Classes & Discounts

Homeschool Classes in Philadelphia

Following is a list of classes specifically for homeschoolers in or near Philadelphia.
Find classes ranging from local museums to different arts, tons of fitness, science and various other classes!

If you’d like to add your class to this list, please email me!  sarah@thelambertfam.com

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Classes

WHEN: First Wednesday of every month
WHERE: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
TIME: 10am to 12 pm
COST: $11 per class non-members; $9 per class members
AGES: Specific class for each age group
FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: Art Museum

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Pay as You Wish 

WHEN: First Sunday of every month; 10 am- 5 pm
Every Wednesday 5 pm- 845 pm
WHERE: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
COST: We ask that it starts at a penny but support us with whatever amount you wish.
FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: Art Museum

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Please Touch Museum Discount Admission

WHEN: First Wednesday of every month
WHERE: Please Touch Museum
TIME: 4pm to 7pm
COST: $2 ADMISSION!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: please click on their calendar on the “First Wednesdays”  events Please Touch Museum

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts H.S. Workshops

WHEN: First Friday of every month, includes 45 min tour & 45 min. art lesson
WHERE: 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
TIME: 2 pm – 3:30pm
COST: $10 for non-members; members are free
AGES: All ages
FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: PAFA  or email Stephen at scoleman@pafa.org.
There are also FREE afterschool programs for students in grades 9 – 12. Click here for more information: PAFA High School Classes

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

WHEN: First Friday each month
WHERE: The Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia
TIME: 10-1130am
COST: FREE, DONATIONS are appreciated, a donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will be appreciated. Pre-registration required

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website by clicking here:
Wagner Free Institute
You can also email or call: (215)763-6529 x 17 or reservations@wagnerfreeinstitute.org

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Bartram’s Garden Science Classes

WHEN: Second Wednesday of every month
WHERE: Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Phila, PA 19145
TIME: 10am- noon or 1pm- 3pm
COST: $12 per student; Pre-registration required
AGES: 5-13

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website by clicking here: Homeschooler Days
You can also email Leslie at lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

Also, those with little kids (ages 2-4) check out their Little Explorers Program which meets the first Wednesday of each month.

Just a note, becoming a member is a great deal! (Little Explorers and Homeschool Days for all kids in your family are included in the membership price!)

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The Franklin Institute

WHEN: 2nd Thursday of each month
WHERE: Center City, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
TIME: 10:30-2:30pm, with free time afterwards to explore
COST: $60 per student (non-member), $55 per student (member)
AGES: 7-14

FOR MORE INFORMATIONThe Franklin Institute
Call 215.448.1200 (Option 5) to reserve your space

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 Target Community Night at The Franklin Institute

WHEN: Third Wednesday of each month
WHERE: The Franklin Institute
TIME: 5pm to 8pm
COST: FREE ADMISSION!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click on this website: Franklin Institute
Check in at the registration table for chance to win a Free Family Membership!

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Tyler Arboretum Homeschool Days

WHAT: Visit the Arboretum for hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. Connect with other homeschool families in this program exclusively for you. Admission to the Arboretum is included; stay for just the program or for the entire day! Each program is aligned to PA state educational standards.
WHEN: 3rd Tuesday of each month
TIME: 10 – 11:30 am
WHERE: Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
WHO: This program is best suited for ages 5-12, but is open to all ages.
COST: $10 members, $15 non-members (Fee is for the child only)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Penn Museum

WHEN: Third Wednesday of the month
WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
TIME: 10am-1pm
COST: $12 per child/adult; One adult per family is free; Children 3 and under are free!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: or to register click here Penn Museum or call 215.746.6774

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 Webucator Online Training Program

WHEN: Now!
WHERE: At your home! Webucator (online) is offering their computer classes free of charge to homeschoolers!  Free Online Software and Web Development Classes
TIME: At your chosing!
COST: Courses provided free of charge by the CEO of Webucator, a Homeschool Father
AGES: Must be at least 13 years old
TO REGISTER for a course, students simply:

    1. Go to our Self-paced Courses page.
    2. Browse through the courses and select a course you are interested in.
    3. Click the Register Now button under “Self-paced 24/7 Training”.
    4. Fill out your information.
    5. In the Payment box, at the bottom, click “I have a coupon” and enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Register.

Each student must sign up with a unique email address so he/she can return to individual courses properly.

