PHLiC is no longer active.

Thank you for your interest in PHLiC. Unfortunately, our group has closed after 18 years serving homeschoolers in the Hagerstown area. But, don't worry, there are plenty of Facebook groups connecting the growing number of homeschoolers in the area, so search them out and join in the discussion. Best wishes on your homeschooling journey! :-)

Statement of Purpose:

To provide a free-thinking, secular, all-inclusive support circle for homeschooling families in the Washington County Maryland and surrounding areas. Our goal is to support a holistic approach to lifelong learning, and to utilize the different interests, skills and abilities of member families to offer diverse learning and social opportunities.

Who We Are:

We are a cooperative learning community, open to families of all beliefs and experiences. We work together to make homeschooling our children a rewarding and communal experience. Our group is secular, meaning we are not faith-based. We are welcoming to all and strive towards radical inclusion, creating space to celebrate diversity and honor and acknowledge our identities, individual differences and experience. This includes, but is not limited to race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and philosophical outlook. We encourage open, compassionate communication and the sharing of ideas. We hope to attract open-minded individuals seeking a progressive environment in which to grow and learn with our children, as well as, create lasting friendships.

What We Offer:

We understand that each family has its own educational philosophy and needs, and we welcome this diversity. We encourage all members to get involved and organize playgroups, workshops, field trips, or other activities in their respective areas, according to their interests, to broaden the opportunities for homeschooling activities in Washington County, and surrounding areas.