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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.


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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

Parnell Studios: Pottery and Art

Classes, Individual Instruction, and parent date nights


Oracle TaeKwonDo Academy

5601 S Campbell, Springfield  417-771-2190

Custom designed classes for your homeschool group

 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.


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


Trading Hands Kids Sale


Pilgrim's Way Homeschool Consignment Shop

Now in Springfield at 1713 S. Campbell 


Savannah Shannon- 

Homeschool Fiddle Instructor

taught at The Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield

New students call 417-818-0726

or email

Pellegrino's School of Music and Art

Two Free Lessons of your choice with the ad in our fall issue!   417-887-2800

1269 E Republic Rd, Springfield

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The Independent Scholar

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The Pilgrim's Way homeschool consignment shop in Springfield!

at 1713 S. Campbell