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.
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.
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.
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.