Support Groups

Although there are more than 5000 homeschooled children in New Hampshire, sometimes it's difficult to locate homeschooling families if you don't know where to look for them! The NHHC has provided this list of local homeschool support groups to make it easier for you to connect with other homeschoolers in your area.

We know there are many more support groups out there than are currently listed on this page! If you would like to have your support group's information listed here -- or you would like to start a group in your area -- just drop us a line and we'd be happy to add your information to our web site.

Note: Call/email the group's contact person to confirm meeting dates/times! Support groups are very fluid organizations; contacts and meeting places/dates/times do change frequently. If you find any information on this page which is out-of-date, please let us know so we can make the necessary corrections.

Note: We do not specifically endorse or promote the views of the individuals, groups or organizations whose names are included as resources on the NHHC web site; such references are for your information and investigation only.


Please, no solicitation of the individuals/groups listed below. Thank you.

Other Statewide Homeschooling Groups

Catholics United for Home Education
Catholics United for Home Education (CUHE-NH) 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 which 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". To join or for questions, please visit our blog page at: http://www.cuhenh89.wordpress.com

Christian Home Educators of New Hampshire (CHENH)
P.O. Box 961
Manchester, NH 03105
603-878-5001
CHENH was formed for the purpose of serving and supporting Christian home educators "in their obedience to the call of God to educate their children." Members are required to sign a statement of faith.

Relaxed Homeschoolers of New Hampshire
Relaxed Homeschoolers of New Hampshire is a social network of relaxed, eclectic homeschoolers living and learning in New Hampshire. Members might practice life learning or unschooling in some areas, follow interest-led unit studies in other areas, and loosely follow curriculum in yet others. In addition to online discussion, the network offers opportunities for arranging local co-ops, learning groups, and field trips. Membership is inclusive, and events are purely secular. For an invitation to the site, which can be found at http://nhrelaxedhs.ning.com/, or contact info@relaxedhomeschoolers.org.

UnschoolingNH For whole-life (AKA radical) unschooling families. UnschoolingNH is a online group for New Hampshire unschoolers to discuss unschooling ideas, how to extend unschooling principles to the rest of our lives, peaceful parenting and the logistics of unschooling in New Hampshire.
Find us on yahoo groups http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UnschoolingNH/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolingNH/
Contact: Cara Barlow, carabarlow@gmail.com

Local Homeschooling Groups

Alton

St. Katharine Drexel Parish Homeschool Coop
A group of catholic homeschooling families interested in keeping the faith alive for their children. We meet on the first and third Friday of each month from 8 am until 12 pm. Email katyp@metrocast.net or call Katy Peternel 569-4250 for more information.

Claremont

For information about Claremont homeschool groups, please contact Pam Numme, dnumme@hotmail.com

Concord

Home Schooled Teens Together is a group that focuses on fun social experiences for our home schooled teens, and support for their parents. We have over 100 teens in our club and a portion of them meet one evening a month for an outing of some kind, in the Concord area. Examples are nighttime capture the flag, board game marathon, Christmas Party, Beach Party, and much more. For more info please contact Cheryl & Trevor at cherylsark@gmail.com.

Conway and statewide

Learning at Home in New Hampshire-- We are a secular group which offers open discussion and information and various monthly ongoing events to connect its members. We have families from across the state of New Hampshire and from southern Maine. Find the group on Facebook or contact Donna for more info, Dthibeault72@gmail.com.

Derry/Londonderry/Windham/Salem Area

SHARES is an inclusive support group for homeschoolers living in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties (Southern New Hampshire Homeschooling Association for Resources, Encouragement & Support). We offer an online group for homeschooling questions, ideas, and activities. Contact Kim Monterio, sharesinfonh@gmail.com for more information.

Hampton

Hampton Christian Homeschool Group offers monthly support group meeting on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Group activities are available throughout the school year. Join us to connect with others for learning, support, and friendship. For more information contact Valerie Abasciano at bvabasciano@gmail.com.

Hancock

The homeschool co-op at Bethel Church in Hancock does two 8 week sessions during the school year- one in the Fall and one in the Spring. If you want more information just contact Missy at ageieff@tds.net.

Hudson

St. Kathryn's Homeschool Group - Catholic support group out of Hudson NH welcomes all Catholics to join. For more information contact the church, 4 Dracut Rd., Hudson, 882-7793.

