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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:


*NEW: Parnell Studios: Pottery and Art

Classes, Individual Instruction, and parent date nights


*NEW  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 Summer Kids Bowl Free


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


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


Trading Hands Kids Sale

September 4-6, 2014


Pilgrim's Way Homeschool Consignment Shop

Now in Springfield at 1713 S. Campbell 


* New! 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 current fall issue!   417-887-2800

1269 E Republic Rd, Springfield


Email us at for advertising information and rates


 The Independent Scholar is pleased to be the sponsor for Homeschool Birdsleuth and

 Project Feederwatch activities from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at the upcoming Environmental Education Day on October 2 for homeschoolers at The Springfield Conservation Nature Center from 9:00-3:00.  Come out for a great day of learning and hands-on activities.  See page one of our current fall issue for details and registration information!