Homeschooling in New York

SUPPORT GROUPS
Albany-Adirondaks LEAH
Email: Region4@leah.org
http://www.leah.org/support/albany-adirondacks
Serving Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington.

The Alternative Learning Center, TALC
Email: membership@talcny.org
http://www.talcny.org/
The Alternative Learning Center (TALC) is a homeschooling community and cooperative based in Columbia County, New York. 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.

A.P.P.L.E. Family and Homeschool Group
http://applenetwork.us/ny/
Regional AND Local support throughout NY. The central purpose for APPLE is for the children, and to function as a family group where families of like interests, can come together in a variety of ways.

Binghamton / Sourthern Tier LEAH
Email: Region6@leah.org
http://www.leah.org/support/binghamton-sourthern-tier
Serving Counties: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins

Buffalo/Western New York LEAH
Email: Region8@leah.org
http://www.leah.org/support/buffalo-western-new-york
Serving Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming.

Charity LEAH
Email: gerwitz@charityleah.org
http://www.charityleah.org/
Charity LEAH is a local homeschool support group of approximately 140 families located in Rochester, NY. We offer group classes which meet in the fall and the spring at Browncroft Community Church, on the east side of Rochester. We also offer field trips at a variety of locations, ice hockey and figure skating programs, and other special activities, along with the support and encouragement of other local homeschoolers.

Chautauqua County Homeschooling & Mentoring Program, CHAMP
champhs@stny.rr.com
http://www.champ.bravehost.com/
A secular & inclusive homeschooling group in Chautauqua County and the surrounding area.

Covenant LEAH
http://www.freewebs.com/covleah/
Our purpose is to support Christian homeschooling families in the Bronx by offering support and encouragement.

Exploring Nature Educational Resource
Email: sheri@exploringnature.org
http://www.exploringnature.org/
Librarians, classroom teachers, and homeschoolers can use Exploring Nature to develop lesson plans for units on animals (mammals, birds, insects, spiders, sharks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, etc.), plants (wildflowers, trees, cacti, etc.), biomes (forests, deserts, oceans, polar regions, rain forests, wetlands, the tundra, etc.), adaptations (structure and function), farm animals, life cycles, food webs, ecology, the human body, genetics, space and the environment.

Greater Glens Falls Christian Homeschoolers
Email: mbcb1080@verizon.net
http://www.glensfallsleah.freeservers.com/
Greater Glens Falls Christian Homeschoolers (GGFCH) is a Christian homeschooling group that seeks to encourage homeschooling families in the education of their children. Yearly dues only $25 for an entire family! We are made up of families who homeschool, from Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties.

H.I.M. Ministry
Email: mgrainger@afo.net
http://www.himministry.org/
HIM is a homeschool support ministry of Believer's Chapel in Cicero, New York. We meet during the school year on the first Friday of each month for a fun day filled with various activities to enrich the core subjects being taught at home.

Home Education Exchange of the Southern Tier
http://hee.tripod.com/
Home Education Exchange of the Southern Tier is a nonsectarian activity and support group for homeschoolers and for those exploring educational alternatives.

Home Education Network of Central New York, HENCNY
Email: callihan@davidandlaurie.com
http://www.nyhen.org
Home Education Network of Central New York is a resource for all home educating families in the Central New York area.

Home Learners Association of CNY
http://www.hlacny.com/
HLACNY is a not-for-profit homeschooling group serving the Central New York and greater Syracuse area. As a group, Home Learners Association of CNY offers members support, park days, field trips, parties, events, educational opportunities, and a great network of homeschooling families.

Homeschool Wild Days
Email: herself@ragamuffinrosies.com
http://homeschoolwilddays.tripod.com/
Homeschool Wild Days are once a month get-togethers at a deep ecology center, featuring a science lesson, a craft, and a shared lunch.

Hudson Valley LEAH
Email: Region3@leah.org
http://www.leah.org/support/hudson-valley
Serving Counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester.

Kids Out and About
http://www.kidsoutandabout.com/
Kids Events and Resources in Rochester and Albany New York.

