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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 four times yearly by The Homeschool Press of Southwest Missouri in Springfield, Missouri. Each quarterly issue contains 20 pages of current, relevant 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 not-for-profit 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:


All Saints Academy, 2710 E Inman Rd, Springfield,

417-881-2001        Deann Daniel


Enterprise Park Lanes, 1625 S Enterprise, Springfield, MO.  Homeschool League every Wednesday at 1:00.


FHE- Families for Home Education Missouri


Grandpa's Toolbox, Custom Carpentry and Home Renovation, homeschool family owned


Mobile Learning Network

"Where Alpacas, Education, and Fiber Fun Come Together."


Noah's Art of Springfield- Children's Art Center Homeschool Parent owned and operated (417) 889-2779


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


David Sims, Identity Theft Protection and Legal Services            (417) 831-0050


Summertime Studio- Homeschool Art Classes

425-B Plainview Rd, Springfield


 Trading Hands Kids Sale

 March 6-8, 2014


Waverly House Gallery- Sponsor of the 10th annual Kids Unschool Art Exhibit. January 28-February 1, 2014.



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Visit us in the exhibit hall at the

 2014 SHEM Homeschool Convention

 in Springfield, April 10-12.

purchase individual copies of any back issue,

 become a subscriber, find out how you can contribute,

 win door prizes and giveaways from our booth sponsors!