Maricopa County

AFHE lists these homeschool groups as a service to Arizona’s homeschool community at large. We do not necessarily have first-hand knowledge of all groups listed, nor do we necessarily endorse all groups listed on this site. We have done a level of review to try to ensure that all groups listed on the AFHE website exist to support and promote homeschooling as defined in Arizona Revised Statutes §15-802. Groups are listed below alphabetically by group name within their county. Please contact individual groups for additional information about their philosophy, purpose, membership requirements, dues, etc.

APEX HOMESCHOOLERS OF SCOTTSDALE & FOUNTAIN HILLS

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
Scottsdale and Fountain Hills
EMPHASIS
Eclectic. Our group is not defined by religious beliefs, but we do hold traditional values and respect each family.
FORMAT
We are a parent-volunteer-led support group. We offer weekly/monthly events and activities and homeschooling support for homeschooling families all over the valley. Our main events are mostly in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. We plan field trips all over the state. We encourage you to visit our group at least once before joining.
CONTACT
Ashley Earle, earleschoolhouse@cox.net, 480-241-8546
WEBSITE
https://www.homeschool-life.com/AZ/apexhomeschoolers/

ARIZONA TEEN AND TWEEN HOMESCHOOLERS

TYPE OF GROUP
Web/Social Media-based Homeschool Group or Network
AREA
Buckeye and surrounding areas
EMPHASIS
Eclectic
FORMAT
Our group offers game nights, fun learn to bake events, water activies and swimming and the opportunities for our kids to make new lifelong friends.
CONTACT
Jennifer Beattie, Azmama2six@gmail.com
WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/181786193679666

THE BALANCED HOMESCHOOLER

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Club/Association
AREA
Statewide
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
The Balanced Homeschooler offers personalized mentoring support for both new and veteran homeschooling moms.  Meeting sessions are held virtually, offering customized support for moms working independently through material covered in either The Balanced Homeschooler or The Balanced High Schooler mentoring programs. Members also have access to a private Facebook group as well as additional support resources. Requires one-time purchase of mentoring program materials. Program proceeds go to support the Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship, a designated scholarship administered by the Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation.
CONTACT
Carol Gary, 623-217-1249, inquiry@thebalancedhomeschooler.com
WEBSITE
www.thebalancedhomeschooler.com

BRANCHES HOMESCHOOL COMMUNITY

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Multiple locations – Central, Chandler, North Valley, Surprise, West Valley and Mesa
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
We will offer a weekly class day with a variety of classes for all age. See website for tentative class schedule.
CONTACT
Christine Stauffer, christine@brancheshomeschool.org
CENTRAL: Sara Tople, dezirt@aim.com
CHANDLER: Jill Knight, jill@brancheschandler.org
NORTH VALLEY: Claire Beeler, clairebeeler@gmail.com
SURPRISE: Chelsea Derkach, chelsea@branchessurprise.org
WEST VALLEY: Darlene Medeiros, darlene@brancheswestvalley.org
MESA: Michele Summers, michele@branchesmesa.org
WEBSITE
CENTRAL: branchescentral.org
CHANDLER: brancheschandler.org
NORTH VALLEY: branchesnorthvalley.org
SURPRISE: branchessurprise.org
WEST VALLEY: brancheswestvalley.org
MESA: branchesmesa.org

CHARLOTTE MASON IN PHOENIX HOMESCHOOL GROUP

TYPE OF GROUP
Web/Social Media-based Homeschool Group or Network
AREA
Greater Phoenix Area
EMPHASIS
Christian and Secular
FORMAT
We are a local resource for those desiring to implement the Charlotte Mason philosophy in their homeschool. Our website lists parent study groups, family co-ops, nature clubs, special events, mother culture opportunities, local nature study information, cultural opportunities, and more. Our facebook group is a great place to discuss the Charlotte Mason method with other local parents and develop community with other Charlotte Mason families.
CONTACT
Rachel Davis, charlottemasonphx@gmail.com
WEBSITE
https://tinyurl.com/charlottemasonphx

CHRIST’S FAMILY HOMESCHOOL MINISTRIES

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
West Valley – Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Surprise, Avondale, and Goodyear
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Field trips, park days, teen events, mom’s night out, dad/kid events, and a variety of family events
CONTACT
480-648-3770, cfhmevents@gmail.com
WEBSITE
www.cfhministries.com

CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLERS OF FOUNTAIN HILLS

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
Fountain Hills, Mesa, Scottsdale
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Support, fellowship, social activities, field trips, and more.
CONTACT
Melissa Atwood, melissa_atwood@hotmail.com, 480-734-7700
WEBSITE
www.christianhomeschoolersoffountainhills.org

CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
NORTHERN AZ AND NORTHEAST VALLEY: Rachael Jensen, rjensen@classicalconversations.com
NORTHWEST VALLEY: Vanessa Friedman, vfriedman@classicalconversations.com
SOUTHWEST VALLEY AND SOUTHERN AZ – Crystal Knutson, cknutson@classicalconversations.com
EAST VALLEY: Victoria Swanson, vswanson@classicalconversations.com
SOUTHEAST VALLEY AND TUCSON: April Foltz – Afoltz@classicalconversations.com
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Classical Conversations provides compelling, influential Christian leadership in the home-centered, classical education movement. We provide weekly classical, Christian communities that hone students’ academic and classical skills of recitation, logical thinking, and persuasive rhetoric. We offer Parent Practicums across the United States that empower parents to teach any academic subject classically. Our curriculum framework offers a Christ-centered worldview while engaging the current culture in which we live. We partner with like-minded businesses to provide quality products and services for families in the communities in which they live.
CONTACT
Stephanie Lloyd, slloyd@classicalconversations.com
WEBSITE
https://www.classicalconversations.com

CORAM DEO LYCEUM

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
To support homeschool parents in educating, discipling, and preparing their children to live lives of intentional service to God and others. Coram Deo Lyceum is steadfastly a Christian homeschool support group.  In addition, we teach in the Classical method following the Trivium.  We support parents with tutoring, classes, grade reports, and transcripts.
CONTACT
Deborah Williams, coramdeolyceum@gmail.com, 480-331-9128
WEBSITE
coramdeolyceum.com

COVENANT HOME SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Resource Center
AREA
Maricopa County and statewide
EMPHASIS
Resource Center
FORMAT
Covenant Home School Resource Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ministry working to equip and encourage Arizona families for a successful homeschool Journey.   Located in Central Phoenix, our unique bookstore carries many popular new and used homeschool materials, and offers curriculum consultations, getting-started information, transcript advice, and classes to enhance your homeschool education.
CONTACT
info@chsrc.org, 602-277-3497
WEBSITE
www.chsrc.org

COYOTE HOMESCHOOL CO-OP

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Scottsdale and surrounding areas
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
We are a parent-led and taught co-op with a strong commitment to home education. We are all present during co-op hours to assist and serve in any and all capacities. We collectively decide on the curriculum and courses each year. Keeping in mind that our co-op is designed to support your home education not become a primary source for your educational needs. Each year’s schedule and offerings are different but our constant is God and His will for our co-op.
CONTACT
Melanie Harris, wadeandmelanie@q.com, (602) 690-7851
WEBSITE
https://www.homeschool-life.com/865/

DISCIPLES OF THE EAST VALLEY

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
We are a support and learning group to help our teens navigate this world. We believe that following God is #1. Education is important and we will make sure to incorporate subjects that our teens struggle with and help encourage them through the process. Subjects are picked together and all voices will be heard. Our education style is geared towards more of a relaxed envoirnment to give our children more freedom. We will make learning interactive and take trips to various places to show our kids different views. This will help educate them so they can be equiped to engage with others who many not believe the same as them.
CONTACT
Kerri Scott, kerriscott27@gmail.com

EDUCATING CHILDREN OUTDOORS

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Club/Association
AREA
Queen Creek, Marana, Show Low, Glendale, Casa Grande
EMPHASIS
Eclectic
FORMAT
ECO is a 100% outdoor, place-based program that is similar to the "forest school" programs prevalent across Europe, minus the forest. Instead we have a wondrous, beautiful, and biologically diverse desert to explore, so we refer to our program model as a  "desert school."  We are one of the few 100% outdoor desert schools across the world. Our mission is to immerse children in connecting with the natural world.  Through ECO, children learn about and explore nature through cross-curricular, hands-on, experiential activities, so that they will develop knowledge about, love for, and dedication to nature's wonders.
CONTACT
Kathy Balman, ecoexplorersatl@gmail.com
WEBSITE
www.educatingchildrenoutdoors.com

