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Massachusetts Homeschooling Resources

Welcome! Homeschooling is an exciting journey, and we will be with you every step of the way.

These resources will help you navigate the state requirements and access local support groups.

Homeschooling Regulatory Information

The link below may help you with legal questions about homeschooling in your state.

Massachusetts Department of Education

Massachusetts Homeschool Support Groups

Homeschool support groups in your state are an excellent way to gain more assistance and guidance in your homeschooling endeavors. A regional support group fosters a wonderful sense of community among homeschooling families and allows for more opportunities to exchange ideas, plan group outings, and share in the overall experience of homeschooling! While Calvert supports the development of community among homeschool families, this list does not constitute affiliation between Calvert School and the groups represented below.

ADVOCATES FOR HOME EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS (AHEM)
Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts (AHEM) is a nonprofit, independent, grassroots, volunteer-run, educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. We believe that informed and active homeschoolers are their own best advocates in maintaining the right to independently homeschool. We welcome and value the participation of anyone interested in homeschooling in Massachusetts.
 
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Web: http://www.ahem.info/
 
BERKSHIRE HOMESCHOOLERS
Berkshire Homeschoolers is a way to connect with other parents who have chosen to homeschool their children. If you are a homeschooler in Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox, Lanesborough, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Dalton, and any other Berkshire County town, join us! We are a small group, but hope to grow into a great support network. Our organization serves all of Berkshire County.
 
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Web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BerkshireHomeschoolers/
 
MASSACHUSETTS HOME LEARNING ASSOCIATION (MHLA)
MHLA, founded in 1987, is a voluntary unincorporated organization. MHLA is an advocacy and education organization that endorses home learning as an alternative to public or private schooling. MHLA informs and educates families, school officials, the media, elected officers, policymakers, and other constituencies about the benefits, societal impacts, and unique educational methods of homeschoolers.

The organization does not represent any one political or religious viewpoint. In the spirit of harmony and collaboration, MHLA aims to unify Massachusetts homeschoolers and their representative organizations, forming a common voice dedicated to maintaining and broadening homeschooler freedoms.
 
 
MASSACHUSETTS HOMESCHOOL ORGANIZATION OF PARENT EDUCATORS (MassHOPE)
MassHOPE is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1988. Our stated purpose is "promoting and safeguarding home education to the glory of God."

MassHOPE assists parents in understanding and fulfilling the homeschooling laws of Massachusetts. We support and encourage homeschooling families through various activities and events such as our annual convention, graduation, and through a network of support groups and communications such as our newsletter, "The Voice of Hope," as well as legislative "e-lerts" as needed.
 
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Web: http://www.masshope.org/index.php?sub=Welcome
 
 
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