WHO Region 7

King County

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

Homeschooling Questions: WHOContact@washhomeschool.org
Phone: (425) 251-0439
For Website Updates please email WHOOffice@washhomeschool.org


NORTH KING COUNTY

Akoloutheo Academy is a two day homeschool tutorial service for students in grades three through five. We are a Classical Christian based classroom and provide two days of instruction with three days of homework in writing, grammar, literature, history, science, Latin and geography. We meet in North Bend, WA on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Contact: cmp@akoloutheo.com.


At Home in Seattle (@HIS) (North Seattle)

We are a community of Christians educating our children at home. Join our homeschool support group for monthly parent support meetings, special events, and field trips.

Contact by e-mail: info@athomeinseattle.org
Website: www.athomeinseattle.org


Cedar Falls School

Contact: Kristi Szilak – kszilak@comcast.net
Website: www.cedarfallsschool.weebly.com


Christian Homeschoolers Eastside Social Group (CHESS)

Website: http://groups.google.com/group/christian-homeschoolers-eastside-seattle-social-group-chess?hl=en


Classical Conversations of Kenmore/Bothell

We meet on Fridays during the school year at Echo Lake Community Church, 13306 Lost Lake Rd., Snohomish

Contact: Laurie Hyink, Director – lhyink@mac.com
Website: www.classicalconversations.com


Classical Conversations of Seattle

We are located at the Evangelical Chinese Church in Ballard ( 651 NW 81st St. Seattle, WA 98117) on Mondays from 9:30-3. Our program consists of K-6th grade (starting at age 4). We are a Christian Classical program where we try and equip moms to offer a rigorous program at home.


Eastside Homeschool Co-op(EHCo-op)

Eastside Homeschool Co-op is an inclusive community offering academic enrichment and social support to homeschooling families on the eastern side of Lake Washington. We are a diverse group, and our member families represent the full spectrum of homeschooling philosophies and practices. We welcome families from all cultural and religious backgrounds and we strive to maintain an environment where all students can feel comfortable sharing their unique ideas, beliefs, traditions, interests and talents.

Website: http://ehcoop.org


Eastside Speech and Debate Club- Meeting at the Calvary Chapel Lodge in Bellevue on Mondays 3:30-4:45-speech, 5:30-8:30-debate Sept-May
Affiliated with the National Christian Forensic and Communication Association (NCFCA.) An organization committed to training homeschool, students ages 12-18 to address life issues in a manner that glorifies
God, and ultimately preparing them to shape our culture and impact people for Christ. Help your students develop sought after skills in an atmosphere of “positive” peer pressure!
Contact Jean Rule for details 425-449-9557, jean.rule@comcast.net Please visit: www.NCFCA.org


Eastside Unschoolers (Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue)

Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastsideUnschoolers/


Evergreen Academy for Math and Science (Sammamish)

Offering traditional classroom instruction joined with frequent field trips, hands-on activities, and strong parental involvement, Evergreen Academy combines the best of both worlds! Evergreen Academy is a new homeschool co-op coming to the Sammamish Plateau. We are currently looking for families interested in a rigorous academic environment to take part in the creation of this exciting educational endeavor.

Contact: Tori Jesse – 425-677-5378 – evergreenacademy@live.com


F.I.S.H. (Fellowship in Snoqualmie Homeschool) Co-op (Snoqualmie Valley)

Contact: Tracy Ehrig – mntehrig@comcast.net – 425-577-3900
Website: www.homeschool-life.com/wa/fish


Girl Scouts

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.

Visit our website at: www.GirlScoutsWW.org
Contact us at: 800-541-9852 – comdevsouth@girlscoutsww.org


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.

Website: http://www.meetup.com/HEARTS-Homeschool-Group/


Heritage Homeschool Co-op (Bellevue)

Website: www.heritagehsc.org


Homeschool Connections

Homeschool Connections offers Christian homeschool enrichment classes to help parents with educating their children. 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 Northshore Baptist Church in Kirkland. On Mondays we have classes for 5 years through high school and your oldest student must be at least 7 years old on September 1st of the school year to enroll in a class. On Wednesdays, we offer older classes and the students must be at least 11 years old on September 1st to enroll in a class. Both days, younger students may enroll in a class only if they have an older sibling enrolled that day. Parents are required to be on site with their children and each family is given an organizational job.

