Southwest Home Education Ministry


All Saints Academy

Deanne Daniel – 417-827-2210/417-881-2001 – Facebook Email

Trained teachers hold classes two days a week and students work at home three days a week.

BACH (Buffalo Area Christian Homeschoolers)

Valerie Light, Faith Cannon, and Paula Gathright – Email

Two-Quarterly co-ops a year, Farmers Market ran by homeschool families, Yearly International Fair, In-depth Rocketry Classes, Plus much, much more.

Bolivar Area Homeschoolers Support Network

Sonya Gorman – 417-298-4917 – Email

Catholic Schoolhouse of Springfield, MO

Krysta Bauer – 417-766-4396 – Email

A structured program meeting weekly for homeschoolers that includes chorus, two hours of classroom instruction, science experiments, art projects, and opportunities for socializing after class.

CHESS (Christian Home Educators Support System


Classical Conversations

Michelle Lentz – 417-326-6441 – Email

Bolivar’s Classical Conversations community meets on Mondays during the school year at Wellspring Baptist Fellowship, 2110 Spring Place. We have both the Foundations and Essentials programs and Lord willing will have challenge programs in the near future. Schedule a visit to join us for an Open House!

Marcy Long – 417-489-1103 – Facebook Email

Mount Vernon
Mandy Selvedge – 417-844-6473 – Facebook Email

We have a Classical Conversations Community that meets every Tuesday. We have a Foundations Program, an Essentials Program, and Challenge A and B. We meet at First Baptist Church on Hickory Street in Mount Vernon. Our programs start as early as August 9th this year.

Heidi Evans – 469-222-5081 – Facebook Email

We meet on Mondays at First Baptist Church of Nixa, 601 Wasson Drive.

Kristin Phillips – Facebook Email

We have a Classical Conversations Community that meets every Monday. We meet at Ozark Assembly.

Springfield East
Valarie Evans – 417-459-3462 – Email

Classical Conversations Springfield East meets every Wednesday at Glenstone Baptist Church.

Springfield South
Carrie Goswick – 417-848-4500 – Email

Classical Conversations of South Springfield is meeting on Mondays at Southland Christian Church (1634 W. Republic Road, Springfield MO 65810). We have the Foundations program from 9:15am-12pm and Essentials program from 1pm-3pm. Our community has opportunities for field trips, moms night out throughout the school year.

Springfield Southwest / Battlefield
Gretchen Peters – 417-214-4352 – Facebook Email

We have a Classical Conversations Community that meets every Monday. We have a Foundations Program, an Essentials Program, and Challenge B. We meet at Graceway Baptist Church. 5010 Farm Road 135, Springfield, MO 65810. We also host mom’s nights, field trips and so much more.

West Plains
Laura Maxwell – 417-293-9309 – Email

Contact Laura to plan your visit.

Clever/Billings Homeschool Group


The purpose of this group is to unite homeschoolers in the Clever and Billing area. This is a group to share resources, information, and curriculum. A place to create play dates and organize outings. We are dedicated to teaching our children, providing them with the tools they need, and giving them a Foundation of Faith to lean on. Please come join us on Facebook. We would love for you to get involved and share your experiences and resources for homeschooling.

ETCNWA (Eclectic Teaching Consortium Supporting Home Education in Northwest Arkansas)

Lowell, AR
479-530-0001 – Email

We exist to aid families who wish to homeschool but need assistance in providing academic instruction, social opportunities, structure or supervision of their children.  This is not meant to draw families who are homeschooling successfully at home full-time.  The vision is to offer another option, among the many wonderful options for Christian education, that falls somewhere between full-time homeschooling (with the large time commitment) and full-time private school (with the large financial commitment.)

Gloria Deo Academy

Joy Davis – 417-881-7614 – Facebook Email

Certified teachers hold classes two days a week and students work at home three days a week.

Holy Family Catholic Homeschoolers Apostate

Shelly Pichler – 417-838-2730 – Email

Our goal is to offer Catholic homeschooling families spiritual, social and academic support, while offering fun, and enriching activities. We offer weekly Adoration, social time and Adventures in Learning for nursery age up through high school! A special high school level social time is offered monthly as well. Retreats, Mom’s Breakfasts, Dad’s Night Out are a few of the things we offer to help support our parents in their homeschooling journey, making our group beneficial to the whole family! Our Apostolate meets weekly at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Fridays from 1:15PM to 4:30PM.

Homeschoolers Academy

Diann Munsey Peel – 417-496-8040 – Email

We meet at Springfield Bible Church on the corner of Grand and Barnes. Home Schoolers’ Academy is a Christian Academy that meets on Monday afternoons, September through May, from 12:30 to 4:00. Students, ages 4-13, enjoy Art, Music, Drama and P.E. Our High School students, ages 14-18, will be offered varying classes each year.  Please contact Diann for current classes. We are a teaching Academy that hires qualified teachers to instruct each of our classes. This leaves our parents free for several hours each week. We simply ask that parents volunteer throughout the year (the need will be determined based on enrollment). Nursery is provided for teachers, assistants, and for those parents who are volunteering on a specific day. Rates and class descriptions can be found in our Brochure through a link at the top of our website

Homeschoolers in Service

Jackie O’Connor – Email

Homeschoolers In Service (H.I.S.) is a Christian, parent taught cooperative that meets on Thursday afternoons from 12:00 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. at Evergreen Church.  We have 4 periods with a 30 minute lunch time before the first class. We have activities for all ages from nursery-12th grade. H.I.S. focuses on meeting the needs of the co-op families and reaching beyond into the community.

