Guide to Homeschooling in Wichita: Sports, Co-Ops, Arts & Music Programs, Virtual Schools & More

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Homeschooling in Wichita

Whether you’re a veteran homeschool mom, new to homeschooling entirely, or just new to homeschooling in Wichita, you’ll love this comprehensive list of resources for families who choose to educate their children privately at home.

If you’re new to homeschooling, your first steps will be registering your school with the Kansas State Department of Education. After that, you’ll need to find the homeschool curriculum that best fits your family.

From there, you can add homeschool co-ops, sports & athletics , and other enrichment activities, to build out your school year.

Everything you need to know about homeschooling in Wichita, Kansas is right here in this guide!

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  1. Central Homeschool Families Ministry (CHFM) is one of Wichita’s longest running homeschool co-ops. I didn’t see it on your list, but perhaps you could add it? It has been a great resource for us and many other families!

  2. My son is 13 hes been homeschooled for 4 years now and needs some social activities with other kids and I don’t know where to start can u help me out

  3. I do not believe that Derby has a sports program anymore. And you could also add Softball and Trap Shooting to the Wichita Warrior list 😊

  4. Hello! I am a homeschooling mom of 3 and also a local small business owner. Riverside Music Together also offers music and movement classes for homeschool children in Wichita. Our classes are for families with children age birth-8. Rhythm Kids is our class specifically for 5-8 year olds, which is a world music, movement, and drumming class! Please add Riverside Music Together to your arts/music list for homeschoolers. Thanks!

  5. I am the recreational program director at JAG Gymnastics in Andover. We are offering a homeschool P.E. class that meets during the day to keeps kids ages 5 and up active and having fun will socializing in a small group. We also have a preschool ABCs 123s program for kids ages 3 to 5 as a small group alternative or supplement to preschool that is offered 4 times a week. Our website is

  6. Hello, I’m not on Facebook, but I’m looking for virtual school parent groups contacts in Wichita. My 8 yr old 3rd grader needs social interaction and we just moved here. Help please?

  7. My group, Adventures in Early Homeschool Education for preschool-6th grade (field trips, classes, and more) has always been on before but this time it wasn’t. I am assuming because I got off of Facebook. I am running the group now on MeWe and through email list!

    • Yes, since the link was dead the listing was removed. If you give us info on how parents can contact you, we can add it back!

  8. Hello! We just started our homeschool journey after many years in the public school sector. Everything is good, except I couldn’t find an affordable option for group music, like choir, band and orchestra. My daughter takes violin lessons at Senseney and I asked them if they would consider offering those options and they were more than willing to give it a try. If anyone is interested, here is their homeschool groups page…

  9. Hi there! I am a Sports Performance coach at Wichita Parisi Speed School. We just launched our newest home school program option. The program runs Monday-Thursday at 2pm. The age range starts as young as 5! Check out Facebook page @WichitaParisi or our website at

  10. Hi Erin, thanks for this great article! I see the forms to register as a “non-accredited private school” and that you only need to file once. I’m wondering, are there any other rules/regulations to follow throughout our time homeschooling? Any standardized testing or need to show what material was covered if we are NOT using a virtual program?

    My son is 5.5yo. We’ve been homeschooling for over a year and plan to continue, but now that he is Kindergarten age I want to ensure I’m covering my bases. Thanks in advance!

    • In Kansas, there is a lot of flexibility! You don’t have to submit test scores or prove to anyone what you’re doing. While high school is when you need to keep the most detailed records, you should keep a lesson plan book of material you cover throughout the year (grading in elementary is not necessary) in case you need to enroll your child in another school later. We are also required to spend “186 days of not less than 6 hours per day, or 1116 hours per year” instructing kids – but there are no rules about what that has to look like. It can be in evening or on weekends, it can include educational life skills activities like baking, grocery shopping, hiking, going to museums, etc. No one is going to make you show proof of what you did – it’s all basically on the honor system. Have a GREAT schoolyear!

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