EXCELSIOR CLASSICAL HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Phoenix and surrounding areas
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Excelsior is a one day a week academic co-op that assists parents in their goals of Classical Christian education providing support, accountability, and community. We are Kindergarten-12th grades, and we also have a nursery and preschool class. During our time together we cover the standard academic and classical courses, as well as Bible, and Latin (starting in 2nd grade), Greek (starting in 7th grade), music, and art. We do many extracurricular events such as field trips, park days, nature trips, PE, Art Class, Science Fair, and Mom’s Day Out.
CONTACT
Pauline Abello, pauline@classicalhomeschoolcurriculum.com
WEBSITE
www.classicalhomeschoolcurriculum.com

FIT FOR SERVICE

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Club or Association
AREA
Meets at Freestone Park in Gilbert
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Parents share in the teaching responsibility. Different sports each month, a mile run, mom’s chats, and seasonal parties. We provide encouragement, directions, and all equipment needed. Meets weekly Tuesday and Thursday October through April, off in December.
CONTACT
ffsazinfo@gmail.com
WEBSITE
www.ffsaz.org

FRIENDS + ADVENTURE

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
West Valley
EMPHASIS
Eclectic
FORMAT
Connect with nature and develop friendships through hiking, day trips, field trips, nature journaling and crafts, and being outdoors.
CONTACT
Megan Petterson, azfriends.adventure@gmail.com

GROWING TOGETHER AZ

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Phoenix, Anthem, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale
EMPHASIS
Eclectic
FORMAT
This co-op has weekly meetups on Wednesdays, in addition to hosting various events and field trips throughout the valley. We appreciate a diversity and encourage community building.
CONTACT 
 growingtogetheraz@gmail.com
WEBSITE
http://www.growingtogetheraz.com

HEARTS FOR HIS GLORY HOMESCHOOL GROUP

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Goodyear, Avondale
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
This group meets every other week with a curriculum. Parents share the responsibility of rotating teaching different topics determined at the beginning of the year.
CONTACT 
 hearts4HisGloryAZ@gmail.com
WEBSITE
https://m.facebook.com/Hearts-for-His-Glory-Homeschool-Group-1292820960820971/

HERO INSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING - THE HILL

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
West Valley – Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, El Mirage, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Avondale, Tolleson
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Weekly co-op class Friday mornings , monthly adult book club, activities every 6 weeks include training, Moms’ Night, Family Camp Out, etc.
CONTACT
Ashlee Mecham, ashleemecham@msn.com
WEBSITE
https://docs.google.com/forms

HIS 43:19 HOMESCHOOL ADVENTURES

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
North Scottsdale
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
We are a Christ-centered community of homeschooling families, providing fellowship and offering encouragement and support to each other on this incredible journey to grow and educate the minds of our families in HIS truth and beauty, as we play, laugh, share, connect and build community. We currently offer bi-weekly park days, seasonal hikes and celebrations, and occasional field trips.
CONTACT
his4319adventures@gmail.com
WEBSITE
https://his4319adventures.wixsite.com/his4319
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2196473540489897/

HOME EDUCATORS OF CENTRAL PHOENIX 

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
Central Phoenix, West Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Weekly park day and new homeschooler mentoring
WEBSITE
www.homeschool-life.com/az/hecp

HOME EDUCATORS OF SURPRISE

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
West Valley – Located in Surprise, but open to all
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Weekly park day with optional P.E. September-May. We provide many field trips, history/science fairs, spelling bee, teen events, holiday parties, talent shows, made markets, outreaches, camping trips, moms night outs, a yearbook, and much more.
CONTACT
info@homeeducatorsofSurprise.com
WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/Home-Educators-of-Surprise-HEofS-564548667240672
homeeducatorsofsurprise.com

HOMESCHOOLERS 4 HIM

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
West Valley – Goodyear, Avondale, Surprise, Buckeye, Litchfield Park
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT

Friday park days, field trips, mom get-togethers, couples and family get-togethers, co-ops, yearbook and more

CONTACT
homeschoolers4himaz@gmail.com
WEBSITE
http://www.facebook.com/groups/h4haz/

HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL IN ARIZONA

TYPE OF GROUP
Web/Social Media-based Homeschool Group or Network
AREA
Arizona
EMPHASIS
Secular
FORMAT
Homeschooling High School in Arizona is a Facebook group for current Arizona homeschooling parents/guardians to discuss high school academics. Our purpose is to provide a private, inclusive place to discuss the different options for high school courses (curriculum, classes, etc) as well as college-prep topics like admission requirements and testing. We want to build an encouraging, supportive environment where parents of all personal beliefs and homeschool philosophies can freely share what has worked for us. Membership is limited to traditional homeschoolers with a valid affidavit already filed and ESA parents schooling at home independently.
CONTACT
HomeschoolingHighSchoolAZ@gmail.com
WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolingHighSchoolArizona/

