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 If you find any information on this page which is out-of-date, please let us know so we can make the necessary corrections.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)
c/o Dan Kimble
3699 Rumney Route 25
Rumney, NH 03266
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

Claremont

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

Concord

Home Schooled Teens Together

Home Schooled Teens Together was started about ten years and for the past few years we have had enrollments of over 100. We are an old fashioned social club for home schooled teens from age 13 through graduation. We meet once a month in the Concord, New Hampshire area from around 6:00 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m., usually on the last Friday of the month, for an activity, outing, or party. Past activities have included indoor rock climbing, nighttime snow tubing, masquerade party, bowling, skating, nighttime capture the flag, nighttime picnic, laser tag, swimming, board game marathon, holiday/Christmas party, indoor winter picnic, mixer, talent show, mini golf, high school graduation, Nerf Club outing, Museum of Science, classic movie morning, and beach party.

Enrollment will be first come, first served, after previous members and their newly turned 13 siblings. If you would like more information, or would like to join, please contact me at cherylsark@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.

“Greater Derry Homeschoolers” Facebook group supports all styles and reasons for homeschooling and connects Greater Derry area homeschoolers through announcements of local events, classes and field trips as well as homeschool-related discussion. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645227339056043/

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.

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 Homeschool Group
Secular homeschool gathering at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Keene, NH, for kids to learn and have fun together in a casual setting. The co-op meets every other Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00, always the first Thursday of the month. Each meeting will bring a new themed activity. It's a lovely location with a play area outside. This is a multi-age group (the oldest in the group right now is 16 and the youngest is 7). All ages welcome! Small donation requested per visit to help with the room fee. For more details, contact ml_ja@yahoo.com. Unitarian Universalist Church is at 69 Washington st., Keene, NH

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

LAMP is a Christian homeschool support group that has provided fellowship and support to families who educate their children at home, around Keene, New Hampshire since 1988. We have a variety of activities including monthly meetings, yearbook, ski clubs, speech and debate clubs, family nights, field trips, and coops. www.lamphomeschool.org

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. On Facebook at North Country Homeschoolers.

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.

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 Heather Pfeifer at classicalheather@yahoo.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

Greater Nashua Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of homeschooling families from the Greater Nashua Area. We welcome homeschoolers from Nashua, Merrimack, Hollis, Brookline, Amherst, Milford, Hudson and nearby towns. We welcome new members and respect that we're each doing what works best for our family.
Let's get to know each other online but even better, let's get together soon for a park day or other meet up! It would be wonderful if we and our children developed lasting friendships. On Facebook, please search for "Greater Nashua Homeschoolers" and click join!

"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.

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.

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 is lead by Marie Mehegan, homeschool mom of 17 years, who is now the Children's Librarian at the Pembroke Town Library.
Our Writing Club members are 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. All ages are welcome.
We meet every second Wednesday of the month at 1:00-2:00. You do not need a library card to participate in Writing Club.
The Pembroke Town Library has a homeschool section of the library with resources for homeschooling.
For more information please contact Marie Mehegan, mmeheganptl@yahoo.com

Pittsfield

A group meets at the Josiah Carpenter Library, 41 Main Street, Pittsfield, NH
603-435-8406. contact: Beverly Pietnicki

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. For more information please visit http://www.scheahomeschool.org/

Rumney

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. For more information please contact Karen Olivier, Director of Foundations and Essential at plymouthcc15@yahoo.com

Seacoast Area

Seacoast Christian Homeschool Coop https://www.facebook.com/SeacoastChristianHomeschoolCoop?fref=ts

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/

Southern New Hampshire

On Meetup: 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/southernNHhomeschoolerz/ (notice the z in the spelling of homeschoolerz!)

Southern NH/Townsend, MA

Calling all Tweens and Teens (ages 12+) for a NEW group on the Northern MA/Southern NH border! A new group is forming specifically for ages 12 and up! (Very mature 11 year olds will also be considered). Sometimes, life is more about the journey than the destination. The Journey was founded in September 2011 to help homeschoolers in the Southern NH and Northern MA area meet new friends, build lasting connections with other homeschoolers, and engage regularly in meaningful activities. We meet on the border of Southern NH and Northern MA twice a month and more often when possible! 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 Kinley 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, tiptaptam@hotmail.com.

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 others homeschooling in the eastern Lakes Region. Contact Stef Marsh, 569-6382, tumbledowngrl@gmail.com

Online for VLACS Users

VLACS Parents Facebook Group
There is a new Facebook group for parents who use VLACS, or are interested in more information about it here in New Hampshire. For anyone interested the link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/609677935847846/ .This group is for any VLACS parents, whether part time, full time, middle school, high school and for those who have questions about VLACS. VLACS' offices gave their "thumbs up" for this group to start and any questions that we cannot answer will be sought out through them to insure accuracy. There will be no arguing or putting down of those who choose to use VLACS for their children's schooling. It is to be a safe place to discuss and ask any questions without ridicule, only support and understanding.

Looking for Other Homeschoolers in My Area

Berlin

I live in Berlin and have one son (almost 11 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