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YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR 864.963.3608 (Program Center) | 100 Adams Mill Road (Program Center), Greenville, SC

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YMCA of Greenville’s Homeschool PE program provides a place where children can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to show participants how much fun exercise can be and is offered at YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville.

YMCA Program Center
100 Adams Mill Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Age: 6-15
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Registration: Month prior to session
Member rate: $35/month and $15 for each additional student or $50/day and $20 for each additional student
Non-member rate: $45/month and $20 for each additional student or $60/day and $30 for each additional student
The program runs from September through May.

Contact Erica Snyder or Tyree Mathis

In addition to the PE program, YMCA of Greenville offers a diverse array of programs for all families including youth sportsaquatics lessons and family camps.

Palmetto Gymnastics Academy

SPONSORED (864) 963-2590 | 115 Pride Drive, Simpsonville, SC

HOME OF STATE AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONS &
NATIONAL AND US CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

PGA offers a variety of classes, such as gymnastics for boys and girls, preschool, ninja, tumbling, just bars, special needs, and adult classes. PGA also offers Playtime, Mom’s Morning Out, summer and holiday camps, and Parent’s Night Out.

Greenville Technical College Early College (Dual Enrollment)

SPONSORED 864.250.8000 | 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC

Greenville Tech Homeschool Guide 2022

Early College (Dual Enrollment) at Greenville Technical College (GTC) is designed for motivated high-school-age students from Greenville County schools, charter schools, private schools, online academies, homeschool, etc., who seek academic challenges and want to get a head start on advanced academic goals.

Getting an early start on college credits will:

  • Save you time and money
  • Let you experience college classes
  • Help you explore academically-centered career planning
  • Allow you to lighten your load or finish college ahead of schedule

Visit www.gvltec.edu/early-college/ to learn more. 

Trail Blazer Survivor School

SPONSORED 864.263.3850 | 1103 Jeter Cemetery Rd, Union, SC

Trail Blazer Survival School Homeschool Guide 2023

Wilderness Survival Classes specifically designed for home school students. Just for 6 to 9 year olds and 10 to 14 year olds. Each month attend a class where you learn important survival skills such as shelter building, food and water procurement, staying safe, and much more!

For more information call us at (864) 263-3850 or to sign-up today!

Arts in Motion Spartanburg

864.308.2882 | 401 E. Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC

A range of dance classes are offered throughout the year and include ballet, musical theater, and a ballet/tap combo class.

Roots and Wings Nature School

Offers nature-based educational classes in math, literature, project learning, geography, and additional homeschool support.

Classes are typically once per week in a given subject.
Classes are available for ages 4 – 8. Drop-off classes and parent participation classes are available.

Crestview Christian Homeschool Academy

| 1249 S. Suber Road, Greer, SC

Crestview Christian Homeschool Academy offers full day to à la carte academic & enrichment classes on Thursdays.  Classes are for students in Elementary – High school. The group meets at Riverside Baptist. Parents may drop off children or stay and be a part of the community.

Paris Mountain State Park

864.244.5565 | 2401 State Park Road, Greenville, SC

Paris Mountain offers group hikes and educational programs about nature and the history of Paris Mountain State Park.

  • Ages: School Age, plus family programming
  • Subjects: Science, History
  • Families can enjoy Creek Ranger Hikes in addition to other educational events.

Greenville County Youth Orchestras

864.355.3040 | 102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC

These groups offer an ensemble opportunity for student musicians both homeschooled and traditionally schooled. Auditions are required.

Airborne Athletics

864.877.7897 | 212-C Riverside Court, Greer, SC

This gym in Greer offers gymnastics and tumbling classes for homeschool students age 3 to 16 years old.

Artistic Expressions with B

| 315 N Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC

Classes and workshops for adults and kids. Classes are by semester and focus on several art mediums.

Learn more about owner Brandi Grover and the unique SC coloring book she created!

On a Positive Note Piano Studio

864.921.5879 | 11068 Asheville Highway, Inman, SC

This piano studio offers private and group music lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele.

Vanguard Homeschool Academy

| 1002 S. Buncombe Road, Greer, SC

A group that meets once per week at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Greer.
Offers classes for homeschoolers in K4 – high school.

Offers academic and enrichment classes.
Students may enroll in a full day of classes.
Parents are asked to volunteer where possible.

