Join our vibrant homeschooling community and unlock a world of support, connection, and enrichment for your family. With an annual membership fee valid until June 30th, you gain access to a network of like-minded families dedicated to fostering growth and learning. 

As a member, you're encouraged to actively engage with others, participate in our diverse array of activities and events, and contribute your talents by serving on a team. Upholding our values of respect and cooperation, members adhere to our Handbook and Code of Conduct. Additionally, our tutors, staff, and board members align with our Statement of Faith, fostering a community rooted in shared beliefs and values.

We ask that all families sign up for and attend one of our Meet and Greets before registering for membership. 

Contact us to experience the benefits of membership and embark on an enriching homeschooling journey.


What's the meaning behind the name?

We aim for the Redwoods Homeschool Community to be a strong, supportive, and thriving community of homeschool families.

"You would think that a 350-foot-tall tree would need deep roots, but that's not the case at all with the Sequoia sempervirens. Redwood tree roots are very shallow, often only five or six feet deep. But they make up for it in width, sometimes extending up to 100 feet from the trunk. They thrive in thick groves, where the roots can intertwine and even fuse together. This gives them tremendous strength against the forces of nature. This way, they can withstand high winds and raging floods.!

Do I have to be Christian to join?

No, we welcome all homeschool families. However, as a Christian group we ask that, while attending Redwoods functions, participants be respectful of this position in behavior, speech, and dress. Participants shall follow the Code of Conduct. We do not ask for or require members to sign our statement of faith.

Only Redwoods board members are required to sign the statement of faith. Co-op teachers and participants are asked to not to teach in opposition to our statment of faith. Redwoods embraces Biblical principles and we seek to honor God in our endeavors and will look to Him to lead and guide our community. 

Do you pray at classes or events?

Yes and no.

It is not required to pray before classes during Tuesday co-op but teachers may open their class with prayer. 

We will begin GAB Club with announcements and prayer during the arrival time period.

We may begin our events and activities with prayer. 

What is your Code of Conduct?

Our Code of Conduct includes general guidelines pertaining to the participation in Redwoods, illness policy, general behavior expectations, dress code, communication information, member privacy policy, and conflict resolution policy.

You can find the Code of Conduct by clicking "guidelines" at the top of the page. Then click the underlined "code of conduct."

Does RHC provide curriculum?

No, RHC is not a school. We do not provide curriculum. RHC provides enrichment opportunities to enhance your family's home education experience.

Who can join?

1. Memberships are family memberships consisting of those living in your household for which you are a parent or legal guardian.

2. All members must be currently home educating at least one student who is in grade K-12th in a bona fide manner according to Connecticut state law. Families with their oldest child who is 4 or younger at the start of the current school year (August 1st) may purchase a “Seedling Membership.”

3. Parental participation and involvement is expected to ensure the community aspect of Redwoods.

4. There is no specific faith requirement or affiliation or curriculum/ education philosophy requirement, however, families should understand that we operate on scriptural Christian principles and values and will make decisions based on our Statement of Faith.

5. Members shall follow the Handbook for Code of Conduct.

6. Membership expires June 30th each year and membership is approved after: attending a meet and greet or reference checks, submitting membership form, and receipt of membership fee.

What does a RHC membership cost?

The 2023-2024 school year membership cost is $85 per family. The cost covers the use of this website (features include a forum, calendar, classifieds, class registrations and dashboard, integrated payments, and accounting), administrative and banking fees, and insurance costs.

I am a member, why is there an additional fee for some events/activities?

The membership fee is intended to cover the basics (website, admin fees, insurance). The Redwoods board follows an annual budget that seeks to use membership funds and donations wisely in providing key opportunities and events for members.

While we have a few free offerings such as recess, holiday parties, teen council, etc, we also have activities and programs that are of special interest such as classes, co-op, and select fun days. Therefore, the costs incurred are determined by the programs and events in which you choose to participate. Field trip costs are determined by the venue.

Programs offered may have an additional fee and registration if: 1.) we meet in a building/venue, OR 2.) a volunteer or paid instructor leads or teaches, OR 3.) supplies are necessary for the program, or any combination of those factors. Program fees are intended to cover the expenses for the program and to facilitate the development of further programs.

Occasionally, we will plan special events for the greater homeschooling community such as our Curriculum Sale and Art Show. These types of events will offer discounts for our RHC members, while non-members will be asked to pay a higher cost. This is because members have "paid into the pot" so to speak. There are typically fees associated in planning events (venue, supplies, etc), and this allows for us to provide benefit to our members while also providing great events to the homeschool community. 

How can I join?

1. Attend a "Meet and Greet" or provide 2 homeschool references and talk with a Redwoods leader. (please sign up for a meet and greet on the calendar)

2. Complete registration and make a payment. (Click "join" at the top of the page, or on mobile click the person icon with a plus sign, to fill out the membership form, then you will be prompted to pay the membership fee.)

Complete these two steps for membership approval. You will then be able to log into our "Members Website" and have access to all that RHC has to offer.

For the security of our member families and children we will not approve membership until we have met your family.