State Law Homeschooling
Missouri State Homeschool Laws
Missouri - State Homeschool Laws via HSLDA ( Home School Legal Defense Association )
FHE info on MO State law
State Law via FHE (
Families for Home Education, MO state wide home school group )
Book / Curriculum Reviews
Cathy Duffy Curriculum and Resource Reviews
Cathy Duffy has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschooling community since 1984. She also reviews other resources she believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, the origins debate, and related political, and spiritual topics.
The Family Vision
The Family Vision exists in part to provide Christ-centered resources to individuals and households in the greater St. Louis area, as well as throughout the United States. At our 12,000 square foot facility located in St. Charles, and our new location in South County, as well as through our online lending program, we offer thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs, on a wide variety of topics, to help patrons of all ages grow in whatever way God is calling them. The Family Vision Library is the only free Christian lending library in the nation! We also sell gently used homeschool curricula in our popular Homeschool Consignment Shop. We would love to meet you, and have you look over our many resources to see how we are fulfilling our mission of “faithfully equipping generations.” You may reach us at 636-447-6900 or visit our website www.TheFamilyVision.org
Christian movie service, similar to Netflix.
You can search movie choices by genre or theme. No subscription is required, you rent a movie and watch it within 72 hours via video streaming. They have more than 4,000 titles in their database, and they sell DVD’s at a reduced price (don’t miss the home school store section http://www.christiancinema.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=268_367 )
Boost 101.9 FM
Christian Worldview - Positive Hits and HipHop for St Louis
One of the best sources for classical Christian home school curriculum. Online education option also.
Classical Conversations or "CC", is a nationwide network of classical, Christian communities providing academic programs, events, and services to local home school communities, parents, and educators.
The CC supplemental academic programs meet once a week and provide a committed Christian community of structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students and parents. Each of our programs utilizes the classical tools of learning and emphasizes life-long learning skills.
King's Meadow by Dr. George Grant
George Grant’s Humanities curriculum, a four year moral philosophy course. Formerly known as Gileskirk, is now re-published and renamed King's Meadow Curriculum. This is taught by Dr. Grant at Franklin Classicial School in TN. You can purchase DVD or on-line streaming options.
- Audio and DVD versions of Dr. Grant’s lectures are available used in the homeschool community.
A review of Gileskirk -- http://www.curriculumconnection.net/gileskirkreview.htm
- There is a yahoo group for home schoolers using this curriculum , too: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KingsMeadowFamilies/conversations/messages <
- Dr. Grant’s blog http://grantian.blogspot.com/
- Dr. Grant has some footage on youtube – not from his curriculum, but a 7 part interview series http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmR1D1FMMqc&feature=related )
The Great Books
Curriculum by Jeff Baldwin with a balanced Christian Worldview used in a four year cycle for History and Literature. Jeff Baldwin is a home school dad, and the research director for Worldview Academy Leadership camps: http://www.worldview.org/
( Jeff Baldwin, research director for Worldview Academy, served as the creative editor for Understanding the Times by David A. Noebel, and co-authored the Understanding the Times Curriculum. He has written several books, including The Deadliest Monster, a Christian Introduction to Worldviews. Jeff is a freelance writer and is completing work on a classical literature curriculum for Worldview Academy’s TheGreatBooks.com. His articles have appeared in The Teaching Home, World, and New Attitude. Jeff, his wife Linda, and their three children live in Colorado.)
Study guides for Literature from a Christian Perspective. They offer booklet form, pdf via CD or e-guides via download for all grades. They also sell audio books and other teacher resources – scripts and props!.
Founded by Cheryl Lowe, offers extensive resources in Classical Christian Curriculum for all grades. Full grade packages or individual subjects are available, as well as an On-line Academy.
Logos Press is now a division of Canon Press, offering curriculum and on-line classes. They publish curriculum material compiled by the staff and teachers of Logos School, the pioneer in Classical and Christian schools, located in Moscow, Idaho. One key founder of Logos is Doug Wilson.
See more school info at http://www.logosschool.com/ See also - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logos_School
Homeschool Buyers Co-Op FREE
School Districts get volume pricing, Why Not Homeschoolers? Now we can! Join us today and get the best curriculum at the best prices. Lots of free resources like Field Trip Finder, Free Curriculum, Local Educators Discounts, etc.
God's World News from World News Group
3 publications for kids -> God’s Big WORLD for preschoolers, -> WORLDkids for elementary ages, and -> WORLDteen for all teens :
Biblical Worldview is the most important goal of Christian education. It's also the mission of God's World News - using current events to develop Christian thinking and character.
