(TennKidsClub does not endorse any particular co-op)
Ambleside Cooperative in East Knoxville
+ Based on Charlotte Mason's educational ideas
+ Interactive, arts-based
+ Beautiful setting: we meet at Riverdale School, a restored historical building
in east Knox county
+ Taught by a homeschool graduate who holds a B.A. in English from UTK
+ Curriculum based on Ambleside Online and Charlotte Mason's writings
+ Cost is $90/mo. per child for one day or $160/mo. per child for two days per
We had a wonderful first year in 2009-2010 and are looking for a few families
with students in the upper elementary/middle school range to join us this fall.
Families have the option of enrolling their students for one or two days per
week (Wednesdays and/or Thursdays) from 9:00am to 2:00pm. According to Mason's
approach, children concentrate best in the morning, so we spend the hours before
noon engaged in history books, great literature, writing, and narration. A study
time is also set aside so that students can complete any work sent with them by
their parents. After a morning of structured study, the afternoon is freer. We
delve into drama, art, crafts, and exercise.
We're looking for families who want their children to be introduced to a rich
legacy of excellent literature, art, and classical music. The cooperative's main
instructor, Jessica Boling, was homeschooled using Charlotte Mason principles
and now holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Tennessee,
Knoxville. She has experience teaching and tutoring language arts, writing, and
grammar. The cost is $90/mo. per child for one day per week, or $160/mo. per
child for two days per week. Payment is per month, but we ask that you commit to
a semester at a time. Please contact Jessica Boling at email@example.com
or (865) 640-6790 for more information.
International School of Dance & Pageantry
"Bezalel International School of Dance & Pageantry" is a home
school organization made up of families of various denominations whose vision is
to teach the beauty of dance and pageantry as a language for education and
communication among people groups, with special emphasis on Israel, the land of
In the past, students at "Bezalel" have traveled to England, Scotland,
Wales, Ireland, Israel, Jordan & Egypt, presenting dance and drama in
various churches, schools, and other venues. The school teaches the skills
needed for presentation, dance performance, garmenting, musical instruments,
Bezalel School is located at Beechgrove Baptist Church in Louisville - just off Alcoa Hwy.
Registration is new each semester and all registration forms are now online! Classes
* Bible Geography * Beginning Hebrew Language * Beginning Spanish Language -
Rosetta Stone * Praise & Nation Dances (Beginning, Intermediate &
Advanced classes) * Interpretive Praise Dance (previous ballet training
required) * Little Praisers Dance Class (ages 3 - 7) * Creative Worship * Oil
Painting * Silk Artistry * Drama Level 1 (ages 5 - 11) * Drama Level 2 (ages 12
- adult) * Theatre Arts * Math Tutoring (elementary- jr. high) * Photography *
Violin * Flute * Trumpet * Culture of Mexico (ages 10+) * Men of Valor - boys
class (includes martial arts) * Fair Maidens - purity class for girls (ages 12+)
Blount Home Education Association
BHEA is an association of independent home schooling families that
formed in the late 1980s to encourage successful home education in
Blount County. The organization, which operates with the help of many
parent volunteers, provides support, information and encouragement to
home schooling families and has around 500 student members. BHEA
sponsors many activities throughout the school year to enhance the
educational program that each participating family provides at home.
The Cedar Springs Weekday School has been an educational ministry of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church since 1966.
We are a ministry to the church and community as an evangelistic outreach and to assist parents in the educational training of their children for God.
Christian Family Cooperative-See River's Edge Christian Academy
Classical Conversations home school co-op meets at Park West Church of God. You can attend 1 class or all classes being
taught. Our programs consist of: Foundations: K - 6th grade, Essentials English
Language: 4th - 6th grade and Challenge programs: 9th - 12th grade which are
college prep seminars developed for junior high & high school. Contact: Daronda
or call 865-288-3304.
