TITLE SPONSOR 864.963.3608 (Program Center) | 100 Adams Mill Road (Program Center), Greenville, SC
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
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 sports, aquatics lessons and family camps.
SPONSORED (864) 963-2590 | 115 Pride Drive, Simpsonville, SC
HOME OF STATE AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONS &
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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.
SPONSORED 864.263.3850 | 1103 Jeter Cemetery Rd, Union, SC
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!
SPONSORED 864.250.8000 | 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC
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:
Visit www.gvltec.edu/early-college/ to learn more.
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.
The UCHU (United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited) offers virtual classes in instrumentals, reading, mindfulness and yoga, drawing, high school courses, and more.
Provides guidelines, resources, and laws about the three homeschool options in South Carolina.
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.
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 November through May.
Contact the Education Department to register by phone at 864.467.4850
This resource for South Carolina homeschool families includes a directory of homeschool associations and co-ops.
Offers: This co-op meets at New Image Church in Easley on Mondays. They offer a variety of academic and enrichment classes. Parents must remain on-site with their children and participate in the classroom and fulfill other roles.
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.
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.
864.302.7807 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
864.288.5219 | 11 Barkingham Lane, Greenville, SC
A consignment store for homeschool curriculum for a variety of learning styles.
864.582.7616 | 200 East St John St, Spartanburg, SC
Offers a wide variety of art classes.
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.
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.
| 2701 Wade Hampton Boulevard | 4455 Anderson Mill Road, Taylors & Moore, SC
This group meets at Grace Church’s Taylor’s campus in Greenville, and beginning 2022-2023 will have a Spartanburg campus at Church at the Mill in Moore (K3-8th grade).
Classes are offered to elementary through high school students. Parents may drop- off children, but there is a volunteer requirement. Nursery is available.
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).
Crestview Christian Homeschool Academy offers full day to à la carte academic & enrichment classes on Thursdays. Classes are for students in Kindergarten – High school. The group meets at Riverside Baptist. Parents may drop off children or stay and be a part of the community.
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.
A Facebook group for homeschooling families in Spartanburg.
864.275.3492 | 214 Traymore Way, Greer, SC
An athletic organization for homeschool students, offering 9 different competitive sports including archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading and volleyball. They meet at multiple locations throughout the upstate.
Originally based in South Carolina, this group offers fun adventures for homeschool families around the United States (a spin-off of Carolina Homeschooler).
864.576.8273 | 465 East Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC
Offers martial arts classes for ages 4 through teen.
864.355.3040 | 102 Pine Knoll Drive, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Facebook community providing information about homeschooling resources, events, and more.
864.921.5879 | 11068 Asheville Highway, Inman, SC
This piano studio offers private and group music lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele.
864.626.5252 | 36 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, SC
During the school year, Big Air Greenville has $15 for 2 hours of jump time ($12 if homeschool status shown) on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 pm. Don’t forget your socks!
Big Air Trampoline Park is full of unique attractions that won’t be found anywhere else in the upstate.
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.
864.770.1368 | 1430 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Suite 212, Greenville, SC
A source for BJU Press materials and more.
A group that meets at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Greer and offers classes for homeschoolers in K4 – high school. Vanguard offers a variety of academic and enrichment classes to choose from. Students may enroll in just one or two classes or can choose to enroll in a full day of classes. Parents are asked to volunteer where possible. No nursery is available. Email [email protected] for more information.
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.
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.
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. Find our review of one guided hike here.
864.270.6660 | 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!
855.725.7663 | 776 South Batesville Road, Greer, SC
Offers: A homeschool partnership program offering K-12 programs in the 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 in Theater, Art, Music, Media Arts and Creative Writing.
This co-op for elementary through high school students meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at Siloam Baptist Church in Easley. E-mail [email protected] for more details.
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.
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.
864.969.7270 | 6600 Highway 92, Enoree, SC
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 2022 are September 27 & 28.
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 [email protected] for more information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [email protected] for more information.
This Facebook group offers support, information about co-ops and field trips, and allows members to buy and sell homeschool materials via the group.
864.277.2004 | 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC
Lake Conestee Nature Preserve offers a wide variety of science and nature field trips and programs.
704.875.6521 | 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC
Learn about amazing raptors at the Carolina Raptor Center. They offer variety of field trip options with educational programming for groups, as well as homeschool days. See our review of one program here.
Homeschool Days are offered. Please contact Carolina Raptor Center for specific dates and times.
864.355.8900 | 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC
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.
864.238.0599 | 10 Spring Valley Road, Greenville, SC
With Lowes Foods’ From the Field Trips, learn about healthy food, local food, exercising and healthy living.
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 socks!
828.625.9611 | 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC
Offers hands-on educational programs for homeschoolers of all ages.
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.
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.
S.T.A.R.S. stands for Scholastically Talented, Academically Responsible Students. It is a Christian-based academic co-op in Spartanburg.
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.
Spartanburg County Historical Association offers tours and living history activities at several historic sites one Friday per month.
A Facebook closed group marketplace for homeschool materials.
864.527.9248 | Main Library Branch | 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Indoor Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Educational Family Fun
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.
864.553.5303 | 710 Phillips Road, Greer, SC
Offers: Bi-weekly French courses and Monthly French club
Registration is open for August 2022.
French courses: children are grouped based on French-language skill level.
Ages: 1st grade through 5th grade
Classes meet twice per week after school hours; Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday.
Sessions are 1.5 hours long.
Courses are academically structured through frequent meetings and discussions.
French Club: Saturdays, once per month from 9 am – 12 pm.
Two age groups are offered, 6-8 years old and 9-12 years old.
10 total meets per year beginning in August.
French Club offers a playful learning environment with less academic structure. Children will enjoy activities, games, workshops, and more with instructor Claire Rouvery.
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.
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.
864.583.2777 | 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC
Offers various grade level field trip programs in all major fields of science.
864.585.1005 | 415 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC
Offers monthly homeschool skate events.
864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC
The theater offers camps and classes afterschool and during breaks. They also offer programs and classes during the day for homeschool students and others. Classes available starting at age three through high school.
A Facebook group to help new homeschoolers make connections.
Families following the Classical Conversations curriculum have many options for weekly groups in the Greenville area. See the website for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Cost is $25
803.898.4921 | 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC
The South Carolina State Museum offers a free day of lessons for SC homeschoolers on the third Thursday of each month. Registration prior to the event is required and the programs fill early.
The South Carolina State Museum offers free admission for homeschoolers to explore their 4 floors of Carolina history, art, natural history and science. Homeschoolers receive discounted admission for planetarium shows and 4D theater films
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.
A Facebook group which acts as a central location to find and ask homeschool-related questions.
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).
This association offers membership documentation, assistance with accountability and record keeping and a graduation ceremony with diploma.
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.
864.596.9000 | 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC