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Homeschool Classes

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

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.

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!

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. 

Shipshape Farm

SPONSORED 757.620.7105 | 1650 Tigerville Road, Travelers Rest, SC

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 Martial Arts

864.576.8273 | 465 East Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers martial arts classes for ages 4 through teen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spartanburg Art Museum

864.582.7616 | 200 East St John St, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a wide variety of art classes.

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

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.

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.

MelodyArts

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.