Carolina Homeschooler

| 961 North Main Street #3, Lancaster, SC

In addition to being an accountability group, Carolina Homeschooler offers field trips, online classes, book clubs, and online parent support forums. Their page offers helpful information about legally homeschooling in South Carolina.

Homeschool Curriculum Buy & Sell

A Facebook closed group marketplace for homeschool materials.

Lake Conestee Nature Preserve

864.277.2004 | 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC

Lake Conestee Nature Preserve offers a wide variety of science and nature field trips and programs.

  • Age: Preschool through high school
  • Subject: Science and Nature
  • Programs include a variety of topics depending on age. Topics include plants, bees, ecology, water quality, and more!
  • Programs available include Field Trips, Nature Discovery After School Program (February – May), Knee-High Naturalists (Ages 2-4), and more.
  • Home school days are offered throughout the year.

Greenville Gymnastics

864.297.5589 | 1311 C Miller Road, Greenville, SC

1 hour gymnastics classes are offered to homeschool students ages 6 – 18 years old. They offer two locations, one on Miller Road and one in Mauldin.

Prom Night for Homeschoolers

Operated by volunteers, this event hosts a Prom Night for any high school homeschoolers that are a part of an organized Greenville area homeschool association or cooperative.
Here is the link to the dress code:  Dress Code

Upstate Homeschool Co-op

This christ centered co-op group meets at Grace Church’s Taylor’s campus in Greenville (6th – 12th grade), Hampton Heights Baptist Church in Taylors (K3-5th grade), and Spartanburg campus at Church at the Mill in Moore (Elementary – High School).

Classes are offered to elementary through high school students. Parents may drop- off children, but there is a volunteer requirement. Nursery is available.

Sk8erz Family Fun Center

864.585.1005 | 415 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers monthly homeschool skate events.

Simpsonville Gymnastics

864.967.8931 | 3710 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville, SC

This gym offers gymnastics classes for homeschool students ages 6 and up. They are offered one day a week when the gym is less crowded. Additional days a week are available and classes run year round.

Cornerstone Christian Co-op

| 1915 Gap Creek Road , Greer, SC

Cornerstone Christian Co-op exists to engage, equip, and encourage homeschooling families. Meets Tuesdays at Apalache Baptist Church.

Academic and Enrichment classes are offered for grades K-12. Join us for a full day or select the classes that best suit your child’s needs.

Spartanburg Art Museum

864.582.7616 | 200 East St John St, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a wide variety of art classes.

The Homeschool Mom

This website offers specifics for homeschooling in the state of South Carolina. There is a particularly nice list of accountability and support groups to search through.

In-home chess lessons, taught by chess tutors through storytelling. Lessons are available for ages 3 and older.

Ignite Academy Co-op

| 229 Siloam Road, Easley, SC

This co-op for elementary through high school students meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at Siloam Baptist Church in Easley. E-mail ignitehomeschoolcoop@gmail.com for more details.

Learning Cycle 

864.288.5219 | 11 Barkingham Lane, Greenville, SC

A consignment store for homeschool curriculum for a variety of learning styles.

Secular Homeschoolers of Upstate SC

Facebook group for homeschool families to support each other, discuss, share resources, and plan meet-ups.

School Spot 

864.631.1518 | 1010 Woods Crossing Road, Suite B, Greenville, SC

A school supply store for classroom teachers, but homeschoolers will find some goodies here, as well.

Grounding Roots Homeschool Co-op

828.275.5133

Nature and farm based microschool utilizing the Reggio Emilia approach to learning.
The co-op teaches homesteading skills in addition to math, science, language arts, and history.

1 -3 day option for K-6th grade.

Upcountry Homeschool Association

Option 3 homeschool accountability association with over 20 years of experience. Membership provides dozens of resources, free printable forms, free lesson plans, and more.

WNC Nature Center

828.259.8080 | 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC

WNC Nature Center currently offers self-guided tours for school groups (registration required), as well as virtual small group programs, virtual auditorium programs, and recorded programs on various topics that include a live animal guest.

View 60 species of native animals at the WNC Nature Center! Programs are available for groups as small as 10.

  • Age: all ages
  • Subject: science
  • Guided as well as self-guided and in-school programs are available.

