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 homeschooled children to enjoy enrichment classes and group social activities.


Supplemental Program

Our supplemental program includes classes such as foreign language, chess and woodshop, alongside play dates, competitions and social outings.  We give your child an opportunity to connect with peers in a group setting on a regular basis!

We have a balanced demographic of students. The majority are between ages 5 and 12 years old. Our Meetup group includes 40+ families from all faiths and religious backgrounds.

Since our founding in November 2014, we’ve been a resource to 100s of local homeschooling families.  If you’d like to join a community of involved and like-minded parents and provide your child a place to flourish and learn in a group setting, join our Meetup group to attend social events, field trips and our annual open house event (August).


CLICK HERE to pay a deposit to secure a seat for your child in the 8-week supplemental program. All classes are $10/per for co-op members.

FALL 2018 | Classes are held on Fridays between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

On Wednesdays classes meet at locales throughout Howard County.

On Fridays classes meet at the Christ Episcopal Church, located at 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia, or the Miller Branch Library, located at 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City.


Howard County Homeschooling Cooperative (HCHC) is a secular 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission it 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).