Classical Conversations of Blount County
Striving to know God and to make Him known! This co-op meets at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church, 814 Dotson Memorial Rd., Maryville, TN
37801 (Portico Entrance by playground; Meet in Rose Room)
Contact: Allison England, Foundations/Essentials Director firstname.lastname@example.org
(865) 977-7845 (865) 977-7845
Shannon Dennis, Challenge Director email@example.com
(865) 681-1824 (865) 681-1824
Classical Conversations of Loudon County
can make your home school stronger. Learn the secrets that will enable you to
successfully teach multiple grades and multiple subjects without struggle.
Meetings will be held at Canvas
Church located at 201 N B St. in Lenoir City
Our program consists of 3 stages of learning... K-6th grade: FOUNDATIONS (For
students in Grammar stage of learning); 4th-6th grade: ESSENTIALS (For students
in Dialectic stage of learning); 7th-12th grade: CHALLENGE (College prep classes
for students in Rhetoric stage of learning)
Registration begins now, and space is limited. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 865-684-0441, 865-684-0441 or 865-292-3901, 865-292-3901 for more
information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
College Prep Academy of West Knoxville
is a home-school tutoring cooperative that only utilizes degreed, qualified teachers for
high school students. It exists to serve families that desire solid and rigorous college preparatory tutorials and assignments.
Our Christian coop is open for Christians and non-Christians alike who seek solid college preparation.
Dr. Speidell (Todd_Speidell@yahoo.com) is the director and lead tutor of our educational cooperative. He has 25 years of
teaching experience (17 at Webb’s Upper School, where he also served as dean, head of religious studies, and chess coach).
He is a published author and editor of numerous books, journals, articles, and book reviews. He is an accomplished professional
editor (including Jefferson-Bass’ Bones of Betrayal). He has a PhD in theology & ethics and ordination as a minister of the
Anthony Venafro holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University Of Dayton and co-teaches History
and Social Studies with Dr. Speidell. He has over 30 years of business experience in all aspects of business including customer
service, sales, finance, distribution, logistics, and business unit management, including working as Director of Special Markets
Sales for 21 years for Philips Consumer Electronics. He is currently CEO and sole shareholder of CMV Enterprises Inc., an ad
specialty supplier of safety products to the Ad Specialty Distributors in North America.
The Creative Arts
Co-op in Harriman is excited to announce its pre-school program.
Beginning in September, the Co-op offers a two-day and a four-day schedule
for families. 'The Co-op has always offered pre-school classes – encouraging
development and guidance as youngsters learn about their world,' commented Mary
Kaye Eisenberg, Co-op director. 'The natural extension was to expand those
programs into a well-rounded learning environment.' Class size is small – just
five students per class. The smaller size offers more flexibility for teachers
as well as individual attention for students while still preparing students for
a classroom-type atmosphere.
The program hours are 9:00am-12:00pm which allow students to gradually ease
into a traditional school routine.
Tuition for the program is as follows: Two-day program (M & W or T &
Th) $130.00 per month Four-day program (M thru Th) $260.00 per month For more
information, please feel free to contact the Creative Arts Co-op at
CCA provides supplemental education for students in kindergarten, primary,
middle school and high school (grades K4 through 12). It has been established as
a school that promotes cooperative teaching between classroom and parent
co-teachers. CCA allows home-school students exposure to group educational
environments and peer-group interaction. CCA is designed for families that want
the benefits of home schooling, while drawing from the educational resources of
an established school. Our classroom teachers plan lessons for four core
subjects (math, science, language arts, and history). We also include Bible,
Worship Arts, and Media for each grade. On home-study days, the parent
co-teacher follows the classroom teacher's lesson plans. The parent co-teacher
also provides instruction in areas such as foreign languages, religion, computer
science, art, music, physical education, etc. Learning is approached as both
exciting and hard work. CCA strives to promote excellence in academics through
strong teaching, challenging curriculum, and high standards of achievement. Our
school recognizes that each student is uniquely equipped by God with differing
strengths, talents, and needs. CCA seeks to encourage each child to reach his or
her fullest potential "as unto the Lord". Contact Shannon Klenkel at
986-9823 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8:15-1:35, or visit our website
We have a small co-op through our church, Dayspring, on Callahan Dr. We have grades K-4 - 12th grades. We meet 4 days per week.
