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Upcoming Events

Stanford Testing
May 27 - Wednesday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Stanford Testing
May 28 - Thursday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Stanford Testing
May 29 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Welcome to WCCHE

West County Christian Home Educators !

We are an active group of home school families supporting one another in 

St. Louis County, MO and nearby.


Welcome to WCCHE's public homepage. We offer several resources to the public, including record-keeping samples and a directory of homeschool groups in Missouri. Feel free to explore our site.


Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. founded the institute in 1990 as a 501(c)3 non-profit research organization, and is the president of the institute. He holds his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University, his M.S. in zoology from Ohio University, and his B.S. in biology from the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Ray has been a middle school and high school classroom teacher in both public and private schools, an undergraduate college professor, and a university professor at the graduate level. He is a leading international expert with regard to homeschool (home school, home education) research. Dr. Ray executes and publishes research, speaks to the public, testifies before legislators, and serves as an expert witness in courts. 

Dr. Ray has all kinds of statistics about the success of homeschooling.  If you have an interest in or concern about the “outcomes of home education,” think that homeschooling is bad for society (or good for society), or you are a veteran homeschooler who just needs a little morale boost, you won't want to miss this presentation. Good books and other relevant resources on child training and homeschooling will be available.


Does Homeschooling Work?

New Study: Generation2 Survey

Research Findings on Home Based Education

Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.

February 26, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. ­– 9:00 p.m.

Pillar Foundation • 15820 Clayton Road, Ellisviille, MO 63011

Dr. Ray will help you consider the answers to questions such as the following?

  • Are parents qualified to teach their children, academically?
  • What about socialization?
  • Should ethnic minorities homeschool their children?
  • How will these children succeed – or fail – in the “real world” of adulthood”?
  • What are the findings of the Gen2 Survey (Generation 2, Millennials)?
  • Is Common Core any good?

Bring the curious, the critic, your friend, your pastor, and your children’s grandparents. Dr. Ray will have some good books and reports on homeschooling and child training for sale.

WCCHE membership is only $25 per year and gives you access to our complete, interactive website (including member forums) as well as details & invitations for all WCCHE sponsored events.

Summer/ Fall:

August  - WCCHE annual picnic

September  - Circles of Support

October - Fall Fun Fellowship

November - Expo Craft Fair with other area home school groups


January - Spelling Bee

February - Talent Show / Art Fair

March - Support Night


            The Greater St Louis Area Home Educators Expo (more info, click here)

                               March 19, 20, and 21, 2015!

April -  Used Curriculum Fair/ Ice Cream Social

May -  Senior Graduation, and 8th Grade Graduation.

WCCHE families also coordinate many other activities, including a yearbook, field trip co-op, service opportunities, sports, play dates, fine arts, political involvement, robotics, and more
WCCHE students often participate in learning centers, drama performances, music recitals, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Bible Bee, and Math Olympics.
WCCHE students also have the option to do Stanford Achievement Testing at the year's end.
WCCHE families stay updated and connected via our online forum which is secure and private and accessible only to members. 
WCCHE families can find and connect with other families of similar age and interest using our secure and private member family directory. 
WCCHE works to continually provide helpful resources and information via our forum and website, and to coordinate opportunities for our members that enhance our home school experiences and build up a strong support community.  

While you are here, check out some testimonials from our current members by clicking on Why  WCCHE?

We welcome you to browse our public site and contact us with any questions.  We would love to have you join our homeschool community!! 

Would you like to support WCCHE with your advertising dollars and reach 1000's of West County residents per month? Read our ad rates and policies here or contact us to find out more....


WCCHE Statement of Purpose

"West County Christian Home Educators exists for the purpose of supporting, encouraging, and equipping families in the performance of their God-given responsibilities to train and educate their children in the instruction of the Lord." 1

WCCHE seeks to unite its members for the purpose of:

  • providing information regarding legal and social issues affecting homeschooling families
  • offering enriching educational activities
  • providing wholesome fellowship opportunities with like-minded homeschooling families
  • fostering communication between homeschooling groups
  • supporting any member family regardless of religion, race or denominational affiliation

The WCCHE organization will continue to be comprised solely of volunteer families that seek to exhibit Christian unity, service, and the love of Christ to its membership for the purpose of bringing glory to God the Father.2

1 Deut. 4:6, Eph. 6:4, Mal. 2, Ps. 78
2 1 Peter 4:10-11