Fostering your child’s love for learning and fueling their faith with print and digital products that are engaging, enlightening, and safe! News, Knowledge, Wisdom and Action
Field Trip Locations
See also : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis City/County residents enjoy free Garden admission on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon, unless there is a special event scheduled
MO History Museum - Forest Park
Download this year's brochure and also click on the HOMESCHOOL Button @
MO History Museum Home school days are FREE
St. Louis Zoo - Forest Park
BEST Free Attraction - The Saint Louis Zoo was chosen as the #1 free attraction in the nation by the USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards Program in 2016.
Magic House Children's Museum
Check the wcche.org members on-line forum for details on home school days at the Magic House! Usually offered one day per month during the school year at a reduced rate.
Missouri Dept of Conservation
Be sure to sign up for the free magazine for all MO residents, "Conservationist Magazine", and "Xplor Magazine for kids".
Fine Arts Links
Ballroom and Latin Dance Instruction
In the "learning center" you will find free instructions and videos on how to do the Foxtrot, Tango, Polka, and much more.
"A free visual arts lesson site dedicated to teaching the visual arts to all who would be interested. To help the parents of the home schooled, distance learned, and to teach the arts with our support to adults that want to begin a new hobby or expression in the visual arts."
Masterpiece Art Instruction
Free projects, lessons, and ideas for educators
Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
Studies of famous paintings, written on an elementary level.
Drawing lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Chronological Art Lessons for Art History
29 lessons as a sample of lesson ideas, with timeline links and bibliography
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Resources for Grades 4 through 12 including Content Links, Teacher Guides, and Student Activities
How to Read a Painting
"Art is a great status symbol in modern society and because of that it can be quite intimidating to the casual viewer. For many the first impulse is to blow it off, to see it as a worthless plaything for the rich and boring. This is too bad, not only because art can be a great source of pleasure in our lives, but because even a passing acquaintance with art can enrich and deepen our understanding of the world around us."
The Art of Sharpening Pencils
"Welcome to the world of pencil sharpening - this may sound like a dull topic but there is actually a lot more to it than you think. There are a number of different sharpening styles and methods; all good artists should know them. The trick is using the right one at the right time."
Only Pencil Tutorials
Tutorials and videos demonstrating drawing using only a pencil
Draw and Color with Uncle Fred
Learn to draw some cartoon-like characters
Famous Artworks Exhibition, on webmuseum
Gothic through 20th century, with Artist index and Glossary of Art Periods
Art Classes in the Country - Dittmer Art Barn
Dittmer ArtBarn classes offered in many media.
Bring the family to tour the Studio, interact with the animals.
Kim Wilson, Dittmer ArtBarn
6420 Castle Rock Ln, Dittmer, MO 63023
Art for Kids
Links to galleries showcasing art by and for kids, famous art museum links, AND art lesson links
For Fee HS Resources
Back to Basics Christian Bookstore
Bernie and Cynthia Davis are the owners, and they are home school parents. Curriculum on hand includes Saxon math, Alpha Omega, New Leaf Press and more.
1002 Highway K, O'Fallon, MO. 63366
Homeschool Learning .com
Some free unit studies. Many for fee resources
Free Online Curriculum
Free Online HighSchool Curriculum
Has free online resources, a lesson plan for each topic and free printables to go with each.
Free K-8th Online Curriculum
Free year long lesson plans for all topics including links to online curriculum and printables.
Homeschool Share (HSS) is a on-line cooperative effort of several homeschooling moms to provide free but quality literature-based unit studies and resources.
American Art Poster Collection to Borrow
For WCCHE members only
Home School Radio Shows
Sends out one free radio show each week. They also sell some really awesome radio dramas.
Free house cleaning for those in chemotherapy
There is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while a woman is in chemotherapy. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.
Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women.
American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc
Offers a FREE cd curiculum. American History
Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo
An annual homeschool conference located in the St. Louis County area. The conference has excellent speakers and a huge selection of homeschool exhibitors.
Homeschool Legal Association
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
Families for Home Education
FHE is our MO state home school association, founded in 1983 to provide a strong defense against assaults to home education in the Missouri legislature. FHE provides lobbyists in Jeff City to represent home educators.
SHOOTING - Youth Shotgun Shooting, Saint Louis Interceptors
Saint Louis Interceptors is a Youth Shotgun Shooting Team for homeschooled boys and girls, grades 5-12
Head Coach – Monty Schrunk, Cell 314-800-7520, E-mail: [email protected]
Monty is a Home School Dad, NRA certified firearms instructor, Range Safety Officer, and certified Level 1 Shotgun Coach.
