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Non-BHEA Sponsored Activities that our Members Enjoy

Educational and Extracurricular Opportunities for Homeschoolers

We encourage all homeschool families to use these wonderful opportunities to enhance their educational experiences and develop new skills.

Athletics and Physical Education

  • Maryville Christian School Athletics: Occasionally offers roster spots for homeschool students. Contact the Director of Athletics for more information.

  • Maryville Fencing Club: Open to all Maryville fencers. Contact Coach Pat Luna for details.

  • Prime Aquatics Homeschool Swim: Provides a swim program for the homeschool community. Learn more and register.

  • Tumble Bears (Foothills Gymnastics): Offers homeschool classes for ages 4 and up on Wednesdays. Learn more or call (865) 977-8865.

  • TriStar Rowing: Offers rowing programs for grades 5 and up. Register here or email [email protected].

  • Knoxville Ambassadors Sports Teams: Includes baseball, basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, and volleyball. Learn more.

  • Knoxville Homeschool High School Climbing Team: Competes against Knoxville area schools. Check the Facebook page for more information.

Clubs and Classes

  • Chess Club at the Blount County Public Library

    Saturdays from 12:00 - 2:00 PM in the Reference Area
    All ages and skill levels are encouraged to come play or learn to play in a supportive environment.

    Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the Reference Area
    Participate in unrated chess tournaments.

  • Afterschool Program for Teens & Tweens at the Blount County Public Library

    Join us in the Kelly Teen Room for fun activities and free time to make art, play video games on our Switch or PS5, or just hang out with friends.

    Teens (Ages 13–17): Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:30–7:00 PM
    Tweens (Ages 9–12): Fridays from 3:00–5:00 PM

  • Teen Anime Club at the Blount County Public Library

    Dates: First 3 Thursdays of the month at 4:00 PM in the Kelly Teen Room. For ages 13–17.

    Details: Enjoy anime and manga? Then drop by and share what you're reading and watching with us! We'll have anime showings, fun talks about the latest manga, some Japanese snacks, and more.


    Dungeons & Dragons at the Blount County Public Library

    Ongoing Campaigns: Weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 8:00 PM in the Kelly Room behind the Oversized section.

    Details: Have you always wanted to try out the world’s best tabletop role-playing game, or just curious what all the hype is about? Or are you a veteran player looking for a new adventure? Our weekly campaigns are ongoing, and space is limitedso fill out this form so that our DMs can get some more information! 

    The Muse: Offers STEAM classes for homeschoolers K-5. Learn more.

  • Homeschool Classes at the Knoxville Zoo: Provides hands-on science classes for pre-K through 12th grade. Learn more here