Thank you for visiting our website. The Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators (MassHOPE) is a statewide organization dedicated to
Promoting and safeguarding home education to the glory of God
We offer information and support to homeschoolers from a Christian perspective. If you are seeking information regarding home education, browse our website and feel free to e-mail any questions to:
High School Graduation:
Our formal graduation ceremony will be at Holden Chapel in Holden, Massachusetts at 2:00 PM on June 4, 2016. Last year we celebrated this milestone for more than 40 homeschool graduates. What an encouragement it was to those still running the race. What a testimony it was to God's faithfulness to see another fine group move on to the next stage of their lives. Please visit our graduation page for details, including deadlines for participation.
June 18, 2016 (tentative)
Our annual Used Curriculum Sale is scheduled for June 18 at Chapel of the Cross in Westboro, conveniently located near the Massachusetts Turnpike and routes 9 and 495. The sale is one of the highlights of our year, full of bargains and eager shoppers, as hundreds of homeschoolers seek out bargains to supply their needs for another year. Every year thousand of items, including loads of free ones, find new homes. Full details can be found here.
Not Back-to-School Picnic:
This has been a popular event for three years running at Trout Brook Reservation in Holden, Mass with up to 90 people attending. It was a great time of fun and fellowship. We're planning another one and hope to see you there. Details will be posted here when available.
Home School Convention:
2017: April 27-29
Planning is underway for another great convention. Details will be posted to the convention page as they become available.
2016: April 28-30
Another convention is history. If you weren't there you missed great speakers like Heidi St.John, a fun and exciting Children's Program, a challenging Teen Track, and loads of helpful vendors. Recordings can be ordered here. Mark your calendars for next year. You won't want to miss it.
This is an issue of great importance to homeschoolers everywhere. Parental rights are increasingly threatened as more members of our judiciary begin to take cues from international law and custom. These are decidedly unfriendly to homeschooling. For more information and to join the battle to preserve parental rights, please visit www.parentalrights.org.
MassHOPE opposes any federal or state funding initiatives to support charter schools or other types of "public school at home" programs. Such programs undermine total educational freedom of parents. For further information on this subject, we suggest the DVD "The Trojan Horse" which explains these programs from our perspective. The DVD is available for $7 from MassHOPE. Order by mail from MassHOPE, 46 South Road, Holden, MA 01520 or call us at 508-829-0973.