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Every day it seems there is another story exposing the indoctrination and sexualization of children in public education. Across the country, concerned parents are showing up in record numbers to school committee meetings to oppose transgender ideology, divisive so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, graphic sex ed curriculum, inappropriate books in the library, and more. Massachusetts is no exception. That’s why MFI is working hard to protect school children across the Commonwealth by assisting groups of parents and church, supporting education alternatives for families exiting government schools.

Three education options open to parents are homeschooling, church-based learning centers, and private schools.


More Massachusetts parents are choosing to homeschool their children. MFI understands this option may seem like an overwhelming consideration for some. That’s why we have put together a collection of resources. Click on the Homeschooling Resources button below for a downloadable PDF.

Parents may also want to visit the Home Schooling Legal Defense Association website. HSLDA is an organization committed to making homeschooling possible for all families. Their 7 Simple Steps for Homeschooling is highly recommended.

Another helpful resource is MassHOPE, a state-wide organization that equips Massachusetts homeschool parents. They host an annual convention with dynamic speakers and a vendor hall where parent educators can purchase curricula. Their website also lists affiliated groups all over the state where homeschooling families can find community and ongoing support. 

Church-Based Learning Centers

There are a growing number of church-based learning centers in MA helping to educate the exodus of students leaving public schools. A learning center is a service for homeschooling parents who desire homeschooling support for their children.

Often hosted by churches, learning centers provide a place for homeschool students to go outside of the home during the school day to receive supplemental instruction from tutors on certain subjects, interact in a social environment with homeschool peers, and potentially participate in extracurricular activities as well.

While learning centers supplement parent-directed education they do not displace parents as the primary educators of their homeschooling children.

MFI routinely updates our list of church-based learning centers in Massachusetts. You can view the full list of locations by clicking on the button below.

If you are a pastor or parent interested in starting a church-based learning center in your community, contact Michael King at [email protected].

The potential to expand church-based learning centers in Massachusetts is incredible. Over 100 parents and church and learning center leaders attended MFI’s Reclaiming Education Conference in April 2024.

During the conference, featured speakers offered attendees hope and a clear direction for reclaiming education. Parents gained valuable insights on how to transition to homeschooling, equipping them with the tools and confidence needed to take charge of their children’s education. Church leaders learned the steps for establishing church-based learning centers, providing crucial support for homeschooling families exiting government schools. Watch the recap below!

Private Schools

Interdenominational private Christian schools are schools run by Christian organizations or founded upon Christian principles.

Parents can search for private Christian schools on the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) or University Model websites. 

MFI has also compiled a list of schools that span the state. 
This is not a comprehensive list of every Christian school in MA, but it is provided to assist in searches.

Disclaimer: We do not purport to know what is taught specifically in the schools listed. We encourage parents to do their own research and to ask the appropriate questions to discover whether a particular school is a proper fit for their family. If you know of a Christian school not on this list, please contact us at [email protected].

There is a need for more biblically based schools in the Commonwealth. Obtaining approval to start a private Christian school in Massachusetts is a relatively simple process. To learn more about what is required, read the informative PDF by clicking the button below.

MFI is committed to helping parents find the best education option for their children. If you have any questions about the options listed above, please contact us at [email protected].