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.

The groups listed below are local and interest-based, informal communities. They are usually family-based cohorts that get together for periodic fun activities, outings, and social connections.

There are private businesses and organizations that may use terms like learning communities, co-ops, and microschools. They charge fees and are usually drop-off programs. You'll find them on our Enrichment Classes & Programs page.

 

GSHE Affiliated Communities

Granite State Home Educators -- This is our primary group for supporting homeschool families around the state.

GSHE Marketplace -- This group is for buyers and sellers of gently-used homeschool resources.

GSHE Homeschool Learning Communities -- This group connects families and education providers to form home-based learning communities.

GSHE Action -- This is our group that focuses on advocacy for home-education freedom.

Families Helping Families -- Specifically for families who have children with learning differences, not just for homeschoolers!

Granite State Gifted -- This group is for families in any educational setting who have advanced and twice-exceptional children.

 

Local and Interest-Based Homeschool Communities

Amherst NH Homeschoolers
Anchor Christian Homeschool Co-Op - Rochester, NH
Auburn NH Homeschool Network - Auburn, NH
Berlin/Gorham Area Homeschoolers
Boustead NH - Middleton Corners, NH
Busch Family and Friends Kindergarten Co-Op - Canterbury, NH
Candia NH Homeschoolers - Candia, NH
Cartier Family group - Greenfield, NH
Catholic Schoolhouse - Somersworth, NH
Central NH Homeschoolers
Children of the Moon
Chocorua Area Homeschoolers
Christian Home Educators NH/S. ME (CHENH/ME)
CIRCLE -- online and various locations around NH
Classical Conversations - multiple locations
The Classical Co-Op - Westford, MA
Concord Area Homeschoolers
Concord Elementary Homeschool Group
Concord NH Homeschool Bowling
Concord NH Secular Homeschoolers
Excursion Artistry - online and various locations
First Agape - Auburn NH
Fremont Area Homeschoolers
Future Leaders of the World Homeschool Group - Mt. Washington Valley, NH
Gear Up Homeschoolers - Warner, NH
Girl Code of Southern New Hampshire Teen Homeschool Group
Granite State Christian Academy - Tilton, NH
Granite State Curiosity Co-op - Rochester, NH
Granite State Homeschoolers Outing Co-op
Greater Derry Homeschoolers
Greater Nashua Homeschoolers
Great Explorers Co-op - Milford, MA
Hampstead Homeschool Gym
Haverhill NH Area Homeschool Connections
Hillsborough County Co-op
Hillsborough, NH Homeschoolers
Hillsborough-Washington NH Homeschoolers
Homegrown Homeschoolers - Lee, NH and surrounding areas
Homeschool Art Club - greater Derry, NH
Homeschool Forest Adventure Club - greater Concord, NH
Homeschool for Peterborough, NH and Surrounding Areas
Homeschool Moms of Raymond NH and Surrounding Towns
Homeschool Park Days Southern Maine / NH Seacoast Area
Homeschoolers at Play - East of Concord Area, NH
Homeschoolers NH & MA skills and opportunities
Homeschooling for 1
Homeschooling in Chester NH
Homeschooling Sign Language, practice and support
Imagine It Teen Homeschool - Hooksett, NH
Kearsarge Homeschool Group
Keene Area Homeschoolers
Kindergarten Co-Op - Boscawen, NH
Krystal Ballroom Teen Group – Hampton Falls, NH
Lakeside Homeschoolers - Homeschooling in the Lakes Region
Lakes Region Homeschoolers
Lakes Region Wild + Free
Lancaster Homeschoolers
Lancaster, NH Area Homeschoolers
Lancaster (NH) Homeschoolers
Leonhard Learning - Woburn, MA
Lighthouse Homeschool Co-op - Loudon, NH
Little Sprouts Nature Co-Op - Canterbury, NH