Loving Education At Home, LEAH
Email: LEAHVicePresident@LEAH.org
http://www.leah.org/
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.

New Life LEAH
http://www.freewebs.com/newlifeleah/
New Life LEAH is a Christ centered cooperative fellowship of homeschooling families, which exists to encourage, equip and serve one another as we pursue the goal of educating our children at home to be 21st century world changers.

New York City Home Educators Alliance, MYCHEA
Email: nychea.info@gmail.com
http://www.nychea.org/
With over 300 families, NYCHEA is the largest homeschooling group in the city. Our members hail from every borough and from every point on the continuum of homeschooling--some are just starting out with young children, some recently pulled older kids out of school, others have kids in high school or college and beyond.

New York City Home Educators Alliance Roots and Shoots
http://nychearootsandshoots.org
NYCHEA Roots & Shoots is a homeschool chapter of Roots & Shoots in New York City. NYCHEA Roots & Shoots is open to children of all ages with parent participation. The average age of our group is 11–13. For students age 14–18, Roots & Shoots offers leadership opportunities through their Youth Leadership Council, something we hope to grow into.

New York City/Long Island LEAH
http://www.leah.org/support/new-york-city-long-island
Serving Counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk.

New York Home Educators' Network, NYHEN
http://www.nyhen.org
We are New York State homeschoolers past, present, and future, from seasoned veterans to newcomers. We are a diverse group with different views, and we accept members regardless of their approaches to homeschooling. We welcome all members who believe in our mission.

North of Buffalo Homeschool Association
Email: amgelyon@yahoo.com
http://www.nobha.com/
Welcome Niagara County and surrounding area homeschoolers! NOBHA was founded for all homeschoolers regardless of their homeschooling philosophy or religious beliefs. From unschoolers to eclectics and everyone in between, you are welcome here! We hope to provide information, support, resources, and lasting friendships along our wonderful adventure in Homeschooling.

Ornament of Grace LEAH
Email: oogleah@ggw.org
http://www.ggw.org/oogleah/
A New York State L.E.A.H. affiliated Homeschool chapter located in Palmyra, NY. Ornament of Grace L.E.A.H. exists for the purpose of providing support to like-minded Christian home educators within the group.

PCC LEAH
http://pccleah.org/
PCC LEAH is a ministry of Pittsford Community Church and a chapter of New York State LEAH, Inc. (Loving Education at Home). LEAH is a Christian organization, made up of Christian home schooling families in the greater Rochester, NY area. This chapter is open to membership from within and outside Pittsford Community Church.

Region 6 LEAH
http://www.leah.org/region.php?region=6
The Region 6 chapter of Loving Education At Home (LEAH).

Region 10 LEAH
Email: info@region10leah.org
http://region10leah.org/
Welcome to the NY State Loving Education at Home website for Region 10 (New York City/ Long Island). It is our desire to be of assistance to you in your homeschool endeavors.

Rochester Area Homeschoolers Association
Email: sylviaklassen@gmail.com
http://www.rochesterareahomeschoolers.org/
ochester 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.

Rochester/Finger Lakes LEAH
Email: Region7@leah.org
http://www.leah.org/support/rochester-finger-lakes
Serving Counties: Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates.

Saratoga LEAH
http://saratogaleah.org/
Saratoga LEAH is a local chapter of New York State Loving Education At Home (LEAH), a statewide Christian homeschooling support group. As a member of our group, some of the activities which you and your family can participate in may include: Gym days, Cross-country team, Cooperative group lessons, Young adults service group, Family fellowship dinners, Holiday parties, Field trips, and Group-discounted activities.

St. Thomas Aquinas Homeschoolers of the Rochester Area, STAHRA
Email: hsinfostahra@yahoo.com
http://stahra.wordpress.com/
St. Thomas Aquinas Homeschoolers of the Rochester Area is a group of over 60 families in Upstate New York who support each other in this Catholic Homeschooling journey.

Sullivan County Catholic Homeschooling Resource Center
http://www.sullivancountyhomeschooling.org/
This site is an ongoing endeavor focused on providing resources for Catholic home schooling families in and around Sullivan County, New York.

