Classes provided by Instructors
Please also see our Academies and Co-op page for those organizations which provide individual classes as well.
BH Debate & Speech Club provides semester classes in Policy Debate and Speech & Apologetics. All classes and competitive rounds occur at the club's time and location. Policy debate teaches argumentation, economics, government, law, and applied biblical worldview. Speech & Apologetics teaches public speaking, worldview, and applied theology. New topics chosen each year, so students grow in skills. Ages 14-18, no minimum homeschool or district requirements. (Beaverton)
George Fox University Science Outreach program utilizes GFU science and technology undergraduates to teach science courses in campus laboratories to about 360 homeschool and local elementary students. Between six and nine eight-week classes are offered a year with an annual summer camp. See GFU website for more details. (Get on their mailing list. Spots fill fast). (Newberg)
Living Waters Spanish Want to learn a practical language while discovering more about God's word? The Living Waters Spanish immersive, mission- focused language classes offer your student the opportunity to interact with classmates in live online classes, attend classes at local locations, and participate in mission trips around the world. Learn more and enroll on our website or see us on our Facebook page.
Mad Science of Portland provides onsite science workshops, field trips, and science events for just about any group. Targets kids age 6 through 6th grade. Serves the Portland-Vancouver area.
Monique's Table provides personal one-on-one tutoring and group homeschool classes for youth through adult. Subjects include French, study skills and time management, personal health, and a literature club. Summer sessions available. Please see website for current offerings, class descriptions, and prices. (Beaverton location).
Physics by Discovery is a lab-based college prep physics course for high school homeschool students. Courses help students discover physics through hands-on experiments, deepen their understanding through mathematical and conceptual problem solving, and apply their knowledge to explain real life situations. (Beaverton/NW Portland)
Saturday Academy provides classes for students in grades 2 - 12. Students can explore a multitude of topics from science, engineering and technology to humanities and the arts. Classes are taught by professionals from many different fields who bring expertise and excitement to the subjects they've chosen to teach. (Various Metro Locations)
The TEK Center provides technology classes and camps for children kindergarden through 6th grade. Classes focus on robotics, electronics and technology. Choose from one of their listed class times or request a specially arranged time. (Lake Oswego)
Village Home has a large number of educational classes and activities which may be purchased individually. Village Home is fully secular (a former public charter school now privately ran) with locations in Beaverton, Portland, and Salem.
Write Worthy offers writing classes and workshops throughout the year for Christian home schooling students in grades 3-9, Workshops are also provided for parents to help them learn to teach writing to their children. For information on upcoming classes, please visit the Write Worthy website. (Beaverton)
Arts and Crafts
Glory Art Works provides onsite art classes in a cheerful home environment. Classes are taught at 3 different levels from 2nd grade through high school. Children become familiar with art principles, learn to paint and draw, and are taught art history from a Christian perspective. Glory Art Works also now publishes homeschool art curriculum. (Vancouver, WA)
Impressions by Veronica Lake. (Art classes) I have been painting for over 24 years now and have been a professional artist for the last 11 years. I specialize in Murals, Watercolor and Acrylic paintings, and Pen and Ink drawings. I believe God has given me the gift of art to tell the world about His love and peace, and I bring scripture and reflection upon Him into my classes.
Lens and Learn is a virtual introduction to photography program that provides a thorough and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and basics of photography, geared for young beginners ages 11-17. Taught by an award-winning and professional freelance photojournalist, Moriah Ratner, the program covers the mechanics and inner workings of the camera while expanding creative practices and strengthening critical thinking skills. Group sessions meet online during a two-hour time slot. Assignments are supported by lessons and hands-on demonstrations. Through exploring common styles of photography and fine-tuning composition techniques, students will come away from Lens and Learn with a robust and dynamic portfolio of images. Please visit our website for further information regarding pricing, dates and times, and requirements.
Masters School of Art Westside have provided homeschool art classes for students of varying ages. Online classes are provided through their main school in Portland. See MSOA for all classes and opportunities
Smiling Sunshine Art Education tresses "Art is a life skill and should be a part of every young person’s basic educational program." Classes teach art techniques in many mediums as well as art theory and concepts about the world of art itself. Smiling Sunshine Art Education provides open enrollment, group lessons for homeschoolers, and a small class size. (Lake Oswego)
Band and Music
Brookside Suzuki Strings offers private and semi-private violin & viola lessons. Instructor Christine Goodner has a four year degree in Education and training in books 1-10 through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Her ultimate goal is to have each student reach their highest potential while learning to love music.
