We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit secular homeschool cooperative. Our aim is to provide opportunities to children and their families to connect socially with peers in their community. Our programs are created to enhance the homeschool experience through hands on learning and fun!
Who We Are
We are a secular homeschool cooperative located near Hanna Ave & Keystone Ave in Indianapolis. Each Monday that we meet, our students attend an age based class followed by two multi-age clubs. These clubs are formed based on student suggestions and parent expertise.
We strive to foster a welcoming and enriching learning environment. Our parents are the co-op's teachers and take turns leading and assisting in our classes and clubs.
Our community is an inclusive one, in which we celebrate and embrace differences of all kinds. We are a secular school, to allow for religious diversity, as well as diversity in race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and disability.
What We Offer
Our Co-op Day
IHC is in session on Monday from 12:00-3:30. We offer age based classes with a maximum of 10-12 students in each room:
Pre-K: 3-5 years old
Lower Elementary: 6-7 years old
Upper Elementary: 8-9 years old
Intermediate: 9-10 years old
Middle School: 11-14 years old
High School: 8th to 12th grade. Learn more here.
After class time, kids have a lunch break and then attend clubs. IHC's clubs are based on child interest and students choose new clubs each quarter. Read more about the clubs we have offered here.
We are an affiliate member of the Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives and are covered under their insurance. This cost is part of our one-time enrollment fee of $50 per family. Monthly tuition is $30 per child.
We are an affiliate member of the Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives, which has 12 cooperative preschools around the Indianapolis Metropolitan area, and the Parent Cooperative of Preschools International. Like these organizations, we follow NAEYC guidelines and recommendations.
Our group is organized as a cooperative with parents leading and assisting in class each day. As a cooperative, we spread the load of teaching, assisting, and managing IHC equally among all members. We are parent-owned and operated with each family also having a job that benefits the day-to-day functions and long-term goals of the school.
We have a parent-led executive board that discusses and votes to create school policies. The board provides parents the opportunity to have a great deal of input in their child’s education.