Our friends with co-ops and cottage schools:


The Orchard

The Orchard is a weekly homeschool cooperative meeting in the Columbia area.  Our students learn and grow together in classrooms modeled around Charlotte Mason's principles and methods. We have classes from nursery to 6th grade, and offer a range of subjects, from the traditional core subjects to painting study, composer study, and poetry. We are a Christian community, dedicated to serving the Lord and honoring Him in all that we do. The website is www.theorchardcoop.com. 


Friday Feast PNEU Playroom and Cottage School

​Families meet weekly on Fridays in Rockville, MD and a discussion of Home Education occurs during the lunch hour. Features of this Charlotte Mason Cottage School include Shakespeare and Natural History Club. For more information contact Nicole Handfield at handfieldshalom@gmail.com. 

Potato Planters, Jean-Francois Millet, 1861

Charlotte Mason Maryland


Cultivating relationships, nourishing minds, and preparing souls for His glory while growing together in the Christ-centered educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason

Our friends in Virginia:


Stay tuned for more information re: a new study group forming in Fairfax, VA. 


Our friends North of Baltimore:


The Charlotte Mason Maryland North Discussion Group is meeting in Parkville, MD on the third Saturday of the month.  For the current reading assignment and meeting location, please contact Becky Christ at becklyofsunnybrookfarm@gmail.com.


​For Charlotte Mason Maryland North Nature Outings, please contact Sarah Owens at sbethowens@gmail.com.​​

Our friends West of Baltimore:


Discussion Groups


The Central MD Discussion Group meets monthly in Laurel.  For the dates and current reading assignment, please view our Calendar of Events.  For more information and meeting location, contact Dawn Duran at dawnduran22@gmail.com.


The Central MD West Discussion Group meets monthly in Eldersburg.  For the current reading assignment and meeting location, please contact Morag Webb at iamicanioughtiwill@gmail.com.


The CM Columbia Discussion Group meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7 pm at Mad City Coffee in Columbia.  For the current reading assignment, please contact Emma Lehman at theorchardcoop@gmail.com.


Natural History Club


The Central MD Natural History Club meets monthly on a Friday from 10-2.  For dates and meeting location, please view our Calendar of Events.  All ages are welcome!