Homeschooling is growing across the country and in New Hampshire. This means that there are many educational and networking resources available for families; parents don’t have to recreate the wheel or go it alone. Many experienced homeschoolers are happy to share their resources and coordinate learning opportunities.
GSHE has compiled many resources and tips to help you create learning communities for your home ed journey. In summer 2021, GSHE hosted a discussion with two experienced homeschooling parents who have run a highly successful family-based co-op for several years. Catch their advice and practical tips here.
Below are some organizations that provide services to homeschoolers and support groups. These groups can facilitate connections to other homeschoolers in the local area as well as those that share a similar educational approach or focus. Please note that the distinction between learning groups or "pods," co-ops, and other forms of small-learning communities may be less distinct as they may periodically offer educational and social opportunities in addition to online (social media) support and community.
Also take a look at our Enrichment Classes & Programs page for more educational and social opportunities for your children. Some are specifically for homeschoolers and can provide opportunities for group learning.
GSHE Affiliated Social Media Groups
Granite State Home Educators -- Our primary group for supporting home educators around the state.
Granite State Home Educators Marketplace -- Our group that brings together buyers and sellers of homeschool resources.
GSHE Homeschool Pod Connections -- A group to help bring together families looking to form home-based learning communities such as homeschool pods and microschools.
GSHE Action -- This is our group specifically for tracking and discussing legislation related to home education.
Families Helping Families -- Specifically for families who have children with special needs, not just for homeschoolers!
Granite State Gifted -- This group is for families in any educational setting who have advanced and twice-exceptional children.
Granite State Home Educators on MeWe -- We have a growing presence on this social media platform, too.
Local Homeschool Learning Groups and Co-Ops
Acton Academy NH - Laconia, NH
Acton Academy Seacoast - Dover, NH
Anchor Christian Homeschool Co-Op - Rochester, NH
Berlin/Gorham Area Homeschoolers
BigFish Learning Community - Dover, NH
Boomerang Book Club - seacoast, NH
Busch Family and Friends Kindergarten Co-Op - Canterbury, NH
Cartier Family group - Greenfield, NH
Chester NH Homeschooling Co-op
Chocorua Area Homeschoolers
Classical Conversations - multiple locations
The Classical Co-Op - Westford, MA
Club Create - Pelham, NH and Atkinson, NH
Concord NH Area Pre-K to K Meet Ups
Curiosity Untamed Homeschoolers - Monadnock Region
Down the Line Ministries - Hampton, NH
Family Foundations Homeschool Coop - Gilford, NH
First Agape - Auburn NH
Future Leaders of the World Homeschool Group - Mt. Washington Valley, NH
Gear Up Homeschoolers - Warner, NH
Granite State Christian Academy - Tilton, NH
Great Explorers Co-op - Milford, MA
Hillsborough County Co-op
Homeschoolers Without Borders - Haverhill, MA
The Journey Teen Homeschool Group - Townsend, MA
Kearsarge Homeschool Group
Kindergarten Co-Op - Boscawen, NH
Krystal Ballroom Teen Group – Hampton Falls, NH
Kurios Co-Op - Amherst, NH
Lakeside Homeschoolers - Homeschooling in the Lakes Region
Lakes Region Wild + Free
Lancaster (NH) Homeschoolers
Latitude Learning Resources - Derry, NH
Leonhard Learning - Woburn, MA
Lighthouse Homeschool Co-op - Loudon, NH
Lost in the Pod Homeschool Group - Franklin, NH
Monadnock Homeschool Co-op
Mustard Seed Academy, for K-3rd gr - Monadnock Region
Nashua Co-op Home Schooling Group From Caterpillars to Butterflies - Nashua, NH
Natureschooling in NH - Chester, NH
New Hampshire History Geography Homeschool - statewide
New Horizons Homeschooling - online
NHHN LARP Community Group - Manchester and Concord, NH
NH Homeschool Older Kids Park Day - all over NH
NH Pre Teen and Teen Cocoa/Coffee Social - all over NH
Pembroke Homeschool Writing Club
Play Free NH - Brentwood, NH
Recovering Bright Futures with Prenda - across NH
Rochester Area Christian Homeschool Pals - Rochester, NH
Rochester Christian Co-Op (RCCNH) - Rochester, NH
Rockingham County Co-Op
Seacoast Learning Pod - Stratham, NH
Souhegan Valley Homeschoolers - Amherst/Milford, NH
Sullivan County (and neighbors!) Area Homeschoolers
Trailblazers Learning Cooperative (TLC) - Chichester, NH
The Unschoolie Co-Op - Bradford, NH
Voyagers - N. Chelmsford MA
Washington NH Homeschoolers and Surrounding Towns - Washington, NH
WeAre Home Educators - Weare, NH
White Mountain Homeschoolers - Bristol, NH
Homeschool Social Media Groups - statewide unless noted otherwise
B'nai New England Homeschool
Central NH Homeschoolers
Children of the Moon
Chocorua Area Homeschoolers
Christian Home Educators NH/S. ME
Concord Area Homeschoolers
Concord Elementary Homeschool Group
Concord NH Secular Homeschoolers
Fremont Area Homeschoolers
Girl Code of Southern New Hampshire Teen Homeschool Group
Granite State Homeschoolers Outing Co-op
Greater Derry Homeschoolers
Greater Nashua Homeschoolers
Hampstead Homeschool Gym
Hillsborough, NH Homeschoolers
Homeschooling Families of Seacoast
Homeschooling in Chester NH
Lakes Region Homeschoolers
Lost in the Pod Homeschool Group - Franklin, NH
Manchester New Hampshire USA Homeschoolers
Monadnock Area Homeschooling Families
Monadnock Homeschoolers (Facebook)
Monadnock Homeschoolers (MeWe)
Monadnock Homeschool Theater Group
New Hampshire Progressive Home Educators
NH Homeschool Anime Fans
NH Teens (on Discord)
North Country Adventures in Homeschooling (north of Lancaster)
North Country Homeschoolers
Plymouth Area Homeschooling!!!
