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Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania co-ops and Pennsylvania 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. 

 

Pennsylvania Statewide Homeschool Groups  Pennsylvania Regional Homeschool Groups  Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups By County 
Secular Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups

 

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania. 

 

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency

“PHAA is one of the diploma-granting organizations, recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to provide diplomas to graduates of Pennsylvania home education programs.” 

 

Pennsylvania (PA) Unschooling Info

“Our intention is to offer a place where PA’s unschooling parents can ask questions and get ideas about how to make unschooling work while adhering to PA’s Home Education Law (hint: It’s really easy!).”

Unschoolers in Pennsylvania

“This group is for unschoolers in Pennsylvania to get to know each other, form a strong community, and discuss unschooling. We will be planning many outings and events throughout the state.”

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Regional 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.

 

Eastern Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups  Central Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups  West Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups  South Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups 

 

Eastern Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups 

Eastern-Central PA Someschool to Unschool Social Group

“Moms Helping Their Kids Learn Their Way: This group is to provide info and social opportunities for families that are interested in less structured home education, from relaxed homeschooling to “some schooling” to radical unschooling. We have members that span the entire spectrum.”

 

 

Central Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups 

Eastern-Central PA Someschool to Unschool Social Group

“Moms Helping Their Kids Learn Their Way: This group is to provide info and social opportunities for families that are interested in less structured home education, from relaxed homeschooling to “some schooling” to radical unschooling. We have members that span the entire spectrum.”

 

 

West Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups 

West and Southwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers

“A place for homeschooling families in West and Southwest Philadelphia to network, collaborate, learn, and share with each other. We also welcome those involved in local organizations or venues of interest to homeschoolers.”

 

 

South Pennsylvania Homeschool Groups 

West and Southwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers

“A place for homeschooling families in West and Southwest Philadelphia to network, collaborate, learn, and share with each other. We also welcome those involved in local organizations or venues of interest to homeschoolers.”

 

 

Pennsylvania County Groups 

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

 

Adams Allegheny Armstrong Beaver Bedford Berks
Blair Bradford Bucks Butler Cambria Cameron
Carbon Centre Chester Clarion Clearfield Clinton
Columbia Crawford Cumberland Dauphin Delaware Elk
Erie Fayette Forest Franklin Fulton Greene
Huntingdon Indiana Jefferson Juniata Lackawanna Lancaster
Lawrence Lebanon Lehigh Luzerne Lycoming McKean
Mercer Mifflin Monroe Montgomery Montour Northampton
Northumberland Perry Philadelphia Pike Potter Schuylkill
Snyder Somerset Sullivan Susquehanna Tioga Union
Venango Warren Washington Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming
York

 

Adams

 

 

Allegheny

Homeschool Co-op of Pittsburgh

“We are open to families of any educational background, including homeschool, traditional, cyber or a hybrid, and provide information and support to both parents and students alike. Families can join us for our casual monthly meetups and play dates, participate in our many classes and activities, and can even get tutoring and part-time or full-time childcare.”

 

PALS Pittsburgh

“PALS, which stands for People Always Learning Something is an eclectic, parent-run group of secular homeschoolers who run two 13-week sessions per year of enrichment classes, primarily taught by parents in our group.”

 

Pittsburgh Area Homeschool For Sale or Trade (FSOT) Group

Pittsburgh homeschool group for selling and trading. 

 

Pittsburgh Area Secular Homeschoolers

“This is a group for secular homeschool families in the greater Pittsburgh area with school aged children (5+) to share local information and get homeschool support. We aim for group participation with everyone contributing to the group in a meaningful way.”

 

Pittsburgh Homeschool Crafters

“We are a group of homeschoolers who like to craft.”

 

Pittsburgh Homeschool Mom Connection

“This is a group just for homeschooling moms, no kids allowed! I’m hoping to organize a get together/event every other month or so. Nothing fancy just a chance for us to get together to have a chance to talk, hang out, and enjoy the company of other folks on a similar path. “

 

Pittsburgh Homeschool Teen Activities

“This is a place to brainstorm, discuss, and share get-togethers and activities for homeschooled and cyberschooled teens in the Pittsburgh area.”

 

Pittsburgh Homeschool through High School Mamas

“A Pittsburgh, PA based support group for moms (or dads) homeschooling their children through high school.”

