WHO Region 7

King County

The following groups or individuals have contacted WHO offering their local support groups or co-ops 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.  Please note  that this page is for support groups, if you have an actual business, we have advertising opportunities on our website. Thank you.

Inclusion on these lists does not represent an endorsement or recommendation by WHO.

WHO Contact Information

Homeschooling Questions: WHOContact@washhomeschool.org
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 Issaquah, WA on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Contact: cmp@akoloutheo.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 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.


EHPTSA (East side Homeshcool PTSA)

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://ehptsa.org/


Eastside Unschoolers (Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue)

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


 

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


Connections

Connections empowers you, as a homeschooling parent, to educate and equip your children by providing arts and academic classes in a large, supportive, and welcoming community. We offer over 100 classes from preschool through 12th grade. Instructors are chosen for their subject expertise and their passion for working with students. Classes range from Art, Band, Drama and Choir to Languages, Logic, Bible, History, English, Literature, Science, Technology and Math. Families can take from 1 to 10 classes per student on Monday in Bothell and/or Wednesday in Woodinville. Connections is a non-profit, Christian organization (not a co-op). All homeschooling families are welcomed.

Visit our website to learn more! www.connectionsnw.org


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)

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 1to 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.

Website: www.home-wa.org


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

Legacy Homeschool Center provides supplemental instruction and social interaction in a weekly classroom setting that enhances and supports your homeschooling efforts.

Based on a Biblical Christian worldview, our excellent instruction is geared to inspire a love for learning, equip children to think clearly, concisely, and critically and to develop character reflecting our Lord Jesus Christ. 

We meet on Fridays at Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue. Please visit us—Legacy Homeschool Center at www.legacyhc.org or contact us at info@legacyhc.org.


Muslim Homeschoolers

https://seattlemh.wixsite.com/seamh

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SeaMH/


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


Overlake Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
The Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary to the US Air Force and has three primary missions – aerospace education, emergency services, and cadet programs. Come join the squadron and find lifelong friends while launching rockets, flying gliders, and even soloing in powered aircraft. That’s just part of the aerospace education mission. With the CAP, you’ll get hands-on leadership experience that you just can’t get anywhere else. Through the emergency services mission, you’ll learn basic map and compass skills, wilderness survival, and sUAS (drones). We’re a community service organization, so if you’re looking for a place to make friends and learn lifelong skills while giving back to the community, come join the Overlake Composite Squadron today. We are the largest Civil Air Patrol squadron on the West Coast, and the top 1% in the Nation, with more than 100 cadets and a total membership of more than 130 (and growing), and we’re right here serving the Eastside. We are a consistent winner of the annual Quality Cadet Unit Award and we were awarded the Squadron of Merit last year. Come be a part of something bigger. Join the Civil Air Patrol today.

The Puget Sound Homeschool Band has been providing musical instruction to homeschoolers in the Seattle area for over 20 years. Offering band classes from beginning through high school levels. Jazz and Classical. Come join us at the Homeschool Connections Co-op!

Website:  pugetsoundhomeschoolband.net or www.homeschool-connections.com

Email: info@homeschool-connections.com
Engaging all learning styles
Preparing students for musical endeavors in high school, college and beyond
Challenging their fullest potential in the art of music
Encouraging individual growth and risk taking


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 Tuesday 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:  info@reacheast.org
Facebook: R.E.A.C.H. East


Redmond Homeschool Fellowship Group

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


Seattle Homeschool Group

The Seattle Homeschool Group (SHG) originated in the 1980s when homeschooling families came together seeking community and to share resources. Today there are more homeschoolers than ever, and as the numbers have grown, so, too, have the resources! SHG remains a vital part of the homeschooling community in Seattle. Through our online forum, weekly park days, academic and social events, resource directory and parent education workshops, we offer support to all who are homeschooling or considering homeschooling in the Greater Seattle Area.

Website: http://www.seattlehomeschoolgroup.org

Contact: seattlehomeschoolgroup@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://www.meetup.com/Sequoia

Email: sequoia.homeschool@gmail.com

 

“The Pilgrims” Singing Group for High School Boys (Bothell)

An opportunity for high school age boys to get some choral experience.  Living Hope Church in Bothell.  Our practices are on Tuesday nights at 7PM to 8:15PM

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pilgrimsinging/

 

The Attic Learning Community (Woodinville)

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


Themelios Christian Homeschool Academy (Renton)
Please see listing under South King County


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


Vox Veritas Bellevue Speech and Debate Club

Meeting at the Calvary Chapel Eastside in Bellevue on Mondays 5:00-7:00 Speech, 7:00-9:00 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!
Contactvox.veritas.bellevue@gmail.com


SOUTH KING COUNTY

 

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/


Boy Scout Troop 725

Boy Scout Troop 725 is a homeschool boy scout troop. The troop meets on Monday evenings in the Lea Hill area, a few minutes drive from Green River Community College. Meetings begin at 7:00 and end at 8:30.

Please contact Jeanette Tiemersma at 253.952.7614 or 253.245.7133 if you are interested in visiting and seeing what Troop 725 is all about.