The South Carolina Homeschooling Connection

This resource for South Carolina homeschool families includes a directory of homeschool associations and co-ops.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

864.233.7755 | 300 College Street, Greenville | 130 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, Greenville & Spartanburg , SC

Homeschool groups can book a field trip full of learning, engagement, and play–at both museum locations in Greenville and Spartanburg.  TCMU-Spartanburg field trips are available for kids grades 3K, 4K and 5K and TCMU-Greenville field trips are available for kids grades K4-Grade 5. Children can explore museum exhibits and participate in additional STEAM based programming led by TCMU staff and educators.

 

TCMU Greenville– 864.233.7755
Must include 15 or more students to qualify for educator pricing, with 1 adult per 5 children.

TCMU Spartanburg– 864.553.7952 or email at Spartanburg@tcmupstate.org for more information

Traveling Homeschoolers

Originally based in South Carolina, this group offers fun adventures for homeschool families around the United States (a spin-off of Carolina Homeschooler).

Upstate Homeschool Soccer

Offers a weekly 30-45 minute soccer skills lesson. Classes meet once per week for 4 weeks.
Meets at Long Creek Plantation neighborhood in Simpsonville.

Upstate SC Homeschool CONNECT

A Facebook group to help new homeschoolers make connections.

South Carolina Homeschooling Families

A Facebook community providing information about homeschooling resources, events, and more.

TR Makers Co.

864.610.0996 | 3 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC

In-studio and virtual homeschool classes are available for elementary and middle school students. Topics include poetry, math, topography and more all in a hands on maker environment. Read class descriptions and register on-line.

Academic Advantage Association

864.968.1118 | 557 Hammett Store Road , Lyman, SC

3rd option homeschool accountability association for preK- 12th grade.
They offer homeschool support to families in a variety of ways, including supply obtainment, an online store, resources, seminars, and more.

Lawson Academy of the Arts

864.596.9000 | 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Located at Converse College in Spartanburg, this academy offers many music and dance opportunities, including group lessons, private lessons and full ensemble opportunities throughout the school year, as well as summer camp.

World Upside Down Arts Studio

864.775.5514 | 1200 Woodruff Road, Building H7, Greenville, SC

Offers after school programs, theatre programs, private lessons, and songwriting classes that homeschool students can participate in.

ReCraft GVL

| 2439 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

ReCraft GVL is a creative reuse center for all things that can be used for crafting!
The center offers reuse retail, a Makerspace to make crafts, a donation station, special events, and special programs.
ReCraft works to repurpose and upcycle reusable materials by diverting these materials that would ultimately end up in landfills back into the retail environment in a creative way.

Greenville Zoo

864.467.4300 | 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers weekly in-person and virtual programs for homeschool students K5-8th grade.
Topics covered in each class change monthly. Offered September through May.
Contact the Education Department to register by phone at 864.467.4850

Greenville Hurricanes

864.275.3492 | 214 Traymore Way, Greer, SC

An athletic organization for homeschool students, offering 11 different competitive sports including archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fishing, and volleyball. They meet at multiple locations throughout the upstate.

Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Offers several programs just for homeschoolers. Check their website calendar and search for “homeschool” to see which locations are offering homeschool events you’d be interested in.

SC Education Oversight Committee

803.734.6148 | 1205 Pendleton Street Room 502 , Columbia, SC

An oversight committee dedicated to ensuring homeschooled children are meeting their grade-level standards. Standards for each grade level can be found on their website, including a breakdown of various subjects.

Secular Homeschoolers of South Carolina

A Facebook resource group that shares ideas, resources, and information and homeschooling throughout South Carolina.

Upstate SC Homeschool Moms

Facebook group for Upstate SC moms who homeschool their children.

Cowpens National Battlefield

864.461.2828 | 338 New Pleasant Road, Gaffney, SC

This National Park offers field trip experiences. A range of curriculum materials are also available on the Cowpens National Battlefield web site, as part of the Parks as Classrooms initiative.

Greenville Downtown Airport

864.242.4777 | 100 Tower Drive, Greenville, SC

Visit the Downtown Greenville Airport and/or Runway Park! Learn about aviation, meet a pilot, see aircraft up close, and more! Minimum number of 15 children or $75 for the tour.

  • Advanced registration required.
  • Subjects: social studies, science, careers
  • Groups can add on lunch at Runway Cafe with special group pricing.