Keene

Keene Area Homeschool Network (KAHN) We are an inclusive group open to all homeschoolers.
Email group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KeeneHomeschool/

Laconia

We are a group of homeschoolers in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire that meet for activities, field trips and classes based on the common interest of the education and socialization of our homeschooled children. We meet on Wednesdays twice a month. If you are interested in joining us contact Julie lakesregionhomeschoolers@outlook.com

We are a group of homeschooling families in the Meredith/ Laconia/ Franklin area who get together regularly throughout central NH for fun, friends, and field trips. All ages & walks of life are welcome. We meet outside as long as weather permits, indoors for board games, crafts, etc. when needed. Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/centralnhhomeschoolers/ . For additional information, email laps@metrocast.net.

Home school co-op in Laconia. We have openings and are looking for families that are looking to supplement their child's education. We have some great classes offered and more to come. We will be meeting in Laconia on Wednesdays from 8am-1pm at the Evangelical Baptist Church in Lakeport. If you are interested please email Bobbie Johnston for more information.
Feel free to contact Bobbie Johnston at bobbienstevejohnston@gmail.com or by calling 603-455-7242

Littleton

North Country Homeschoolers in Littleton is open to all homeschoolers in the surrounding area. We meet every Friday for social activities and field trips. For more information, see our website: http://www.northcountryhomeschoolers.com

Loudon

Lighthouse Homeschool Co-op at Faith Community Bible Church in Loudon offers classes and fellowship. Go to http://www.lighthousehomeschoolnh.org for more information, class descriptions and exact location.

Manchester

Family Centered Education of NH is a group of New Hampshire homeschooling parents that come together to give our children more options and activities as we support each other along the homeschooling journey. As members of FaCE, families can pick and choose the activities they wish to be involved in and/or offer up their own classes, field trips, or activities that they would like to join in. In FaCE-NH, our children come first. The safety, well-being and support that we all desire for our own children is asked to be extended to others at all times. We request that all members act with integrity at all FaCE-NH activities. FaCE-NH is open to all styles of homeschooling (i.e., unschoolers, curriculum based, distance learning, etc.) FaCE welcomes all and is nondiscrimiatory. FaCE supports all families who are taking the education of their children into their own hands. Visit http://www.face-nh.com/ or email Robin Whitcore at robin_whitcore@comcast.net for more information.

Manchester Area Homeschoolers - homeschooling support group for Manchester and surrounding areas. Offers monthly meetings at Barnes and Noble (3rd Sunday of the month), newsletter, field trips, and other organized activities. See http://manchnh-homeschoolers.tripod.com/ for more information. Email mahomeschoolers@yahoo.com.

Merrimack

Classical Conversations connects families with others who homeschool using the classical model. Parents and students of elementary aged children meet weekly as trained tutors model the classical tools of learning. During this time students participate in science and fine arts activities, give oral presentations, and learn information in seven different subjects. Older students (grades 4-6) also learn English grammar and sharpen their math and writing skills. Teens discuss, debate, and learn together in a comprehensive college prep program under a trained tutor.

Families are encouraged and equipped to continue homeschooling though high school. Classical Conversations of Merrimack - Meets at Bedford Road Baptist Church, 67 Bedford Road, Merrimack, NH on Thursdays from 9-3. Contact Jillene Santoro at JBRS4cm@aol.com or contact Maria Chamberlain at mchamberlain@classicalconversations.com for information about other locations.

Milton

Milton Homeschool Group reaches out to homeschool families in Milton and neighboring communities. Duringing September through May, families meet monthly for two hours of games, crafts, learning segments, snacks and fun for children of all ages. We also partner with Nute Library, in Milton, for Book Club sessions and activities. Join us for monthly field trips or additional activities and learning opportunities. Please email: miltonhomeschoolgroup@yahoo.com to get connected.

Monadnock Area

There is a Facebook group for homeschoolers in the Monadnock area
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MonadnockHomeschoolers/

The Monadnock Homeschoolers group is dedicated to supporting families with the behind-the-scenes responsibilities of homeschooling. Activities will include regular meetings that focus on parental support and guidance, curriculum planning, adult social nights, date night/childcare swapping, field trips, community learning opportunities, and whatever else helps meet the needs of the members.

Mount Washington Valley

Homegrown Explorers is an inclusive group respecting others methods and ideas of home education. We have weekly activities and field trips as well annual International Night, Science Fair, and Authors Tea and Art Show. If you would like more information please contact Elizabeth Jette PO Box 385, Bartlett, NH 03812 heartfelthomemaking@gmail.com Visit our blog, http://homegrownexplorers.blogspot.com/, for our calendar of events. Monthly mom's meetings are held the first Monday of the month for planning, support, Q&A, and fellowship. All are welcome to join us at The River Church in Center Conway NH across from McSherry's Nursery.

