What is Urban Homeschoolers?

Simply, we are a Learning Center. We offer classes, taught by experts in their field, to students who want to learn. We serve a community of families who have decided to take education into their own hands. We offer support to parents who are new to the journey.  Many of our classes are unconventional, and are created to engage kids in hands-on, critical thinking concerning the subject matter. It’s a pretty awesome way to learn. There is no teach-to-the-test at Urban Homeschoolers.  There are no advanced or remedial classes.  There is only doing our best to meet a child where they are, to engage in authentic learning,

How did it start?

We are two homeschooling moms, living in the Los Angeles area, who have been homeschooling our children for many, many years. Our individual children range in age from 8 to 18. We found ourselves looking for engaging classes that challenged our own children into thinking for themselves, and allowed them to progress at their own pace, and decided to fill the need.  We’ve grown from having an enrollment of 12 kids to over 130 kids in five years.

Are you a school?

Nope. We are a resource center. Think of us as an a la carte educational service –  kind of like college for kids.

Are you a Christian-based Institution?

Nope.  We are strictly secular.  

Are you a co-op? 

We are not a co-op.  No volunteer hours are required of our parents.  (Yea!)  All of our teachers are compensated for their services. (Yea!)

I’m considering pulling my child out of school.  I have so many questions.  Help! 

We advise families on the ins and outs of homeschooling every day.  It’s a straightforward process (but a HUGE decision) that we’re happy to help with if we can.  We’ve been doing this for years, and we are happy to show you all of your options.  If Urban Homeschoolers isn’t the right fit for you – we know lots of other resources, and can steer you in the right direction.

Do you have a registration fee?

Yes. There is a $50 per student registration.  Our registration fee is non-refundable.

How many weeks do your classes run?

We run a two-semester year (Fall & Spring).  Our schedule usually changes a bit every semester. Many of our classes are designed to run all year long. We also have shorter workshops, ranging from one week on up.

How many kids are in a class?

We want small class sizes for our kids, and know you do too. We have decided that 12 kids is plenty for Elementary and Middle School classes.  Our High School classes have a maximum of 16. There are a few exceptions for classes that could use a crowd, such as Choir, Improv, certain workshops, etc.

Can I just drop my child off?

For children under 10, we require that an adult be at UHS during times when your child is not in class. For waiting parents – we have an area inside with Wi-Fi, and an area outside to enjoy the day.   If your child is a teen, and you trust their ability to be independent, then so do we!  This means that they will be responsible for themselves while at Urban Homeschoolers.  Ultimately – we are not a drop-off for the day facility (unless your child takes classes all day long) and we are not babysitters.  We have a play area for kids to hang out, eat lunch, play basketball.  Our teens often walk to lunch or Starbucks.   We employ a supervisor for the playground for much of Urban Homeschoolers class time.

Will my charter school pay for classes? 

Absolutely.  We’re vendors with several charters:   Sky Mountain, Golden Valley, Excel Academy,  Sage Oak, Summit Academy, iLead, and Inspire.   It’s an easy process. Unclear on how a Charter school could be involved in Homeschooling?  We’ll explain – just give us a call.