The Kroc Center

864.527.5948 | 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC

Interactive classes in art, music, PE, and swim are offered each semester to homeschoolers ages 6 – 12.

The Greenville County Library System

864.527.9248 | Main Library Branch | 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC

The Greenville County Library System offers a large variety of virtual and in-person programs for babies, preschoolers, children, and adults! Some programs include take-home kits that can be requested online. Topics include history, art, and science.

The Greenville Library offers field trips including story times, a look-and-find tour, reference tours, and more.

  • Age: Programs available for multiple age groups
  • Subject: English, Reading, Literature
  • The library can also bring programs to your location for groups.

 

BJU Homeschool Connect

| 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

These FREE, monthly events will help your child develop an appreciation of the arts, academic abilities and practical life skills, all while getting to know BJU faculty and students. These events are designed for students in 9th through 12th grades.

CFD Greenville French Courses

864.553.5303 | 710 Phillips Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Bi-weekly French courses and Monthly French club

Registration is open for 2023-2024

French courses: children are grouped based on French-language skill level.
Ages: 1st grade through 5th grade, 1.5 hour sessions, twice per week

French Club: Saturdays, once per month for 10 months from 9 am – 12 pm.
Two age groups are offered, 6-8 years old and 9-12 years old.

Children will enjoy activities, games, workshops, and more with instructor Claire Rouvery.

The Willis Road, Thomas E. Hannah, and Middle Tyger YMCA campuses offer homeschool PE, which includes an hour of structured gym time and an hour of pool time.

Faith Montessori Secular Homeschool

| 4108 East North Street, Greenville, SC

Co-op drop-off program. Two- and three-day programs. Half-day and full-day options. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am – 3 pm. Ages 3-12.

French- Swiss Ski College

828.295.9311 | 10821 NC Highway 105, Banner Elk, NC

Offer group lessons for ages 6 and up and their family members based on skill level.
Snowboarding ages are 7 – 18 years old.
Homeschool days are typically held several days in December, January, February, and March. with discounted snowboarding or skiing tickets and equipment rental.

Bob Jones Educators Marketplace 

864.770.1368 | 1430 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Suite 212, Greenville, SC

A source for BJU Press materials and more. They offer products from K3-12 grade in various subjects.
You can also find homeschool support materials and resources.

South Carolina Department of Education

Provides guidelines, resources, and laws about the three homeschool options in South Carolina.

Carolina Raptor Center

704.875.6521 | 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC

Learn about amazing raptors at the Carolina Raptor Center. They offer a variety of field trip options with educational programming for groups, as well as homeschool days.
See our review of one program here.

  • Age: All grade levels and programs vary to suit each age group
  • Subject: Science
  • See these amazing birds up close!

Homeschool Days are occasionally offered. Please contact Carolina Raptor Center for specific dates and times.

Artios Academy

855.725.7663 | 776 South Batesville Road, Greer, SC

Christ-centered homeschool partnership program offering K-12 programs in academics and the arts.
They meet at Airport Baptist Church on Mondays,  Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
High school students can enroll in college prep arts courses.

Spartanburg Martial Arts

864.576.8273 | 465 East Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers martial arts classes for ages 4 through teen.

Velos Collective

828.577.1187 | 601 Taylors Road, Taylors, SC

Offers a christ centered co-op for K4-12th grade in a variety of subjects. They offer classes in academics, sports, arts, and more.
Classes meet at the Eastside Worship Center.

United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited

The UCHU (United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited) is an option 3 homeschool association.

They offer virtual classes in instrumentals, reading, mindfulness and yoga, drawing, high school courses, and more.

Co-op meeting in Travelers Rest once per week for ages nursery – 7th grade.

An interview process is required to ensure children blend well with the co-op.

Offers: Offers classes in German as a foreign language and as a heritage language. Ages 5 and up. Locations are at Simpsonville’s Holland Park Church and Spartanburg Day School.
They also offer a homeschool program for 4th-6th grade that meets on Thursday for 1.5 hours.

Lifelong Learning Resources 

864.968.0391 | 557 Hammet Store Road, Lyman, SC

Shop online or in the store for a large variety of homeschool teaching and learning tools.

MelodyArts

Offers monthly homeschool art classes for ages 5-12. Classes begin in September.
Located near Welcome Elementary off of White Horse Road, Greenville

Ignite Learning Center

864.787.8621 | 216 Bransfield Road, Greenville, SC

Ignite Learning Center offers unique hands-on activities and programs for students exploring STEAM. Programs include problem-solving challenges, engineering, arts and more.

