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NYS Homeschooling Regulations and Resources

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Homeschooling in New York State from Starts At Eight

Rochester Area:

Homeschool Groups:

Brockport Homeschool Group

Non-denominational group of families that get together for our children to play and develop ongoing friendships. We meet at the Sweden Recreation Center during the school year and local parks in the summer. Any activities or outings are parent initiated and based on ages and interests of their children. Cost: $2 per child. This fee is for the use of the recreational center.

Please contact: Jamie, if interested.

Charity Homeschool

Non-denominational Christian support group serving approx. 120 families in Greater Rochester area. We welcome homeschoolers of all faiths and offer support, co-op classes, field trips, new homeschool and high school seminars, monthly tween & teen groups, high school graduation ceremony, High School dance, special needs group meetings, and much more.

Contact: Michele Boyer at

Find out about our membership and all of our activities on our website:

Gifted Homeschool Alliance of Rochester

Contact Shannon Tani at

Greater Rochester LEAH (Loving Education at Home)

Composed of Christian families who volunteer together to offer field trips, group lessons, family activities, support meetings, mom’s nights, graduation and sports teams. Rochester’s oldest LEAH chapter.

Contact Maria Bushen at

CHESS LEAH of Spencerport

Contact Dave and Melanie Travis at

The Homeschool Academy LEAH

Contact Lorane Dreyer at

Academic Co-op, full day of classes on Tuesdays Sept.-May, held at Calvary Community Church of the Nazarene, 4045 East Henrietta Rd., Henrietta NY 14467

Geneseo LEAH, Homeschool Co-op

Co-op meets Mondays

Contact Mindy at

John 15 LEAH of Naples

Contact Tracy Gosso at

Northgate LEAH (North Chili)

Contact Carolyn Prokopenko,

Christian group but open to all. Devotion, gym class, and group topic. Meets at

Northgate Bible Chapel on McGuire Road in Greece.

PCC LEAH, Pittsford Community Church LEAH

Contact Chris and Elaine Pragle at

Members must agree to the LEAH statement of faith. The group offers support and

fellowship to homeschooling parents as well as activities and relationships for

homeschooled children. Well-established Friday co-op with many class offerings for

all ages.

RAHA – Rochester Area Homeschoolers Association


A community of families dedicated to supporting one another in our common commitment to learning without schooling. Our membership gathers together for philosophical rather than religious reasons and therefore welcomes families of all backgrounds who share our vision.
Simply Homeschooling

799 members. Private Yahoo group. Resource/support network free and open to families of all backgrounds and philosophies who seek positive socialization within a diverse, inclusive community.

St. Thomas Aquinas Homeschoolers of the Rochester Area

Contact Pam at


More than 80 Catholic families throughout the Diocese of Rochester. Group provides

information, support, field trips, children’s clubs, activities, enrichment co-ops, and

events for all ages.

Sodus Homeschoolers

Contact Jean Maynard

Western Wayne County LEAH


Westside LEAH

Contact Christine Ziegler,

Group is limited to 25 families and is currently at maximum.

Homeschool Co-ops:

Classical Conversations

Contact Melinda Puth at

Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of

learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe

there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.

Community Homeschool Group

Contact Teresa Interlicchia and Stefanie Thane on Facebook:

We are a local community of homeschooling families. We are not a specialized group based on learning styles or belief systems. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and the fact that we all have something to contribute. We meet once weekly at the Wood Library in Canandaigua to do a project and have some social time afterwards.

Gloria Deo Cooperative

Contact Kelly Fasoldt at

Christian homeschool co-op (Nursery-12th grade) with focus on classical model of education. Meets 32 weeks during school year on Thursdays at Journey Christian Church in Greece. Full day program covering most of major subject areas. Families are committed to full day, with the requirement of teaching up to two classes. Our families benefit from a solid program, valuable friendships, and a warm, supportive community. Our mission is to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by educating our children in His ways and providing a Biblical understanding of the world they live in using a classical approach. For more info. or to schedule a visit, go to

H.E.L.P. (Home Education Lima Program) Homeschool Co-op

Contact Erin Steele at

Families of any religion or non-religion are invited to participate in this secular

homeschool co-op based in Lima, NY which is beginning its second year. . This

group is a true co-op, meaning parents must stay and either be a lead teacher or

assist other parent teachers. The current age range in the group is ages 4-12. Check

out our website: or email .

Homeschool Hive (Preschool co-op ages 3-6) West Irondequoit

Meets twice a week, Mon. and another day of the week 9:30-11:30 AM. Thematic learning for your little ones: number recognition and counting, circle time, stories and snacks, art or games, free play, field trips. Upcoming themes include: summer, America, desert, mammals, seashore, jungles, grocery stores, campfires and more. No cost-moms just stay and volunteer for something. You may visit to check it out. Call or email for more information. Contact: Margaret Barona at atomicsour @

LCG- Lilac Children’s Garden


Waldorf-inspired, multi-age classes are offered to homeschooled children ages five to fourteen. (Paid Program) Twelve Corners Church, Winton Road, Brighton. Lilac offers a weekly class, inspired by Waldorf education philosophy, to home-schooled children ages four-and-a-half to thirteen on Tuesday afternoons from mid-September through May. In addition, our community gathers to celebrate seasonal festivals and participates in parent study groups. We also offer a parent child class for children ages infant through four years on Wednesday mornings. We have a few open spaces for children ages 9-12 for the fall.

Rochester Christian Co-op

Contact Kirsten Borkowski at

Rochester Christian Co-op, a non-profit organization in its 14th year, is a parent-led homeschool group that meets 32 weeks during the school year on Mondays at Pittsford Community Church. Our co-op is a full-day program that helps families meet New York State homeschooling standards. Parents teach one or two classes while their children benefit from a day full of instruction. The only fees associated with our co-op are the cost of curriculum and supplies for the classes your children attend. The children in our group range in age from nursery through twelfth grade. Classes include science, writing, literature, social studies, foreign language (Spanish or ASL), art and music. While we use Apologia for science throughout all grades, the other subjects use a variety of curricula. For more information, please contact, Kirsten Borkowski, or visit our website at

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