PDE Search

Support Groups & Resources
Back Email Article  Print Article

 

 

Various organizations provide support for homeschoolers. The information contained herein has been provided by the organization, based on categories provided at the bottom of this webpage.

 

Inclusion in this list does not imply evaluation, review or approval of any kind by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 

These organizations are grouped by geography:

- Statewide

- National

- Worldwide

- County in PA

- Regional in PA

 

 

Statewide

Aleithia Learning Center

68 Bertolet School Road

Spring City, PA 19475

Richard G. Patton 610-286-6361

Email: ALCCenter@aol.com  

Association, On-line Courses, Materials

 

Statewide

Buxmont Christian Educational Institute, Inc.

146 W. Broad Street

Telford, PA 18969

Terry L. Johns 215-723-7226

Email: bceione@fast.net  

WEB: http://buxmontchristianed.org/ 

Association, Conference, Curriculum Fair, Diplomas, Evaluators, Information, Materials, Newsletters, Support Group

 

Statewide

Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania

101 So. College Street

Myerstown, PA 17067

Larry and Ellen Kramer 717-866-5425

Email: cathhmschpa@ihs2000.com  

Fax: 717-866-5425

WEB: http://www.catholichomeschoolpa.org/ 

Association, Conference & Curriculum Fair, Email, Evaluators, Information, Newsletter, Web Page

 

Statewide

Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP)

231 N. Chestnut Street

Palmyra, PA 17078

717-838-0980

Email: chap@chapboard.org  

WEB: http://www.chaponline.com/ 

Advocacy, Statewide Convention, Email, Information, Newsletter, WEB Page

 

Statewide

Erie County Homeschoolers Diploma Association

9129 State Road

Cranesville, PA 16410

Edi Thomas 570-967-0951

Email: echsda@velocity.net  

Association, Diplomas

 

Statewide

Keystone Christian Institute

120 Kilingerman Road

Telford, PA 18969

Christa Hageman

215-721-1868

Email: PAhomeschool@undermothersheart.com  

Web: http://www.PAhomeschool.com 

Information, WEB page, Email, Handbell Choir (Music Classes)

Statewide and also classes for Bucks, Berks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia county homeschoolers

 

Statewide

Mason-Dixon Homeschoolers Assoc., Inc.

32 West Main Street #5

Waynesboro, PA 17268

Barbara Snider 717-749-5767

Mary Hudzinski 717-762-3357

Email: mdhsaadmin@pa.net  

Alternate email: diploma@pa.net  

WEB: http://www.mdhsa-pa.org/Homeschool/Mason-Dixon-Homeschoolers-Association.php

Association, Diplomas, Evaluators, Information, Newsletters, Support

 

Statewide

Pennsylvania Home Education Network

952 Peach Street

Ellwood City, PA 16117

412/561-5288

Email: info@phen.org

Web: http://www.phen.org

Association, Email, Evaluators, Information, Newsletter, Support Group, Web Page

 

Statewide

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers

105 Richman Lane, Kittanning PA 16201-5737

Kittanning PA 16201-9311

Howard and Susan Richman 724-783-6512

Email: richmans@pahomeschoolers.com  

WEB: http://www.pahomeschoolers.com/

Fax: 724-783-6512

Achievement Testing, Email, Evaluators, Materials, Newsletter, On-line courses (Advanced Placement), WEB Page

 

Statewide

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency

105 Richman Lane, Kittanning PA 16201-5737

Kittanning, PA 16201-9311

Dr. Howard B. Richman 724-783-6512

Email: PHAA@pahomeschoolers.com  

WEB: http://www.phaa.org/

Fax: 724-783-6512

Association, Conference (High Schools at Home), Diplomas, Email, Evaluators, Materials, Newsletter, WEB Page

 

Statewide

Susquehanna Valley Homeschool Diploma Programs, Inc.

484 Pleasant View Road

Hummelstown, PA 17036

Margaret T. Matthews, President 717-566-3573

Sandra Elliott 717-582-7527

Association, Conferences, Diplomas, Evaluators

 

Statewide

The Lancaster Center for Classical Studies

(The Classical Foundation of Lancaster)

910 Marietta Avenue

Lancaster, PA 17603

Peter Brown

717-397-3223

Email: lccs.org@verizon.net  

Diplomas

 

Statewide

They Read More Usborne Books

6419 N. Fairhill Street

Philadelphia, PA 19126

Tracey D. Sims-Brooks

888-229-0185

Email: theyreadmore@gmail.com  

WEB: http://www.letsjustread.com

Curriculum Fair

 

Statewide

Upattinas School and Resource Center

429 Greenridge Road

Glenmoore, PA 19343

Kim Coffin, Director of Admissions and Home Education Coordinator

610-458-5138

Email: office@upattinas.org  

WEB: http://www.upattinas.org 

Fax: 610-458-8688

Achievement Testing, Association, Diplomas, Email

 

Statewide/National/Worldwide

Bridgeway Academy a division of Essential Learning Institute

334 Second Street

Catasauqua, PA 18032

Admissions Office: 800-863-1474

Email: admissions@bridgewayacademy.com

WEB: http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/

Association, Diplomas, Nationally accredited, On-line courses, 24x7 tutors on-line, Curriculum, Achievement Testing, Email, Evaluators, Information, Materials, Newsletters, WEB page

 

Statewide/National/Worldwide

Keystone National High School

KNHS or Keystone

920 Central Road

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Gary Myers, Provost  800-255-4937

Jennifer Unger, Director  800-255-4937

Email: Info@keystonehighschool.com  

WEB: http://keystoneschoolonline.com/

Fax:  570-784-2192

On-line Courses, Support Group, Web Page

 