Big Air Greenville

864.626.5252 | 36 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, SC

During the school year, Big Air Greenville has $18 for 2 hours of jump time on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 pm. Don’t forget your Big Air grip socks ($3 fee if needed)!
Big Air Trampoline Park is full of unique attractions that won’t be found anywhere else in the upstate.

CHILL Art Studios

864.906.3373 | 125 Lakecrest Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers private lessons and small group workshops for students wanting to learn to work with clay.

Spartanburg Science Center

864.583.2777 | 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers various grade level field trip programs in all major fields of science.

Lucky Acres Farm

864.287.2339 | 1024 Milford Road, Townville, SC

Lucky Acres Farm is a small family farm in Townville, SC featuring alpacas. Learn about alpacas and how the farm is run, including what products the alpaca fibers are used to create.

  • Age: All ages
  • Science, agriculture
  • The farm is also home to goats, horses and chickens.

Upstate Homeschool Information Hub

A Facebook group which acts as a central location to find and ask homeschool-related questions.

SC State Museum

803.898.4921 | 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC

The South Carolina State Museum offers free admission for homeschoolers to explore its 4 floors of Carolina history, art, natural history, and science.
Homeschoolers receive discounted admission for planetarium shows and 4D theater films.

Carolina Blue Waves Swim Club at the Windermere Club

585.905.8555

Horse Birthday Parties! Sassy Stables Farm is a beautiful boutique farm with mountain views for pony ride parties and lessons. The farm also has farm animal petting and feeding, bounce house rentals, and magical unicorn appearances!

  • After-school and summer camps
  • Fun seasonal events
  • Horse and Unicorn photography

EspritGVL

EspritGVL is a co-op that meets in the North Greenville area on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are offered to 1st through 12th-grade students. The co-op is a drop-off co-op with some volunteer requirements. A wide spectrum of classes are offered as well as park days, meetups, field trips, and support.

Classical Conversations

Families following the Classical Conversations curriculum have many options for weekly groups in the Greenville area. See the website for more information.

Upstate South Carolina Area Secular Unschoolers 

This Facebook community welcomes all homeschoolers regardless of religious affiliation and offers a place for homeschooling parents to ask and give advice as well as plan field trips and outings.

Chimney Rock

828.625.9611 | 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

Offers hands-on educational programs for homeschoolers of all ages.

  • Homeschool Day Winter (February), Spring (April), and Fall (September).
  • Event costs cover admission to the park, supplies, and all programs and activities. Check the website for costs and registration info.
  • Programs can also be arranged year-round. Contact them for more information.

Simpsonville Recreation Department

864.967.9533 | 310 West Curtis Street, Simpsonville, SC

The Simpsonville Recreation Department offers year-round youth sports teams.
Teams are available for ages K3 and up depending on the sport.
Play venues are located throughout Greenville County, including Simpsonville, Greer, Fountain Inn, Mauldin, and Greenville.

Anderson County Libraries

The Anderson County Library system offers special events, storytime, a seed library, Book-a-Librarian (for that much-needed help with literally anything), and so much more! Branch information can be found below:

Anderson County Main Library – 300 N. McDuffie St, Anderson
Belton Branch Library – 91 Breazeale Street, Belton
Iva Branch Library – 203 W. Cruette Street, Iva
Jennie Erwin Branch Library – 318 N. Shirley Avenue, Honea Path
Lander Memorial Branch Library – 925 Greenville Drive, Williamston
Pendleton Branch Library – 650 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton
Piedmont Branch Library – 1407 S. Carolina 86, Piedmont
Powdersville Branch Library – 4 Civic Court, Powdersville
Westside Community Center Branch Library – 1100 West Franklin Street, Anderson

Carl Sandburg Home

828.693.4178 | 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC

Tours and group reservations are currently limited in number, so please contact the farm before submitting a form to visit.
Carl Sandburg Home also offer online virtual lessons. These are not live presentations, but rather virtual lesson plans. Students can learn about the Sandburg family and the significance of Carl Sandburg’s writing. Here are the virtual lesson plans.

This historic estate of poet Carl Sandburg in nearby Flat Rock, NC offers a 1-2 hour educational tour for groups that include writing activities, house tour, and farm visits.