Nashua

"Salt and Light" a homeschool support group with members located in the Nashua area (Merrimack, Hollis, Hudson and Nashua). Though most members come from a Christian background/faith we are an inclusive group and require no statements of faith. During the "school year" the moms meet once a month for support, to share ideas and curriculum and to plan events involving our children. For more information contact Heather Romanek, rellimh@yahoo.com.

The Homeschool Update is an email newsletter with announcements, listing of curriculum for sale, etc. It is based in the Nashua area, but has info for homeschoolers statewide. To subscribe, contact Kathleen Avedisian, kavedisian@comcast.net.

New London

New London Area Homeschoolers currently has an email list that you can join to communicate with other homeschoolers in the area. Visit http://www.nlah.blogspot.com/ for the link to join the list. For more info, contact Susan FitzGerald, sfitzrad@aol.com.

Northfield

In Northfield, NH at the Hall Memorial Library there will be a homeschool chat from 1-2:30 the 4th Tuesday of each month. The children will have a craft and social time while the parents get together for support, engouragement etc. Your local homeschool coalition rep will also be present. Please visit the website for more information at www.hallmemoriallibrary.org.

Pelham

Pelham Homeschoolers, Meets every 2nd Friday of the month at Crossroads Baptist church 1-3. All homeschoolers in the Pelham/Windham area are welcome to join secular group Contact information: Michele Savoy, createpoems@yahoo.com, 548-0005

Pembroke

Pembroke Homeschool Writing Club.
We are a group of Moms and Homeschoolers that get together once a month at the Pembroke Town Library. Each month we have a writing assignment that the students get to read in front of the others in the group. We meet every first Friday of the month, 1:00-2:00.We also do field trips together and have had a ski day at Pats Peak. In the Spring we plan on having a Homeschool Garden plot to grow vegetables for the food pantry in Suncook. In May we will have a bake sale at the annual yard sale, that is held at the Pembroke Town Library, to raise money for the garden fee. For more information please contact Marie Mehegan, mmeheganptl@yahoo.com

Pittsfield

Hearts for Homeschool meets the 3rd. Thursday of the month (Sept. - May) from 7-9pm at 11 Targhee Dr. in Pittsfield. Contact: Robin Doucette, 11 Concord Hill Rd., Pittsfield, NH 03263, 603-724-9410, hearts4homeschool@yahoo.com.

Rindge

The Rindge Homeschoolers are open to all homeschoolers and those interested in learning more about homeschooling. Members of the group will be planning local events such as park days and field trips, typically in the Rindge area. There is no hierarchy to this group. Anyone is free to set an activity up. No one person is responsible for anything. We are a secular group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RindgeHomeschoolers/

Rochester

Classical Conversations connects families with others who homeschool using the classical model. Parents and students of elementary aged children meet weekly as trained tutors model the classical tools of learning. During this time students participate in science and fine arts activities, give oral presentations, and learn information in seven different subjects. Older students (grades 4-6) also learn English grammar and sharpen their math and writing skills. Teens discuss, debate, and learn together in a comprehensive college prep program under a trained tutor.
Families are encouraged and equipped to continue homeschooling though high school. Classical Conversations of Rochester - Meets at 136 Eastern Avenue, Rochester, NH 03867 on Tuesdays from 9-3. Contact Maria Chamberlain at mchamberlain@classicalconversations.com

Seacoast Christian Home Educators Association (SCHEA) is a Christian based home school support group meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire. We currently have active members from throughout Strafford and Rockingham counties in N.H. and York County in Maine. We meet at Grace Community Church in Rochester, N. H. on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. We invite newcomers to join us for both information and fellowship. We encourage both parents when possible to attend as home schooling is a team effort. For more information please visit www.homeschoolnh.org or email us at: schea@homeschoolnh.org

Seacoast Area

Seacoast Homeschooling Connection is a place for parents of using a structured approach to homeschooling to ask and answer homeschooling related questions, share creative ideas for teaching and learning, share vendor recommendations, sell or trade used books, and participate in age appropriate playgroups and educational activity groups in the Seacoast NH area.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seacoast_homeschooling_connection/

Seacoast Home Learners (SHL) is an inclusive, non-directed support group for homeschooling families in the seacoast area of southern Maine, NH, and northern MA. As a group we focus on our common ground of living and learning without school, while accepting that we may have a diverse array of beliefs and philosophies about education and life in general. The group is intended for homeschoolers who want to meet with other homeschoolers, and not as as an on-line support group. There are many opportunities to gather with local homeschooling families, such as weekly Park Days, spontaneous play dates and field trips, occasional adult and/or family gatherings. Also a learning coop is currently in the works for Fridays in Portsmouth. All of these are posted on the Yahoo Group. To join SHL, please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeacoastHomeLearners.