The EDGE group of Seymour is a Christian homeschool group. EDGE
stands for Empowering Disciples through Godly Education. The EDGE
endeavors to be a little different than most co-ops.We strive to be
about ministry, relationships, and to reflect the true meaning of
EPIC, or Eternal Praise in Christ, is a co-op/homeschooling
support group in Campbell County, TN. We meet twice a month for enrichment classes and fellowship.
If you are interested you may visit our website at or email us.
Funtastic Fridays Home School Co-Op
Located on the east side of Knoxville, 1 mile from Knoxville Center Mall. Co-op
meets on Fridays for two semesters of 13 weeks each. Christian-based.
The Reformation was spiritual and political. Because mankind was finally able to read the Living Word of our Creator and Redeemer
for themselves and apply the truths found therein, immeasurable changes were birthed, changes that altered the world. Christians changed the
face of politics and government as well as procuring the right to worship Jesus in freedom and truth. America needs reformation.
We are not raising Generation X. We are raising Generation Reformation.
The mission of this co-op is to provide an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere for like-minded mothers to assist and encourage
one another in our homeshcooling endeavor. We desire to come together in the training and equipping of our children with a
Christian worldview, to live for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to excel academically so they are able to
undertake whatever the Lord has willed for their lives.
Our time together at co-op is meant to be valuable and beneficial, not wasteful. We do want the children to strive for academic
excellence and work hard. However, we want to be flexible enough that each of us has the liberty to live our lives with the
priorities of God first, family second and homeschooling last.
We meet at The First Presbyterian Church in Greenback on Tuesdays. We are convenient to Lenoir City and south Blount County.
We might be called a “mom school,” which is a group of moms that sees the needs of their children and then sets about to fill
those needs in the best way possible. We do work hard, but we are having a good time along the way. We tend to like Apologia
and Institute for Excellence in Writing and employ a living books approach. This year the pastor is teaching us how to play
chess and the kids are loving every minute of it. Please feel free to check us out!
Contact: Lara (Nikki) Ramsey 865-748-1100
Helping Hands Enrichment
Helping Hands Enrichment is dedicated to helping parents educate
their children for the Lord. We as parents are commanded in
Deuteronomy 6 to teach God's commandments to our children. Psalms
78:3 tells children to "Listen to your father's instruction and
do not forsake your mother's teaching." As Christian parents
strive to obey the commands of our Lord, sometimes they need a hand.
Helping Hands Enrichment is here to provide that hand.
Contact: Jodie Moore, 865-982-9479
Home Educators Association of the Cumberlands
We are a non-denominational, Christian co-operative group that
is seeking to provide enrichment and encouragement to home school
families in the Cumberland County area. Our goal is to provide
enrichment classes, activities and programs to develop godly
characteristics in our children, and to provide a network of support
for the family. By drawing on our combined strengths and working
together as a co-op, we will strive to keep costs at a minimum so
that more families can enjoy the benefits of a home schooling
support group. All parents will be expected to teach and/or
participate in the co-op. We will all need to work together for this
co-op to be a success.
Contact: Melissa, 931-459-2325
Lenoir City - K12 - Crossroads
Contact: Drew, 865-986-9823
This is a Christian co-op for grades 6-12.
Morristown - K12 - Five Rivers
Contact: Donna, 423-587-6450
Quest Academy was started in 2005 and offers academic and enrichment classes for all ages,
PreK-12th grade. We meet in Lenoir City (about 15 mins. from the Turkey Creek shopping area).
Our rates are very affordable and we even serve a hot lunch. The hours we meet are from 10am-3:30pm.
High School classes start at 9am.
