Please complete the form below to request more information about our homeschool cooperative, Little Bluestem.  


Questions You May Have on Illinois Home Schooling (PDF)

You may absolutely join our larger group without having a child in the classroom program (also called a "microschool"). However, as this is one of the most popular support offerings, many more details about this program are included below:

The full-time classroom program (M/Tu/W/Th  9 am - 3 pm) does have openings for the 2021-2022 school year.  This offering is most suitable for parents who want the homeschool experience for their child(ren) but are unable to be full-time homeschool teachers themselves.  The cost is $135.00/week:  

End of Year Narrative Addendum - Little Bluestem Philosophy (PDF).  

There is one space remaining (grade 1-8) in the 2022-2023 school year.  The form to reserve a spot is here.  Our school year runs Labor Day to Memorial Day, with one week off for Autumn Break, two weeks off for Winter Break, and two weeks off for Spring Break.  Please feel free to contact us to arrange a tour of the indoor and outdoor school spaces, or to ask questions about the curriculum.

Science Club is back!  We are meeting 10 am to noon in the outdoor classroom.  This year's theme is Engineering Disasters. Science Club is $10.00 per session.


One-on-one academic tutoring is also available.  Montessori Math and Structured Word Inquiry are the topics most commonly requested.  The tutoring rate is $35.00/hour.  

Homeschool consulting services are also offered, if you simply need some support for your own family's curriculum planning. It is our intention to have progressive education flourish in Southern Illinois!  Please ask for whatever support you need.   

Thanks for your interest!  We will be in touch with you soon!

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