool Groups 

Home on the Rock

“Home on the Rock Christian Home Educators. HOTR is based in central Ohio and currently serves over 240 home-educating families in the surrounding area. Home on the Rock Christian Home Educators is a not-for-profit Christian volunteer organization comprised of home educating families. We acknowledge that God is the inspiration and guiding force behind what we do, and all glory belongs to Him.”

 

Secular Homeschoolers of Central Ohio

“A place for SECULAR homeschoolers to offer advice, resources, and encouragement to each other.”

 

Ohio County Groups 

Most homeschooling families are looking for the direct personal connection that local homeschooling groups can provide. Below are Ohio homeschool groups and Ohio co-ops sorted by county. 

 

Adams Allen Ashland Ashtabula Athens Auglaize
Belmont Brown Butler Carroll Champaign Clark
Clermont Clinton Columbiana Coshocton Crawford Cuyahoga
Darke Defiance Delaware Erie Fairfield Fayette
Franklin Fulton Gallia Geauga Greene Guernsey
Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry Highland
Hocking Holmes Huron Jackson Jefferson Knox
Lake Lawrence Licking Logan Lorain Lucas
Madison Mahoning Marion Medina Meigs Mercer
Miami Monroe Montgomery Morgan Morrow Muskingum
Noble Ottawa Paulding Perry Pickaway Pike
Portage Preble Putnam Richland Ross Sandusky
Scioto Seneca Shelby Stark Summit Trumbull
Tuscarawas Union Van Wert Vinton Warren Washington
Wayne Williams Wood Wyandot

 

Adams

Allen

Ashland

ARCHE NETWORK

“​This site is dedicated to promoting home education in Ashland and Richland counties.”

 

Ashtabula

Ashtabula County Homeschoolers

“A group where homeschool families in Ashtabula County can post ideas, questions, articles, helpful hints and support.”

Athens

Auglaize

Belmont

Brown

Butler

Homeschoolers in Liberty/Fairfield Township Ohio area

“This group is for homeschoolers who live in the vicinity of Liberty/Fairfield Townships Ohio. Let’s share ideas, stories, etc!”

Carroll

Champaign

Clark

Clermont

Clermont Homeschooler CO-NNECTIONS

“Clermont Homeschool CO-NNECTIONS helps to support home education by providing a secular, inclusive, affordable, conveniently located, semi-cooperative learning experience.”

 

Clinton

Columbiana

Coshocton

Crawford

Cuyahoga

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Home Educators

“​We are a group of Catholic homeschooling families located in Northeast Ohio, serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties.”

Darke

Defiance

 

Delaware 

Sunbury Home Educators (SHE)

“The Sunbury Home Educators (SHE) is an inclusive Christ-centered home school support group which meets in Sunbury, Ohio. We welcome all home schooling families for encouragement and support. SHE offers families the opportunity to develop relationships and actively engage in this process through the co-op experience, by supplementing their homeschooling with academic and enrichment classes (Activity Day).”

 

WAHA (westerville area homeschool association) 

“FamilyVision is a leadership training ministry committed to ‘Building Families, Training Leaders’ through life-changing conferences, seminars and classes in partnership with churches, schools, and homeschool groups. Our vision is to help raise up leaders who ‘intentionally live life to glorify God by impacting the culture for Jesus Christ.’”

 

Erie

Christian Home Educators Enjoying Fellowship

“Christian Home Educators Enjoying Fellowship, or CHEEF, is a local support group for homeschoolers in Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties and surrounding areas.  We strive to uphold Christian values in all our activities and behaviors, going beyond just having strong character and good morals, but believing that our God is central to everything we do.”

 

Fairfield

Inclusive Homeschoolers of Fairfield County

“Inclusive Homeschoolers of Fairfield County is a homeschooling group in Fairfield County, Ohio open to anyone who homeschools in our area.”

Fayette

Franklin

Columbus Area Homeschoolers

“This is a place to discuss all things homeschool: curriculum, classes, legislation and logistics. By sharing ideas and information, we help our community grow stronger. Please do not ask for advice about where to enroll your child in school; that is not the function of this group.”