Website: www.homeschool-connections.com


Homeschool Haven (Eastside)

Homeschool Haven is a grassroots community where: Cultural, spiritual, and educational diversity are honored and individual goals and methods are respected. Families give one another encouragement, respect and support. Lifelong friendships are nurtured. Interests and talents are shared and cultivated. Organizational and creative responsibilities are shared. Welcome to an odd slice of normal.

Contact: Adrienne – jackagm@aol.com or Natalie – mamma31337@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.myhomeschoolhaven.com


Homeschool Speech and Debate Clubs

Training and competition in 10 speech events and Lincoln-Douglas or team policy debate for students 12-18 years old.

Website: www.stoawa.org


HOME Home Oriented Meaningful Education (Bothell/Mill Creek)

Website: www.home-wa.org


Issaquah Christian Tutorials (ICT)

Issaquah Christian Tutorials is comprised of a group of like-minded Christian home school families who wish to instruct their high school age students in a classroom setting two days per week. Our goal is to blend the strengths of both home-based and classroom education to form a strong educational foundation and instill a genuine love for learning in the hearts and minds of our students while nurturing a high school community. ICT meets at Foothills Baptist Church (Monday and Wednesday)

To request an application email: Marcia Harper – Harperbunch@yahoo.com
Or visit: www.icthomeschool.com


Labyrinth Home Education Co-op (Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah)

Labyrinth was established to facilitate a strong sense of community among homeschoolers on the Eastside. Our group consists of families united voluntarily to meet their needs and aspirations with the common purpose of educating their children.

Our reasons for home schooling differ, as do our styles and approaches to education. What we share is a respect for all learners and a desire to support one another. We believe the best thing for children is a strong family base and we work to support our families in that endeavor. Families joining Labyrinth provide the foundation for building an atmosphere of respect where learning and sharing can occur successfully.

We offer classes from pre K through high school including science, language arts, art, math, gymnastics and crafts as well as other classes. We meet Tuesdays from mid September to May at Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish.

For more information visit: www.Labyrinthcoop.org


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.

Website: http://www.leafsnoco.org/
Contact: Jennifer Jarrett – leaf.leadership@gmail.com – 425-367-4660


Legacy Homeschool Center (Redmond)

Legacy Homeschool Center is a Christian homeschool cooperative which meets on Thursdays in Redmond, WA.

Website: www.legacyhc.org


Our Lady of Guadalupe Home Educators (Snohomish and North King Counties)

We meet at the South Everett Neighborhood Center on most 4th Sundays
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: olog@yahoogroups.com


REACH

REACH East stands for Responsible Education Achieved in the Christian Home and we are a non-profit organization serving the greater Eastside of Seattle for support, networking and encouragement. Monthly parent meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month September – May. The parent meetings usually consist of a guest speaker or a family oriented activity. We have amazing field trips for students and families of all ages!

Website: www.reacheast.org
Contact: Jenny Holmes – info@reacheast.org


Redmond Homeschool Fellowship Group

Contact: Gail Payne – (425) 868-5933
Address: 21825 NE 9th St, Redmond 98053


St. Thomas More Catholic Home Educators (Burien)

Contact: Laurie McDonald – (425) 688-0698


Seattle Homeschool Group

Website: http://www.seattlehomeschoolgroup.org/
Contact: Deb Harrick and Tera Schreiber – seattlehomeschoolgroup@gmail.com


Seattle Homeschool Group – TEEN GROUP

The Seattle Homeschool Teen Group meets every Monday from 11:30 – 2:30 for various activities, in various locations, in the Greater Seattle area.

Contact: SeattleHomeschoolTeenGroup@gmail.com


Seattle Jewish Homeschoolers

Open to all Jewish homeschooling and unschooling families, regardless of denomination or affiliation, living in or around the Greater Seattle area who wish to connect with other Jewish homeschooling families for support, social and educational purposes.

Contact: seattlejewishhomeschoolers@gmail.com


SEQUOIA Homeschool Enrichment Program (North King, South Snohomish Counties)

SEQUOIA is a secular homeschool enrichment program which offers a variety of classes for homeschoolers.