 

 

Armstrong

Harvest Community Homeschoolers

“We are a Christian homeschool co-op and support group,  meeting for field trips, parent support and educational activities for homeschool families.  Our home-base is Harvest Community Church in Kittanning, PA, although we are not a ministry of the church. Our co-op is enrichment-based so as to be a blessing to families and to support varied homeschool programs..  Our goal is for learning to be fun at co-op. Additional opportunities for academic support will also be shared as we have resources available. We also desire the co-op to be a time of fellowship and networking for homeschool families, to share life and wisdom with one another. “

 

Beaver

Bedford

 

 

Berks

Berks County Homeschool Association

“A fun, safe place to connect with other homeschoolers in Greater Reading and Berks County.”

Blair

Bradford

 

 

Bucks

HSBG-Valley Homeschoolers

“Finally! Valley Homeschoolers and HomeSchool Boys & Girls Club are together — like peanut butter & chocolate. We’re located in the Bucks – Montgomery – Lehigh Counties area of SE Pennsylvania.”

 

Butler

Cambria

Cameron

 

 

Carbon

Pocono Homeschoolers

“We are a welcoming group of homeschooling families located all over the Pocono Region.”

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Curriculum buy/sell

Buy and sell group for Pocono.

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Science Club

Homeschool science club in Pocono.

Centre

 

 

Chester

Chester County Homeschoolers (CCHS)

“Chester County Homeschoolers (CCHS) is a county-wide support group which disseminates homeschooling information thru our monthly newsletter.”

 

Chester County (PA) Homeschool Group

“This group is intended to support homeschoolers and unschoolers in SEPA to build a community where we can support each other, share ideas and information, and watch our kids grow and thrive.”

 

Chester County Homeschool Prom

Homeschool Prom in Chester County. 

 

 

Clarion

Clarion County Home Schoolers

“Clarion County HomeSchoolers is a homeschool organization where –

Homeschooling families choose to join together with other homeschooling families to help meet each other’s homeschooling needs in a cooperative spirit.”

 

Secular Homeschoolers of Clarion County (PA)

“SHCC is a secular, inclusive organization for home educators in Clarion County Pennsylvania (and surrounding areas). We promote learning in a non-faith-based, pro-science atmosphere and welcome all families and students who wish to learn with us. We offer support via local fieldtrips, enrichment classes, play-dates, and local outings. In the future, we hope to grow and provide multi-day trips, camp-outs, film screenings, book clubs, and more. “

 

Clearfield

Clinton

 

 

Columbia

Columbia-Montour Homeschool Group

“This is a homeschool support group for homeschooling families in Columbia, Montour and surrounding counties. Our focus is to help each other with understanding and complying with the Pennsylvania homeschool law without over complying. We also have a focus on enriching our children’s educational experience. This is an open group, all styles of homeschooling are welcome as are all religions, please keep this in mind and be respectful.”

 

Common Ground Homeschoolers of Bloomsburg Danville Lewisburg Berwick PA

“Coordinate and share the journey of homeschooling in the Bloomsburg, Danville, Lewisburg, Berwick and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Welcoming of all ages, styles, experience, secularism and faith.”

Crawford

 

 

Cumberland

Franklin & Cumberland County, PA Secular Homeschoolers

“This group is for secular homeschoolers located in Franklin County, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. It is a LGBTQ-friendly, secular haven for those that teach evolution.”

 

MDHSA

“MDHSA is a Christian non-profit organization that serves a yearly average membership of over 150 families in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland Counties in PA and the Washington County area in MD. MDHSA still remains true to our original  goals. We continue to support our fellow homeschoolers and work with legislators and other homeschool organizations to maintain our homeschooling freedoms. Additionally, we disseminate legislative information about issues of interest to homeschoolers and educators.”

 

 

Dauphin

CHASE

“Christian Homeschool Association of Scholastic Excellence: A Christian co-op offering weekly classes in academics, electives, and music.”

 

Harrisburg Area Homeschoolers Association

“The Harrisburg Area Homeschoolers Association is an organization that exists for the purpose of encouraging, supporting, and informing parents who have made the choice to educate their child at home.”

 

Northern Dauphin Homeschoolers

“The purpose of this group is to keep in touch with local homeschoolers and aid in planning activities (picnics, gym days field trips, etc).”

Delaware

 

 

Elk

Elk County Homeschoolers

“This is a group for families in Elk County and the close surrounding area who home school or cyber school. A place to support each other, share helpful information and websites, arrange field trips or play dates.”

 

 

Erie

ECHO-Erie County Homeschool Opportunities

“ECHO is a Christian co-op of homeschool families working together and sharing their talents to provide quality enrichment experiences for students from preschool to grade 12.”

 

Erie County PA homeschooling

“This group is for any homeschool families in or around the Erie County PA region. Its purpose is for parents and kids to connect, share ideas, plan get togethers and field trips and talk about various homeschool subjects.” 

 

Homeschooling Connections of Erie, PA

“An all inclusive group of homeschoolers (traditional, cyber schoolers, unschoolers, and everything in between) in and around Erie, Pa.”