A few other things we offer are field trips, yearbooks, graduation
ceremonies for Kindergarten and HS, Parents' Night Out, Parent Appreciation Luncheon, four dances throughout
the year for MS and HS and then Prom for HS students in May. Some of our most memorable field trips have
been to Nashville to see the Parthenon and the Hermitage, Atlanta, GA Aquarium, Chattanooga Rock City and
Ruby Falls, Washington, DC, and even a trip to Italy!!!
Our co-op serves families from many surrounding
areas such as Maryville, Loudon, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Harriman. I hope you take the time to check
out our website. Contact me, Patty Leach, at 865/604-2070 or via Quest email
or personal email.
Quest Academy of the ARTs was started in 2011 and offers enrichment classes one day a week.
Our past classes have included cooking, drama, ceramics, photography, and music. This fall we
will be offering movie making and puppet making. T-shirt quilts and duct tape clothing/art are on
the list for our spring session. Classes are on Fridays and go from 10:30-2:00pm. You can get to
our website by going to our co-op website and clicking on the
link at the bottom left corner of the page.
Christian Academy (formerly Christian Family Cooperative)
- West Knoxville
River's Edge Christian Academy offers a unique and effective
approach to education which blends the concept of home schooling
with a traditional Christian education. Together, the classroom
teacher and the teacher at home can provide the opportunity for the
student to grow and learn under the best conditions. Since you, as a
parent, have an intimate knowledge of your child’s specific needs
and the ability to work with your child one-on-one, you can be your
child’s most effective teacher at home. The classroom teacher also
serves an important role by providing a structured approach to
learning, making sure all the basics are covered, and providing
objective feedback on the student’s progress. By combining our
strengths together, we can provide the best possible education for
Contact: Maynard Nordmoe, 865-693-6779
RCHEA is excited to announce that coming this fall we will be having Co-op
classes on Friday's in Harriman at the New Creative Visual and Performing Arts
Center located at 426 Ruritan Road. This will be a pay co-op because we will be
renting the facilities on Friday's and have a few paid teachers . Our monthly
fee will be $30 and there will be fees for some materials and books. During the
summer we will be having fund raisers and every family that participates gets a
share of the profit to pay for their books or tuition. We still need teachers
and volunteers and would love to have you come join in.
9-12 Anatomy, German, Choir, Geometry, Theatre, Art, English, Christian Drama
6-8 Math, Human Health, Choir, Art, Theatre, English, History, Christian Drama
3-5 Choir, Spanish, Science, Art, Math, History/ Social Studies,
English/Grammar, Sign Language
K-2 Choir, Science, Hippos, Spanish, Spelling, Art, Math, Sign Language
Preschool and Babies Choir, Story time, Hippos, Games, Art, Music
Lisa Hively's Writing Classes will be held in the afternoons. Students that
wish only to take her class will have a $25 Semester Fee .
4-6 New writing students (10)
4-6 New writing students (10)
4-6 Intermediate Writing
For more information contact:
Carmen Van Horn email@example.com
Becky Kollett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Bryson at email@example.com
SailAway® Learning & Academy is a faith-based, full-service educational
services provider offering turn-key solutions for students, families, teaching
organizations and professionals alike. We are a Category IV school and a member
of the Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools. SailAway® Learning
& Academy has over 50 years of combined experience in providing unique
learning approaches so all students maximize their learning potential through a
full range of educational options:
Full-time K-12 Academy with 7:1 student:teacher ratios Homeschool Umbrella
Program One-on-One Tutoring for students and adults of all ages ACT®, SAT and
Gateway Test Prep Diagnostic Testing & Evaluations Educational Consultations
& Curriculum Determinations Educational Training, Workshops & Seminars
Distributor of the acclaimed SailAway® Literacy Development program and other
106 Armour Road
Kingston, TN 37763
Sweetwater - K10 - Cross Creek
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents
STEP is a statewide family-to-family program in Tennessee, established in 1989 by a grant
from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of STEP is to support families by providing
free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to
receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( IDEA )
who reside in Tennessee. STEP services are available to any parent or family member of a special
education student or a student who may need special help in school (birth through age 22). There
is no charge for services to parents. Professionals in the education field are welcome to attend
workshops without cost, however there may be a nominal cost for printed materials.