Website: http://sequoiahomeschool.weebly.com/

Email: sequoia.homeschool@gmail.com


The Attic Learning Community (Woodinville)

Contact: www.the-attic.org – 425-424-0800


Three Dragons Academy (Seattle; based at University Heights center)

We are a part-time learning group for full-time learners! “what school /Should/ be” 2 days/week for ages 6-10: the perfect alchemy for giving families the best of both school and homeschool, at a crucial age. Child-centered, multi-age schoolhouse environment, with low 7:1 student-teacher ratio supports true individualized instruction. Interdisciplinary Arts (music, theatre,visual arts) are featured, with self-image and personal voice development, outdoor games and teamwork, and collaborative science and literature explorations- all presented compassionately by experienced co-educators. TDA nurtures a love of learning with our core of Confidence, Creativity, and Curiosity.

Contact: Amy or Phoenix at ThreeDragonsProductions@hotmail.com
Website: www.ThreeDragonsAcademy.com


Vedic School (Sammamish)

Email: info@nwshare.org


VERVE Debate and Speech Club (Kirkland)

VERVE is a member of a national Homeschool, Christian debate and speech league. Meeting every Tuesday afternoon, novice debaters will participate in a 10-week “Introduction to Debate” class, which leads them into our tournament season. Our alumni coaches, working alongside committed parents, make an investment in novice and varsity high school students to build life skills in speaking, rhetoric, critical thinking, research, partnership relationships, and more.

Visit our website at: www.VerveClub.org


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.

Website: www.wildernessawareness.org



SOUTH KING COUNTY

 

ACTS Homeschool Group – North (Maple Valley)

Website: www.ACTSHomeschool.com


BHS Co-op (Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila, SeaTac & White Center)

Our Goal is to plan outings, field trips, and get togethers to provide the dreaded, S word (socialization) for our homeschooled children.

Website: http://bhscoop.synthasite.com/
Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BurienHomeschoolCo-op/


Christian Homeschool Cub Scout Pack 201 (King County)

Pack 201 was started in 1999 to serve families in the homeschooling community through scouting. Boys can join at age 7 or in 1st grade and up to age 11. Sisters are invited to join our “Keepers of the Faith” scouting program. Younger siblings participate in “Safari Scouts.” Families come from Carnation to Auburn to join our unique family scouting experience.

We currently meet as a Pack on the Third Thursday of the Month from September to May at 1:15pm – 3:30pm at the Foothills Baptist Church – 10120 Issaquah Hobart Road Southeast, Issaquah, WA 98027
Other Thursdays we have a den meeting, go on a hike or field trip, or perform a community service or conservation project. During the summer we go to Day Camp. Join us for scouting fun! Call or email to check on current meeting times & locations.
Contact: Stephanie Tashiro-Townley 253-266-7620


Christian HomeSchool Network for South King County – CHSNET-sking

Christians homeschoolers belong to many different unconnected churches, co-ops and support groups. This network is a way to let each other know about classes, speakers, and other opportunities in the area that would be of interest to Christians and homeschoolers in south King County.

Website: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/CHSNET-sking
Email contact: CHSNET-sking-owner@yahoogroups.com


Classical Conversations of Burien

We meet on Thursdays during the school year at Beverly Park Baptist Church (11659 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168) from 9:15-3. The program consists of K4-6th grade. We hope to be adding a 7th grade program in fall 2015 or 2016 depending on interest and tutor availability.  We are a Christian Classical program where the goal is to equip moms to teach from a Biblical worldview in a classical model within their homes.

Contact: Lynette Chang, Director - lynettechang.cc@gmail.com
Website: www.classicalconversations.com


Classical Conversations of Federal Way

We meet on Mondays during the school year at Christ’s Church (941 S Dash Point Rd, Federal Way) from 9:10 -3. The program consists of K4-6th grade. We are a Christian Classical program where the goal is to equip moms to teach from a Biblical worldview in a classical model within their homes. We are hoping to add a 7th grade program for the 2015-6 school year.
Contact: Laura Belvin, Director – fwclassicalconversations@gmail.com
Website:  www.classicalconversations.com


Cub Scout Pack 450 – Foothills District of Chief Seattle Council, BSA

Serving Holy Family School, Terminal Park Elementary, Pioneer Elementary, Chinook Elementary, Gildo Rey Elementary and the surrounding home school community in south Auburn. We meet from September through June on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. We accept boys who are age equivalent of 1st through 5th Grade. We have weekly den meetings, a monthly pack meeting and participate in a variety of outings such as camps, museum tours, sporting events, community outreach and service projects. Each year we host fun events such as the Pinewood Derby, Raingutter Regatta, Space Derby and Rocket Launch.