  • Age: Kindergarten through high school
  • Subject: Writing, poetry, language arts, history, social studies, science
  • Homeschool trips are also available.

Foothills Fencing Academy

864.593.3684 | 1004 Piedmont Hwy, Piedmont, SC

Offers: Recreational and competitive fencing class for a variety of ages and skill levels covering footwork, blade work, tactics and rules of fencing to develop coordination, speed, discipline, balance and endurance

They also offer home school fencing through a 9 week program for ages 7 – 18.

Purrposeful Art Studio

864.754.7582 | Millside Circle, , Greenville, SC

PurrPoseful Art Studio is a Humane Education Art Studio. We offer weekday, weeknight and summer camp classes for children ages 7-13 that have a love for animals and a passion for art.

The Biltmore

828.851.4661 | One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC

The Biltmore offers group tours for homeschool and school groups, as well as educational programming in their barn.

  • Age: A wide variety of programming is available for different ages
  • Subject: Program can include: Social Studies, Science, Math, English Language Arts, Information Skills, Healthy Living, Visual Arts

Barefoot Acres

864.484.3879 | 181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn, SC

A working farm that offers educational field trips around topics like growth, conservation, exploration, human studies, wildlife identification, and cultivation.
Field trips and farm tours are for all ages.

Spartanburg Historical Sites

864.596.3501

Spartanburg County Historical Association offers tours and living history activities at several historic sites one Friday per month.

  • Age: Programs are modified to serve the age group
  • Subject: Social Studies/History and English Language Arts
  • Sites include Walnut Grove Plantation and Seay House

Upcountry History Museum

864.467.3100 | 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

Monthly homeschool classes. Grade levels may fluctuate based on the exhibit. Topics vary from month to month. Registration is online only. Classes meet on the third Friday of each month at 1:3o pm.

Additionally, the Upcountry History Museum offers tours for school-age children that immerse the kids in a period of history through exhibits, discussion, and hands-on activities.

Email info@upcountryhistory.org for more information.

Yellowbobbypins

864.238.0599 | 1320 Hampton Ave. extension, Greenville, SC

Yellowbobbypins Art Camp is a vibrant art studio for children ages six months to 14 years, seamlessly blending process art within engaging explorations of art history and literature. Art classes meet weekly or on a drop in basis. One day camps, summer camps, and birthday parties are also some of our customer’s favorites!

Greenville County Schools

There are several paths to legally homeschooling in the state. Families who choose to homeschool through the school district as their means of legally homeschooling can find information from the district at this site.

Cornerstone Ballet SC

864.414.3132 | 121 North Main Street, Simpsonville, SC

Offers professional ballet lessons for ages 2 and older. They offer a homeschool class for ages 9 and older.

Greenville Classical Academy

864.329.9884 | 2519 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Though this is a complete school for students who are not homeschooled, 9th through 12th-grade homeschoolers are welcome to enroll to take individual classes through Greenville Classical Academy’s upper school university model classes. Homeschoolers also have the opportunity to join an athletic team.

Mountains to Sea Homeschool Association

864.547.3695

A 3rd Option homeschool accountability association that covers the entire state of SC. They offer in-person consultations and walk side-by-side with all families who are interested in homeschooling, even if they are not a member of the association.

BMW Zentrum Museum

1888.868.7269 | 1400 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC

Visit the Zentrum Museum and learn about the history of BMW and view examples of BMW’s vehicles throughout their history.

Zentrum museum hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Guided plant tours are available and students will have the chance to see how the cars are built.

  • Age: Plant Tours are limited to age 12 and up
  • Subject: Science and Engineering, History
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn on the plant tour

Fletched Arrows

| 1330 Fork Shoaks Road, Greenville , SC

Christ-centered homeschool co-op with academic and social interaction classes for homeschooled children, including weekly classes, meetups, and more.

Learn about agriculture at Stewart Farms. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and the corn maze.
Offers field trips and occasional special events for homeschoolers.

Homeschool Days for fall are September 26 and 27, 2023.

Piedmont Home Educators Association

864.395.6086 | 2435 East North Street, Suite 1108-370, Greenville, SC

This third option homeschool association serving upstate families, provides membership documentation, GPA, class ranking and transcripts. In addition, this association requires its high school students to take standardized testings (ACT/SAT).