 

Fayette

Forest

 

 

Franklin

Franklin & Cumberland County, PA Secular Homeschoolers

“This group is for secular homeschoolers located in Franklin County, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. It is a LGBTQ-friendly, secular haven for those that teach evolution.”

 

Franklin County S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

“This group is open to anyone who appreciates the value of an academically rich education and is looking for ways to promote that within the community. This group is open to people of any faith, or lack thereof. This is a secular group, and all science discussions will be strictly secular. This group is for like-minded individuals to share ideas, ask questions, arrange meet-ups, etc.”

 

MDHSA

“MDHSA is a Christian non-profit organization that serves a yearly average membership of over 150 families in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland Counties in PA and the Washington County area in MD. MDHSA still remains true to our original  goals. We continue to support our fellow homeschoolers and work with legislators and other homeschool organizations to maintain our homeschooling freedoms. Additionally, we disseminate legislative information about issues of interest to homeschoolers and educators.”

 

 

Fulton

MDHSA

“MDHSA is a Christian non-profit organization that serves a yearly average membership of over 150 families in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland Counties in PA and the Washington County area in MD. MDHSA still remains true to our original  goals. We continue to support our fellow homeschoolers and work with legislators and other homeschool organizations to maintain our homeschooling freedoms. Additionally, we disseminate legislative information about issues of interest to homeschoolers and educators.”

 

 

Greene

Greene County PA Homeschool Group

“Our group provides opportunities for homeschooling families to encourage and support one another. We are an open group led by members with a Christian worldview.”

Huntingdon

Indiana

Jefferson

Juniata

Lackawanna

 

 

Lancaster

CHALC, the Coalition of Homeschoolers Across Lancaster

“CHALC, the Coalition of Homeschoolers Across Lancaster County, serves over 600 homeschooling families throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas.”

 

CHASE

“Christian Homeschool Association of Scholastic Excellence: A Christian co-op offering weekly classes in academics, electives, and music.”

 

Cornerstone Upper Tier Lancaster, PA

“Cornerstone Homeschoolers is a Christian organization seeking to provide quality educational opportunities, along with support for families that are homeschooling.” 

 

Homeschool Families of Lancaster PA & Surrounding Counties

“Welcome all Homeschoolers or those wanting to learn how! Feel free to post favorite educational and/or fun links to share with the group.”

 

Homeschooling in Southern Lancaster County

“The purpose of this page is to support, encourage, and provide information for homeschoolers in Southern Lancaster County (and elsewhere).”

 

Lancaster Homeschool Mamas

“This is a group for local Mama’s in and around the Lancaster area who are homeschooling or possibly interested in homeschooling.”

 

Lancaster Secular Homeschoolers

“We are a secular-based homeschool group in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that fits somewhere between structured book learning and unschooling. We are an eclectic group of families who lean toward the crunchy side of life, with environmental/social concerns, organic diets, and attachment parenting more the norm than the exception. While we are a secular based group, we welcome all religions/personal beliefs and strive to maintain a feeling of acceptance and to embrace diversity.”

Lawrence

 

 

Lebanon

CHASE

“Christian Homeschool Association of Scholastic Excellence: A Christian co-op offering weekly classes in academics, electives, and music.”

 

I.N.C.H. of Lebanon County

“WELCOME TO INCH (INCLUSIVE NETWORK OF COOPERATIVE HOMESCHOOLERS*)! WE ARE AN ECLECTIC GROUP FROM MANY COUNTIES WHO HOME EDUCATE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. WE ARE MADE UP OF DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS, RELIGIONS, AND CULTURES. WE ALL USE DIFFERENT METHODS OF LEARNING. WHAT WE DO SHARE IN COMMON IS A THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE AND A PASSION FOR LEARNING!”

 

 

Lehigh

Homeschool Parents of the Lehigh Valley

“ This group was created as a place for homeschool parents to find support, information, and friends that will help us on our homeschool journeys, including any questions and concerns you may have about homeschooling in PA. This group is open to parents in the Lehigh Valley currently homeschooling grades K-12.”

 

HSBG-Valley Homeschoolers

“Finally! Valley Homeschoolers and HomeSchool Boys & Girls Club are together — like peanut butter & chocolate. We’re located in the Bucks – Montgomery – Lehigh Counties area of SE Pennsylvania.”

 

 

Luzerne

Hazleton Catholic Homeschoolers

“ This website was created to help any homeschool or prospective homeschool family in the greater Hazleton, PA area and beyond.”

Lycoming

McKean

Mercer

Mifflin

 

 

Monroe

Pocono Homeschoolers

“We are a welcoming group of homeschooling families located all over the Pocono Region.”

