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Homeschool Directory

Most homeschoolers in Tennessee choose to operate under the cover of a Category IV Church-Related School (or Umbrella School). We provide here for your convenience a directory of church-related schools and other homeschool organizations throughout the state.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and does not constitute an endorsement of any said schools. If you have a school not listed here please feel free to Submit A Listing using the link below.

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Church Related Schools

Aaron Academy is committed to assisting those parents who have decided to home school their children, to encourage them to train their students in the fear and admonition of the Lord, and to help them teach their kids to attain the highest academic standards.
 (615) 826-2595
 (615) 826-2597
Aaron Academy
645 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
 TACRS
 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Tutorial or Enrichment Program
 22 credit hours and 16 on ACT
 Parent turns in grades twice a year
 ACT in high school
 High School: $ 100.00 First Child K-8: $ 95.00 Second Child K-8: $ 95.00 Third Child K-8: $ 95.00 Fourth Child K-8: $ 95.00 . (Other Siblings): Free
K-12
Yes
  • Aaron Academy
Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
 Yes
As a church school we recognize the exclusive authority and jurisdiction of parents over their own children. Each family is responsible for its own “school.” As parent-teachers, you have as much freedom and flexibility as possible to administer your own “school,” choose and obtain your own curriculum, and evaluate your own progress. Home education should be a pleasant experience, free of much “red tape.” We hope to continue to provide service without hassle. Yet, when we ask for cooperation and information, we appreciate a prompt reply. Gateway retains the right to drop a student at any time, if circumstances warrant.
 (901) 454-1606
 (901) 454-9814
Gateway Christian Schools 
P.O. Box 280117 
Memphis, TN 38168-0117
 Private Schools Accreditation Alliance
 Diploma
 21 Credit Hours (minimum) and a 21 (composite) on the ACT or SAT equivalent
 Parent reports grades twice a year
 No
 $60 for the first student, $35 for each subsequent student
All
 Yes

Mock Trial Team

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
 Yes

 

Sports Baseball

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
 Yes

 

CSTHEA Patriots Baseball
 (706)398-9372
7-12
Boys Varsity and Jr. High teams have tryouts in early fall and the season runs through May. The team plays approximately 30 games a season with practices 3 times a week. Building fundamental baseball skills alongside Godly character is the focus of this program.
 Yes
6-12
 No

Sports Soccer

CSTHEA Patriots Soccer Team

THEA Chapters

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
 Yes
Mid East Tennessee Home Association serves homeschool families in McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk counties.

We want you to be informed about the local, state, and national events that are helping shape the future of homeschooling. These are exciting and challenging times. Stop by our website often to pick up new ideas, get the latest schedule of local METHEA sponsored activities, and stay abreast of state and national home education issues. And may God bless you and your family.

460 County Road 185
Attn: METHEA
Athens, TN 37303
The Memphis-area Home Education Association (MHEA), founded in 1984, is a Christian organization dedicated to serving all home educators. We are a chapter of the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA), which connects us with an even larger realm of help, opportunity, and support.

Their website is your reference guide to the many opportunities and services available to Memphis-area homeschooling families. Take the initiative to contact MHEA or any of the listed resources as you make your plans and search out your path. We join, together, in praying for you that you will hear and do all that God has called you to do regarding home educating your children, and that you will seek the support you personally need to be strengthened and encouraged.

 901-753-4705
 901-753-4706
P.O. Box 2196
Cordova, TN 38088
 
The Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA) is a ministry dedicated to serving home educators in the Middle Tennessee area by providing a network of support. Our goal is to nurture, educate and motivate families that home school. We are committed to help protect the right of the parent to “train up a child in the way they should go.”

MTHEA is a part of the Tennessee Home Education Association

P.O. Box 2234
Smyrna, TN 37167

NETHEA is the Northeast Tennessee regional branch of THEA (Tennessee Home Education Association). We serve homeschoolers in Washington, Greene, Sullivan, Johnson, Hawkins, Hancock, Unicoi, and Carter Counties.

 423-288-3121
 
The Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA) is a Christian led organization serving homeschooling families in eighteen East Tennessee counties including and surrounding Knoxville and Knox County. Affiliated with the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA), membership in SMHEA includes THEA membership and access to state, regional, and local homeschooling resources. East Tennessee is a great place to homeschool. Endowed with natural wonders including the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and rich with historical sites, this area provides homeschoolers with plenty of opportunities for enriched education. Our growing home education community provides many support groups and cooperatives, sports teams, an annual Home Educators Conference, a graduation exercise, and many other activities.
 smhea.org
 (865)291-4199
P.O. Box 18501
Knoxville, TN 37928
WTHEA is a chapter of THEA (Tennessee Home Education Association), a state-wide organization that helps to ensure that homeschooling in Tennessee stays legal. We serve 18 counties in West Tennessee: Benton, Carrol, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, and Weakley.Our goal is to assist home schooling families any way we can.
 731-784-8117
P.O. Box 10013 
Jackson, TN. 38308

Tutorial

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association

 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
 Yes

Educational Cooperative or COOP

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association

 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
 Yes

Other Resources

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
 Yes
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
 (540) 338-5600
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134
 $115/year (special discounts and payment plans available)

Sports Basketball

CSTHEA Patriots Basketball
7-12
MHEA sponsors Varsity and Junior High boys competitive basketball team: the MHEA Eagles. Practices usually begin at the end of the summer, with games starting in October and going through March. Games are scheduled with private schools and other homeschool associations. MHEA is a member of National Christian Homeschool Athletic Associations, and participates in annual end-of-season tournaments. Our teams have been quite successful, all placing within the top ten nationally for the last few seasons. Varsity players have the opportunity to letter in basketball, and a few of our graduates have been offered college scholarships.
 901-753-4705
P.O. Box 2196
Cordova, TN 38088
No
 Yes
9-12
 No
MHEA sponsors Varsity and Junior High girls competitive basketball team the MHEA Lady Eagles. Practices usually begin at the end of the summer, with games starting in October and going through March. Games are scheduled with private schools and other homeschool associations. MHEA is a member of National Christian Homeschool Athletic Associations, and participates in annual end-of-season tournaments. Our teams have been quite successful, all placing within the top ten nationally for the last few seasons. Varsity players have the opportunity to letter in basketball, and a few of our graduates have been offered college scholarships.
 901-753-4705
P.O. Box 2196
Cordova, TN. 38088
 No
 Yes
9-12
 No

Sports Track

CSTHEA Patriots Track Team
 (423) 313-0602
3-12

Theater Arts

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
 Diploma, Graduation Ceremony, Extracurricular Activities, Newsletter, Support Group, Tutorial or Enrichment Program, Yearbook
Yes
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