New York home school groups

Another way to find other homeschoolers near you is to check the listings in the Homeschool Social Register. While you’re there, you might want to add yourself to the Register so that other homeschoolers can contact you as well.

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Loving Education at Home (LEAH)
Region served: New York
Statement: Loving Education At Home (LEAH) is a statewide organization dedicated to supporting and promoting home education throughout New York. One of our major purposes is to support a statewide network of mutual support groups by and for home educating parents.

North of Buffalo Homeschool Association (NOBHA)
Region served: Niagara County and surrounding areas
Statement: We are an inclusive homeschooling support group that serves the Niagara County and surrounding areas. We welcome all homeschoolers regardless of religious beliefs or homeschooling philosophies. We offer support, information, resources…. We meet monthly and also have field trips.

Fingerlakes Unschoolers Network
Region served: Finger Lakes

Rochester Area Homeschoolers Association
Region served: Rochester and surrounding area
Email contact: Margie Rolleston (
Statement: Rochester Area Homeschoolers Association is a community of families dedicated to supporting one another in our common commitment to learning without schooling. Our membership gathers together for philosophical rather than religious reasons and therefore welcomes families of all backgrounds who share our vision.

Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education (AllPIE)
Region served: Nationwide. Located in Chatham (Columbia County), with occasional workshops offered in the Hudson Valley region.
Statement: AllPIE is a nonprofit organization which supports families in being involved in their children’s education by offering support, information, encouragement through its publications and services. All are welcome! Members are sent AllPIE publications and pamplets; AllPIE’s book and resources catalog; and have access to AllPIE’s mail-order lending library, telephone help, and referrals. Members receive notices of AllPIE conference, workshops and special events.

Capital District Home Educators (CDHE)
Region served: Capital region (Albany/Schenectady/Troy area)
Statement: We welcome homeschooling families of all types. We have everything from serious unschoolers to serious school-at-homers, and we represent all sorts of philosophies. We arrange various outings through the year, such as trips to performances at the New York State Performing Arts Center (“The Egg”), a swim-and-gym program, field trips to local factories, museums, etc., and potlucks.

Family Educators Resource Network (FERN)
Region served: Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia Counties in NY; Berkshire County in MA and surrounding areas
Statement: FERN is an informal networking group for home educators in the areas of Columbia, Rensselaer, and Albany counties in New York and in Berkshire county in Massachusetts. FERN operates as a computer-based “newsletter” for activities, resources, and information to support homeschooling families and those interested in home education.

The Alternative Learning Center (TALC)
Region served: Columbia County and surrounding area
Statement: TALC is a homeschooling community and cooperative based in Columbia County. Our mission is to provide a forum in which people of all ages can share educational resources and knowledge; to organize and coordinate activities which further such sharing; to operate a program of activities for children and youth, using the resources of the community; and to encourage learning in its broadest sense.

APPLE Family and Homeschool Group
Region served: Brooklyn and Long Island
Statement: Children of all ages are welcome. Members are currently from Long Island and Brooklyn. APPLE plans to connect with homeschoolers throughout the Tri-State and Pennsylvania areas, to gather together for field trips and such; in an effort to broaden our childrens’ experiences and network. APPLE is inclusive; meaning that there are no specific criteria stipulating membership. We do have one notation: We ask everyone to treat one another, as they themselves hope to be treated, and that including that children be treated with courtesy. We hope everyone’s little lights shine!

Discovery, Resources, Education, Activities and More (DREAM)
Region served: Long Island, Queens
Statement: Our group is secular, and is open to all current and interested homeschoolers. We are a diverse homeschooling community that offers support, resources, networking and activities for homeschoolers of various ethnic and religious backgrounds throughout Long Island and Queens. We welcome and respect members of all homeschooling methodologies and philosophies. The group is member-driven in that all members are encouraged to plan activities and post to the list.

Home School New York
Region served: New York City
Statement: This group is for parents and tutors who are homeschooling in the New York City Area. The purpose is to share information about workshops, trips, classes, meetups etc. that are of local interest to those of us in this area. This group is an offshoot of NYCHEA @ yahoo groups.

Long Islanders Growing at Home Together (LIGHT)
Region served: Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn
Statement: We are Long Island’s Oldest Secular Homeschool Support Group! Almost 20 years of Home Education Support for the famlies of Long Island. LIGHT is a secular grassroots non-profit organization directed by member consensus. The common interest of our members is home-education. The purpose of this organization is to offer information, organize activities for members by members (and their children and families), hold meetings that support members in their home education choice and help members to introduce themselves to one another.

Simply Homeschooling
Region served: Greater Rochester
Statement: A resource/support network for those currently homeschooling or planning to homeschool in greater Rochester, NY. We gather together to play, network, encourage, inspire and learn.


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