"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
- Coretta Scott King
What is Village?
Village was designed to facilitate community, support, and enrichment for homeschooling families.
We partner with teachers, educational organizations, and families to provide multiple class opportunities in one convenient location.
Though our classes are taught by professional educators, we define our group as a co-op because the cooperative participation of our families.
We do not discriminate in administration of educational and admissions policies on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability or special needs. We are inclusive and value diversity.
Our classes provide educational experiences on a weekly basis in hopes to enrich and expand the homeschool experience.
Our classes for grades K-12 offer both elective and academic subjects.
We meet once a week from August until May.
Our teachers are all highly qualified and/or gifted in their areas of expertise.
Our organizers and educators strive to maintain an atmosphere promoting inclusivity and respect.
Please Download Our Handbook for a Complete List of Policies
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Village a drop off option?
A: We do not offer a drop off for elementary and middle school students, however; parents and guardians are welcomed and encouraged to work with other co-op members to supervise students when one of them cannot be on location. Please see the Member Handbook for more information Village acknowledges that as students progress, their needs, and the needs of their families, may change. To assist high school students and families foster independence and responsibility, Village offers a drop off program for students in grades 9-12 only.
Q: Is Village an all-day program?
A: The amount of time on-site and number of class taken is up to each family. Families are welcome at any time of the day but only need to be in attendance during class times.
Q: Will masks be required?
A: The honest answer is we don't know. The situation around Corona Virus is ever-changing and we will make decisions based on current data and community need. Presently, masks are optional. This may change at anytime and participation in our program requires flexibility around this issue.
Q: Is Village Co-op an Umbrella School?
A: No, we are not an umbrella school. To satisfy legal requirements, parents or guardians are required to register with their local school board or an umbrella school. Please see the Tennessee Department of Education's Home Schooling in Tennessee page for more information.
Q: When and where do classes meet?
A: We meet on Wednesdays from August through April for 28 weeks in Murfreesboro, TN.
Q:What does Village Co-op offer outside of Classes?
A: Besides classes we try to offer a variety of clubs, field trips, and social events. Year to year, these are dependent on the amount of parent volunteers we have. Most importantly we offer community; a place to connect and build relationships with other homeschooling families.
Q: Do your classes meet Tennessee State Graduation Requirements?
A: Please check with your umbrella school or local school board. Each umbrella school has different guidelines and while some may accept our classes as part of graduation requirements, some may not.
Q: What are the requirements for registration for classes?
A: To register for classes, families must complete the following:
Complete an Informational Meeting.
Submit Registration Form, Enrollment Agreement, and Releases.
Payment of the annual Family Fee(s). These fees pay for expenses including but not limited to rent, insurance, and supplies.
Payment of class tuition, materials fee(s)
Sign up and submit fee for optional High School Drop Off (students in 9th-12th grades only)
Completion of a background check for each adult who will stay on site with students.
Q: Are fees refundable?
A: Fees are non-refundable once they are paid. If a class is cancelled at any point during the year, the remaining class fees will be refunded.
Q: What is the Illness Policy?
A: For the health of all our members, please do not bring your children to co-op if they have:
Fever over 100 within the last 24 hours
Colored mucus (yellow or green snotty nose)
Croup cough or non-stop coughing
Diarrhea, vomiting or nausea
Rashes or ring worm
Exposure to a Coronavirus positive individual or group
A positive Coronavirus test or suspicion of Coronavirus
Anything contagious you are aware of
Q:What is the inclement weather policy?
A: We will follow the weather cancellations of Rutherford County Schools. In case of cancellation a makeup day will be scheduled.
Q: What is the food policy?
A: We are a nut-free organization and recognize the seriousness of these and other food allergies and restrictions. Please do not bring food containing peanuts or tree nuts to co-op, field trips, or other special events. Due to the growing number of food allergies among children, please do not share food without parental permission, carefully clean up after eating, and wash hands before sharing materials.