WHO Region 6
Island and Snohomish Counties
The following groups or individuals have contacted WHO offering their local support groups, co-ops, or other groups for homeschoolers. This is the only way WHO finds out about local support. So, if you are a member of a group, and your group is not listed on our web site, please tell us about your group and we will update our list. Email Homeschool Support with your information, group details, and please include county or region. We would also appreciate notification of changes in your group, such as new contact people. Thank you.
Inclusion on these lists does not represent an endorsement or recommendation by WHO.
WHO Contact Information
4-H of Snohomish County
4-H is the largest youth development organization in the U.S. Many homeschoolers have discovered that 4-H is a great platform for their education. The Snohomish County 4-H program offers members student-led learning opportunities, choice of subject matter, leadership practice, public speaking experience, university-approved curriculum, volunteer and staff resources, and optional opportunities for competition. If you have a homeschool group that would like to form a 4-H club, or if you want to connect with existing clubs, just contact our office. 4-H is operated here under the authority of WSU Extension, with support from Snohomish County.
Apples of Gold Speech and Debate Club (Bothell/Lynnwood/Edmonds)
Apples of Gold is a Lincoln Douglas (1 vs 1 values) debate club. No experience is necessary. We are committed to helping students achieve their goals and grow in skill, knowledge, and confidence throughout the year. Students are encouraged to work together and spur one another on, building leadership experience, and teamwork. One of the great aspects of values debate is the deep thought and discussion it encourages. Students aged 12-18 can find new philosophical depths and examples throughout the year, but the amount of time and effort required is flexible since success is based upon the goals and interests of the student. Meetings are Mondays, 7pm – 9pm in the Lynnwood area. The cost is $75 per student per semester.
GATE (Gentle Art of True Education)
A Christian group with an emphasis on gentle, natural learning and discussions about Charlotte Mason-style education.
Girl Scouts gives girls in K-12th grade access to life-changing experiences that inspire them to do something big. Each Girl Scout designs fun and challenging activities that empower her to discover her world and herself, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Annual membership is only $15. Financial assistance is available for optional materials such as uniforms, books, workshops, etc.
HEARTS (North King, South Snohomish Counties)
HEARTS is a group created and run by homeschooling parents wanting to enhance their own homeschooling journey, share local resources, and make new friends. It is also a great place to learn more about homeschooling options and find other families to share stories with and bounce ideas off of. HEARTS is welcoming to all homeschooling families including unschoolers, those following a curriculum, those pursuing home education with special needs children, and those with children that have diverse learning styles. HEARTS offers weekly social and educational activities for our families.
HOME (Home Oriented Meaningful Education – Bothell/Lynnwood)
Established in 1986, Home Oriented Meaningful Education (H.O.M.E.) is a Christian support group of over 100 homeschooling families living primarily in the North King and South Snohomish county area of Washington State.
We offer monthly Kids’ Day field trips or events as well as monthly Teen events to foster social and educational growth & camaraderie. Our members enjoy Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Science Center free entry and
significant discounts to special exhibits. A monthly newsletter of our group and community happenings and and a high school graduation ceremony and senior class experience are a couple of other valued benefits.
Annual membership dues are $35 from June1 to Oct. 31 and $45 Nov. 1 to May 31. Our membership year runs from
June 1 to May 31.
While the activities and publications of this group are inherently Christian in nature, everyone, regardless of belief or creed, is welcome to attend events and apply for membership.
Home’s Cool Co-op (Marysville)
Homeschool Community Co-op of Everett
Homeschool Connections is a Christian organization that provides educational classes and support to the local homeschool community.The classes run for 32 weeks from September through May. We have classes on Mondays at Northlake Christian Church in Bothell/Lynnwood area and Wednesdays at Woodinville Alliance Church in Woodinville. On Mondays we have classes for preschool through high school. On Wednesdays, we target middle and high school ages and have some classes for younger students. Parents are required to be on site with their children and each family is given an organizational job.
Homeschool Kids Elementary Age Group (Lynnwood)
We are seeking to make a community of homeschool families in the area so that kids can form friendships and bonds with other kids who are also homeschooled. We will have weekly get togethers with planned activities including art, music and dramatic play as well as planned field trips. Parents can share homeschool ideas and encourage one another.
