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Support groups offer help to first-time homeschoolers with: learning about the law, doing the necessary paperwork, group activities for parents and kids, year-end assessments, finding tutors and teaching assistance, and recommendations for books and local resources. If you don't have a support group, connect with a few local families and create one!


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New York State

NYHEN ( New York Home Educators' Network) is a state-wide organization of homeschoolers. Here you can learn about the latest changes in homeschooling regulations in NYS. As laws change, you can follow the discussions at the NYHEN Yahoo group.

State-wide Yahoo group on unschooling.


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New York City Organizations

NYC has a thriving community of homeschoolers, with groups forming in nearly every neighborhood.

New York - Citywide / Manhattan / Brooklyn / Queens / Staten Island /

New York - Citywide

  • NYCpreschool-homeschool is a group for NYC parents interested in homeschooling toddlers and preschoolers. This group is open to parents who are already homeschooling older children, parents of toddlers who are planning to homeschool, and parents who plan to send their kids to school eventually but are homeschooling for preschool. The list is a good space for people wanting to form/join playgroups, co-op preschools, find support, share experiences and options, etc.
  • 5BoroHSchooling is a group of Homeschool Families that enjoys the simplicities of home-instruction through various activities.
    About us:
    • Learn through exploring the wealth of knowledge within the 5Boro make-up of Greater New York.
    • All Grades Welcome / Focus on Grades 4 – 12
    • As 5Boro is a Support Dependent Community, we’d most appreciate your membership as an *engaged member - as it is fitting to your family
    • All activities Organized by our 5Boro’s Moderator/Host will be exclusively for Members ONLY. Come join us.
    Requirements:
    • Homeschoolers Only
    • Prior Approval Screening Process
    • Friendly Membership
    • Group Introduction within three days of Membership
    • Everyone Is An Important Member
  • Homeschool New York is for families 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 interest. Home educators are also welcome to post on topics (newspaper articles, curriculum, websites,etc.) that may be of interest to homeschoolers. They are inclusive and secular, although diversity and acceptance are welcome and encouraged.
  • Jewish Home Educators of New York City (JHENYC) 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.
  • NYC Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in nearly 1,700 schools. The also publish information on homeschooling.
  • New York City Home Educators Alliance (NYCHEA) is a support and social organization for home schooling kids (0-18) and their parents/guardians. They do not supply or recommend curriculum or legal support. They do not officially issue compliance letters for home schooling. They are a social organization. Individually, parents may share their information, methods and experience with all aspects of home schooling.
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Manhattan

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Staten Island

Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland and Orange Counties Updated

Long Island

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Public Classes for Homeschoolers

Every year NYC organizations and institutions advertise more classes for homeschooled kids along with their public "afterschool" offerings. Here are some offerings created just for homeschoolers: