Elderberry’s Homeschool Umbrella Group

Umbrella group for all Maryland students aged 5 to 18.

Looking for a homeschool umbrella group to support your family’s plans?

Whether you are brand new to homeschooling, a seasoned veteran, or anywhere in between on your educational journey — we offer practical advice, reassurance, and camaraderie!

Umbrella Registration will open July 1 for the 2024-2025 School Year

Please contact us if you need to register for the remainder of the 2023-2024 School Year

Please Join Our Mailing List to request the Umbrella Registration Form.

Join a supportive homeschool umbrella in Maryland.

We know what it’s like to feel unsure when you start homeschooling, and how hard it can be to find the resources you need.

We also know what it is like as parents looking for an umbrella to join!

So we applied our expertise in education, experience running a tutorial, and experience as parents, and decided to create our own umbrella — on a mission to support and encourage families.

Simplify your Homeschooling!

Here are the reasons to choose Elderberry Learning:

  • Confidence – know that your umbrella is in good hands!
  • Compliance – be secure that you are good with the state!
  • Community – we’re here to help support each other!
  • Clarity – super simple and flexible for parents!
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Choose Elderberry’s Umbrella Community for your Family

We are so excited that our umbrella organization will help enhance the lives and education of even more families. We look forward to you joining us!

As of July 2023, we are registered as Elderberry Outdoor School, a nonpublic entity with the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with COMAR. Please Join Our Mailing List to request the Umbrella Registration Form.

Our umbrella is for people who are comfortable with their chosen method of homeschooling and can confidently affirm compliance with regular, thorough instruction in all 8 subjects as required by COMAR Homeschool section 13. For those who aren’t yet comfortable, our mission is to help get
you there!


per family per year, K-12th Grade


  • A pre-enrollment conference
  • Access to our members-only Facebook group, which stores all online communication, upcoming events, and serves as a way for members to connect and engage between reviews
  • Invitation to quarterly conferences via Zoom, including a group peer debriefing session in May
  • Invitation to monthly in-person events and meetups in the Baltimore area

Trips & Adventures

Exploration and discovery is at the core of learning.

We share a calendar of monthly field trips to take advantage of group discounts and to double the fun of exploring new places!

Our 2022-23 Field Trip lineup included:

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  • Hammerman Area Beach
  • Pick-your-own apples at Shaw Orchards
  • MD Science Center
  • Maryland Zoo
  • Oregon Ridge
  • Ice skating
  • Roller skating
  • Indian Echo Caverns
  • Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • Eco-tour of Baltimore Harbor

Passionate about Education

Education is at the core of a child’s development, and to unlocking their potential.

The Elderberry Learning Homeschool Umbrella in Maryland was formed on the basis that parents need access to simple and reliable support for homeschooling.

We are here to help you find the right path! Check out our tutorial program, and contact us if we can help with anything at all.