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A Catholic Home School Support Group in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Surrounding Areas



Is Saint Joseph Pillar of Families (SJPF) the right homeschooling group for your family?

If you are not yet homeschooling, but have children and are considering this educational option, we're happy to have you join us. Whether your children are very young, or in school while you discern whether homeschooling is right for your family, or you are considering bringing only some of your children home from school, you will find support, encouragement, and advice born of experience within our group. If you are not ready to join, you may choose to attend Mom's Meetings or a couple events as a guest while you are looking into homeschooling.

If you do not yet have children, but you are interested in learning more about homeschooling, we can let you know when we are going to have an informational night, and we can put you in touch with members willing to discuss their experience with you, but we ask that you do not apply for membership at this time.

If you have special needs children in your family, we have experienced families within our membership to support you.

If you have completed your years of home education or have moved away from the area, you are welcome to retain membership in the group. You serve the group by sharing your wisdom and knowledge.

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you need more information before making your decision about membership.


Security and trust

The purpose of this website is to facilitate gatherings, support, and face-to-face interaction among the members of the “real world” SJPF group. In other words, SJPF is not an Internet support group or simply an online forum. We are a real live support group, and as such, we would like to get to know you and vice versa.

In the interest of maintaining the strength and integrity of SJPF as an organization that provides friendship, encouragement and support for Catholic homeschooling families in the communities surrounding the Grand Forks area since our founding nearly 20 years ago, applicants are required to provide accurate family information, including children's names and year of birth in order to determine age groups.

The website is secure, the group is private, and your family's details will be kept secure. Within our membership, we do everything we can to respect and protect each other's privacy. If you have a further concern about Internet safety, please refer to this Homeschool-Life Security document.