Welcome to GreenSpring Co-operative!
We Meet on Tuesdays at
Green Street Arts Center in Middletown, CT
Contact us with any questions at:
Currently our offerings focus on the 13 & under crowd.
(with plenty of programming for the tweens.)
Our next session starts in February 2014
We are now accepting Class Proposals
Our session dates and times:
September 10, 2013 Session Meeting/Picnic- everyone is to attend
September 17, First day of classes
9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 regular meeting days
November 26, Off for Thanksgiving
December 10, Last Day of Co-op
Please Note: Every family must pay 1 Facility Fee ($60 or $80 depending on Family size) per 12 week session to take classes at GreenSpring plus any individual class fees, if there are any.
GreenSpring is a program of classes and activities for independent learners throughout Connecticut and beyond. Students travel to Middletown, Connecticut, a central and convenient location, to participate in one day of on-site learning and hanging out with friends.
Parents/ Co-op members, offer their time, effort, and expertise to a wide-range of classes, provided tuition-free in the true spirit of our cooperative. Local professionals also offer classes in topics such as music, art, dance, theatre, and more. GreenSpring is a great place to start making friends and learn about home schooling even before children are of typical ‘school’ age. Little ones come to dance and sing. Artists of all ages paint and play and perform. Parents also form lasting friendships and useful networking contacts while teaching, participating in their children’s classes, and in their own classes, such as yoga and more. Our GreenSpring families come together to find resources and opportunities to learn from each other.
Our community had grown rapidly and was divided by age, with students under 13 attending "GreenSpring" now on Tuesdays and a new group formed called "Green Street" on Wednesdays for students 11 and up and now expanding to younger. Both groups meet at the Green Street Arts Center and Green Street Co-op also uses the Buttonwood Tree located in the northern section of downtown Middletown. These buildings provide excellent classroom and performance spaces, as well as convenient access to the Kid City Children’s Museum (which is free to members children 5 and under on our meeting day) the Russell Library, local parks, a small roller rink and myriad downtown restaurants and stores.
Our membership is open to all who homeschool regardless of educational philosophy, religion, race, or political beliefs. Our culture is welcoming, neutral, and available to those of all lifestyles and beliefs. We are proud of our history thus far: we have maintained high levels of commitment, volunteerism, respect, and enthusiasm. We welcome you to join us!
Click in the "Classes" Tab to register!