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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 in-depth 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 parent volunteers. Subscribe to your local homeschool newspaper today!


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:


  Creava School for the Arts

Classes, Individual Instruction, and parent date nights. 417-880-3531

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.


School of Rock- Springfield Now holding weekday Homeschool Classes for all 417-887-ROCK

Bring in the ad in our current issue for $5 off


Trading Hands Kids Sale- Fall Sale Sept 3-5

Ozark Empire Fair E-plex


Wonders of Wildlife- Classes and Science Camps for homeschoolers including dissection workshops, hands-on ecology investigations, and outdoor labs.

Call 225-1162

Email us at for advertising information and rates.  Your advertising dollars support our continued publication of the area's most comprehensive written source of information for home educating families and reach an estimated 500 households each quarter.