Manheim Area Christian Homeschoolers



MACH is a 26 week, academic Christian co-op, striving to support each other in the home-education of our children, by providing classes for Nursery through 12th grade. We meet on Tuesdays at East Fairview Church of the Brethren (1187 Fairview Road, Manheim)  from 9 am to 12 pm for our academic portion and following lunch we offer a variety of afternoon elective classe until 2:30.  MACH requires moms or dads to teach and/or help in classes, and be present during all class hours. 




CLASSES - Classes for students grades K-6 include gym, science, and history.  Grades 7-12 have classes in science, history, and English. Optional classes include subjects such as: Spanish 1 and 2, Algebra 1 and 2, and various sports and clubs.  See class schedule for updated classes for the current year.  

Our morning classes are mostly taught by parents within the group.  If there are no qualified parents within the group to teach a class in grades 7-12, we will find a teacher outside of the group.  First- year parents are expected to be helpers in 3 morning classes, but may also be asked to teach a class. After the first year in the group, a parent is required to teach a class of their choosing.  The leadership team will be there to help teachers set up classes, and answer any questions about planning and curriculum. 

Afternoon classes are sometimes taught by teachers who are not in the group. Parents are expected to help in these classes for a certain number of times.  The goal of our classes is to provide weekly instruction for the students in these subjects. The teachers then assign homework to be done at home, before the next class meets.  By completing classes, middle and high school students will fulfill the credit or half- credit requirements for the class.  A grade of points out of points possible is given for each class in grades 7-12. 


VISITATION - Potential members are welcome to visit our classes.  Please contact a member of the leadership team to schedule a day to attend. 


HIGH SCHOOLERS ATTENDING WITHOUT PARENTAL PARTICIPATION - High school students may attend without the (teaching) participation of the parent.  There is an additional charge per class for this arrangement.  If you are interested in this option for your family, please click on the 'attending without a parent' tab on the lefthand sidebar.   There are a limited number of slots for this option.


If you would like information about joining MACH, please contact:

Sara Gantz

(717) 821-9853