Walnut Grove Coop is a nonprofit educational organization serving Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are a cooperative group of families who do not send their children to traditional schools. We provide opportunities to our children to learn in a respectful, inclusive, secular community through fun classes and meaningful experiences. We offer homeschool enrichment programs based on the Waldorf-style of learning. We encourage leadership, connection in nature, and self-directed learning. We also offer programs for private or public school children upon request and through the Summer. We have a weekly meeting to provide a social outlet for parents and children. We meet in Newark, Delaware.

Our Mission:

Provide a stable and consistent learning environment where alternative learners can build a strong community, connect with nature-based education, perform service projects, and support self-education.

Our Values:

It is the intention of this group to foster leadership skills among our parents and children, encourage self-reliance, promote an inclusive but secular environment, practice mindfulness, and teach diversity.


Walnut Grove Coop is open to anyone who can make the commitment to work together with other co-op members to create meaningful, fun experiences for our children and ourselves.

Parental Participation:

Parent participation is essential to the overall success of the coop. Parents contribute to planning programs, hiring staff, offering field trips and other meet-ups. Parents are welcome but not expected to lead educational activities such as clubs.