Welcome to Macomber Center!

Macomber Center is a community for children of all ages who are growing and learning without conventional schooling. Our members pursue interests in their own way and at their own pace, and are free to explore the world in a way that they find meaningful.

We have no formal curriculum or guidelines for achievement. Instead, we trust that children will thrive (and learn!) when given time and freedom to play and explore within a community of other young people, with support from knowledgable, helpful adults. We are not a school. All of our members are registered as homeschoolers in their respective towns, and our member families represent a wide range of out-of-school approaches to education.

What Do Kids Do here?

Our members are free to explore and socialize on their own terms each day, and decide for themselves how to spend their time here. We play games, roam through woods, make art; every day is different! 

How Do I Become a Member?

We offer full-time and part-time membership options, and we require all prospective members to participate in a visiting week before membership begins.