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Homeschool Co-ops in Waco
The following co-ops can help you customize your child’s education, but are not sponsored by GWCHE. 

Brazos Valley Co-op is a Christian organization that meets each Friday, September thru April, and offers affordable academic and enrichment classes for homeschoolers K – 12 such as art, PE, the sciences, theater, choir, writing, guitar, ukulele, dance, Legos, Magic School Bus science, Dr. Seuss, Shakespeare, computer science, Shark Tank, and much, much more! BVC is unique in that you may leave your child at co-op during the day and enjoy some time on your own.  We have an 23 year tradition of excellence in walking alongside local homeschoolers. Email with questions. 

Classical Conversations offers three academic programs:

Foundations (K4-6th) offers one morning a week practicing memory work in 7 subject areas, doing science and fine arts projects, and presenting to classmates. This year’s history memory work will cover ancient history. Parents attend.

Essentials (4th-6th) offers an afternoon of engaging English grammar studies, writing lessons using IEW, and mental math games and drills. Parents attend.

Challenges A, B, I, II, III, and IV (7th and up) utilize academically challenging books and assignments to lead students through a classical Christian education. Each program includes up to twelve students with a tutor who leads students in one full day a week of conversations, presentations, debates, science labs, problem solving, and essay writing using The Lost Tools of Writing. Six subject areas are covered in each program as students hone their dialectic and rhetorical skills with a goal become mature Christian leaders. Parents may drop off.

Waco West Campus (Monday). Availability in Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge A (at least 12 years old by October). Contact Reem Hoff for Foundations and Essentials at Contact Emily Lacasse for Challenge A at

Waco Northwest Campus (Tuesday). Availability in Foundations and Essentials. Contact Elisabeth Gouldman at

Waco Central (Wednesday). Becky Trimble, Director. No availability in F and E. Limited availability in the following Challenge programs: Challenge A (at least 12 years old), contact Carey Bourland at; Ch I (at least 14 years old), contact Susannah Salmans at; Ch III and IV (at least 16 years old); contact Beth Porter at or Susannah Salmans at

F3 Co-op (Faith, Family and Friends)
Tuesdays from 9:20 – 2:40 at Family of Faith Church of the Nazarene. F3 is a homeschool co-op bringing families together with a common goal of educating their children through fellowship and a Christian perspective.  Parents remain on site and assist in all 3 period classes.  Teachers volunteer.  Building use fee, supply fees and textbook materials are the only costs.  Registration closes September 1 of each school year. For more info, please check out the website or contact Shay Arnold,, Amanda Grisham or Priscilla Martinez.

Other Home School Resources in Waco

Texas Wind Athletics 
Texas Wind offers sports to home school families in the Greater Waco area.  If you are 11 years old or older on 9/1, competitive sports are available.  We currently offer JH boys football, basketball, and track.  JH girls volleyball, basketball and track.  HS Boys football, basketball, track, & baseball.  HS Girls Volleyball, basketball, track & softball.  If you’d like to find out more about Texas Wind, please visit
Skate Day 
Have fun and exercise too!
Meets at Skate Country, Loop 340 in Bellmead (across the road from the school and Pizza Hut).
Cost is $5.50 per child, $3 for toddler playground
Children must be supervised while skating.
See facebook page for updates or to get on mailing list

McLennan County Home Educators 4-H
The club is open to any homeschooler in McLennan County and offers many projects for children to choose from, including shooting sports, livestock and livestock judging, food and nutrition, photography and more.  4-H meets second Thursdays of the month from 2:00-3:00pm September to May in 2013.
Contact or  

Flips Gymnastics
Homeschool class offered both on Tuesday and on Thursday 3:00-4:00, (Boys & Girls 5 yrs. & up). Classes start end of August at 6933 Woodway Dr in Woodway.
Mardel Christian and Education (educational supplies and curriculum)

A NOVEL Writing Site
Writing help for high schoolers using weekly tutorials
Contact Lynn Dean for more information

Youth Sports:
Woodway Family Center, 110 Estates Drive, Woodway, 772-7491,
youth flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball and baseball leagues., click Woodway Family Center.

Region 12 Education Service Center

Mayborn Museum Discovery Boxes

  • Check out “Discovery Boxes” for free! Topics include animals, major body systems, and more.
  • Boxes must be reserved in advance.
  • Check out period is one week, with pick up and return on Fridays.
  • For more information call, 710-1049.

Waco-McLennan County Library

Discounts for Homeschoolers
Some local stores include homeschoolers in their teacher discounts for classroom items.
Discounters include:

Barnes and Noble 
Office Depot 
Jo-Ann Fabrics 

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