SUPPORT GROUPS

Interested in joining SELAH?
 

SELAH is a non-denominational, Christian organization seeking to support home school families and make disciples for Jesus Christ. Currently, we meet as three separate home groups, about which more information can be found below.  

*FOR NEW FAMILIES: Please read through our Statement of Faith / Statement of Purpose. Registration for new families will take place at the start of the school year after you have had an opportunity to visit a group and mutually determine fit. You may contact the group leaders for further information about their respective groups by using the "Contact Us!" buttons below.

*SELAH exists to specifically support families who have chosen to privately educate their children at home. Thus, we are unable to accept applications from families belonging to a public school ISP or Public Charter School.

We'd love to talk to you -- read on to contact us for more info! 

SOJOURNERS

Name of Leaders:

Year Established:

Group size:

Age range:

Ellen Nesper and TBD

2007

... then ...

13 families; we are open to new members.

Preschool – High School. We have a healthy mix of ages; about half of our students are teens.

General activities:

Park Days—2nd Monday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Location rotates between various parks in and around San Jose. Park days include some structured activities, student presentations, and lots of unstructured hangout/play time.

Nature Days—4th Monday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Locations change each month. Includes light-moderate hikes, beach days, and more.

Field Trips—occasional, as initiated by group members.

Mom’s Night Out—2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at members’ homes.

*Our students/families may get together for other events (e.g., teen hangouts, camping trips, service projects) which are not formally sponsored by SELAH.

General location:

San Jose, Campbell, Sunnyvale

What makes this group unique?

We are a relaxed group where the focus is on relationships. Many of us are seasoned homeschoolers who can offer support and wisdom for families that want to homeschool through high school. Our monthly park days serve as the main "hub" where moms chat and develop friendships while kids and teens of all ages hang out together. Mom's Night Out provides a more focused time for moms to receive encouragement together. Members are asked to contribute to the group in some way, whether by leading some of our activities or helping behind the scenes.

BUILDERS

Name of Leaders:

Year Established:

Group size:

Age range:

Carrie Woolley and Laura Butler

2018

... then ...

9 families; we are open to new members.

Preschool – Middle School. Most of our children are currently preschoolers through early elementary, but the older children in the group would love to have some more friends of similar ages join the group.

General activities:

Park Days—1st and 3rd Fridays. First Fridays are unstructured play time, and third Fridays we hold age appropriate student presentations before unstructured play time. We meet in a wide variety of park locations across the south bay area, usually between South San Jose and Los Altos. We also usually hold group parties to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, and the end of the school year.

Nature Days—2nd Friday of the month. Nature days typically include stroller hikes, farm visits for upick, beach trips, butterfly migration, nature center visits, etc.

Field Trips—4th Friday or as able to be scheduled. Past field trips have included fire station tours, library visits, pumpkin patches, post offices, etc.

Mom’s Night Out—once a quarter. Past events have included escape rooms, dinner out, board game nights, ice cream socials, homeschool curriculum night, homeschool helps/best practices night, and a pasta making night.

*Our families may get together for other events (e.g., BBQs, camping trips, service projects) which are not formally sponsored by SELAH.

General location:

San Jose, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Fremont, Gilroy

What makes this group unique?

The mission of the SELAH Builders group is to build our families and their education on the firm foundation of Christ and to build one another up in love. Many of us are in the thick of parenting young children and are glad to encourage and be encouraged by one another along the way. We strive for a consistent group of active participants, so our families can build relationships with each other, and our children can receive the benefits of a stable group of like-minded friends. We plan events out in advance together and ask that everyone volunteer in some way to coordinate or lead a few activities.

SEEKERS

Name of Leaders:

Year Established:

Group size:

Age range:

Anna Flores

2010

... then ...

20 families; we are open to new members.

Preschool – High School. Most of our children are in elementary and middle school.

General activities:

Park Days— once a month, rotating between various parks in and around San Jose. Park days include some structured activities, student presentations, and lots of unstructured fun time.

Nature Days—once a month. Locations change each month.

Field Trips—once a month.

Mom’s Night Out—3rd Thursday of each month at 8pm.

*Our families may get together for other events (e.g., BBQs, camping trips, service projects) which are not formally sponsored by SELAH.

General location:

San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill

What makes this group unique?

Our activities serve to develop friendships between moms as the children have fun together. Mom's Night Out is a time for moms to receive encouragement and to learn from guest speakers. Members are asked to contribute to the group in some way, whether by leading some of our activities or helping behind the scenes.