Many local museums, nature centers and gyms offer classes exclusively for homeschoolers:
Art & Music
Kalamazoo Music School & Jazz & Creative Institute | 310 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Kalamazoo Music School and the Jazz and Creative Institute offer homeschooling families daytime private lessons (virtually or in-person) in guitar, ukulele, piano, voice, drums, bass, strings, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone.
They also offer interactive, virtual group classes for ages 5 and up, and in-person, outdoor and socially-distanced “Fresh Air Sessions” for large and small jazz groups. Group learning/playing experiences and curricula for homeschool organizations and families are also available.
Design Street | 115 W Bridge St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Design Street offers art classes for homeschoolers ages 5-18 using multiple art techniques and media.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts | 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Homeschoolers can contact the KIA to arrange a tour or special class for a homeschool group, adapted for grade levels attending.
Kalamazoo Nature Center | 7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Once a month, the KNC holds a homeschool science class for ages 4-12, beginning in the fall. Classes focus on exploring native Michigan habitats, studying and recognizing seasonal changes in plants and animals, and becoming a scientist.
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute | 701 W Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
This nature center offers homeschool group field trips, classes, and lesson plans for elementary-aged kids.
Sarett Nature Center | 2300 Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Homeschoolers, six and up, can take a natural science class at Sarett Nature Center.
Air Zoo | 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Homeschool kids 5-14 can take a science class at the Air Zoo once a month. Subjects vary every month, and classes are divided by age.
Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center | 600 W Vine St Suite 400, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Homeschooled students can apply to the KAMSC in eighth grade. Once accepted, students spend a half-day in intensive mathematics, science and/or computer courses.
Sports & Fitness
Branch Gymnastics | 6712 Financial Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Kids Gym | 9027 Portage Industrial Dr, Portage, MI 49024
Both Branch Gymnastics and Kids Gym offer homeschool gymnastics classes during the day.
Kalamazoo Cougars Golf
Swing away with the Kalamazoo Cougars middle school golf team that operates secularly through the Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation program.
Kingdom Sports | 8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI 49002
Soccer classes for homeschoolers are offered at Kingdom Sports for kids 8 and older.
Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area | 13421 Mann St, Jones, MI 49061
Swiss Valley offers a Homeschool Ski Special for homeschool students and their families every winter.
YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo – Portage | 2900 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024
The YMCA offers homeschool classes at the Portage location for gym, yoga, and swimming. They can also schedule additional homeschool classes for groups upon request.
Art & Music
The Homeschooling Performing Arts (HPA) is a Christian organization in which students and parents work together to produce music, drama, and musical theatre productions.
An independent Christian choir, the Kalamazoo Homeschool Choir is for homeschooled kids 7-12 in the Kalamazoo area.
West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts (WMHFA) is a Christian non-profit organization that offers music classes, band, ensembles, and orchestra.
Sports & Fitness
A non-profit organization ran under the Kalamazoo Homeschool Sports (KHSS), the Kalamazoo Cougars offers baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, and volleyball.
The Southwest Michigan Homeschool Speech and Debate Club meets weekly at the Ransom District Library in Plainwell.