Syracuse-area Homeschoolers' Association, SAHA
http://www.syracusehomeschoolers.com
We are a diverse group of families who have a common interest in teaching our children at home. We are a secular group, and membership is open and not limited to those with particular religious or political beliefs. We do encourage tolerance and respect among members.

Syracuse/Central New York LEAH
Region5@leah.org
http://www.leah.org/support/syracuse-central-new-york
Serving Counties: Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego.

West New York LEAH
http://www.wnyleah.org/
We are a support group made up of Christian familes, who primarily live in Buffalo's northtowns. We offer Support Meetings, Help with the NYS Regulations, Field Trips and Family Activies, a lending library, and a members-only discussion group


EMAIL LISTS
Albany Area Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/albanyareaunschoolers
The Albany Area Unschoolers is a group for families in the Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Schoharie counties and surrounding areas in upstate New York, who are currently radically unschooling or have already decided to radically unschool and would like to meet others who are already living the radically unschooling lifestyle.

All things HomeSchool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeSchoolNY/
All inclusive, inter-denominational/ CHRISTIAN! Post your questions, leave your answers! Share your joys, vent your frustrations! Buy, sell, trade your curriculum! Join field trips and events, make new friends and meet with some old! Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Wayne, Oswego, Monroe, Chautauqua counties and more! McKean and Potter Counties!

APPLE Family
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APPLE-Family/
This list is for: * A.P.P.L.E. to post functions and activities to list members. * List members to invite one another to functions.

Bergen Rockland Homeschooler Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BergenRocklandHomeschoolers/
We are a diverse group of homeschooling families who live in or near Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland County, NY.

Berkshire Area Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BerkshireAreaChristianHomeschoolers/
This is a Christian Homeschool Group for homeschooling mothers living in (or relocating to): Western Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, Eastern Upstate New York or Southern New Hampshire.

Buffalo Area Homeschool Association, BAHA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Buffaloareahomeschool/
Buffalo Area Homeschool Association (BAHA) is an inclusive homeschooling support group for Western New York families. We organize a wide variety of activities for our members ranging from family get togethers to academic field trips and classes.

Capital District Home Educators, CDHE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CDHE
This list is for homeschoolers in the Capital District of New York State -- the Albany/Schenectady/Troy area.

Catholic Homeschoolers of Central New York
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cnycatholichomeschoolers/
We are a group of Catholic Homeschoolers in Central New York with a variety of homeschooling styles and philosophies.

Catholic Homeschoolers of York Pennsylvania, CHSY
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chsy
This list is limited only to those who are members of the Catholic Homeschoolers of York,PA.

Central NY Home School E-Network, CNYHSEN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CNYHSEN
CNYHSEN is an "E-Support Group" (a net-working forum) designed to share information, news, ideas and events relevant to homeschoolers in the Syracuse, Rome, Utica and surrounding communities of Central New York.

CHIALIST
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chialist/
CHIALIST is a homeschooling resource for New York City Home Education Association (NYCHEA) members.

D.R.E.A.M. HOME EDUCATION COMMUNITY
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DREAM4KIDS
D.R.E.A.M.--Discovery, Resources, Education, Activities and More. We are a group of families who educate our children at home. The group is secular and is open to all homeschoolers, as well as to those who are thinking about homeschooling their children.

Dutchess County Homeschool Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dchsa/
Our group is dedicated to homeschooling in Dutchess County, New York. We welcome new members. We are a secular group. If you are looking for a sense of community for you and your children, join us for classes, field trips, play dates and fun!

East Hampton Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/easthamptonhomeschool/
This group is serving the Hamptons, (East End of Long Island, New York), Montauk, Amagansett, Wainscott, Watermill, Springs, Napeague, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack.

Families Unschooling iN NY (FUNNY!)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FamiliesUnschoolingiNNY
This list is for New York State unschoolers (or those interested in moving towards unschooling in NYS).

Family Educators Resource Network, FERN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FERNetwork
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.

Finger Lakes Home Schooling Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fingerlakeshomeschooling
The Finger Lakes Home Schooling Network is a resource for home-schoolers in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.