 

Columbus Area Self-Directed Teens

“Columbus Area Self-Directed Teens (Unschooling Teens ages 12+) is an inclusive, secular group dedicated to the unschooling community in central Ohio. We adhere to the principles of unschooling and the belief that learning happens anywhere, anytime and without coercion. Our members embrace diversity, are welcoming to all and respect the individual. Our driving force is the mission to support, encourage and trust our teens as they follow their hearts and explore their interests.”

 

Columbus Learning Cooperative

“The CLC is a holistic alternative to the out-dated traditional school environment. We empower children and teens to through self-directed learning to take control of their own education.”

 

Columbus Unschoolers Cooperative

“We are a family-centered group whose members seek to support each other and augment our children’s educational and social enrichment opportunities in a supportive, nurturing, hands-on classroom environment.”

 

WAHA (westerville area homeschool association) 

“FamilyVision is a leadership training ministry committed to ‘Building Families, Training Leaders’ through life-changing conferences, seminars and classes in partnership with churches, schools, and homeschool groups. Our vision is to help raise up leaders who ‘intentionally live life to glorify God by impacting the culture for Jesus Christ.’”

Fulton

Gallia

 

Geauga

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Home Educators

“​We are a group of Catholic homeschooling families located in Northeast Ohio, serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties.”

Greene

Guernsey

 

Hamilton

 

Christian Home Educators of Cincinnati

“ CHEC has grown to encompass a number of like-minded, geographically-based support groups located throughout the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.  Through these individual groups, as well as through the cooperative efforts between the groups, CHEC offers a wide range of support, encouragement, and activities to the Christian home-educating community in the Cincinnati area, benefiting both experienced home educators as well as those just beginning to investigate home education as a viable option for their family.”

 

Cincinnati Area Secular Homeschoolers

“No matter your style of homeschooling, belief system or lack thereof, race, sexuality, political persuasion, or taste in music…. you are welcome here. If you have any info you would like to post, find something you are looking for, ask a question of veteran HSers, or whatever… please go ahead and post.”

 

Cincinnati-Dayton Unschoolers and Relaxed Homeschoolers

Homeschool group in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio.

 

Cincinnati Homeschool

“Welcome families in (or near) Cincinnati, interested in or currently homeschooling. This space is for support and to ask questions, judgement free please.”

Hancock

Hardin

Harrison

Henry

Highland

Hocking

Holmes

 

Huron

Christian Home Educators Enjoying Fellowship

“Christian Home Educators Enjoying Fellowship, or CHEEF, is a local support group for homeschoolers in Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties and surrounding areas.  We strive to uphold Christian values in all our activities and behaviors, going beyond just having strong character and good morals, but believing that our God is central to everything we do.”

 

Jackson

Jefferson

 

Knox

Knox County Ohio Christian Homeschoolers

“This is a page for all Christian homeschoolers in Knox County and adjoining counties – regardless of what co-op or organization they may or may not belong to.”

 

Lake

Christ The Divine Teacher Catholic Home Educators

“​We are a group of Catholic homeschooling families located in Northeast Ohio, serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties.”

Lawrence

 

Licking

Cornerstone Families

“Cornerstone Families meets in Pataskala, OH on Tuesdays, for two 12-week semesters during the school year. We are a high school focused homeschool group. Families with a student in 7th grade or older are welcome to participate. Cornerstone is open to traditional homeschoolers. Unfortunately, this does not include students enrolled in online public school programs, such as charter schools/e-schools/K-12, etc. The determining factor for eligibility to participate is ultimately homeschool notification with your school district.”

 

Excellence in Learning

“We are a community of students and families who desire to glorify God by uplifting, encouraging, equipping and supporting home educating families to disciple young men and women of character, influencing the world for Jesus Christ.”

 

Logan

 

Lorain

Christian Homeschool Community Connection (Lorain County)

“If you are a Christian homeschooling mom who lives in Lorain, Ohio or a surrounding county and you would like to join our support group please send an email to [email protected] Your email should include a little bit about your homeschooling journey and what county in Ohio you live in. We only add new members who follow this procedure.”

 

Unschool Community Connection (Ohio)

“We began as an extension of Homeschool Community Connection (Lorain County), a local Christian homeschooling group. This unschooling group, however, is not exclusive to Christian-believing families, but neither are we a secular group.”

