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.
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.
Local Homeschool Learning Groups and Co-Ops
BigFish Learning Community
Classical Conversations - multiple locations
The Classical Co-Op - Westford, MA
First Agape - Auburn NH
Gear Up Homeschoolers - Warner, NH
Hillsborough County Co-op
Krytal Ballroom Teen Group – Hampton Falls, NH
Latitude Learning Resources - Manchester, NH
Lighthouse Homeschool Co-op - Loudon, NH
New Horizons Homeschooling - Windham, NH
NH Coastal Co-Op - Exeter, NH
Pembroke Homeschool Writing Club
Rockingham County Co-Op
Voyagers - N. Chelmsford MA
WeAre Home Educators - Weare, NH
Homeschool Facebook Groups - statewide unless noted otherwise
Central NH Homeschoolers
Chocorua Area Homeschoolers
Concord Area Homeschoolers
Concord NH Secular Homeschoolers
Fremont Area Homeschoolers
Greater Derry Homeschoolers
Greater Nashua Homeschoolers
Hampstead Homeschool Gym
Homeschooling Families of Seacoast
Homeschooling in Chester NH
Lakes Region Homeschoolers
Manchester NH Homeschoolers
Monadnock Area Homeschooling Families
Monadnock Homeschool Theater Group
North Country Adventures in Homeschooling (north of Lancaster)
White Mountain Home Educators
New Hampshire Homeschooling Rotating Recess
New Hampshire Homeschool Teen Meet-up
North Country Homeschoolers
Plymouth Area Homeschooling!!!
Relaxed Homeschoolers of New Hampshire
Seacoast Christian Home Educators (SCHEA NH/ME)
Catholics United for Home Education (CUHE-NH)
Catholics United for Home Education was incorporated in the State of New Hampshire in September 1989. It serves as a network for Catholic homeschoolers, providing support through an email list while connects groups throughout the state. It was established “to provide encouragement and support for [NH] Catholic parents who desire to educate their children at home…to protect the rights of parents to home educate their children and to provide information on Home Education.” They also have a Facebook group.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Granite State Home Educators (GSHE)
GSHE is an all-volunteer statewide 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 1,700 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. This is School Choice for NH’s sister organization.
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.