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The Independent Scholar

Informing and connecting the home education community in Southwest Missouri.

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The Independent Scholar is a tabloid-sized newspaper published for homeschoolers in Springfield, Missouri. Each quarterly issue contains 20 pages of current comprehensive information by and about independent learners in our area. Read about events, achievements, resources, and happenings all in one place. All of our articles and photographs are submitted by homeschoolers and published as a service by volunteers. Support us by subscribing and advertising.


A subscription to The Independent Scholar is available to individuals for $15 per year beginning with the current issue. Back issues may be purchased while supplies last for $2.00 per individual copy. Fill out this form and mail with your check to:


The Independent Scholar

Homeschool Press of Southwest Missouri

5646 E Division

Springfield, MO 65802




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 Thank you to our current advertisers for their support:


Noah's Art Children's Art Studio

Locally owned and operated by a homeschool family. Art classes, theme workshops, and open studio for kids. 2742 S. Campbell in Springfield. 417-889-2779

**NEW  Piano Lessons by homeschool mom and experienced teacher Kimberly Jackson.  call 859-0698 or 838-3445


Creava School for the Arts

Classes, Individual Instruction, and parent date nights


Enterprise Park Lanes

 1625 S Enterprise, Springfield, MO.  Hosting homeschool league every Wednesday at 12:45.


Sac River Stables- Horseback Riding Lessons, Classes and Camps.



Trading Hands Kids Sale


Pilgrim's Way Homeschool Consignment Shop

Now in Springfield at 1713 S. Campbell 


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The Independent Scholar

is now available for single-copy purchase at

The Pilgrim's Way homeschool consignment shop in Springfield!

at 1713 S. Campbell