Sigal Music Museum

864.520.8807 | 516 Buncombe Street , Greenville, SC

At the Sigal Music Museum, explore the exciting world of music through exhibitions, concerts, and music classes for both children & adults.

Easley Home Educators

| 311 Anderson Highway, Easley, SC

Offers:  This co-op meets at New Image Church in Easley on Mondays. They offer a variety of academic and enrichment classes with a Judeo/Christian emphasis.
Parents must remain on-site with their children and participate in the classroom and fulfill other roles.

They also offer homeschool support groups for parents and children.

Mathnasium

864.626.3030 | 1756 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

If you want reassurance that your children are on pace with other students of the same age, get a FREE Math assessment!
Mathnasium offers tutoring services for all students in math.

STARS Homeschool Co-op

| 5762 Reidville Road, Moore, SC

S.T.A.R.S. stands for Scholastically Talented, Academically Responsible Students. It is a Christian-based academic co-op in Spartanburg.
Classes meet once per week from 9 am to 1 pm, nursery – High School level.

The Light Homeschool Enrichment Program

| 164 S Main Street, Suite B, Travelers Rest, SC

Christ centered homeschool enrichment program for grades 1 – 8.
Program meets weekly at Palmetto Proper in downtown Travelers Rest, SC.

Greenville Homeschoolers Directory

This Facebook group offers support, information about co-ops and field trips, and allows members to buy and sell homeschool materials via the group.

Upstate Homeschool Bulletin Board

This group on Facebook facilitates the planning of homeschool field trips for families in the Oconee, Pickens, Anderson and Greenville areas and shares information and opportunities for area homeschoolers.

South Carolina Children's Theatre

864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

The theater offers camps and classes after school and during breaks. They also offer programs and classes during the day for homeschool students and others.
Classes are available starting at age three through high school.

Learn more things to do in our guide to the South Carolina Children’s Theatre.

Studio Green

| 355 East Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Studio Green is a music studio located in Spartanburg, SC that provides lessons for musical instruments and choir. Hours are by appointment only.
They also offer a Homeschool Choir for ages K5-12th grade and Homeschool Piano that meets weekly.

Palmetto Homeschool Association

803.327.2344 | 454 South Anderson Road BTC 568, Suite 205, Rock Hill, SC

This homeschool association provides proof of membership documents, assistance with high school transcripts, and, while standardized testing is not required, they provide assistance finding sites where homeschoolers can participate if desired.

Spartanburg Homeschoolers

A Facebook group for homeschooling families in Spartanburg.

Hope Homeschool Co-op

| 301 Bethany Road, Simpsonville, SC

This parent led co-op meets on Fridays at Clear Springs Baptist Church in Simpsonville. They offer a full day of academic and enrichment class options for K-12 and offer a nursery program.

A Facebook support and resource group for homeschooling families in Upstate, SC. The group discusses events, planning, and resource sharing.

 

Upstate Homeschool Physical Education

| Two Locations, Upstate, SC

PE classes give homeschoolers the opportunity to play organized games and sports, make friends, and stay active. Weekly class meets in Boiling Springs and Greer.

Hollowed Earth Pottery

864.757.2097 | 1320 Hampton Avenue Extension, Greenville, SC

Hollowed Earth Pottery, located in Hampton Station, offers classes during the day for kids in hand building and in using the pottery wheel.

Grace Homeschool Association

This association offers membership documentation, assistance with accountability and record keeping and a graduation ceremony with diploma.

YMCA Camp Greenville

864.836.3291 | 4399 YMCA Camp Road, Cleveland, SC

Book a multi-day field trip through their Adventure Guides program, Family Camp program, and other programs that allow children to learn about nature while learning how to work together as a group.

  • Ages: Depends on programming
  • Subject: Nature, PE, problem-solving

Eden Farms

864.898.0043 | 4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta, SC

Eden farms offers English riding lessons for ages 6 through adult with private or group lesson options. They also offer birthdays, field trips, summer camps and more.

Homeschool at the Barn- Includes an hour long riding lesson or trail ride, learning about life on a working horse farm (grooming, saddling, equine anatomy, feeding and more), horse themed crafts, bible study, snack, and time to play on the new playground.

