Welcome to Macomber Center!

Macomber Center is a self-directed education community for children of all ages who are growing and learning without conventional schooling. The Center is open from 9am to 5pm, 5 days a week and follows the academic calendar. We have part-time and full-time members. We follow no curriculum, have no required classes and offer no assessments of any kind. Our members are free to follow their curiosity and pursue their interests within a rich and vibrant age-mixed community, and with the support of knowledgeable, helpful adults. Since we are not a school our members must be registered as homeschoolers with their respective towns.

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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! 

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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.