>> Find the Interceptors on Facebook <<
Learning Centers / Enrichment Classes
DaySpring School of the Arts
DaySpring is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to training students in the arts & academics with excellence and to equip them to use the arts & their skills effectively in their lives however God intends. Created in 1993.
Classes in the Arts and Academics with qualified professional and experienced teachers in their fields. Classes/Departments include Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Musical Theatre, Drama, Backstage, Music, Fine Art, Film, Circus Arts, as well as Academic Programs for homeschoolers from Preschool through High school, including 1 day Enrichment classes in the arts and academics, and a 2 day program in academics. Classes follow the school year with summer workshops as well. Many Student performances throughout the year. Call 314.291.8878 or visit www.dayspringarts.org for current class schedules and events.
Home School Network
Chesterfield Presbyterian Church
Contact: Noel Kellogg, Director, [email protected] at 636-779-0323
or Linda Thompson, Assistant Director, at [email protected] or 636-273-5017
Download forms at the web site.
Call or e-mail for more information.
The Homeschool Network offers a day of core and non-core classes for children in grades K-8 on Thursdays during the school year. Two semesters, Fall and Winter, provide a meaningful supplement and addition to the homeschool family’s individual program.
Subjects for grades K-8 for the 2015-2016 school year will include:
Art, Music, Geography for K-3, Communication and writing, Literature, Science, Spoken Word, grades 4-8,
15820 Clayton Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011
Specializes in junior and senior high school and adult American Christian History, Christian Worldview training, U.S.Constitution, Economics, and Greek. Also offers Music Theory and Musical Theater. Classes vary slightly each year.
The Pillar Foundation library is available to all homeschooling families.
Providence Fine Arts Center
New Hope Baptist Church
4450 Edmundson Rd.
St. Louis, Mo 63134
Contact: Terri Blackwell [email protected] [email protected]
Learning center for the arts, providing instrumental, vocal, and drama programs; including, four orchestra groups, four choirs, and several instrumental classes for students in preschool through high school. Meets only on Thursdays.
Reinbrook Studio - Art with "Miss Margie"
Art Classes available from Mrs. Margie Reinwart, owner of Reinbrook Studio.
Classes at 3 Learning Centers around St. Louis. Margie has been teaching home schoolers for over 20 years, and she brings God's love and joy to every class!
Art classes for ages 5 through High School. Oil painting workshops for teens and adults.
Math and Computer resources
Online Field Trip Planners / Local
Online Homeschool Resources / Local
St. Louis HE Connection Special Educ
This yahoo group is comprised of parents who are educating their children at home under the law of Missouri. The method which they choose to do this is totally unique to each family. This is a Christian support group encompassing many different denominations. The Apostle's Creed is what joins us together. The goal is to help connect one another to available resources in the St. Louis community and encourage one another in the endeavor of Home Education. The focus of this group is home educating children with special needs, learning disabilities, and gifted.
Political Activism Sites
Stay updated on laws regarding parental rights and make your voice heard.
Pizza Hut Book It program
Each home school family must enroll themselves, no more group sign ups. Read to win a pizza reward!
My Homeschool Plan
FREE ( while still in beta version) web based program for keeping track of records/ hours
Fast Transcripts gives homeschool parents the ability to create professional high school transcripts with error-free GPA calculation. Cost is only $16 ($12 for HSLDA members)
This website has health information, games, recipes, resources and activities all about kids from birth to the teenage years. There are sections for kids, teens, and parents.
Women in Science
A selection of 16 significant women contributors in the field of science.
Science News for Kids
Science News for Kids is a new Web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14.
Our goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials.
Our emphasis is on making the Web site appealing by offering kids opportunities to comment on and grade the subject matter, get ideas for science projects, and try out mathematical puzzles. At the same time, we offer teachers creative ways of using science news in their classrooms
An archive of videos on a variety of science topics.
Neuroscience for Kids
Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system.
Nature journals - how to make them and why.
Provides science project ideas utilizing materials found around the house with quick/easy demonstrations.
From the show on PBS; provides activities, projects, tricks, experiments, etc.
World Sunlight Map
A world map showing current sunlight and cloud cover
"eNature.com is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. Over past years, eNature has consistently been one of the Internet's most-visited sites for nature and wildlife information and has won numerous awards and accolades."
Table of Constellations
A listing of the constellations
Astronomy for Kids
Geared toward younger kids, basic facts on the solar system.
National Geographic Kids
Stories, games, activities, videos - like the magazine, only on the web.
Special Needs Homeschooling
FHE Special Needs Section
Families for Home Education, MO Statewide home school association, provides this list of links to resources for parents home schooling special needs students.