Raymond NH Homeschoolers United
Relaxed Homeschoolers of New Hampshire
Southern New Hampshire Tween & Teen Social Circle
Sullivan County Area Homeschoolers, Sullivan County NH
Upper Valley Homeschoolers
Upper Valley NH/VT Christian Homeschool/Remote Learners
UV NH/VT Homeschool Adventures
White Mountain Home Educators
Catholics United for Home Education (CUHE-NH)
Catholics United for Home Education is a statewide association of Catholic homeschool families and homeschool graduates founded in 1989. They are unique as a Catholic homeschool group in NH because they reach out throughout the granite state. They provide a voice for Catholic homeschoolers in Concord, protecting our freedom to educate our children at home and keep members up to date on NH homeschool bills and changes in law. They support each other in their shared faith and homeschooling efforts. Their board is 100% volunteer and seeks to serve members out of love for God.
Classical Conversations is committed to helping you be a great educator all the way through high school! Our programs cover K-4-12th grade. The Foundations program will bring community, structure, and accountability to your homeschool. Science experiments, art, and music are just a few of the subjects we study together. Gain confidence as you and your 4th-6th grade students enjoy learning language structure, writing, and mental math games to sharpen their calculation speed and accuracy in our Essentials program. Develop your middle school and high school student’s ability to reason and defend their beliefs through facilitated discussions with their peers in the Challenge program. Being part of a community gives you access into a host of benefits including equipping sessions, testing, transcripts, college application help and more! They have multiple communities across New Hampshire with local coordinators who may be contacted for more information. They also have a Facebook page for New England. For more information, contact Area Representative Maria Chamberlain at email@example.com.
Granite State Home Educators (GSHE)
GSHE is a registered 501c4 charity and all-volunteer grassroots organization that believes in empowered families, families’ rights to direct their children’s education, and in the power of community. Membership is free and open to all including prospective, current, and retired home educators. Members receive monthly newsletters that include announcements for classes and events, relevant legislative updates, and information to support their home education journeys. We have an exceptionally active and engaged community with over 2,000 members on our Facebook group where families share educational and fun events, ask questions, and come together as a community. We host special events throughout the year including a Not-Back-To-School Picnic and spring art show. We also host a marketplace on Facebook for families to buy, sell, and trade used homeschool materials.
Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC)
HEAC is an advisory board, created by NH statute, comprised of some homeschool organizations, state agencies, and education associations. Their purpose is to provide a bridge for better communication and understanding of homeschooling. They meet every other month through the school year in Concord. The public is welcome to attend.
New Hampshire Homeschool Coalition (NHHC)
Since 1989, the statewide New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition has functioned as an important source of information for homeschoolers, with representatives from each area of the state. They support all reasons for homeschooling and are not tied to any particular method, religion or philosophy. The NHHC publishes a monthly newsletter, The New Hampshire Home Education Guidebook, and has an active website, a Facebook page, plus a Facebook group to join for conversation.
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
HSLDA was founded in 1983 by two attorneys and homeschooling dads, Mike Farris and Mike Smith. Through the years, HSLDA’s primary goal has remained the same—to bring together a large number of homeschooling families so that each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense. Today, HSLDA gives tens of thousands of families the freedom to homeschool without having to face legal threats alone. They charge a membership fee for services.
National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD)
NHELD is a national organization that seeks to protect and defend the rights of families who wish to educate in freedom. They have three goals: empowerment of individuals, unity of purpose, and freedom to educate. They provide various services to members including informing them of federal legislation that may impact their ability to educate in freedom and empowering them with the resources to make informed decisions about the issues. They charge an annual membership fee.
GSHE is always looking to expand its lists of support groups. If you know of a homeschool group that would like to be added, please contact us at info@GraniteStateHomeEducators.org.