Fingerlakes Unschoolers Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/funschooling/
An e-mail list for the Fingerlakes Unschoolers Network, located in and around Ithaca, New York.

Funschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/funschooling/
An e-mail list for the Fingerlakes Unschoolers Network, located in and around Ithaca, New York.

The Home Education Exchange of the Southern Tier of New York
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stnyhee/
The Home Education Exchange of the Southern Tier of New York is a nonsectarian activity and support group for homeschoolers and those exploring educational alternatives.

Home Educators of York Region, HEYR
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEYR
A group to facilitate discussion and get-togethers amongst York Region homeschooling parents. HEYR is a group intended to help homeschoolers thoughout York help each other. Posting opportunities taking part in York region ( as well as local GTA outings) field trips, get together outings, and offering help to new and long term homeschooler helps fill a need that many of us rely on.

Homeschool New York
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolnewyork/
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, meet-ups etc. that are of local interest to those of us in this area.

Hudson Valley Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HudsonValleyHomeEducators
Hudson Valley Home Educators is a group, based in the Hudson Valley of New York, dedicated to assisting those interested in home education for their children, both the experienced homeschoolers and those just starting out. We plan to discuss many topics including how to get started, curriculum issues, field trip ideas, and problem-solving.

Jewish Home Educators of New York City, JHENYC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JHENYC/
This list is a meeting place for homeschooling or unschooling Jewish parents (or those just thinking about it) living in or around New York City. It is a place to discuss issues unique to New York-area Jewish homeschoolers and unschoolers.

The Learning Community of Bergen & Rockland Counties, TLC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TLC_Bergen_Rockland
The Learning Community (TLC) of Bergen and Rockland Counties is a very active support and activity group for families who are homeschooling in Bergen County NJ, Rockland County NY, and the surrounding areas.

Learning With Family
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LearningWithFamily/
Welcome Homeschoolers - particularly in the NY Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), but all Homeschooling families and people very involved in their children's lives and learning are welcome!

LIGHT Homeschooling Network Community
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LIGHTmail
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.

The Monday Co-op at Great Hollow
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheMondayCoop/
The Monday Co-op at Great Hollow is open to homeschooled students age (8)9 - 18 years old. Several High School level classes are included in our offerings: mathematics, science, writing and history. We offer many options, including drop-off and single course sign-up. The philosophy of our group is one of inclusion and flexibility to accommodate the many varied needs of our local homeschool community.

NE Fingerlakes Homeschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEfingerlakeshomeschooling/
A private non-sectarian homeschooling group for select families in the north-eastern fingerlakes region of New York.

Northern Adirondack Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthernAdirondackHomeEducators
Welcome to the Northern Adirondack Home Educators (NAHE). Please use this communication tool to share announcements, ideas and information.

Northern New York Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthernNewYorkHomeschoolers
This list is for all homeschoolers/unschoolers in Northern New York.

NY-alert
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NY-alert
A list for homeschoolers in NY to discuss legislative and regulatory issues with each other and with concerned homeschoolers in other states.

NYC Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nyc_unschoolers
This list is for families who are living and learning in the greatest city on earth. Meet other unschoolers, organize get-togethers, discuss cool things in your neighborhood -- we're a pretty relaxed discussion group.

NYHEN-Support
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYHEN-Support/
This list is hosted by the New York Home Educators' Network (www.nyhen.org). It is open to anyone interested in homeschooling in New York State. If you have questions about homeschooling in NY, and especially if you're a new homeschooler, this is the place to find out what you need to know.

NYHEN-Teen
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYHEN-Teen/
This list is hosted by the New York Home Educators' Network (www.nyhen.org). It's a place for New York State homeschooling families -- parents and teens -- to discuss topics concerning older homeschoolers, such as curriculum options for homeschooling at the high school and junior high level, social activities, volunteer activities, employment rules, diplomas, preparing for college, auditing classes, scholarships, college requirements/restrictions regarding homeschoolers, local homeschooler-friendly programs and colleges, etc.

