Experience a new WAY TO homeschool

HCHC Leadership Academy, is a non-profit  homeschooling co-op that welcomes students in grades 1 thru 8. Families seeking a better alternative to public school will find a warm, supportive, and caring environment that focuses on child-led learning.

CHOOSING TO HOMESCHOOL

With so many challenges facing public schools today -- class size, excessive homework yet falling test scores, lack of outside time -- you may be thinking, "Is there a better way?"

MONTESSORI METHOD

Our classrooms are filled with activities designed to pique curiosity and encourage excellence in academics, while promoting social interaction, self-expression and self-knowledge.

Certified Umbrella Group

We provide legal legitimacy to your homeschool program with supervision and annual portfolio reviews scheduled in January and June.

CURRICULUM

HCHC provides rich instruction in math, science, art, music, economics, and environment studies. Our curriculum uses the integrated, project-based program built upon the Montessori method, founded by Dr. Maria Montessori.

SCHEDULE A TOUR

For more information on how to join HCHC Umbrella Group and/or HCHC Leadership Academy, a private homeschooling co-op located in Columbia, MD please click here or call (802) 424-2099.

Frequently asked questions

Here are simple answers to the most frequently asked questions.  HCHC serves and supports homeschooling families during (and beyond) COVID-19. Read more

Our certified tutors and instructors supplement courses with curriculum from Khan Academy, Education.com, and The Walking Classrooms. However, you’re free to use whichever curriculum works best for your family.

Each month we post a field trip or social event to the Meetup calendar.  We balance a virtual experience with a hands-on, real-world approach.

Students log into a Zoom classroom and interact with a LIVE teacher once a week. Assignments are given and students are expected to engage in study at least 30-minutes each day per subject.

No, we offer in-person classes held at our Columbia facility and outdoors at local parks and farms.

The majority of our students are ages 6 to 13, but we provide instruction for K-12, including test prep courses for high schoolers. Transcripts, state recognized HS diploma and college credits available to graduates through our affiliation with Liberty University and its faith-based, dual-enrollment program.

Yes, we’re certified by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to supervise home instruction; State Approved Maryland Umbrella Group providing virtual, annual reviews. Read more

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Our members say

“My kids and I have really enjoyed being a part of this community through the gatherings and field trips with the meetup, and being involved in the co-op classes. I recommend the meetup group and the co-op classes!”
Emily Lujano
Unschooling Mom of 3
"Loved the group for socializing and classes. My daughter loves the robotics class and recess. We found the children and the parents to be very welcoming. So happy we found this group!"
Ana Gabrea
Working Mom of 2
“Really thoughtful and well done classes! Instructors were very prepared and classes were well controlled. I was thankful kids were encouraged by the teacher to stay on task and that she held their attention. Very well done!"
Jenny Novak
Military Mom of 2
"As a mom homeschooling multiple age levels I have benefited immensely from the support and friendship of the other families who are members!"
Katy Miller
Homemaker Mom of 4
HCHC Leadership Academy