Co-op (TN Educational Enrichment Co-op)
We are an inclusive homeschool co-op where all members' beliefs, racial, and
cultural backgrounds are respected. We are a parent's co-op that
meets weekly to provide a consistent time and place for homeschool families to
learn and play together. The classes foster friendships that are given
a chance to flourish through regular field trips and social events.
Classes are taught from a secular viewpoint; offering hands-on, group learning in
history, science, creative writing, the arts and more. The classes have a
classical/Charlotte Mason flavor teaching history and science
chronologically, keeping the student in touch with nature and providing a
literature-rich curriculum. An annual progression through the grades will
expose the student to a wide range of topics that are multi-layered in order to
build on knowledge without repetition. Peer groups are separated into four
main age ranges: 4-5yr olds, 5-6yr olds, 7-9yr olds and 10-13yr olds.
At T.E.E., students are exposed to many cultures, arts, and forms of creativity. We also
strive to raise awareness in our students so they can be
better stewards of our precious planet.Involvement in our local and global
community is encouraged through the classes, as well as the field trips.
The hope is that each student will feel "big enough" to make a
We are a Christian home school tutoring program. We believe
strongly in the parents' ability to educate their children and wish
to enable them in this endeavor. We wish to assist the home school
educators, not replace them. We are not, and do not plan to become a
school. We wish to minister to the parent and the child through
these years of their lives. We welcome non-Christian families into
our cooperative who are willing to follow our guidelines. We do not
require families to sign a statement of faith. Our classes are held
on Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at First Cumberland
Trinity Homeschool Co-Op
Harriman - K12
Contact: Timothy, 865-882-1641
Wednesdays at Deane Hill
* To sign up: Read the Parent agreement below and begin your email stating
that you read it. Send me an email
of the class you would like to register for.
Include your name, child name and age, home and cell phone numbers.
I will confirm and then you will need to send in your material fee payments made
payable to each teacher.
If material fees are note receives your spot will be lost and offered to others.
Fees are non-refundable.
ALL classes (except PE) have a monthly fee of $10 per student per class due the
1st of each month Sept-May.
These checks will be given to each teacher.
Parent Agreement: This is not a formal co-op. We are just a bunch of mom's
getting together to provide opportunities for our kids. Parents are responsible
for their children while they are at Deane Hill. Behavior problems will be
brought to your attention. If the problem is not handled then you will be
dropped from the program. If you choose to leave the premises you must sign out
and pay a $5 fee per day. Never just leave your children. Teens who are driving
themselves need to check in with me upon arriving, their fee is $1 per day.
Class material fees are non-refundable. All material fees are given to
Penelope but written individually to the teachers. Monthly fees are due the
first of each month starting in September. Late fee is $5 per week. If you are
paying in cash please have it in a marked envelope. Monthly fees are
non-refundable or adjustable. From time to time we are forced to cancel class at
the spur of the moment (weather). Any cancellations will be posted on the
KidClub2 email list, be sure that you are a member and check the email. You can
sign up for this email list by sending an email to Kidsclub2firstname.lastname@example.org.
If Knox County schools are cancelled so are the classes for the day.
Being on time is very important. It disturbs the whole flow of the class when
students come in late. Be aware that classes are going on all over the rec.
center. Do your best not to disturb classes, especially those in the foyer. If
you are not in a class in the foyer, please do not be there. You are welcome to
sit on the bleachers. If you are late picking up the fee is $5 for each 10
minutes you are late.
Dress Code: Tennis shoes for PE. Shorts must be mid-thigh level. No bellies,
bottoms or breast showing. No PJ pants, baggy clothing or offensive product
advertising on clothing.
Virtual Homeschool Group
This is not an area co-op but is an online virtual co-op. Classes are free, but donations are encouraged.