• Serving the Greater St. Louis Area
St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association

Support Groups

St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association – SLCHA
The St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association is the largest Catholic homeschool support group in the greater St. Louis area. Over 185 families, in and around the St. Louis area, participate in our regular activities. The St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association networks with other Catholic and Christian support groups, but we are an independent group, not affiliated formally with any national homeschool organization.

Family Covenant Ministries – CHEF
CHEF is an area-wide network of support groups that offer many activities for homeschoolers. Our members participate in many of CHEF’s regional offerings, such as the science fair, music festival, and art festival. These competitions are offered under the auspices of the Christian School Administrators of Metropolitan St. Louis (CSAMSL) whose goal is to foster fellowship and wholesome competition among Christian schools. Through CHEF, St. Louis homeschools are a “member school.”CHEF Directors: Jon and Candy Summers, 314-521-8487 or fcm@familycovenantministries.com

Families for Home Education – FHE
Families for Home Education is a statewide organization which exists to protect the inalienable right of Missouri parents to teach their own children without state regulation and control. FHE represents and supports all home educators in the state and is not affiliated with any religious, political, or special interest group. FHE offers homeschooling information, statewide conferences, and employs a lobbyist who keeps up with our interests in the state legislature. All Missouri homeschoolers are strongly encouraged to join FHE.

The St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association is in FHE Region V. Region V includes St. Louis city and county, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike, St. Charles, and Warren counties (zip codes 630xx-633xx.) If you live elswhere in Missouri, refer to the map on the FHE site to determine your region. While FHE is not a support group, your Regional Directors can help locate support groups in your area.

Home School Legal Defense Association – HSLDA
Home School Legal Defense Association offers pre-paid legal protection for homeschooling families in matters pertaining to homeschooling. HSLDA also operates the National Center for Home Education, which watches trends in homeschooling and monitors activities in Washington that could affect our homeschool freedoms.