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Curriculum buy/sell

Buy and sell group for Pocono.

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Science Club

Homeschool science club in Pocono.

 

 

Montgomery

Homeschoolers of Eastern Montgomery County PA

“We are an inclusive support group for all homeschoolers, unschoolers, and cyberschoolers in Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Join us and connect with other families, plan play dates and field trips, and share educational information with other members.”

 

Homeschool Happenings in Montgomery County, PA

“First, we wanted a secular support community for homeschooling families of all types, in and around Western Montgomery County, PA. The group itself is secular, which means that we do not affiliate ourselves with any one faith.”

 

HSBG-Valley Homeschoolers

“Finally! Valley Homeschoolers and HomeSchool Boys & Girls Club are together — like peanut butter & chocolate. We’re located in the Bucks – Montgomery – Lehigh Counties area of SE Pennsylvania.”

 

 

Montour

Columbia-Montour Homeschool Group

“This is a homeschool support group for homeschooling families in Columbia, Montour and surrounding counties. Our focus is to help each other with understanding and complying with the Pennsylvania homeschool law without over complying. We also have a focus on enriching our children’s educational experience. This is an open group, all styles of homeschooling are welcome as are all religions, please keep this in mind and be respectful.”

 

Common Ground Homeschoolers of Bloomsburg Danville Lewisburg Berwick PA

“Coordinate and share the journey of homeschooling in the Bloomsburg, Danville, Lewisburg, Berwick and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Welcoming of all ages, styles, experience, secularism and faith.”

Northampton

 

 

Northumberland

Northumberland County Homeschoolers located in central PA

“Our mission is to work together as a team to educate our children in a Godly manner.  Homeschooling can be as fun as you make it!  We are all in this together and share the same cause of teaching our children values, ethics, and to learn and grow together as one.  Everyones ideas are always welcomed.”

Perry

 

 

Philadelphia

African American Homeschoolers In Philadelphia

Homeschool group in Philadelphia. 

 

An Educated Life, In the City of Brotherly Love

“We are actively Anti-racist, Secular, Inclusive and Safe in this Homeschooling community.”

 

Waldorf Inspired Homeschoolers ~ Philadelphia & Suburbs

“Namaste! I created this group so that we may find ways to gather throughout the year and celebrate the seasons and magical festivals of Waldorf Education together with friends.”

 

 

Pike

Pocono Homeschoolers

“We are a welcoming group of homeschooling families located all over the Pocono Region.”

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Curriculum buy/sell

Buy and sell group for Pocono.

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Science Club

Homeschool science club in Pocono.

Potter

Schuylkill

Snyder

Somerset

Sullivan

 

 

Susquehanna

Susquehanna County Homeschoolers- parents

“This group is for meeting and exchanging ideas with other homeschoolers of Northeast Pennsylvania in Susquehanna County. Including but not limited to traditional homeschool, virtual charter, someschoolers, or unschoolers.”

Tioga

 

 

Union

Common Ground Homeschoolers of Bloomsburg Danville Lewisburg Berwick PA

“Coordinate and share the journey of homeschooling in the Bloomsburg, Danville, Lewisburg, Berwick and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Welcoming of all ages, styles, experience, secularism and faith.”

Venango

Warren

Washington

 

 

Wayne

Pocono Homeschoolers

“We are a welcoming group of homeschooling families located all over the Pocono Region.”

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Curriculum buy/sell

Buy and sell group for Pocono.

 

Pocono Homeschoolers Science Club

Homeschool science club in Pocono.

 

 

Westmoreland

Homeschoolers of Westmoreland County

“We are here to assist ALL homeschoolers (traditional or cyber school). We are here to help children who are learning at home with finding information, socialization. And, for parents trying to make the best decision for the education of our future!”

 

Wyoming

 

 

York

CHASE

“Christian Homeschool Association of Scholastic Excellence: A Christian co-op offering weekly classes in academics, electives, and music.”

 

Homeschooling in York, PA

“This group is intended to be a discussion place, resource place and a place for encouragement for families homeschooling or cyberschooling in the York, PA area. Feel free to sell curriculum, ask questions or let us know of an event or co op in the area!”

 

York Home School Association

“York Home School Association, Inc. (YHSA) was founded on the belief that the ultimate responsibility for the education of children belongs to the parents (Deuteronomy 4:9, 6:1-25, and 4:1-4). Parents can more successfully carry out this responsibility with the support of like-minded home educators. Frequently, parents are called on to defend their decision to home educate their children and affiliation with a support group can strengthen the drive, desire, and beliefs that brought parents to the decision in the first place.”

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