Homeschoolers Network of Joplin

Facebook – Email

We offer weekly Enrichment Educational Classes (12 weeks each semester)

Journey Homeschoolers

Ashely West – 417-543-9273 – Email

We are a group of Christian homeschoolers who meet twice per month in Ozark.  We also host mom’s nights, field trips, and so much more.  Our goal is to bring together families for group events, fellowship, and fun.

Joyful Learning Co-Op

Annie Griswold and Crystal Bennet – 417-631-3395/417-380-9704 – Facebook Email

Learning Adventures Academy

Mandie Funk – Facebook Email

We are a special needs co-op in the Southwest Missouri area created for families to make connections with other families in the area. We go on adventures, where our children experience the world and friendships, all while learning together through planned field trips and activities. All ages and special needs are welcome! We also hold Mom Chats to plan and connect.

Currently, we have the following ongoing co-op activities:
-Monthly adventures at announced locations
-Monthly themed Saturday Connection Class
-Monthly Mom Chats at announced locations
-Weekly enrichment classes including art, gymnastics, and a sensory/social playgroup.
-Teen events
-A birthday Club

Learning As We Grow

Kristi Shepherd – 417-631-1636 – Facebook Email

We are a homeschool social co-op for children ages 4-11. We currently meet on Wednesday at 11:00 for park days, holiday parties, field trips, etc. We occasionally meet on other days as well, but Wednesday is our set day. There is no fee to join our co-op, but regular attendance is required to remain active.

Lebanon Area Homeschoolers

Shari Popejoy – Email

Lebanon Area Homeschoolers Fine Arts Department offers classes and workshops in the arts: music, art, drama, home arts, creative arts and performing arts. Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 9:00AM to 3:30AM during the school year, Fine Arts offers two semesters each year with a variety of classes for all ages; alumni are encouraged to enroll at a reduced enrollment fee, and adults are encouraged to enroll in many of the classes. The LAH Drama Troupe produces a full-length drama production each year, and the LAH Choir participates in the NFMC festival.

Lighthouse Christian Academy

Christin Harrison – Email

A parent cooperative that provides a variety of classes taught by the parents; from birth through 12th grade. Classes are held Tuesdays from September through May. We meet at Evergreen Church in North Springfield, MO.

Linking Home Educators

Cassie Frazier – FacebookEmail

Weekly parent taught coop that meets on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00PM to 4:20PM. Every mom or dad works in a classroom for 3 of the 4 hours. A parent is required to stay on the premises during Co-op hours. We teach our classes from a Christ-centered perspective. We desire to be a place of community for the kids and for the parents, nurturing friendships and encouraging each other as home educating families and as followers of Jesus. Classes are available for babies through high school. Cost is $180 per family for the year.

Magnolia Christian Academy of the Ozarks

Suzanne Koepke – Email

We are a parent taught co-op. Classes are held on Tuesday afternoons from September to May. Ages birth-8th grade. We meet at Northpoint Church in Nixa. Contact for more information.

MARCHE (Marshfield Christian Home Educators)

Mary Poag – 417-859-0258 – Email

Faith Southern Baptist Church. We offer co-op classes from Pre-K through High School every other Thursday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

Neosho Christian Cooperative

Teri Ray – 417-385-5600 – Email

We meet on Thursday from 12:45PM – 4:00PM at 2650 Oakridge Ext. Neosho, MO 64850. Cost is $20 per family per semester. Accepting Ages nursery through 12th Grade.

New Life Homeschool Co-Op

Kelly Gretchen – 417-631-5115/417-234-5196 – Email

Every Tuesday from 9:00AM to 12:30PM.
New Life Church – 776 W Farm Road 186 – near S Campbell Ave and Plainview Rd.

Ozark Mountain Homeschoolers

417-337-9622 – Facebook Email

S.H.I.E.L.D (Southern Homeschoolers Indefatigably Educating in the Lord’s Direction)

Southwest Missouri
Andrea McCotter – Email

Christian Support Group based out of the Ozark area. We will have regular meetings(as in park days or PE for example), field trips, mom’s nights, teen events, Book Clubs and anything else fun.

Springfield Catholic Homeschool Association

Katie – 417-889-6715 – Email

This co-op meets once a week at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for art, PE, and religious formation class. Ages birth through high school.

Springfield Thomas Jefferson Education

Celeste Batchelor – 417 942-2730

TOURCHLIGHT (Teaching Our Children Humble Living in God’s Holy Glory)

Amanda LeClare and Heidi Moore – Email Alternate E-mail

Veritas Enrichment

Sharon Voth – Email

Veritas Programs seek to come alongside the home educating parent to provide classes that enrich the students’ overall educational experience. Through participation students not only benefit from class content but group interaction and accountability in a Christian environment. Classes include Art, Music, P.E., Christian Worldview and more. Classes are located at Skyline Baptist Church on Fridays.