Homeschooling His Way Christian Educators Support & Activities Group
Homeschooling in Christ/Christian Homeschooling Fellowship (Snohomish County)
LEAF or The Leadership Education Academy for Families
The Mission of LEAF is to build a community of families united around common principles of Leadership Education; to inspire the adults in the LEAF community to get a Leadership Education so they can inspire and mentor the children and youth in the community, pursue personal missions, and strengthen their families.We are a group of families in Snohomish and North King counties unified around the principles of Leadership Education. Some of our activities include field trips, adult education book discussions, classics colloquia, park days, and a co-op which meets in Snohomish.
Learning Adventures (Marysville / North Snohomish County)
Lighthouse Homeschoolers (Snohomish)
Contact: RuthAnn Hoeglund – Latte4me2@hoeglund.com
Our Lady of Guadalupe Home Educators (Snohomish and North King Counties)
We meet on most 4th Sunday evenings at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Everett.
We offer support in the areas of home education, growth in living the Catholic faith, and in our vocation as parents. We provide this primarily through monthly support group meetings, social events revolving around the liturgical year, and providing others the opportunity to meet people with similar faith, values, and interests.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about meeting dates, times, and event information.
SEQUOIA Homeschool Enrichment Program (North King, South Snohomish Counties)
SEQUOIA is a secular homeschool enrichment program which offers a variety of classes for homeschoolers.
SHELL – Secular Home Educators Love Learning
We are in Snohomish County and meet in Marysville at the Evergreen Unitarian Church the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 3 pm and also for park days, field trips, playdates, etc.
Contact: Libby email@example.com
SnoCo Teen Unschoolers Network (STUN)
A secular, inclusive group of unschooled and homeschooled teens
Sno-King Homeschool Activities Group
Snohomish Teens ( Snohomish and Monroe)
We are an all inclusive support group offering social activities for teens/ tweens.
Contact: Lucy Johnston – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanwood Camano Homeschool Adventures
We are a friendly, respectful and supportive group. We come together to support families in their homeschooling lifestyle. While we may differ in homeschool style, race, religion, life philosophy, political views, and family composition, we all share common goals: to foster a love of learning, encourage friendships, and provide a sense of community for our families.
Strong Foundations Homeschool Co-op
We teach a student’s core academic subjects which includes English, Math, History and Science from a Christian perspective. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9-2:00 in south Arlington, just off Hwy 9. Parents, while still involved in the learning process help with daily homework, but will not shoulder the daily burden of planning, teaching and evaluating. This leaves more time for creativity and supplementary experiences.
Both teachers have been teachers in the classroom, then were active in teaching their own four children for 16 years and currently share subjects and levels to meet the needs of two groups of students 4-8th grade. Parents will drop off their child and help occasionally in the classroom for a very reasonable tuition.
Trestle Homeschool Association (Snohomish County/Everett)
Trestle Homeschool Association is a non-profit group whose purpose is to provide a positive atmosphere to share information, resources, curricula ideas, testing information; to offer encouragement, support, and an arena to share experiences and challenges unique to homeschoolers as defined by Washington’s Home-Based Instruction Law. Our membership includes families with a wide variety of reasons for, and methods of, homeschooling. THA extends membership to any family regardless of the method they choose to educate their children.
Wilderness Awareness School
Wilderness Awareness School’s Homeschool Programs for ages 4 – 18 have cultivated young people’s understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self. We offer a variety of camps and courses during the summer and school year for children and teens. Nature Preschool and Youth School for Ages 4-13.
Wonder Excursions (Field Trip Club)
We are an OPEN to ALL Homeschoolers Field Trip Club, one stop shopping for fun, cool, educational excursions! This club is a place to plan, organize, discuss, advertise, and review – classes, seminars, camps, plays, performances and anything we feel classifies as “field trips”. Our goal is to continue exposing our home schooled children to the wonders of our cities, towns and the state of Washington.
Contact: Brandie Booth – email@example.com