The Ultimate Homeschool Guide to Spartanburg

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Are you considering homeschooling and looking for how it is done here in Spartanburg? Looking for the basic information, classes, activities or supplies for your homeschool in Spartanburg? Searching for a full day co-op community to call home? This Spartanburg area homeschool resource list should help you as you get started or help you elevate your homeschool experience!  Know of something that should be included? Add it to the comment section below!

*You will find that we have included homeschool options in Greenville County as well as Spartanburg County. This is because many local homeschooling families take part in programs outside of their counties.

For each entry, click on the name to go to the group’s website. This post contains information about the many opportunities in Spartanburg including those of our sponsors.

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Hollowed Earth Pottery

SPONSORED 864.423.4391 1320 Hampton Avenue Extension, Greenville, SC

Hollowed Earth Pottery, located in Hampton Station, offers a Potter’s Wheel Class and a Handbuilding Class for homeschool students.

Potter’s Wheel Class: This class is focused solely on making pottery using the potter’s wheel.  Students will be taught the basic techniques required to make functional pottery like cups, mugs, bowls, and plates. No previous clay experience is necessary. Class size is limited to 4 students per class and is suggested for students age 10 and up.  This class meets 4 times during the month. Cost: $150 for 4 classes.

Handbuilding class: This ceramics class focuses on teaching hand building techniques and allowing kids to use these techniques to create their own projects.  Projects include hand built mugs, “monster pots”, pinch pots and coil pots. This class is suggested for students ages 5 and up. Cost: $100 for a 4 class bundle or $30/class.

Class times and details are available on Hollowed Earth Pottery’s website.

Big Air Spartanburg

SPONSORED 864.580.6462 660 Spartan Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Home Schoolers, Big Air didn’t forget about you. During the school season, we provide BIG FUN for a small price. 2 hours of physical fitness for just $10.

Big Air Trampoline Park is the ULTIMATE destination for fun and fitness. Our parks are full of unique attractions that won’t be found anywhere else in the upstate. In addition to all of our fun trampolines, Big Air features South Carolina’s BIGGEST Ninja Warrior Course, a Mechanical Bull, Orbit Challenge, Battle Beam, Rock Climbing, Warped Walls, Laser Maze and a lot more. Nowhere else will you find so many fun things to do, all included in the same price!!!

Say goodbye to stale pizza; with our full-service cafe, Big Air can even offer hot and fresh meal options during your visit.

Are your students asking for something BIGGER and BETTER to do? Give the students what they really want, a FUN time at Big Air.

Learn more about Big Air at www.bigair.com/spartanburg/

Airborne Athletics 

This gym in Greer offers gymnastics classes for homeschool students in the early afternoon when the gym is significantly less crowded.

Artios Academy

This homeschool partnership program offers K-12th programs in the academics and the arts. They meet at Grace Church on Pelham Road on Mondays and Wednesdays. High school students can enroll in college prep arts courses in Theater, Art, Music, Media Arts, and Creative Writing.

Bob Jones Educator’s Marketplace 

A source for BJU Press materials and more.

Bob Jones Museum and Gallery 

Monthly homeschool arts-integrated homeschool classes.

Bob Jones University

Homeschool Connections features a variety of free monthly offerings for students 7th through 12th grade.

CHELC Homeschool Co-op

This homeschool group is the Christian Home Educators of Laurens County offering co-op classes, field trips, and fun days.

Carl Sandburg Home

828.693.4178 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC

This historic estate in nearby Flat Rock, NC offers a 1-2 hour tour for groups of 10-65 people, Mondays-Fridays.

Carolina Homeschooler 

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

Carolina Raptor Center

704.875.6521 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC

Offers a variety of field trip options with educational programming for groups. See our review of one program here.

Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Monthly homeschool classes on STEAM topics. Students are divided by age. Families can choose 1 or two classes on each homeschool day. Museum member pricing: Free for adults, $25 for children 3 and up for one class, or $40 for both classes. Non-member pricing: $40  adults, $70 for children 3 and up for one class or $85 for both classes.

Field trips include museum exploration and special programming.

Chimney Rock 

800.277.9611 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

This park allows children to get up-close to nature. Field trip groups have several program theme options.

Classical Conversations 

Families following the Classical Conversations curriculum have many options for weekly groups in the Greenville area.  The link will bring you to a list of those options.

Cowpens National Battlefield

864.461.2828 338 New Pleasant Road , Gaffney, SC

This National Park offers field trip experiences.

Creating Artists for Tomorrow 

Located in Greer, this art studio offers homeschool art classes for ages 5 and up. Classes include technique, as well as art history. All materials are provided.