Greater Seacoast Area Homeschool Blog: This blog lists field trips, classes, activities, classified advertisements, and other information of interest to homeschoolers. Information is gathered from a wide variety of sources. Everyone is encouraged to contribute information to the blog. Please send posts to Leila at: leilamus@yahoo.com. If you sign up to follow the blog, you will be notified each time a newsletter is posted. The blog is here: http://nhhomeschoolheadlines.blogspot.com/

Southern New Hampshire

Southern NH Homeschoolers
Located in the central and the southern portions of New Hampshire, we are Southern NH Homeschoolers! We are always looking for and welcoming new members that have been homeschooling for years, those that are just starting up or those just thinking about it.
Please bring all of your great intentions, vibes and most importantly, bring the kiddos to our meet-ups! We are honest people encouraging our children to embrace their individuality and creativity while having a fun filled educational experience. We welcome families with children of all school ages and abilities who strive for individualized, child-centered learning at home.We embrace diversity and respect differences. We welcome homeschoolers of all levels of experience. We welcome all homeschoolers regardless of homeschooling style/approach/method. We each use what works best for our family and children.
We welcome neurodiversity.We especially want to acknowledge the unique intellectual, emotional and social needs of homeschooling families of children with non-neurotypical styles of learning and relating, including gifted children, twice exceptional children, and those with learning and social challenges. http://www.meetup.com/southernNHhomeschoolers/

Tweens and Teens
Calling all Tweens and Teens (ages 11+) for a NEW group on the Northern MA/Southern NH border! A new group is forming specifically for ages 11 and up! (Very mature 10 year olds will also be considered). Our goal is to have 1 meet up a week, throughout the year. We will have research and presentation (completely voluntary as some kids need time to feel comfortable with this), group learning, non-competitive team building games, crafts, guest speakers, field trips, fun trips, community service projects, time to just hang out, board games, art and poetry celebrations and more! We will be meeting at least twice a month at Townsend Public Library (please note you do not have to be a member of the library to participate.) in Townsend, MA from 1-3 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and once a month in Milford, NH on the 4th Friday from 1-3PM. The other meet ups will be varied depending on what we have lined up. For more information please contact Melanie - townsendbrooklinehomeschool@gmail.com

Spofford

Classical Conversations connects families with others who homeschool using the classical model. Parents and students of elementary aged children meet weekly as trained tutors model the classical tools of learning. During this time students participate in science and fine arts activities, give oral presentations, and learn information in seven different subjects. Older students (grades 4-6) also learn English grammar and sharpen their math and writing skills. Teens discuss, debate, and learn together in a comprehensive college prep program under a trained tutor.

Families are encouraged and equipped to continue homeschooling though high school. Classical Conversations of Spofford - Meets at 49 Old Swanzey Rd., Spofford NH 03462 on Tuesdays from 9-3. Contact Stacy Corban at scorban@ne.rr.com or contact Maria Chamberlain at mchamberlain@classicalconversations.com for information about other locations.

Tamworth

Chocorua Area Homeschoolers group

We are a loose group looking to share resources and events with each other, hoping to connect with other homeschoolers in the area. We are both unschooled and curriculum based and have no official religious orientation. Our children range in age from 8-12. You can find us on Facebook. Contact Suzy Kjellberg, 986-3830, chiffer123@yahoo.com.

Tilton

Teen Reading Group for Tilton/ Northfield area. If you have teens interested in getting together to read and socialize once a week or even do some project together, email
franticmom03@metrocast.net

Union

Welcome to the homeschool resource center in the newly renovated Union Schoolhouse. This facility is open to homeschool groups and families to reserve for their classes and activities. Our website shows what has been scheduled with new opportunities to be added regularly. The building offers 2 large classrooms, one smaller meeting room, kitchen and bathroom facilities, and a large field with playground area for outdoor recreation. Wireless internet available. For more information or to reserve the schoolhouse, please visit http://unionschoolhouse.org or call Mike and Megan Walsh at 652-9911. 80 Chapel Street, Union, NH

Upper Valley, NH/VT

Upper Valley Homeschoolers group meets he first and third Friday of each month, from 10am to 3pm, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Junction: www.uppervalleyhomeschoolers.com

The Upper Valley has many other age and interest based homeschool groups including skiing, skating, tennis, drama, and dance. To make contact with them, join the email list at http://mailman.dimentech.com/mailman/listinfo/uvh

Upper Valley Young Adult Homeschool Club (UVYAHC) meets year round on the second Friday of the month and invites homeschoolers ages 13 and up from NH and VT to join us. Contact Faye Grearson and Colton Orr (Lebanon, NH),603-369-2936, and Robin Robicheau and Kyle Robicheau (Plainfield, NH), 603-359-5255 or email UVYAHC@gmail.com for more info.

Families with pre-K/early elementary aged homeschool children meet weekly for child and nature centered activities, outings, and play. Contact: Tammi DeFelice

Warner

Kearsarge Mountain Homeschoolers - support group for Warner, Sutton, Henniker, Bradford, Contoocook and surrounding area. Contact Jenny Courser, courser@tds.net, 456-2164 for more information.

Gear Up
Gear Up is a homeschooling enrichment community and co-operative in Warner.
We aim to inspire lifelong learning in a community that is supportive, safe and accepting where creativity and curiosity thrive. We plan to do that through providing opportunities for the Kearsarge area homeschooled children through an active mentor-ship program, workshops, clubs, community service and events in order to enrich the homeschool experience.
Get more information at our website - http://groupspaces.com/gearup

Weare

WeAre Home Educators (WHE) is a support group established in 2005 for homeschooling families in Weare and the surrounding towns. Our group is open to children of all ages. We welcome veteran homeschoolers as well as those who are considering homeschooling for the first time. We provide opportunities for our children to participate in a wide range of activities. Our events (field trips, classes, holiday parties) are held weekly on Wednesday afternoons. This time is designed to allow moms/dads and children to form lasting friendships. WHE also offers public speaking events throughout the year. Children prepare a report or project and present their work in front of an audience of their peers & parents.

WHE has website registration for classes, field trips and events. You simply browse our events, sign up for those you're interested in and pay via check or Paypal. Our organized approach means all you have to worry about is attending!
For more information, visit our site www.wearehomeeducators.com or email us: thewhegroup@gmail.com.

Wilton

C.H.O.S.E.N.(Christian Homeschoolers Offering Support Encouragement and Networking) Meets for playtime/get-together on Thursday afternoons 2:30 to 4:30pm for families at Good News Bibile Church in Wilton, NH. Monthly support meetings are held on the fourth Monday evening from 7:00 -9:00 for adults, with differing topics and speakers. For more information, contact Jennifer at 654-4038 or Melissa at 924-7968.

Wolfeboro

Winnipesaukee Home Education Resources and Encouragement (WHERE), an all-inclusive support group for the Wolfeboro/Tuftonboro/Alton/Ossipee/Wakefield area holds various events and has a large email group for talking with other homeschooling in the eastern Lakes Region. Contact Stef Marsh, 569-6382, tumbledowngrl@gmail.com

Northampton, MA

SHINE Middle Grades Collaborative is a social and academic support program for 16 6-8th grade students in Western New England. It combines weekly on-line interactive curriculum with field trips, plays, and monthly gatherings. You get the joy of discussing ideas with your child, without having to dig up the ideas! The program is corrdinated by Theresa Heary, who has 10 years experience running The Chicken Coop at the Farm School, and has helped many families make the transition to high school. Go to www.s-h-i-n-e.org or call 413-475-0540 for more information.

Looking for Other Homeschoolers in My Area


Berlin

I live in Berlin and have one son (almost 9 years old) that I am home schooling. We would like to get together with other homeschoolers in the area.
I work at the farmers market on Thursdays. I'd like to set up a day when we could get together and meet at the park by the Big Apple on the east side. Please call Vickie at 603 915-0587.

Fremont

Back to homeschooling again. Looking for other homeschoolers in the Fremont area. I have an 11 yr old daughter. Also - anyone for starting a Destination Imagination group or Volleyball team? Contact me - Joyce at jr@nail1.com or joyce.robinson77@yahoo.com

Wentworth

I'm looking for other unschoolers/homeschoolers in Wentworth and the surrounding area for friendship and community. My two sons are five and ten years old. We live in an intentional community with plenty of outdoor space to explore. We also have easy access to the Appalachian Trail and Lower Baker Pond. Please contact Cheryl mamadryad@gmail.com