Getting Started

Fitzgerald FIRST LegoWelcome to Village Home, where learning is seriously fun.

We believe that learning is a naturally enjoyable process, and our choice-based alternative-to-school is designed to maximize classroom engagement and learner autonomy. We develop empowered learners connected to their families and their world. We are glad your family will be part of our community. Here’s how to get started:

1. Learn About Village Home

Read through our website and explore our exciting slate of offerings. Schedule a tour (call 503-597-9100),  email (info@villagehome.org), or stop by the main campus during office hours to ask questions. We love to meet families who are homeshooling veterans as well as those exploring independent learning outside of traditional school for the first time.

Be sure to read What Makes Village Home to see if we are a good fit for your family. We welcome (mostly) homeschooling families who take various approaches to their childrens’ education. Even though we all may have different education styles,  VH families all agree that

(a) Every child is unique, and every child deserves an education that is tailored to them.

(b) The family unit is best suited to lead children on their optimal educational paths. Parents are welcome in the classroom anytime. We expect parents to be on campus if their children are not enrolled in a class. We do offer a two-day program where learners can be dropped off between 8:30 and 3:30.

(c) Learning is a natural, joyful process, and keeping the love of learning alive is the key component for developing a life-long learner. We believe that maximizing learner autonomy supports a love of learning.

Our community serves homeschoolers, charter schoolers, and even some private and public school students. We are designed for learners with academic, emotional, or behavioral challenges that preclude them from managing their own learning constructively in the classroom. Please see Who Are VH Learners for more information.

2. Browse Offerings

Look at our offerings and decide what you want to take. To view our classes and member activities, click here to view the Current Schedule. Some people take lots of classes, and some only take a few. Keep in mind we have three 10-week terms.   Most classes and activities are designed to run all year, in 3 terms of 10 weeks each. See calendar at www.villagehome.org for term dates. Learners enrolled in any particular class during a term are automatically pre-enrolled for the continuing term(s) in that year, but are not obligated to continue. Most learners continue in the same classes all year.  Each term, a few brand new classes will begin. Most classes accept mid-year enrollment.

Learn about Our Additional Services: In addition to weekly classes and member activities, we also offer one-on-one tutoring, field trips, events, standardized testing services, travel programs, and more. Learn more about our programs here.

Why do learners choose classes?

VH Community

Homeschooling is Easier with Village Home

Ready to join our innovative learning community where kids are free to choose their classes, and OWN their learning?

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