Seattle Homeschool Group

In-person & online community for Greater Seattle area homeschoolers. Give a little, get a lot.

In-person & online community for Greater Seattle area homeschoolers.  Give a little, get a lot.

Park days, Featured Events, Affiliates & Subgroups

There are as many events, SHG-affiliates & sub-groups as SHG members create, from the Single Parent's group to regional groups.  Below are a few stand-by's to know about.  They are only some of a great quantity you can discover (or start!) by joining.

These events & venues can be good first-visits if you need to be verified and approved for subscription to the Yahoo Group.  If afternoons are hard for you (nap anyone?), Loyal Hts and FLP, plus other events, operate for longer periods.

Tuesday & Friday Park Days!

A long-standing public park gathering of SHGers and anyone else who would like to come! Attend anytime or coordinate with our Newcomer Welcomer to arrange for a Greeter to meet you there. Many SHGers arrive between 1 and 2PM and stay until 4ish or later. To find out more, please contact our Newcomer Welcomer at:

*NOTE: As of October 2018, every-other-week Park Days will be at Meridian Park Playground, while Wallingford Playground undergoes construction. We hope to return to Wallingford Playground later this year (2019).

*Also NOTE: Beginning in June 2019 there will be Friday Park Days, in addition to Tuesdays. Think of it as a Field Trip Friday! We'll try some new things or highlight the unexpected. As with most park days, people generally arrive between 1 and 2 and leave between 4 and 5.

Tuesday, July 2 — Meridian Playground

Friday, July 5 — Seward Park Playground (beach access nearby)

Tuesday, July 9 — Peppi's Playground and wading pool

Friday, July 12 — Kayu Kayu Ac Playground (Shoreline, no water access)

Tuesday, July 16 — Meridian Playground

Friday, July 19 — Lincoln Park Playground and wading pool (north end playground. South end is under construction)

Tuesday, July 23 — North Acres Playground and spray park

Friday, July 26 — Hamlin Park Playground (Shoreline)

Tuesday, July 30 — Meridian Playground

Friday, August 2 — Arboretum Playground (near soccer fields, 1017 Lake Washington Blvd E)

Tuesday, August 6 — Matthews Beach Playground and waterfront

Friday, August 9 — Volunteer Park Playground and wading pool

Tuesday, August 13 — Meridian Playground

Friday, August 16 — Gilman Playground and wading Pool

Tuesday, August 20 — Yesler Terrace Playground and spray park

Friday, August 23 — Golden Gardens Playground and beach access (canopies welcome)

Tuesday, August 27 — Meridian Playground

Friday, August 30 — Georgetown Playfield Spray Park

Tuesday, September 3 — Seattle Children's Playgarden

Friday, September 6 — Carkeek Playground (beach access) bonfire! Bring stuff for hot dogs and s'mores or to build the fire

Tuesday, September 10 — Not-Back-to-School PicnicWallingford Playfield! Potluck, field games, face painting, curriculum swap, and resource table. Group photo at 2pm. Canopies welcome.

Tuesday, September 17 — Ravenna Park Playground (not Cowen) possible play in Ravenna Creek

Tuesday, September 24 — Wallingford Playfield

Tuesday, October 1 — Licton Springs Playground

The Family Learning Program

In the southend, at the Southwest Teen Life Center & Pool, FLP offers a rich community & wide array of classes and clubs for any homeschooling family on Tuesdays and Fridays. In addition, the facility has a playscape, grass, gym & pool.

For full details regarding class schedules, descriptions and teacher bios, or for general information about the program, visit our website. To stay up-to-date, also join our online forum/EM list.

Registration is available via Seattle Parks & Recreation's online SPARC registration system.

Loyal Heights

In the northend, the Loyal Heights Community (LHC) has a vibrant and thriving community of homeschoolers. LHC offers a wide variety of subjects available to anyone, with many new teachers. For more details regarding class schedules, descriptions and teacher bios, or for general information about the program, please join the online forum/EM list.

Community Center: Information/registration

Registration is available via Seattle Parks & Recreation's online SPARC registration system. 

Stewardship Squad

Since 2011, Seattle area homeschooling families have worked twice monthly stewardship events in partnership with superb local organizations.  Kids and their elders learn & play at friendly work parties in great locations all year long.  No experience necessary!  Perfect for all ages, bring your friends. View the Stewardship Squad Blog for event details or to join the mailing list.

Teen Group

In the past, SHG teen families have actively planned gatherings targeted at kids in this age range. Currently there is not such a group- though you could spearhead it! There is however, a general FB Group / bulletin board for Seattle-are HS Teens.

....and More!

Annual Events

Summer picnic

Not Back To School Park Day

Harvest Party

Valentine Skate

La Wis Wis Camping Trip