The Home School Legal Defense Association is a United States-based "nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms."
HSLDA describes itself on its website as a "Christian organization".HSLDA is organized as a 501 nonprofit organization, located in Purcellville, Virginia, which is also the home of Patrick Henry College, founded by Michael Farris in 2000.HistoryHSLDA was founded by Michael Farris in 1983 for the purpose of defending homeschooling families. At that time, homeschooling was not specifically legal in most of the states of the U.S. under compulsory education laws. Those who practiced homeschooling were often harassed or prosecuted. Through a combination of legal action and legislative lobbying, HSLDA played a large part in the legalization of homeschooling throughout the U.S.The high point of HSLDA's existence was its central role in the 1994 defeat of language in bill H.R. 6. This bill would have required all teachers in the U.S., potentially including home educators, to have teacher certification. HSLDA used their grassroots lobbying system in each of the 50 states which coordinated members to contact their legislators about pending legislation. Their members overloaded the phone switchboards at Capitol Hill, and through the efforts of their members and other organizations, the bill was amended to remove the problematic language.
The Neighborhood Learning Center is a full-service childcare facility located inside of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcellville, VA. We provide a nurturing, Christian environment for infants and children from 6 weeks old through 5th grade.
Music With a Cause was started by Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church. It is a classical concert series that is raising proceeds for local non-profits.
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A childcare center serving infants aged 6 weeks and older through 5th grade. Offers Hybrid and Distance Learning support with transport to/from school.
Drum lessons by Joe Pisacreta on the campus of Patrick Henry college...10 years of drumming experience and has a professional curriculum and has had professional lessons for 6 years. Everyone is welcome...those with experience and those with none
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