Field Trips: Eden Farms has offered educational field trips for all ages and sizes including church groups, Scout troops, and schools. Groups rotate through their 40-stall barn to different hands-on horse stations to learn about grooming, saddling, healthcare, horse breeds, feeding, healthcare, and more! Horseback riding, playground, and time for a picnic are also available.

Big Air Spartanburg

864.580.6462 | 660 Spartan Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Big Air Spartanburg’s Homeschool Jump is offered when local schools are in session. On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm, you can jump for $15 ( $12 if proof of homeschool provided). Don’t forget your Big Air grip socks!

The South Carolina Homeschool Accountability Association

864.939.8341

The South Carolina Homeschool Accountability Association offers planning and record-keeping documents, monthly newsletter, membership cards, and an online support group. Optional services include high school transcripts and report cards.

Croft State Park

864.585.1283 | 450 Croft State Park Road, Spartanburg, SC

The 7,000-acre Croft State Park offers miles of hiking, biking, fishing, and even equestrian trails. You can read more about Croft State Park here.

Virtual Visit to the Earth and Space Science Center Hudnall Planetarium

Schedule a live planetarium presentation via Zoom with the Earth and Space Science Center Hudnall Planetarium on topics such as constellations/night sky, sun-earth-moon system, moon phases, planets and the solar system, geology and more.

Presentations are available for classes, groups or homeschool families.

Presentations are 30-45 minutes.

Climb @ Blue Ridge

864.895.1416 | 301 Bulls Road, Taylors, SC

Offers homeschool climbing every second Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre

864.585.8278 | 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers homeschool theatre classes.

Additionally, homeschool students can attend school performance shows (which run during the school day).

Blended Learning Academy

864.279.1395 | 151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

Co-op using the ALC education model through self-guided, nature-based learning.
They also offer a 2-day micro-school for ages 5 – 13 from 9:30 to 1 pm.

Sprout for Kids

Empowering families of children with special needs through hands-on coaching from behavior guidance, skill acquisition to potty training, Personalized support, creative strategies, including family and respite coaching.

Roper Mountain Science Center

864.355.8900 | 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC


KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Place: Educational Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Place: Field Trips



Located just minutes from downtown Greenville, Roper Mountain Science Center is one of the nation’s most unique learning experiences. As a pinnacle of innovative learning, an engine for community engagement, and a national leader in science education, Roper Mountain’s mission is to ignite the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world.

The beautiful 62-acre campus contains an array of state-of-the-art educational facilities including a Planetarium and Observatory, Marine and Ecology labs, a Rainforest, a Living History Farm and a new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center.

Each year, more than 50,000 students, 6000 teachers and 30,000 families experience the latest in explorative STEM education through these interactive exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities. Families can attend numerous events throughout the year including Friday Starry Nights, Afternoon Explorations, Summer Adventure, Laser Days of Summer, Summer Exploration Camps, and seasonal holiday laser shows. Regardless of age, Roper Mountain provides everyone the opportunity to explore, discover, imagine and grow.

Hometown Homeschool Association

Internet-based option 3 accountability association. Enrollment fee is $30 per family. The association can help with resources, member discounts, and questions about homeschooling or transitioning from public to homeschooling.

Bob Jones Museum and Gallery 

864.770.1331 | 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

Homeschool: Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University host Homeschool Days monthly for students ages 5-14 years old. Classes are at 10 am and 2 pm. Parents may check their child in and leave or stay for a discounted lesson. Classes are held in the Mack Building on the campus of Bob Jones University.

Field Trips: Tours are available for K-12 classes of selected collections on display on the campus of Bob Jones University including: a closer look at American artist Benjamin West during the Revolutionary War and experiencing ancient Egyptian, Roman, and Hebrew cultures as far back as 3200 BC! Learn more about tours!

Museum on the Move brings museum learning to your K-12 classroom by integrating art with the core subject areas and meeting SC state and national standards.

Pecknel Music

800.868.2275 | 1312 North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC

Pecknel Music is a music school that offers music lessons in multiple instruments, instrument rentals, instrument repairs, and everything music!
Music lessons can be individual instruction or group instruction.

Kids Play & Cafe

864.307.8080 | 210 Fern Street, Easley, SC

Kids Play & Cafe offers Homeschool Hangout on Thursday afternoons from 1 pm – 3 pm.

Personal snacks and lunches are allowed to be brought in, and access to the party room will offered for those needing to finish up work.