For any registration questions, simply email: homeschool@webucator.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Here’s a link to their Blog Announcement in 2014

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The Uncorked Artist 

WHAT: Homeschool Workshops
WHEN: Tuesdays
WHERE: Uncorked Shop & Studio 1414 Old York Road, Suites A, B & C, Warminster, PA
TIME: 1130 am-1230 pm
COST:
 $15 for the first participant, $10 each additional family member
AGES: 6 and up, if more than 20 kids- they split into two age groups for a class at the same time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click HERE or Contact Wendy Sheahan at gogreenwithwendy@gmail.com

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Art at Valley Lake Gallery

WHAT: Homeschooler’s Art Class
WHEN: Tuesdays, 11am-12pm for ages 6-11    1pm-2pm for ages 11-16
or Wednesdays 11am-12pm for ages 6-11    1pm-2pm for ages 11-16
WHERE: 3 Village Road, Horsham, PA 19044
COST: $75 per 5 week session

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out  Art at Valley Lake Gallery

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Mindy Flexer Art School

WHAT: In this class, young artists will get to build their drawing and painting skills, and to use them in different ways. We will work from observation to learn how to do the magic trick of making a flat piece of paper look like three-dimensional space. We will add color theory to this foundation when we  make paintings, and we will apply all of these skills to making linoleum prints. Artists who would like to will have opportunities for doing three-dimensional work.
WHEN: Fridays
WHERE: 5225 GREENE ST  PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19144
TIME: 9:30-11:30 am
COST:
 $145 includes materials
AGES: Children, Tweens and Teens

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click HERE or contact Mindy Flexer at maflexer@yahoo.com or 215.991.5817.

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Stitchers’ Dream

WHEN: on-going Mondays
WHERE: Stitcher’s Dream  221 S. Easton Rd. Glenside, PA 19038
TIME: 10:30-12:30
COST: $15 per 2 hour session, payable one month at a time ($60)
AGES: 9 and up. All levels, including beginners are welcome

Call Gwen for more information. 215-758-2798

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Homeschool Stitchers’ Dream, also take a look at General Class Information

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The Sewing Room

WHAT: Homeschool sewing classes (4 Week Class)
WHEN:  Wednesdays, every 4 weeks
WHERE: 703 West Ave. Jenkintown, Pa. 19046
TIME: hand sewing for ages 5-9 at 10-12; machine sewing for ages 10-18 at 1-3
COST: $100 for 4 week class

FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Sewing Room

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Ceramics

WHAT: In this course children of all ages will develop their skills with clay. The instructor will offer a variety of fun projects that step-by-step explore techniques for hand-building for those students who are new to working with clay or who want to expand on their current knowledge.
WHEN: Mondays, 10 weeks
TIME: 10:30 AM-Noon
COST: $200.00 for 10 weeks ($150.00 for additional siblings); Price includes all tools and materials
INSTRUCTOR: Visit www.marthaknox.com
WHERE: Six Senses Collaborative Clay Studio  20 East Mount Airy Avenue

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click HERE

TO ENROLL: Interested families contact the instructor Martha Knox at marfknox@gmail.com or 330-242-4741.


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West Park Cultural Center Ceramics

WHAT: Not homeschool specific but a GREAT price!! The Ceramics program provides students with the techniques needed to use clay as a medium of expression. No art experience required.  Students are able to learn the potter’s wheel and hand building.
WHERE: School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays (16 classes)
AGES: 7-18
TIME: 3:30-5:30
COST: $50 (scholarships are available)

FOR MORE INFO: please click HERE

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SkyZone Trampoline Park

WHAT: Homeschool Hop
WHEN
: every Friday
WHERE: 2834 Route 73 North  Maple Shade, NJ 08052
11am-3pm; $10 for 60 minutes, $15 for 90 minutes, $20 for 120 minutes

In store use only. Mention Home School Hop when paying to receive the discount. Not valid online. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

FOR MORE INFORMATIONSkyZone of Moorestown

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Pinnacle Parkour Academy Philadelphia

WHAT: Homeschool program
WHEN: Every Monday and Wednesday, 13 week sessions
TIME: 1-3 pm
WHERE: Pinnacle Parkour Academy Philadelphia 3500 Scotts Lane Suite C-1                 Philadelphia, PA 19129

For More Information: Pinnacle Parkour Website

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Flip Out Productions

WHAT: Homeschool Gymnastic Classes
WHERE: 2757-59 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134
WHEN & AGES:
Tuesday: (ages 3-5 & 5-7)   1:00pm to 2:00pm
(ages 8 & up)       2:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday:(ages 3-5 & 5-7)   1:00pm to 2:00pm
(ages 8 & up)      2:00pm to 3:30pm
8 week sessions, runs every 8 weeks
COST: Exclusive pricing for homeschooling families only:
1 child: $110
2 children: $165
3 children: $242
4 children: $330 per 8 week session
(This is about half off! Only for homeschool classes!)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out Katie’s website at Flip Out Productions

