"Education is not the filling of a pail, 

         but the lighting of a fire."        

Hearthstone Educators is a Christian based home school support group serving the Central Coast cities of California.  Our mission is two-fold:  To provide parents with encouragement, exhortation for excellence, and information about home schooling, and to provide our children with educational and social opportunities to supplement their home studies.


From August through May, Hearthstone Support Group meetings are held on the 2nd  Tuesday of each month  at The Harbor Church, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

For driving directions to our meeting site, click here.
For general information email kliewer.bcjk@verizon.net.
Please do not call Harbor Church for Hearthstone information.

Sorry, no childcare is available at our support group meetings, though nursing moms are welcome to bring their infants, and children are welcome to attend with a  parent.

Hearthstone Special Events

Fall Gathering

Fine Arts Festival

History and Science Fair

P.E. Co-op 

 Central Coast Home Education Conference 

Graduation/ Promotion Ceremony

plus: networking through park days and parent organized learning cooperatives

CHEA Conventions

Annual CHEA Convention

Bay Area CHEA Convention

Important Affiliates

Home School Leagal Defense has provided legal aid to home school families fro more than 25 years. Though not required for Hearthstone membership, affiliation with HSLDA is highly recommended.

In addition to legal defense in home schooling issues, HSLDA has something for every home schooling family! From used curriculum swap boards to home schooling through high school and home schooling special needs students - HSLDA has it covered. Check them out at hslda.org.

Another 'parent program' of Hearthstone is CHEA, Christian Home Educators Association of California. CHEA provides leadership support to Hearthstone leaders, and educational training opportunities to its members.

CHEA's mission is to promote God's kingdom through home education, and they do that by helping families learn about home schooling, home schooling laws in California, and curriculum choices.

To utilize this great resource, click here!

New Nationwide Study Confirms Homeschool Academic Achievement

" Drawing from 15 independent testing services, the Progress Report 2009: Homeschool Academic Achievement and Demographics included 11,739 homeschooled students from all 50 states who took three well-known tests—California Achievement Test, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, and Stanford Achievement Test for the 2007–08 academic year. The Progress Report is the most comprehensive home school academic study ever completed. 

To read the article, click here.

To become a Hearthstone Member:

Becoming a Hearthstone Member is easy and economical. Our membership fees are used to support our various activities such as Fine Arts Night, Science and History Fair, Support Group Meetings, End of Year and Graduation Ceremony, and of course, to pay for insurance. 

For those wishing to join Hearthstone as new members, please contact Cheryl Kliewer by email or call her at 937-7099. We look forward to meeting you!

Our group registrar is Pam Rowan. If you're not receiving your newsletter, or cannot enter the Hearthstone e-loop, please contact Pam.




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