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About IHC

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!

Our Mission

Who We Are

We are a secular homeschool cooperative located near the University of Indianapolis. We meet on Mondays, August through November and February through May. Our students attend an age-based class followed by two interest based clubs. These clubs are formed based on student suggestions and parent expertise.

We strive to foster a welcoming and enriching learning environment. Our parents take turns leading and assisting in our classes and clubs based on interest, skill, and preferences.

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Inclusive Community

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

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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

  • Early Learners

  • Elementary

  • Intermediate

  • Middle School

 

We also offer High School classes, and you can learn more about them here.

 

After class time, kids have a chance to eat and play before clubs begin. IHC's clubs are based on child interest and students choose new clubs each quarter.

 

IHC does not allow part-time enrollment, so students are expected to stay from 12:00-3:30 each Monday. 

Fees

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.

Co-Op Operations

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 co-op. We have a parent-led executive board that discusses and votes to create co-op policies.

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