Croft State Park

864.585.1283 450 Croft State Park Road, Spartanburg, SC

Explore nature, hike, fish, and more.

Greenville Downtown Airport 

864.270.6660 100 Tower Drive, Greenville, SC

Tour this active airport and even have the opportunity to climb inside a plane.

Greenville Zoo 

Offers monthly classes for homeschool students K5-8th grade. Topics covered in each class change monthly.

Greenville Hurricanes 

An athletic organization for homeschool students, offering 9 different competitive sports.

Hearts of Clay

Offers homeschool art enrichment 2 times a month on Fridays from 10 am – 11:30 am (a 3 month program).

Homeschool Associations Directory

Homeschool families must be part of an association. This website will help you find an association and understand the paperwork.

Homeschool Curriculum Buy & Sell

A Facebook closed group marketplace.

Kroc Center 

The Kroc Center offers 3 PE, music and art classes for homeschooled students ages 6-12. There are a variety of times and sessions to choose from.

Lake Conestee Nature Park

864.277.2004 601 Fork Shoals Road, Greenville, SC

Offers field trips to groups with a minimum of 10 students and also hosts homeschool days and other educational programming.

Learning Cycle 

864.288.5219 1624 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

A consignment store for curriculum at 1624 Woodruff Road, in the Ace Hardware Store shopping plaza. Open noon – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Lifelong Learning Resources 

864.968.0391 557 Hammet Store Road, Lyman, SC

Order online, or shop at the physical store.

Mountains to Sea Homeschool Association

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.

On a Positive Note Piano Studio

This piano studio offers private and group music lessons in Inman.

Paris Mountain State Park 

864.244.5565 2401 State Park Road, Greenville, SC

Paris Mountain offers group hikes and educational programs. Find our review of one guided hike here.

Roper Mountain Science Center 

864.355.8900 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC

RMSC offers a homeschool day each fall and spring. The 62 acre science center also offers fields trips which may include their labs, living history farm, and planetarium.

SC State Museum

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 do fill up early.

School Spot 

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

Sk8erz Family Fun Center

864.585.1005 415 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers monthly homeschool skate events.

South Carolina Department of Education 

Homeschool laws straight from the source.

South Carolina Homeschooling Families

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

Spartanburg Art Museum

Offers a wide variety of art classes.

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.

STARS Homeschool Co-op

S.T.A.R.S. stands for Scholastically Talented, Academically Responsible Students. It is a Christian based academic co-op in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Historical Sites 

Spartanburg County offers homeschool programs at several historic sites including the popular Walnut Grove Plantation.

Spartanburg Homeschoolers

A Facebook group for homeschooling families in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Martial Arts

Offers martial arts classes for homeschoolers 5 – 12 years old.

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.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre

864.585.8278 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers homeschool theatre classes.

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

Stewart Farms 

864.969.7270 6474 Highway 92, Enoree, SC

Offers field trips as well as an annual Home School Day.

Strawberry Hill 

864.461.7225 3097 Hwy 11 W, Chesnee, SC

Offers Fall and Spring field trips at their farm.

The Biltmore 

800.411.3812

Each September The Biltmore offers a Homeschool Festival. The Biltmore also offers themed, group tours for homeschool and school groups.

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.

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).

UCHU STEAM Academy

Meeting in Landrum South Carolina, STEAM in a new co-op offering classes on Thursdays for kindergarten through high school age students.

Upcountry History Museum

864.467.3100 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

Monthly homeschool classes ages 4 and up. Topics vary month to month. $8 per child, one adult per family is free, and children 3 and under who are not participating are free.

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.

Upstate Field Trip Friends

This group on Facebook facilitates the planning of homeschool field trips for families in the Upstate.

Upstate Homeschool Co-op

A very popular co-op offering a full day of classes by paid teachers at Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors. This group meets Mondays and Wednesdays (Monday only for elementary and middle school classes). Classes are offered K4-high school.  Parents may drop- off children, but there is a volunteer requirement. A nursery is available.

Upstate Homeschool Information Hub

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

Upstate SC Homeschool CONNECT

A Facebook group to help new homeschoolers make connections.

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.

Upward Star Center

Offers homeschool PE classes for students 5 – 15 years old on Fridays.

Vanguard Homeschool Academy 

A group that meets on Tuesdays at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Greer and offers classes for homeschoolers K4-highschool. 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.

YMCA (Middle Tyger)

Offers homeschool PE – one hour of structured gym time and one hour of pool time on Wednesdays.

Do you have a resource to add to our list for homeschool families? Please let us know in the comments!

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