HOMESCHOOLING SPECIAL (NEEDS) KIDS

TYPE OF GROUP
Web/Social Media-based Homeschool Group or Network
AREA
Maricopa County and Arizona
EMPHASIS
Eclectic
FORMAT
We offer advice and support to parents who are homeschooling a child with exceptional needs (gifted, 2e, and special needs).
CONTACT
Michelle Harris, azexceptionalstudents@yahoo.com 480.569.7505
WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomescoolingSpecialKids/

LATTER-DAY HOMESCHOOLERS

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
Southeast Valley
EMPHASIS
LDS
FORMAT
Monthly history-based family parties, advice and support for new homeschoolers, and encouragement for seasoned homeschoolers.
CONTACT
Shauna Guthrie, 480-567-6284, guthriepublic2@gmail.com

PHOENIX WEST VALLEY HOMESCHOOLERS

TYPE OF GROUP
Web/Social Media-based Homeschool Group or Network
AREA
Avondale, West Phoenix, and Glendale
EMPHASIS
Eclectic
FORMAT
Facebook Group
CONTACT
Michelle Harris, azexceptionalstudents@yahoo.com 
WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/537834819566090/

RAISING HEARTS TOWARDS HEAVEN

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
East Valley, Casa Grande, Queen Creek
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Park days, holiday parties, and field trips.
CONTACT
Susan Pickett, homeschoolmotherof11@yahoo.com

SECULAR HOMESCHOOL PARK DAY

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
Scottsdale, East Valley
EMPHASIS
Secular/Non-Religious
FORMAT
We are a secular, homeschool group that has roots in the Valley for almost 20 years. We do Park Day once per week, we plan events around our park days as well as organize homeschool activities and liaison with other homeschool groups, co-ops and business to facilitate a rich homeschool life to kids in our community. We focus only on in-person homeschool opportunities and meetups. We require that if you join our group that you attend our park days.
CONTACT
Shawna Giefer, shawnagiefer@gmail.com
WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3497632893692401

STEM OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARIZONA HOMESCHOOLERS (SOAH)

TYPE OF GROUP
Web/Social Media-based Homeschool Group or Network
AREA
Arizona
EMPHASIS
Secular
FORMAT
Facebook group where Arizona homeschool families can share information and learn about STEM resources, activities, and competitions.
CONTACT
AZhomeschoolSTEM@gmail.com
WEBSITE
www.facebook.com/groups/STEMhomeschoolAZ/

VALLEY OF THE SUN HOMESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler
EMPHASIS
Secular/Non-Religious
FORMAT
Valley of the Sun Homeschool Cooperative is a secular, inclusive group of homeschooling families who come together for the purpose of enriching our children’s educations. Our parent-teachers lead classes that are based on their skills, interests, and backgrounds, providing our children with unique opportunities for learning and growth. Fundamental to our beliefs is the notion that our homeschooling community benefits from and is enriched by the diversity of our membership, and we seek to create a welcoming atmosphere for all who wish to attend.
CONTACT
Julie Mallinger, valleyhomeschoolcoop@gmail.com
WEBSITE
www.valleyofthesunhomeschool.com

VERITAS HOMESCHOOLERS SUPPORT GROUP

TYPE OF GROUP
Independent Support Group
AREA
East Valley
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
Veritas Homeschoolers Support Group provides opportunities to meet and network with like-minded homeschool families across the East Valley.
CONTACT
info@veritashomeschoolers.org
WEBSITE
www.veritashomeschoolers.org

WEST VALLEY CRUSADERS CO-OP

TYPE OF GROUP
Homeschool Co-op
AREA
West Valley and Phoenix
EMPHASIS
Christian
FORMAT
We have weekly, classes focusing on S.T.E.A.M, history, Spanish, ASL, Bible studies, art, P.E including specialty classes, parties, fieldtrips and events for all ages.
CONTACT
Summer Varela, (602) 540-3388, WVCrusaderscoop@gmail.com
WEBSITE
https://westvalleycrusadersco-op.godaddysites.com/