Cor Deo Choir, part of Cor Deo Christian Academy, is an SATB choir for 7th-12th grade students. The choir rehearses once a week on Wednesday afternoons, from September through mid-May. We do a variety of Christmas and spring performances. Homeschool students are welcome to apply. See their website for more information. (Beaverton)
Fisher Piano Studio provides high-quality, classical piano instruction offered from a professionally-trained pianist (and fellow homeschool mother). Over 20 years of teaching experience and degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Weekly, private lessons available to all ages and levels See our website for more info or contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Hillsboro)
Harmony Road Music Center (national website) is founded on the Harmony Road Curriculum created by Jan Keyser where students learn by doing: first by honing the ear and singing; then by singing and playing on the piano or keyboard; finally bringing the student’s music education full circle by reading notes and composing pieces. Parent involvement is a key factor of a student's success. Parents are guided in methods to keep the family in a musical "mode" at home. See the national website for individual schools in our area.
Lake Oswego Music Academy offers high quality music instruction in the southwest Portland area. The faculty consists of highly trained instructors teaching private lessons and group classes whose mission is to promote performing arts in the community.
Northwest Worship Academy is headed by Joel Harris, a local worship leader (and homeschooled son of Gregg Harris). It offers lessons on guitar, piano, bass, and drums. See the website to find information on its rates and multiple locations. (Portland Metro)
OrchEstraCada We build brains and community through music for all ages, all levels, all year. Rehearsals in the music room of the Summit Learning Charter (formerly Eagle Creek Elementary) campus. Please see our website for more details. Elaine Butler, director. (Eagle Creek)
Park Place Music Academy provides music lessons for violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, kantele, electric violin, electric guitar, and piano. Suzuki and traditional methods. Chamber orchestra music program offered. ABRSM graded achievement program with international standards. (Oregon City)
Piano Possibilities provides: mobile piano studio (lessons can be provided at your home or my studio!), customized private lessons, music history and theory education included if desired, recitals and performance opportunities. Accepting students of all ages and skill.
Prestantia Music Academy desires to properly equip and train students to be the most skillful, able, and knowledgeable musicians they can be for the glory of God. Prestantia uniquely takes a multi-generational view of music and encourages families to participate and worship together. Lessons are taught in voice, piano, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bagpipes, and songwriting. Skype lessons available. Beaverton location.
Set to Music, English Country Dance Class is a style of dance that could be described as a genteel square dance--a dance with geometric patterns and gracious civility done to Baroque, English Country, and Classical music, popular during the Regency period (Jane Austen's time). (Various locations) This group has been suspended for the 2020 year due to family illness. Please check back later.
June Taylor's School of Dance provides classes for dancers of every age and technical background, from age three to adult. Students are given the opportunity to perform and grow artistically in a safe, fun and professional setting. June Taylor’s School of Dance is also the home of Northwest Dance Theatre, a non-profit dance company that gives pre-professional dancers the opportunity to perform in the greater Portland area. The studio is open to providing lesson times to homeschool ballet classes. Please contact them for their current homeschool schedule. (Tualatin)
Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. CYT is dedicated to developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.
Journey Theater provides more than 80 classes from drama to dance to improv through 12 school-year shows in four locations and summer community theater. Journey’s professional-quality school-year musicals are exclusively cast with kids ages 8-18. More than 600 area youth conduct 100 performances to bring joy to more than 25,000 ticket holders every year. The cast, crew and production committees are 100% volunteer. Parents and friends of cast members create costumes, sets, props and more, while youth are mentored to become future technicians and artistic directors. Please see the website for more details. (Portland, Beaverton, Vancouver).
Christopher Leebrick is an award-winning storyteller, professional actor, theatre teacher and director. He provides student productions, classes, and private instruction in Shakespeare, Storytelling, and Acting. For current information please see his website at All Good Stories or call 503 656-9567 (mid-Willamette Valley and Portland metro).