Guide to Knoxville Homeschool Cooperatives and Activities

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***Please note that this information is constantly changing. Please check the individual websites for updated information.***

For many reasons, homeschooling is becoming an increasingly popular option. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but it can be for anyone. If it is something you are considering, but issues holding you back are the stigma of “socialization,” uncertainty in your abilities, or truly anything, just know that you don’t have to go it alone. (Also, be sure to read Lindsay’s Mythbusters: Homeschool Edition.)

Guide to Homeschool ResourcesWe are very fortunate to have an abundance of co-op and extra-curricular opportunities right in our backyard!

As with everything, it’s important to do your research to decide which option is the best fit for you and your family. The co-ops listed below range from extremely casual to very structured. Some meet once a week, others up to three times per week. Some provide the curriculum and syllabi, while others meet for a purely social nature. You can find as much or as little support as you desire, but one thing is for certain, your family will not lack opportunities!


Co-ops:

Adventure Homeschoolers of East Tennessee

Adventure Homeschoolers of East Tennessee meets twice a month (one Tuesday, one Thursday) from 10am-3pm. They also take several fun field trips.

Bezalel Fine Arts Co-op–Grades K-12

Bezalel is an arts focused co-op in Louisville, TN. Classes include various dance styles, pageantry, musical instruments, art, theater, film and world languages.

Christian Homeschool Fellowship of East TN

We are a new group (as of May 2022) who’s goal is to provide an opportunity for school-aged children to socialize while their Christian moms fellowship and encourage one another in their homeschool journey and faith.

Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations focuses on Christianity, community, and classical education. There are several Classical Conversations Co-ops in the area that meet on different days and times.

Crossroads Christian Academy

Crossroads Christian Academy meets three days a week, with lesson plans to complete at home two days a week. It is located in Lenoir City, PreK-12th grade.

Discovery Co-op

Discovery Co-op offers classes for students in grades k-8. They meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-2 at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

EDGE Co-op

Edge is a Christian homeschool cooperative that meets on Tuesdays at Seymour Heights Christian Church.

Freedom Home Educators Co-op

Freedom Home Educators meets on Mondays from 8:30am-3pm at the Farragut Church of Christ. Classes are offered for preschool-12th grade.

Friday U

Friday U at Oak Grove offers a variety of enrichment courses on Friday afternoons.

Funtastic Fridays

Funtastic Fridays offers enrichment courses for ages preK-12th on Fridays from 9am-3pm at Broadway Baptist Church.

Greenback Co-op

The mission of this co-op is to provide an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere for like-minded mothers to assist and encourage one another in our homeschooling endeavor.  It is our goal to come together for the training and equipping of our children with a Christian worldview, to live for the glory of Jesus Christ, and to excel academically.

We meet at The First Presbyterian Church in Greenback on Tuesdays.  Our classes are chosen based on our students’ needs and teachers’ gifts/interests.  Each year offers something new and exciting.  Some of our favorite curricula includes: Apologia, IEW, Beautiful Feet Books, Simply Charlotte Mason.  We are not a drop-off co-op.  All moms teach or assist in some way.  Classes are essentially free.  We are a Christian group with a statement to faith, rules, and a mission statement.  Contact Nikki Ramsey 865-748-1100.

Holston Homeschool Co-op

Holston Co-op meets on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm for preschool-12th grade.

Master’s Mondays Homeschool Co-op

Master’s Monday offers classes for middle and high school students on Mondays at West Park Baptist Church.

Oak Grove Cooperative

Students in grades TK-8 attend Oak Grove co-op every other day (M/W or T/R) with the option of Friday mornings and Friday U afternoon enrichment. All students follow a syllabus at school and at home with flexibility for further enrichment.

Paideia Academy

In addition to offering an umbrella program, Paideia Academy offers students in grades k-3 a “university schedule” option in which they attend school three days per week and complete work at home on the other days.

Quest Academy

Quest Academy strives to offer “the best from traditional public school educational experience and combine it with the advantages of home educating.” They meet on Tuesdays in Lenoir City.

River’s Edge Christian Academy

At River’s Edge Christian Academy, students receive classroom instruction three days a week, and home education two days a week. There are three Knoxville area locations.

Treasure Seekers

Treasure Seekers of Karns-NEW Co-op Opportunity in Karns/NW Knox on Thursday afternoons! Intentionally Small, Affordable K-6th. Thematic co-op twice a month; field trips on opposite Thursdays. Unit Studies for Spring–Middle Ages, Oceanography, Mysteries, Little House on the Prairie, Birds, Botany & Mexican Language & Culture. Our purpose is to provide educational enrichment in tandem with supervised free-play in active and imaginative games (gym and playground).

Trinity Christian Academy 

Trinity Christian academy offers classes for Preschool-12th grade on Mondays in North Knoxville.

Truth Trekkers

Truth Trekkers offers a variety of academic and enrichment electives. They meet on Mondays from 9am-4pm in Fountain City.


Extracurricular Activities:

Ambassadors Athletics

Knoxville Ambassadors offers competitive team sports for middle and high school homeschool students.

American Museum of Science & Energy Homeschool Classes

AMSE offers innovative enrichment courses on Fridays throughout the school year. You can sign up for individual classes.

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Classes

Bricks 4 Kidz offers a variety of STEAM homeschool classes throughout the week for grades k-8.

Eun’s Martial Arts

Eun’s Martial Arts offers homeschool classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

GymTek Academy

GymTek Academy offers homeschool gymnastics on Mondays-Thursdays at noon, 1pm and 2pm each day.

Ice Chalet

The Ice Chalet offers homeschool ice-skating on Thursdays.

Knoxville Christian Youth Band

Knoxville Christian Youth Band offers musical education for homeschool, private, and public students – 5th through 12th grade.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture Homeschool Classes

The McClung Museum offers unique courses covering a different topic each month on Mondays throughout the school year. See their website for up-to-date scheduling options.

Premier Athletics Gymnastics Homeschool Classes

Premier Athletics offers homeschool gymnastics classes on Wednesdays at 11:45am.

Ijams Homeschool Nature Ed-ventures

Ijams homeschool classes meet once a month on Fridays throughout the school year. You can choose mornings or afternoons.

Onsight Rock Gym

Onsight Rock Gym offers homeschoolers a climbing academy on Wednesdays, a climbing club on Tuesdays, and discounted climb days every other Thursday for ages six and up.

Prime Aquatics Homeschool Swim Program

Prime Aquatics offers swimming lessons and fitness classes Monday-Thursday for ages 3-18 at 2:00 and 2:45.

YMCA Homeschool Gym and Swim

The YMCAs of Knoxville offer two-hour swim and gym classes for students ages 5-12. Visit the website to find the best location and schedule for you.

Zoo Knoxville Homeschool Classes

Zoo Knoxville offers weekly (Tuesday/Wednesday) and monthly (Thursday) homeschool classes for students in k-8th grade. Check it out!

Please be sure to share any other homeschool co-op or extra-curricular activities below so we can add them to the list!

More Knoxville Moms posts on homeschooling:

FYI: This Isn’t Homeschooling 

Frequently Asked Questions About Homeschool

A Welcome Letter to New Homeschool Parents

So You Think You Want to Homeschool

How to Start Homeschooling

What is the Best School Choice for My Kids? 

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