What is DFW Unschooling All About?

Our colorful group of unschooling parents, grandparents, teens, and children of all ages converge in both Dallas and Ft. Worth (and elsewhere in the metroplex) for personal connections, lots of play, and thought-provoking discussion. We find joy in connecting with other unschoolers who also are striving to learn and love their way through life.

No dues or fees are required. You may attend meetups as often or as infrequently as fits your schedule and/or the needs of your family. However, we ask that you keep your commitment when you RSVP "yes" to a meetup. We ask that you update your RSVP if you discover that you cannot attend - or leave a comment if you are running especially late. This is for the benefit of members and organizers alike. Many families will drive a great distance if children with similar ages or interests have indicated they will attend. In other words if your family can't make it, it may impact the decision of others as to whether or not they will attend.

Group organizers cover Meetup operating expenses; we do this so members curious or still undecided about unschooling won't have to pay to mingle within our community. Organizers for DFW Unschooling Families invest time and effort in hosting Meetups so we can welcome new friends and grow & support our unschooling community. Our Meetup group has many members and a long tradition* of connecting like-minded families who have found much happiness on this journey of unschooling. We invite you to join us!

If you want more information about Unschooling, check out our list of resources on our Meetup group's pages.

Where Can I Meet You?

For many years this group gathered outdoors at Parr Park in Grapevine* in the months when weather permitted. Meetups are occasionally scheduled at that location. More often they are held in Dallas, Plano, Ft. Worth, and Arlington.

At present, two members of this group* (Julie in Dallas and Amy in Ft. Worth) are responsible for organizing and scheduling Meetups. Meetup locations generally include area museums, recreation centers, and local parks. Organizers select public meeting places (no personal residences) at locations and dates most practical/convenient for those who regularly attend.

How Often Do You Meet?

In the warmer months, this group meets on weekdays, once or more weekly (& occasionally on weekends). In the colder months, gatherings are either suspended or moved to indoor venues, with the exception of special events. The majority of Meetups occur at 11am or later: in our experience it is difficult for unschoolers to convene before noon! Furthermore, most museums host school groups in the morning & early afternoon so we usually meet late afternoon to avoid big crowds.

How Can I Contact You?

Contact the organizers (Julie or Amy) using the email link in the toolbar. Feel free to send us your questions, suggestions, Meetup ideas, and feedback.

Thanks! We look forward to seeing you soon.

*This group was founded by Sarah Parent, Nina Jones, Ang Robinson and Barb Lundgren. We are grateful this group was here for us when we began this journey. Barb has stepped down as organizer and, at present, this group is organized by Julie Ross and Amy Botts.



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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:30 PM

    Sci-Tech Discovery Center

    11 Unschoolers attending
  • Friday, January 30, 2015 10:00 AM

    Homeschool Skate in Grapevine

    30 Unschoolers attending
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:30 PM

    Museum Day: DMA + Klyde Warren

    25 Unschoolers attending
  • Sunday, February 8, 2015 1:30 PM

    Family Concert - The Dallas Opera

    8 Unschoolers attending
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:00 AM

    Celebrate Chinese New Year @ The Crow

    18 Unschoolers attending
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