Littleton Area Homeschoolers
Littleton Area Homeschoolers
Lost in the Pod Homeschool Group - Franklin, NH
Lost in the Woods Homeschool - Franklin, NH
Maverick's server Discord Server
Merrimack Valley Unschooling
Milton & Wakefield, NH Homeschool Group Info Page - Milton and Wakefield, NH
Monadnock Area Homeschooling Families
Monadnock Homeschool Adventures
Monadnock Homeschool Co-op
Monadnock Homeschoolers (Facebook)
Monadnock Homeschoolers (MeWe)
Monadnock Homeschool Theater Group
Nashua Co-op Home Schooling Group From Caterpillars to Butterflies - Nashua, NH
Natureschooling in NH - Chester, NH
Neurodivergent Unschoolers - Lakes region to Plymouth to Concord, NH
New England Happy Homeschoolers
New England Teen Homeschool Social Events ~ S/Central NH, S ME, NE MA SE VT
Newfound Lake Little Explorers - Newfound Lake and Plymouth areas, NH
New Hampshire History Geography Homeschool - statewide
NH Catholic Moms
NH Holistic Homeschoolers
NH Homeschool Anime Fans
NH/MA/ME TEEN Homeschool Social Gatherings
NH Minecraft Homeschoolers
New Hampshire Progressive Home Educators
New Hampshire Teen Homeschool Formals
NH Teen Homeschool Park Day -- statewide
NH Teens (on Discord)
New Horizons Homeschooling - online
NH Homeschool Older Kids Park Day - all over NH
NH Junior Rock Hounds - all over NH
NH and MA Homeschoolers Connection - Atkinson, NH
NH Minecraft Homeschoolers
NH Pre Teen and Teen Cocoa/Coffee Social - all over NH
No Borders Homeschooling - northern Coos County NH and Essex County VT
North Country Homeschoolers
North Country Homeschooling/Unschooling Teen Meetups - Plattsburgh and surrounding areas, NH
Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire Homeschoolers
North Valley Homeschoolers (NH/VT) - Upper Valley and North Country, NH into VT
Play Free NH - Brentwood, NH
Playground Mania
Plymouth Area Homeschooling!!!
Plymouth NH Teen Homeschool Meet Ups
Prax Village - Dover, NH
Pre-Teen Study Room on Fiveable
Quest Club NH - Hudson/Pelham, NH
Raymond NH Homeschoolers United
Relaxed Homeschoolers of New Hampshire
Renegade Learners - Sandwich, NH
Roblox Homeschoolers
Rochester Area Christian Homeschool Pals - Rochester, NH
Rochester Christian Co-Op (RCCNH) - Rochester, NH
Rockingham County Co-Op
Sandown NH Homeschoolers
Seacoast Homeschool Adventures - seacoast, NH
Seacoast Learning Pod - Stratham, NH
Seacoast Teens
Seacoast Unschooling
Souhegan Valley Homeschoolers - Amherst/Milford, NH
Southern New Hampshire Tween & Teen Social Circle
Sullivan County Area Homeschoolers, Sullivan County NH
Sullivan County, NH / Windsor County, VT Area Homeschoolers
Teen Hiking Club - statewide
teenSPARK - statewide
Trailblazers Learning Cooperative (TLC) - Chichester, NH
The Unschoolie Co-Op - Bradford, NH
Unschooling NH
Upper Valley Homeschoolers
Upper Valley NH/VT  Christian Homeschoolers
UV NH/VT Homeschool Adventures
Venturing Crew 308 - Dracut, MA
Washington NH Homeschoolers and Surrounding Towns - Washington, NH
Waterville Valley NH Teen Ski Homeschool Meet Up
WeAre Home Educators - Weare, NH
West of Concord Homeschool Friends -- towns west of Concord, NH
White Mountain Home Educators
White Mountain Homeschoolers - Bristol, NH
Wild Tides Learning Community - Lee and Dover, NH

 

Statewide Organizations

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.

 

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 5,000 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. See the list at the top of this page for all of the GSHE communities.

 

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.

 

National Organizations

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.