Looking for a class outside the house for your homeschool student? The Upstate has some great options like gymnastics, dance, zoo classes and so much more. Here’s a list of local classes for homeschoolers to get you started!
Need additional homeschool resources? Be sure to check out our Ultimate Homeschool Guide to the Upstate.
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.
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!
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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.
Shipshape Farm homeschool classes are an opportunity to get outside, learn about animals and care for them (we have goats, chickens, dogs, a cat named Taffy, and a duck named Donald), play games, dig in the dirt, and just have an all-around old-fashioned good time!
If you would like your kiddo to enjoy tech free play and learning in the sunshine – Shipshape Farm is the place for you! Our classes always involve a story time, walk in the woods, and hands on project. Sometimes we work in the garden, sometimes we learn about critters! (The spring session will be all about chickens as the baby chicks grow!)
Check out www.shipshapefarm.com for all the details. Spring registration is already open and filling up fast!
Homeschool classes are 2 hours long, once a week in the afternoon. We have 6-week and 3-week long sessions. (We also have Farm School classes for preschool.)
Through our classes and camps, we seek to encourage curiosity, community, and creativity within the farm landscape.
Our facilities are also available to rent for gatherings and birthday parties, where we would love to help turn your moments into memories.
Every day is a good day at Shipshape farm!
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.
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.
At the Sigal Music Museum, explore the exciting world of music through exhibitions, concerts, and music classes for both children & adults.
Hollowed Earth Pottery, located in Hampton Station, offers classes during the day for kids in hand building and in using the pottery wheel.
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.
Offers homeschool theatre classes.
Additionally, homeschool students can attend school performance shows (which run during the school day).
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.
Offers private lessons and small group workshops for students wanting to learn to work with clay.
Offers martial arts classes for ages 4 through teen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These groups offer an ensemble opportunity for student musicians both homeschooled and traditionally schooled. Auditions are required.
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.
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.
In-home chess lessons, taught by chess tutors through storytelling. Lessons are available for ages 3 and older.
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.
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.
Offers after school programs, theatre programs, private lessons, and songwriting classes that homeschool students can participate in.
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.
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.
Offers a wide variety of art classes.
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
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.
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.
Offers monthly homeschool art classes for ages 5-12. Classes begin in September.
Located near Welcome Elementary off of White Horse Road, Greenville
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.
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.
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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.
Ignite Learning Center offers unique hands-on activities and programs for students exploring STEAM. Programs include problem-solving challenges, engineering, arts and more.
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
A range of dance classes are offered throughout the year and include ballet, musical theater, and a ballet/tap combo class.
Lake Conestee Nature Preserve offers a wide variety of science and nature field trips and programs.
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.
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.
Interactive classes in art, music, PE, and swim are offered each semester to homeschoolers ages 6 – 12.
This gym in Greer offers gymnastics and tumbling classes for homeschool students age 3 to 16 years old.
Offers professional ballet lessons for ages 2 and older. They offer a homeschool class for ages 9 and older.
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.
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!
This piano studio offers private and group music lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele.