Co-ops and educational programs are such great ways to connect your children and you to other families who are homeschooling. Your children can take classes that you may not want to teach (such as a cooking class) or just don’t have the equipment for, such as chemistry. They are also a terrific way of meeting other homeschool moms. Some of my closest friends are those who I met at a local homeschool co-op. Below is a list of co-ops here in greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas. I hope you can find one that you and your family will enjoy. 🙂
Bright Ideas Co-op
This is a faith-based homeschool network that offers educational and enrichment opportunities.
Location: Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, OH.
Time: Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K- 10th grade with preschool classes for siblings of students.
CAFE Christian Co-op (a Community of Academics, Fine arts and Encouragement)
Just like a cafe is a place to relax, fellowship and enjoy the company of friends, CAFE Christian Co-op is a place for homeschool families to find help, support and encouragement.
Evangelical Community Church, 2191 Struble Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
Wednesdays 9:00 am-4:30 pm. 14 weeks/semester (16 weeks for advanced academic classes) Late August- late April
Family fee TBD. Class supply fee.
Pre- K- High School
Charis Classical Academy
Charis Classical Academy is a partnership program that offers a distinctive Pre K-8th grade classical education. CCA combines the individualized beauty of homeschooling with the order and discipline of a traditional classroom.
Location: West Chester Baptist Church, 6856 Dimmick Road, West Chester, OH 45069
Time: Core Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 8:15- 3:30, Electives Day: Monday 12:00-3:30
Cost: Prices vary
Grades: Pre K-8th grade
“Across the United States, Classical Conversations Communities exist to complement your home-centered education and connect you with like-minded families. Each community is facilitated by a trained parent-director, and classes are led by trained parent-tutors who model the classical tools of learning. Tutors have the privilege of encouraging students toward becoming lifelong learners while also encouraging parents in the classical teaching of their children.”
Local groups meet in these areas: Bethel; Colerain Township; Goshen; Hamilton; Lebanon; Liberty Township; Mariemont; Sharonville; South Lebanon; West Chester
Divine Mercy Homeschool Co-op
Location: St. Margaret of Cortona, 6000 Murray Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227
Time: Mondays all grades 8:00am-3:30pm and Wednesdays- high school 8:00am-2:30pm
Days of Wonder
This is a program and not a co-op. Our classes consist of multiple ages that have the same teachers several years in a row. This is an alternative to public education for those who cannot afford a private school.
Location: 150 W. Main St., Batavia, OH 45103
Time: August- May Preschool and grade levels K – 8 meets 3 days per week: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Our full-time High School (grades 9-12) program meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Cost: PS- $280/month full time; $220/half day; K-8 $260/month; HS- $290/month
Excellence in Learning Community Co-op
Location: 310 Everett Avenue, Newark, OH
Grades: 1st- 12th grade
Find out more by going to: Facebook@ ELCCHhomeschool
Great River Learning
One to three days of classes taught the Charlotte Mason way. This is a drop-off program for students ages 6-11.
Milford Christian Church, 844 State Route 131, Milford OH 45150.
Pre-K – 12th Grades
HELP Homeschool offers enrichment and academic classes taught from a biblical perspective. We partner with the parent for the purpose of equipping you in your God-given task of educating your children. Parents are given the flexibility to select the classes best suited to your student need and family budget. Classes are held once a week so families experience minimal disruption to everyday life.
Contact: Judy Young: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Grace Bible Church, 12060 Route 42 (Lebanon Rd.), Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Meeting Times: Wednesdays September- April
General Description: We are a Christ-centered community that provides a variety of educational and enrichment classes for home-educating families in a safe and loving environment.
The Learning Tree Co-op in Springdale, Ohio
Vineyard Community Church in Springdale off Kemper Road
Monday’s 9:45AM-2:45PM First Monday after Labor Day until the Monday before Memorial Day.
K-12th with nursery provided for siblings
Web Site: http://www.learningtreeonline.org/
Leaves of Learning
7131 Plainfield Rd., Deer Park, Ohio 45236
one to five days a week (parent choice) September – May 9:30AM-4:30PM depending upon class schedule
Varies upon the number of classes taken. See website for more details. https://www.leavesoflearning.org/tuition.asp
Web Site: www.leavesoflearning.org
* Leaves does not have a Christian emphasis, but does have Christian parents involved.
Middletown Christian School Homeschool Program
An enrichment program for ages 7-11
Location: Grace Baptist Church. 3011 N Union Road Franklin, OH 45005 (Middletown Christian School)
Time: Mondays- twice a month 9 am to 12 pm
Description: This is a drop-off program offering classes in Spanish, Art/Music, Apologia Science, PE and more!
Additionally, Middletown Christian Schools offers students in grades 6-12 a partnership program with the school.
Contact: Rhonda Mick email@example.com
PATH-Parents in Academic Training of Homeschoolers
We are a Christ-centered group of volunteer home school parents, partnering together with Christian teachers to provide high-quality courses for 7th – 12th grade home school students. Our goal is to have all courses taught from a Biblical perspective at an academic level to prepare students for higher education.
Location: Faith Church,5910 Price Rd., Milford, OH 45150
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from mid-August to mid-May. All classes meet once a week with the exception of math, which meets both Monday and Wednesday each week.
Cost: Varies, depending upon the number of classes taken.
Providence Extension Program (PEP):
This is not a co-op, but rather a homeschool program specializing in Classical Education with a Biblical Worldview
PEP partners with homeschool parents to give 7th -12th grade students the knowledge of history, writing and speaking, and biblical philosophy vs. world philosophies they need to convince the world to follow them as they follow Christ.
Two-day collegiate format
CORE Concept for Humanities
National Honor Society, National Latin Exam, National Spanish Exam
Student activities (prom, ski club, yearbook, etc.)
PEP has a 18- year track record of preparing students for success in college and a life that is glorifying to God. Our strong academics have enabled many of our graduating students to receive college scholarships.
PEP has two Greater Cincinnati locations: Mason and Milford. Please contact one of the site administrators for more information.
Please see our website for a list of classes www.pep1.org
Registration begins in early April.
Veritas Christian Homeschool Group
Location: Tri-County Baptist Church 8195 Beckett Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Time: Tuesday 8:45am -2:35pm Late August- early May
West Branch Learning Tree -WBLT Cheviot
Friendship Baptist Church, 8580 Cheviot Road, Cheviot, Ohio
Mondays from 9:00am-2:30pm
$90.00 per child to become a member, some classes require additional fees
nursery – 12th grade
Wisdom’s Way Co-op in Milford
Location:Faith Evangelical Free Church at 5910 Price Rd. Milford, Ohio
Time: Monday’s from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for 12 weeks