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


 

Classical Conversations of Burien

We meet on Thursdays from September through April. The program consists of Foundations (K4-6th grade),which meets from 9:10-12pm, Essentials (4th-6th grade), which meets from 1 pm-3 pm as well as middle program – 7th grade (Challenge A) which meets from 9-3:30. Additional middle and high school programs will he added in years to come.  We are a Christian Classical program where the goal is to equip parents to teach from a Biblical worldview in a classical model within their homes.

Middle and High School programs are a complete college preparatory program. Work at home 4 days per week and join together with peers and a trained parent tutor to discuss and practice together on the 5th day.  The parents remains the primary teacher from K-high school.

Contact Bonnie Cassarino (Foundations/Essentials Director) ccburiendirector@gmail.com or Amy Gelinas (Challenge A director) agroll72@msn.com or look for a community closer to you at classicalconversations.com


Classical Conversations of Federal Way

We meet on Mondays during the school year at St Lukes in 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.
Contact: Wendy Doll 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


Enumclaw Homeschoolers

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/503958333008839/


Faith Fellowship (Federal Way)
We are a Christian homeschooling co-op meeting every other week on Tuesdays at Northwest Foursquare Church in Federal Way.  We are a parent-participation group with a focus on providing content-rich elective-type classes for students in the arts, physical education, science, and spiritual disciplines.  We also offer field trip and social meet-up opportunities on our non-meeting weeks! Contact us for our current schedule and more information!

E-mail FaithandFellowshipCoop@gmail.com


Families Educating Children at Home (Burien)

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


Family Learning Program (FLP)

The Family Learning Program is a secular learning and community-building environment for homeschooling families in Seattle and beyond. Based in West Seattle and partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation since 2010, our program offers a wide variety of classes, clubs, and community which complement diverse homeschooling methods. FLP serves over 70 families and and has become a unique, welcoming, and growing presence in the Seattle homeschool community.

Our teachers are highly qualified and enjoy working with families and motivated learners in mixed-age groupings. Class sizes are small, typically capping at 8-12 students. In addition to offering fee-based classes, the program is open to all to come play, socialize and connect with other homeschooling families. The free playground, open gym and seasonal activities are popular among all ages!

FLP meets on Tuesdays and Fridays, September-June, at the Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle St., 98126.

For more information visit: http://www.familylearningprogram.org
Join our Yahoo! group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SEAhomeschoolSWCC/
Contact: familylearningprogram1@gmail.com


FLEET (Friends Learning, Exploring, Excelling Together) LDS Co-op.
An inclusive, once-a-week, LDS co-op serving families with kids in pre-school through middle school. Meets in the Maple Valley/Covington area.
Contact Erin Winters 321-987-6770 erinbwinters@gmail.com

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

 

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/


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


Maple Valley Covington Homeschool Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MVHSG/
The Maple Valley Homeschooling Group is a community group – we are not a co-op; we do not have a president or a board of directors – we are individuals just like you. We support each other in our homeschooling journeys regardless of method or philosophy.


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/


Rainier Homeschool Group

Rainier Homeschool Group is a cooperative group of homeschool families who come together to participate in classes, field trips, parties, and other activities. We hold weekly classes during the school year for homeschooled students ages 5-18, with a commitment to offer academic and elective classes. Younger siblings (ages 0-4) can also enjoy their day at co-op in classes designed to give them a positive experience in a classroom setting or in the nursery/toddler area. We meet on Thursdays at Wabash Church in Auburn/Enumclaw area. For more information, please visit our website or contact us by email.

Website: www.homeschool-life.com/WA/rainier

Contact: Stephanie Edwards rainierhomeschool@gmail.com


Saint Thomas More Home Educators (STMHE)

A Catholic homeschooling group serving all of Western Washington, welcome all Catholic homeschoolers, with a particular focus on the greater Puget Sound area.
As home educators, our purpose is to provide support, assistance, advocacy, and education for parents, and educational opportunities for our children.

Sign up for our group email:  https://groups.io/g/STMHE
Contact: Stephanie Maricich – (425) 432-3288

SOW Big – West Seattle and Renton/Kent/Covington  

Sow Big currently has two groups, one in West Seattle and one in Renton/Kent/Covington but looking to expand in the future

Sow Big is a faith-based support group focused on play, exploration, support, and “doing life together.” Run by families for families, Sow Big uses geographic location to create pockets within communities where homeschoolers can meet up on a consistent basis. Our groups enjoy regularly scheduled park days, holiday parties, field trips, community service projects, teacher support nights, and events—all within the nucleus of our group

Website: http://sowbig.org

Contact: Anne@AnneCrossman.com


Seatac Secular Homeschool Group (Seatac to Tacoma)

Once a month get togethers

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


TMI: Teens with Medical Issues

Are you (or do you know) a teen whose medical issues prevent him/her from fully participating in school? Let’s get together for some safe social time.

Our first meetup is at Round Table Pizza (7921 S. Hosmer) during   pizza and salad bar time ($10.50 pizza & salad/$9 pizza only). Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:30-1:00. Parents welcome—at a different table.

Interested, but can’t go? E-mail familycwln3@hotmail.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