 

Lucas

Madison

Mahoning

 

Marion

Hearts Toward Home

“Hearts Toward Home is an organization of Christ-centered parents whose desire is to provide support and encouragement to our member home schooling families, which serves Marion and surrounding counties. The efforts of our group are intended to be supplemental and NOT a substitute for a strong home school.”

Medina

Meigs

Mercer

Miami

Monroe

 

Montgomery

Cincinnati-Dayton Unschoolers and Relaxed Homeschoolers

Homeschool group in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio.

 

Homeschool Around Dayton Ohio

“To share homeschool activities, classes, play dates and ideas around the Dayton area. This is a great group. All are welcomed- traditional, eschool, just considering, secular or religious, classical to unschooled.”

Morgan

Morrow

Muskingum

Noble

Ottawa

Paulding

Perry

Pickaway

Pike

Portage

Preble

Putnam

 

Richland

ARCHE NETWORK

“​This site is dedicated to promoting home education in Ashland and Richland counties.”

 

Ross

 

Sandusky

Christian Home Educators Enjoying Fellowship

“Christian Home Educators Enjoying Fellowship, or CHEEF, is a local support group for homeschoolers in Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties and surrounding areas.  We strive to uphold Christian values in all our activities and behaviors, going beyond just having strong character and good morals, but believing that our God is central to everything we do.”

 

Scioto

Seneca

Shelby

 

Stark

Akron/Canton Area Homeschoolers

“We are a social and activities group for parents to join who CURRENTLY live in the Akron/Canton area AND that CURRENTLY homeschool K-12 (ages 5-18). If you are only thinking or planning on living in the area, and homeschooling, please look up other groups to join, like the NE Ohio Homeschool group (you can ask lots of questions there), and then request to join this group once you live here, and have started homeschooling your K-12 child(ren).”

 

Stark County Ohio Homeschool Group

“We are a group of parents here to support one another! Also planning field trips, play dates and all sorts of group activities.”

Summit

Akron/Canton Area Homeschoolers

“We are a social and activities group for parents to join who CURRENTLY live in the Akron/Canton area AND that CURRENTLY homeschool K-12 (ages 5-18). If you are only thinking or planning on living in the area, and homeschooling, please look up other groups to join, like the NE Ohio Homeschool group (you can ask lots of questions there), and then request to join this group once you live here, and have started homeschooling your K-12 child(ren).”

 

Akron Roman Catholic Home Educators

“ARCHE is a support group serving Catholic homeschoolers in the Summit County, Ohio area. We are a group of about 100 families who have each chosen to educate some or all of our children at home. As a Catholic group, we are committed to following Jesus Christ as led by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We are diverse in our teaching approaches, but united in our desire to raise our children to be steadfast disciples of Jesus, full of wisdom and faith, lacking nothing (James 1:4). In the spirit of ecumenism, we welcome families of all faiths.”

 

Christian Family School, A Homeschool Alternative

“CFS is a daily classroom homeschool co-op, meeting in Macedonia, Ohio.”

 

Cultivate: Akron Homeschool Collaboration

“Anyone who is homeschooling or considering homeschooling and lives in the Akron, Ohio area may join, regardless of religion, political beliefs, parenting or teaching styles. We strive to support & understand one another and learn from our differences.”

 

Ne/Akron Ohio (E-School and Homeschool parents)

“The Purpose of this group is to allow both E-school parents and Homeschool parents a chance to socialize their kids and get support from other parents in the same educational situation as them.”

Trumbull

Tuscarawas

Union

Van Wert

Vinton

Warren

 

Washington

Homeschoolers Network of the Mid Ohio Valley

“The Homeschooler’s Network of the Mid Ohio Valley is a place for all home educators in the region surrounding Parkersburg, WV; Belpre, OH; Marietta, OH and the areas within about 40 miles of these cities. Generally, discussions center around activities and questions relevant to locals of this region.”

Wayne

Williams

 

Wood

Black Swamp Home Educators Association

“We at the Black Swamp Home Educators Association would like to welcome you and thank you for checking out our neighborhood link. We are a fair-sized group of about fifty families. We meet more or less bi-monthly at our Pot-Luck dinners, attendance is optional. At these meetings we socialize with one another and give our children the opportunity to perform and share with the group what they’ve been learning.”

Wyandot

 

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