National

Alternative Education Resource Organization

417 Roslyn Rd

Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Jerry Mintz 516-621-2195

800-769-4171

Email: Jerryaero@aol.com  

Fax: 516-625-3257

Association, Email, Evaluators, Information, Materials, WEB Page

 

National

Curriculum Services

26801 Pine Ave

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Kathleen L. Sprafka

877-702-1419

Email: info@curriculumservices.com  

WEB: http://www.curriculumservices.com/

Fax: 941-992-6473

Email, Materials

 

National

Debra Bell's Home School Resource Center

PO Box 67

Palmyra, PA 17078

717.838.5273

Email: hsrc@debrabell.com  

WEB: http://www.debrabell.com/

Fax: 717.832.7733

Achievement Testing, Online Courses, Newsletter, Conference, Information, Materials

 

National

ECS Issue Site - Homeschooling

WEB: http://www.ecs.org/ecsmain.asp?page=/html/issues.asp?am=1/

 

National

National Center for Home Education

PO Box 3000

Purcellville, VA 20134

540/338-7600

Email: nationalcenter@hslda.org  

WEB: http://www.hslda.org/  

Fax: 540-338-9333

Advocacy, Association, Email, Information, Newsletter, WEB Page

 

National

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000

Purcellville, VA 20134

Cora Prather 540-338-5600

Darren Jones, Legal Aide

Email: mailroom@HSLDA.org  

WEB: http://www.hslda.org/ 

Fax: 540-338-2733

Advocacy, Association, Email, Information, Newsletters, WEB Page

 

National

National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network

NATHHAN

5383 Alpine Road, SE

Olalla, WA 98539

Tim Bushnell 253-857-4257

Email: NATHANEWS@aol.com  

WEB: http://www.nathhan.com/

Fax: 253-857-7764

Association, Email, Information, Materials, Newsletters, Support Group, WEB page

 

National

National Home Education Research Institute

12221 Van Brady Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-7924

William A. Lloyd 301-372-2889

Brian D. Ray 503-364-1490

Email: mail@nheri.org  

WEB: http://www.nheri.org/

Fax: 301-372-0086

Information, WEB page

 

National

National School Is Dead; Learn in Freedom!

Karl M. Bunday

Email: webmaster@learninfreedom.org  

WEB: http://www.learninfreedom.org/

Email, Information, WEB Page

 

Franklin County

Franklin County United Homeschool Association

1853 Dawn Lane

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Mary Ellen Moore 717-267-3768

Annette Martin 717-263-3878

Email: me2moore@epix.net  

Association, Email

 

Fulton County

Christian Home Educators Team

HCR 81, Box 58

Needmore, PA 17238

Norma Jean Hohman 717-294-6215

Ruthann Golden 717-294-3118

Email: hohman@nb.net  

Advocacy, Association, Email, Evaluators, Information, Support Group

 

Regional – Allegheny (Pts) and Westmoreland Counties

The McKeesport Area Homeschoolers

404 Owens Avenue

Liberty Borough, PA 16930

Barbara Page 412-461-6788

Email: pageclan@msn.com  

Association, Email, WEB page

 

Regional – Carbon, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Parts of Monroe Counties

Schuylkill, Carbon, Upper Lehigh Parent-Teachers (SCULPT)

RD2, Box 121-27

New Ringgold, PA 17960

Marie and Joseph Courtney 717-386-4224

Advocacy (Information), Association, Information, Newsletter, Support Group

 

Regional - Berks, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties

Valley Forge Baptist Home Education Association (VFBHEA)

616 S. Trappe Road

Collegeville, PA 19426

Karen Melchior 610-948-8100

Lois Rall 610-948-8100

Email: kmelchior@vfbt.org  

Fax: 610-948-6423

Association, Newsletters, Support Group, Diplomas, Email, Web Page

 

Regional - Monroe, Northampton, Pike and surrounding counties

Northeast Pennsylvania Homeschoolers (NEPA)

PO Box 884

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Judy or Paul Van Hook 717-476-9321

Email: nepahomeschoolers@yahoo.com  

Curriculum Fair, Email, Evaluators, Information,

 

Regional - York County and surrounding areas

York Homeschool Association (YHSA)

500 Paradise Road

York, PA 17402

New Member Info - Bud & Lydia Goulart 717-741-2566

Coordinator - Julie Tate 717-751-4710

WEB: http://yhsa.org/

Association, Curriculum Fair (March), Information, Materials, Newsletter, Support Group and Web Page

 

 

Categories

 

Achievement Testing - An organization which arranges for students to take nationally normed standardized achievement tests.

 

Advocacy - An organization which provides legal information and/or assistance.

 

Association - An organization which parents or families join for a fee.

 

Conference - Organizes an annual or more frequent meeting of organizations and/or parents regarding homeschooling issues.

 

Curriculum Fair - Organizes an annual or more frequent fair of organizations or companies that provide materials for instruction.

 

Diplomas - Organization which is properly registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to issue secondary school graduation credentials for post-secondary school admittance, PHEAA grants and loans, and supervision of a home education program.

 

Email - An address on the Internet.

 

Evaluators - An organization which provides a listing of evaluators.

 

Information - An organization which provides information on other organizations, materials or research on the subject of home education free of charge.

 

Materials - An organization which sells or provides without charge curriculum materials or other materials used in instruction.

 

Newsletters - An organization which provides a periodic newsletter or magazine for homeschooling families, with or without charge.

 

On-line courses - An organization which provides courses in limited subject areas or age groups via the Internet. The courses or age groups will be identified.

 

Support Group - An organization which provides parent support meetings, family programs, field trips, kids clubs, social activities.

 

WEB Page - Electronically retrievable information available through the Internet free of charge.

 

 


For additional information, please contact:

Suzanne Tallman |
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.214.8212
RA-home-education@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us