Orange County Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orangehomeschoolers/
The Orange County Homeschoolers are an inclusive homeschool support group for families in and around Orange County, NY. The purpose of the group is to provide community-based educational and social actvities for our children and networking opportunities for homeschooling families. Members of the group take turns arranging activities.

Parents Instructing Challenged Children LEAH
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PICCLEAH/
Parents Instructing Challenged Children (PICC) LEAH is the Special Needs Homeschooling support chapter of New York State Loving Education at Home (NYS LEAH). NYS LEAH is the largest Christian non-denominational homeschool support group in NYS State consisting of 3,700 members and over 150 chapters statewide.

Park Slope Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/parkslopehomeschoolers/
The PARK SLOPE HOMESCHOOL COMMUNITY is an inclusive and diverse homeschool community welcoming all homeschoolers living in and around Park Slope, Brooklyn. We are a vibrant and dedicated community, creating opportunities for the social and educational growth of our homeschool families.

Queens Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueensHomeschoolers/
Queens Homeschoolers is a secular homeschooling organization based in Queens, New York. We host and attend events in Queens County and all the surrounding areas.

Radical UNschoolers in New York, RUNNY!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RadicalUNschoolersinNY/
Here is a place for a community of families who wish to pursue joyfully whole-life-learning alongside their children. Hopefully, this e-community will serve as a place for us to inspire each other, arrange meetings, and discuss the joys and challenges of radical unschooling in and around New York.

Saratoga Area Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaratogaHomeschoolers
Join this list if you homeschool in the Saratoga Springs (NY) area. Here you will learn about activities that are being offered in the community as well as field trips that are organized by our own members.

Schenectady L.E.A.H.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/schenectadyleah
A support group for Schenectady LEAH members.

Simply Homeschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/simplyhomeschooling/
Simply Homeschooling is 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.

Staten Island Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sihomeschoolers
This is a group open to all Staten Island home schoolers. We welcome people of all religious backgrounds and theoretical approaches! Please join us so we can network & strengthen our homeschool community on the island.

Suffolk County New York Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCNYhomeschool/
Are you a homeschooler living in Suffolk County, NY? Then this is the place for you! This list is meant to provide a forum where homeschooling families can connect with other homeschoolers located on the eastern half of Long Island.

Suffolk Waldorf
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/suffolkwaldorf/
This is a cooperative group of homeschooling families in Suffolk County, (Long Island) New York who are inspired by the methods of waldorf education.

Sullivan County Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sullivancountyhomeschoolers/
The Sullivan County Homeschoolers are a group of families in around Sullivan County, New York who choose to educate their own children. We are an all inclusive group set-up to provide support, friendship and socialization, amoung other things, to each other.

Syracuse-area Homeschoolers' Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Syracuse_Homeschoolers/
This is the mailing list for the Syracuse-area (NY) Homeschoolers' Association. We are a diverse group of families who homeschool.

TALC New York
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TALCNY/
TALC is a brick-and-mortar learning cooperative for families in the Columbia County (New York) area. This online group is used for conducting internal TALC business.

TREE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/treehome/
Homeschoolers in the Tri-state area of New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Western New York Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WNYHomeschool
This group is designed for all homeschoolers within the Western New York Area. This includes Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Alleghany, Orleans, Genessee and Wyoming Counties. This group is to be used for people to connect from all areas mentioned above to promote a positive home school environment and community.

WNY Teaching Parents LEAH
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WNYTeachingParentsLEAH/
This is an email group specifically set up for members of the WNYTP LEAH homeschool support group which is located in Western New York. Here we will be able to share about our daily homeschooling through encouragement, support, resources, and ideas shared. We will also post announcements and information necessary to the WNYTP LEAH homeschool support group as they come up.

Woodstock Home Educators' Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodstockhomeschoolers/
The purpose of this group is to facilitate communication among members of the Woodstock Home Educators' Network, a group of homeschooling families in northern Ulster County, NY.


New York City Charter School Center
111 Broadway, Suite 604
NY, NY 10006
Phone: 212.437.8300
info@nyccharterschools.org
http://www.nycchartercenter.org/
The New York City Charter School Center envisions a future in which all of New York’s students have access to a first-rate public education, so that, no matter their background, they can participate in society on fair terms.


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