Contact: auburnpack450@gmail.com

Visit: http://www.pack450.blogspot.com/


Cub Scout Pack 474 – Green River District of the Chief Seattle Council, BSA

Serving Millennium Elementary, Pinetree Elementary and the surrounding home school community on the Kent East Hill. We meet from September through May at Millennium Elementary on the third Thursday of every month as a pack and our dens meet twice a month at the den master’s home. We accept boys age equivilant to 1st through 5th Grade. We participate in outings such as camps, museum tours, sporting events, community outreach and service projects.

Email: cubmaster474@gmail.com
Website: http://nwfootball.net/pack474/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cub-Scout-Pack-474/110235703864#!/pack474


Cub Scout Pack 725

We are the Homeschool Cub Scout Pack 725 of Kent, WA in the Green River District of the Chief Seattle Council, BSA. We serve Kent area homeschoolers by meeting Tuesday afternoons at the St. James Episcopal Church, Kent. Gatherings include den meetings, field trips, pack meetings, service projects and special events. We accept new members throughout the year from interested families with boys ages 6 through 11.

Contact: Regan – rosettier@hotmail.com


Families Educating Children at Home (Burien)

Contact: Lisa Barton – (253) 850-2499 – dlbarton3@juno.com


Family Learning Program at Southwest Community Center in West Seattle

The Family Learning Program at SWCC provides a central gathering place for homeschooling families to learn, play and build community. We offer a variety of academic and creative classes on Wednesdays and Fridays. We have engaging opportunities for toddlers, children, teens, and parents, allowing all family members to learn and create at a single location.

In addition to taking advantage of our classes, clubs, workshops, and social activities, our families enjoy playing in the open gym and on the playground, hanging out in the family gathering area, swimming in the SWCC pool, and actively participating in our supportive, nurturing community.
We are not affiliated with any organized religion or public school.

For more information visit: http://www.flphomeschool.org/
Join our Yahoo! group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SEAhomeschoolSWCC/
SWCC is located at 2801 Southwest Thistle Street, Seattle, WA 98126.


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.

Websitewww.GirlScoutsWW.org,
Contact:  800-541-9852, or email comdevsouth@girlscoutsww.org


Heirs of Tomorrow

Meets on Wednesdays at Church by the Side of the Road at 3455 S. 148th St., Tukwila, WA 98168

Contact: Tami Unruh – tami@davidunruh.com – 206-937-9498
Website: http://heirsoftomorrow.org/


HIS Ministries (Home Instructional Support)

Meets Mondays in Federal Way, Thursdays at Resurrection Lutheran in Normandy Park

Email: admin@hisministrycoop.com


Homeschool Meet-up
We are a secular virtual school and homeschool group looking to get together with other families doing the same. We have monthly outings, student monthly presentations and set up school photos each year in the fall.

Contact: Krista Holmes – holmeskrista@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.meetup.com/Virtual-Schooling-Families/


HSA (Homeschoolers’ Support Association)

HSA is a non-profit organization, which offers support and information to those of all philosophical persuasions who are homeschooling; it assists parents who are considering homeschooling to make an informed choice; and facilitates an informed community awareness of homeschooling. Members become part of our HSA-Loop Yahoo Group, receive an interactive Calendar of Events, and are eligible to participate in HSA-sponsored events; as well as any HSA chapter meetings, field-trips, and activities. Our Chapters are listed below.

Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HSA-Loop/
Website: http://hsasupport.org/


HSA – Burien Branch (Burien)

Website: www.hsasupport.org
Address: PO Box 58351, Tukwila, WA 98138
Call: (425) 687-1449
Email: BurienHSA@yahoogroups.com


HSA – Enumclaw Branch (Enumclaw)

Website: www.hsasupport.org
Address: PO Box 58351, Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449


HSA – Federal Way Branch (Federal Way)

Website: www.hsasupport.org
Address: PO Box 58351, Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449


HSA – Issaquah Branch (Issaquah)

Website: www.hsasupport.org
Address: PO Box 58351, Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449


HSA – Kent Branch (Covington)

Website: www.hsasupport.org
Address: PO Box 58351, Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449


HSA – Renton Branch (Renton)

Website: www.hsasupport.org
Address: PO Box 58351, Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449


HSA – Teen Scene (Burien, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Renton, Issaquah, Pierce Co)

This group is created by Teens for Teens with our parents help. We meet to play games, watch movies, go hiking, learn together, and go on field trips.

Contact:  HSATeens@yahoogroup.com or (425) 687-1449


I.M.P.A.C.T. Academy

Open enrollment through June 30, 2015 for the 2015-2016 Home School year http://www.impactchristiancoop.com/reg_info.html

IMPACT is a Christian co-op, offering classes for children ages birth through high school, with a particular goal of maintaining a high standard of academics in upper grades. This prepares our kids for whatever challenges they may encounter beyond high school. Spiritually, our goal is to provide an environment that fosters growth in faith through Christian-based teaching, weekly chapel time, and encouragement of a servant heart toward one another. Socially, we include activities such as outings, a few group class projects, plus additional special activities for high school, including an annual graduation ceremony, with the goal that students develop lasting friendships with one another. We meet in the Maple Valley area on Mondays throughout the school year.

Contact: impactacademy@hotmail.com
Website:  http://www.impactchristiancoop.com/


Jewish Homeschoolers in Puget Sound

Contact: ruth_fast@hotmail.com


LDS Educational Cooperative School (Kent)

Contact: Laura Maery – lmg@writerspost.com – (253) 638-2141 or Robin – (425) 413-6583


Moms That Homeschool

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Moms-That-Homeschool
Contact: Yolanda Gaston – 360-633-7533


Neighborhood Homeschool Co-op (NHSC) (South King County/Renton area)

NHSC is a non-denominational, Christian group offering support to local homeschool families through once-a-week classes and various other activities. We meet each Tuesday morning for a mixture of enrichment and core curriculum classes

Contact: Kym Papini – 206) 772-5199
Webpage: http://www.nhscfamily.com/


St. Thomas More Catholic Home Educators

Contact: Stephanie Maricich – (425) 432-3288


Seatac Secular Homeschool Group (Seatac to Tacoma)

Once a month get togethers

Group: http://www.meetup.com/Seatac-Secular-Homeschool-Group/


The Garden Christian Co-op

Classes, nursery-high school, held at Highline Christian Church in Burien

Contact: Lanae Pearson – 206-242-4924 – thegardenchristiancoop@gmail.com
Website: www.homeschool-life.com/wa/thegardenchristiancoop/

 

Themelios Christian Homeschool Academy (South King County)

Themelios is a two-day per week, drop-off academy where experienced, enthusiastic tutors provide group instruction to homeschooled students. The remaining three days the students work at home on assignments provided by the instructors but overseen by their parents. Themelios offers instruction in all key subjects such as language arts, science, literature, history, and math, plus fun and engaging classes like Mock Trial, Youth & Government/Mock Legislature, SAT Prep, and Sign Language. We are a great option for anyone who wants assistance teaching those tough junior & senior high subjects while retaining their legal homeschool status, and for those whose students benefit from peer interaction and community. Space is limited. We offer a middle school (6th-8th) option and a high school (9th-11th) option. Classes meet in Renton on Mondays and Tuesdays. Themelios math options for Fall 2015 include: Pre-Algebra and Saxon 7/6, 8/7, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.

Contact: Donna Venning – Themelios.academy@gmail.com


Vashon Island Homeschoolers (an on-line group)

Yahoo Group: http://www.VashonHomeschoolers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


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.

Yahoo Group: wonderexcursions-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Contact: Brandie Booth


Youth and Government – South King County Homeschooling Delegation

Contact: Julie Hansen – Jhansen@au.seattleymca.org – (253) 833-2770