Our Philosophy

We understand that styles and philosophies vary among homeschooling families. That’s why we provide extracurricular activities and offer an a-la-carte, supplemental approach. We host social events and field trips that support and enrich what’s already taught in the home.

We’re the place for involved parents who value education; bringing together homeschoolers to enjoy enrichment classes and group social activities.


Supplemental Program

As homeschool leaders, we’re at our best when we’re motivated by love: for our own families, for the families in our group and the children in our community who benefit from homeschooling.

Our supplemental program includes foreign language, chess and woodshop, alongside play dates, competitions and social outings.  We give homeschoolers an opportunity to connect with peers on a regular basis because having friends is essential to a child’s healthy development.

The majority of students are age 5 thru 12 years old. Our Meetup group includes 30+ families from all faiths and religious backgrounds.

Since our founding (Nov. 2014), we’ve helped 100s of homeschooling families. Join our Meetup group and attend social events, field trips and the annual open house event (August).


CLICK HERE to become a co-op member and secure a seat for your child in our 8-week supplemental program. All classes are $10/per.

On Wednesdays classes meet at the Miller Branch Library (Study Room 148) , located at 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City, MD 21042.

On Fridays classes meet at the Christ Episcopal Church (Parish Hall), located at 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia, MD 21045


Howard County Homeschooling Cooperative (HCHC) is a secular 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a communal space for homeschooling families to educate and socialize their children in a nature-based, classroom environment.

Volunteer to Teach

We rely on the financial support and volunteerism of our membership to provide the programs we offer. To grow our work we need a community of people committed to this mission who will help us grow. Please support our work with a financial donation or through volunteering. All donations are tax deductible and easily made via Paypal and/or Amazon Smile.


Classes subject to change based on minimum student enrollment numbers (5).