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

WHAT: Homeschool Tennis Classes
Our campus houses eight indoor courts, eight outdoor courts, two hitting walls, a library, a computer classroom and a fitness room. Siblings and families may work on school work in our library while the clinic is running. Spend time with other Home School families and don’t lose time in your day by continuing the school day here at Legacy!
WHERE: 4842 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129
WHEN: Fridays for 12 weeks; Fall session (Oct-Dec), Spring 1 (Jan-March), Spring 2 (April-June)
COST: $130 for 12 classes, sibling discount available
TIME: Beginner class 10-11 am; Intermediate class 11am-12pm
AGES: 4-18 years old

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click here Legacy Homeschool Clinic
or HERE for registration form

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Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

WHAT: Homeschool Circus Classes: Designed for the homeschooled or unschooled youth age 6 – 10, this class is a great outlet for physical exercise and creative energy. Rope-climbing, trapeze, tightwire, juggling, and tumbling while having a great time. Students build confidence, grace, and strength as they explore their own potential on the mats and in the air!
WHERE: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts 5900A Greene St, Philadelphia PA 19107
WHEN: Wednesdays
TIME: 12:00-1:00pm
COST: $187 for 11 week session ($17/class)
AGES: 7-12

For more information: Youth Classes (scroll down for the calendar and homeschool)
You are also welcome to stop by and observe any of the classes in session.

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Grow Philly Futsal Academy

WHAT: Homeschool Futsal Classes
Futsàl is a soccer game played on a courts using touch lines. The surface, ball, and rules create space for players to improvise and develop their creativity and technique.
WHERE: East Passyunk Rec Center  1025 Mifflin Street,    Philadelphia 19148
WHEN: Tuesdays
COST: 7 classes for $70 (comes with a jersey); drop-ins $12 a class
TIME: 12:15-1:00
AGES: about 8 and up

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out Grow Philly Futsal Academy or email mrsubits@growphilly.org   RSVP for a free trial class

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Palace Roller Skating & Fun Center


WHAT: Homeschoolers Skate Time
WHERE: 1586 Roosevelt Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19116-3032
WHEN: Mondays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
COST: 8$ 1st child, $4 each additional skater; includes rentals

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE, scroll down on the calendar

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Deptford Skating Center

WHAT: Home School Skate 
WHERE: 510 Deptford Ave.   Westville, NJ 08093
WHEN: First Friday of each month; 12:30-2:30
COST: $3 skating, $4.65+tax if rentals needed;
$3 Funzone Admission for ages 10 and under (if wanted)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE and scroll down for flier

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Cherry Hill Skating Center

WHAT: Home School Skate 
WHERE: Cherry Hill Skating Center  664 Deer Rd Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
WHEN: 3rd Friday of each month (skipping December); 1:00-3:30
COST: $3 anyone skating, $3 for rentals; you do not have to pay if you are just watching
$4 Funzone Admission for ages 10 and under (if wanted-must have socks for this)

I called and verified the above info. as of 11/4. I have heard there is a family max of $12 for admission.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Homeschool Bowling Group

WHAT: Join other homeschoolers in some fun bowling!
WHEN: Fridays (September 8-December 15, none on Black Friday)
WHERE: Thunderbird Lanes, 1475 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974
TIME: 1-2:30 PM

COST:
 only $5 per bowler for 1 1/2 hours of bowling and shoes!!!

FOR MORE INFO: feel free to contact Lisa at LMBMommyof4@comcast.net

Here is a link to Thunderbird’s invite to homeschool groups to start a program at one of their locations and some more information about the Lanes themselves.

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Kidsport Gym Class

WHAT: Cairn Universtiy physical education program for homeschoolers

WHERE: Cairn University Homeschool Physical Education Program                                                                  200 Manor Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047
WHEN:  Tuesdays, 6 weeks in the fall and 6 weeks in the spring
TIME:  1:30 – 3:00pm
AGES: 5 – 17   Grades K – 12
COST:  $30.00 per student;  $70.00 per family (max)

FOR MORE INFO:  Click HERE or email kidsport@cairn.edu or call 215.702.4283

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 Skateboard Academy of Philadelphia

WHAT: Learn to skateboard for homeschoolers!
WHERE: 3245 Amber St, Philadelphia 19134
WHEN: Thursdays
TIME:10 am-12 pm; 1 pm-3 pm  for 6 years old to teens; 12 pm-1 pm for 3-5 year olds
COST: $60 per 6 week session

FOR MORE INFO: please click HERE; to register click HERE (or click on menu, then ‘shop’ then over the group photo of kids)


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Homeschool Tumbling at
Newtown Athletic Club Rockstarz Gym 

