Great Ways to Home Educate (GWHE) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting homeschooling families in Connecticut's Litchfield, New Haven, Fairfield, and Hartford counties.

Homeschooling Our Special Kids

Upcoming Events/Activities for Fall 2014

For more information about any of these events and/or to post your own event, please feel free to contact Terri via e-mail or by telephone (203/758-6698).

Cheshire Walking & Biking Path
The moms can walk and talk, while the kids bike or roller blade, etc. Feel free to bring a friend or two! More information will be forthcoming. Let me know if you might be interested!

Where: Cheshire Walking Trail, North Brooksvale Drive
When: Friday, October 24th at 1:30

RSVP by October 21st

~Christmas Gathering~

Bring a snack to share and come hang out with old friends!

When: Friday, December 19th, 1:00-4:00; RSVP by December 5th
Where: Prospect Meeting Place, Center Street, Prospect

Yoga for the Whole Family


This homeschool family offers kids’ classes at their studio, Sanctuary Power Yoga in Torrington, every Saturday, 10-11am, ages about 6-12 years (but it's flexible). The adult class happens at the same time in a different room, so the whole family can come! Please see their website for updates:

Heather Rems Korwin, Owner
Sanctuary Power Yoga
23 Franklin St, Torrington, CT

Homeschooling the College-Bound Student - Online

Hello Fellow Homeschoolers:

Last November, I launched the one-day workshop on how to homeschool high school and the college admissions process. Dozens of home-educators in CT, NY & NJ have completed it, and, to a person, they have communicated how helpful and thorough the workshop was. If you are considering homeschooling high school or are currently homeschooling a teen, and you have questions about creating a comprehensive plan for academics and the college admissions process, this workshop will help you. Use this link for more information or to read testimonials.

You'll walk away with tools that will save you hundreds of hours of work and help present your student in the best light -- including a soft-file with templates for all the most important documentation, useful websites, guidelines, and more.

Feel free to contact me with questions.

--Diane Speed


Education without Walls

The following classes will be offered for the 2014-2015 academic year in New Milford, CT. All classes run Labor Day to Memorial Day, unless otherwise noted. Students are welcome to take only one class or several, as interest and scheduling dictates. Most classes have a maximum of 6 -8 students.

Class availability: All classes have at least one space available, except the Psychology class, which now has a waiting list.

There are many more classes offered. For complete class list and descriptions, email Education without Walls or call 860-318-6464.

Thank you!

Romeo and Juliet

An intensive honors-level, 10 session, high school online course for the college-bound student.

Where: Online
When: Wednesdays, Jan 21 – March 25
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Cost: Fifteen hours of class for $220 (<$15 / hour)
Ages: Middle school; High school
Instructor: Roy Speed. (Learn about Roy here)
Web Site:

The online classes now offered present honors-level high school content and are in-depth studies that provide learning of the content of the work but also serve as a platform for developing essential skills for college work such as how to:

  • tackle sophisticated material across the spectrum of the college curriculum
  • dissect difficult passages included in standardized tests

These online sessions provide an in-depth study of this play as well as the historical, cultural, and literary background needed to bring the play to life.

Space is limited. Your registration reserves your space. Please feel free to call Diane Speed at 203-744-2321, or email at, with any questions you may have.

Homeschool Soccer

The kids and the bigger kids (aka dads) had fun playing! Homeschool soccer will return in the spring. Please email us at to be added to this list.

Support Us

Great Ways to Home Educate is an all-volunteer, nonprofit that relies entirely upon donations to support the numerous activities we provide throughout the year. There are three easy ways to support us:

Direct Donation
A donation of any amount will help. With an annual donation of $10 or more you will be registered with us. Click here to find out how to donate and the benefits of registering.

Box Tops for Education
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