Self-Directed, Topic Based Programs
for Homeschoolers

55-Acre Nature Parkland in Northwest Philly
Since 2006 Philadelphia, PA

Local Philadelphia Resource

Founded in 2006 in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia
Talking Stick Learning Center has been serving this homeschooling community
for a decade.

We Know This Community. We Live Here.

Talking Stick Learning Center is a Philadelphia non-profit educational initiative that offers young people an environment to explore, collaborate, and create.

The Talking Stick method organically develops essential life skills such as decision making, creative problem solving, communication, self-management, and critical thinking. We provide a safe and supportive space that respects the individual and nurtures children's innate curiosity and desire to learn.

It is our goal to support this community by balancing sustainability with affordability, with a focus on making our programming accessible for all families. We partner with longstanding anchors of the neighborhood, like the Awbury Arboretum, to sustainably share space and pool resources.

We are a service group of Mt. Airy Community Services Corporation (MACSC), a 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to serve as a stable financial umbrella for nonprofit groups serving the Northwest section of the city of Philadelphia. Other MACSC members are Weavers Way Community Programs, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Mt. Airy Garage, and the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment.

Our Philosophy is Unique

Organic Self-Directed Group Learning Topic-Based
We've successfully navigated and charted the complex waters
surrounding how to effectively homeschool toddlers
all the way through teens.

Our Staff is The Difference

Highly educated, highly dedicated homeschooling parents and education profressionals,
trained in our unique philosophy
committed to providing rich homeschooling experience for our community.

Each Family is Part of Our Family

We've been serving this community for a decade
many of our families have been with us from the beginning.