WHAT: Homeschooling Tumbling for Beginners and Advanced levels. The Rockstarz gym is in the “NAC Sports Training Center”. The NAC Sports Training Center is a giant facility fully equipped with spring floor, tumble trac, foam pit and large trampoline to work on. There are comfy chairs where parents can see the entire gym, take photos, talk or tend to younger siblings during practice. Air conditioned and heated for hot or cold days.
The plan is to create ongoing weekly practices tailored to the homeschooling community through the Fall and Winter on Mondays and Fridays for now.
WHEN: Mondays and Fridays
TIME: drop in at 12:30 to 2:30
WHERE: Newtown Athetic Club 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA  18940  enter long building behind pool, not main building
WHO: all levels from ages 5-teens; an area is set up for babies and tiny siblings to play with mom for FREE!
COST: $10 first child, $5 per sibling

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the Facebook Page. Please click interested or going to give us a heads up for how many coaches we need. You will also get notified for updates or cancellations.

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Ice Skating Homeschool Discount

WHAT: Haverford Skatium  Morning Skate Discounts Special rates for Home School Students, Day Care Centers and Schools during our weekday late morning/early afternoon session and special homeschool session
WHEN: Monday-Friday during Public Skate time at 10 – 12 am
Wednesdays for Homeschool Group 1-2:30 pm
WHERE: 1002 Darby Rd  Havertown, PA 19083
COST: $7 is discounted rate; under 6 is $6.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click Facebook Page or HERE for general pricing and information.

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Glenside Dance Academy

WHAT: Glenside Dance Academy offers ballet lessons for young children (and adults!) that combine creativity and excellence in a low-pressure environment.  Starting as young as age 2 children can build a solid base for a future in ballet or just enjoy an introduction to dance, movement, and music.  Our short  sessions let you try it out without committing for a whole year.
WHEN: Mondays
TIME: am and afternoon classes; after school hours available also
WHERE: downstairs in the Fellowship Hall of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 734 Willow Grove Avenue, Glenside, PA.
COST: $35-52 depending on age of child

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Historic Harriton House

WHAT: Homeschool Immersion Series- including Be a Blacksmith, Be a Woodturner
WHEN: Tuesdays, 8 week sessions
WHERE: Historic Harriton House  500 Harriton Road  Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
TIME: 9 am- 12 pm; 2 pm-5 pm  individual project time from 12-2 if wanted
COST: $150 per class time
AGES: ages 12 to 16

If interested, please click on the registration form link for more detailed information!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit Harriton House, Homeschoolers Immersion Series, look under programs and events. Or to register, contact Harriton by e-mail at HarritonHouse@aol.com or by old fashioned telephone at 610 525 0201.
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 Deaver Wellness Farm Homeschool Classes

WHAT: The Deaver Wellness Farm offers free programming and field trips for school-aged youth. These hands-on programs are designed to meet Pennsylvania curriculum standards for health, science and the environment. For the first time ever, we are now offering this programming to home school students! Maximum capacity is 30 students, so be sure to sign up today.
WHERE: Lankenau Medical Center  100 East Lancaster Avenue   Wynnewood, PA 19096.  We will meet in the main lobby of Lankenau in front of the Health Education Center. From there we will walk outside to the farm.
TIME: 10-11:30 am
COST:
 FREE!!!! the cost to park in Lot A for two hours is $4; Registration is REQUIRED

Not all parents need to stay with children. There is also a beautiful pavilion area to sit in while the farm lesson is going on (for parents, or siblings).

FOR MORE INFO: please click HERE

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Awbury Arboretum

WHAT: various classes held in the fall and spring
WHERE: The Francis Cope House One Awbury Road Philadelphia, PA 19138
TIME & COST: vary depending on what classes are being offered

FOR MORE INFO: please click HERE to check availability.

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Lume Creative Learning Studios

WHAT: For our local homeschool or otherwise age-appropriate crowd, this drop-off class is designed for multi-age group creative thinkers and inventors ages 4 and up.  Tinker Studio will be a fun filled, curiosity-fueled interactive weekly event for your child.  With this open studio, child-directed format, participants will use their creative ability to innovate and create a tool or design based on the day’s supplies and art topic.
WHERE: 1916-18 E Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19148
WHEN: Mondays
TIME: 10:30-12:00 pm
AGES: 4-9 year olds
COST: $90 for 5 weeks for first child $15 for each additional sibling

FOR MORE INFO: please click HERE

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Grow Philly Music 

WHAT: Homeschool Music Classes
Intro to three instruments, Learn to read and write music, Learn how to identify rhythms, Learn how to play with others
WHERE: East Passyunk Rec Center  1025 Mifflin Street,  Philadelphia 19148
WHEN: Tuesdays
COST: 7 classes for $100 (comes with a t-shirt)
TIME: 1:15-2:15
AGES: about 8 and up

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out Grow Philly Music or email mrsubits@growphilly.org   RSVP for a free trial class

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Updated 11.11.2017

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