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Hey,

My DD is only 1.5 but we have encountered a few homeschooler moms that have organized field trips and such on STX. So people are doing it here but it is pretty under the radar - probably the case in most places anyway. I am interested in learning more about homeschooling and unschooling, but we're a ways off from having to make those decisions.

There is a Waldorf-inspired preschool here, and there are some crunchy moms here.

Does that help? What resources do you need to unschool?
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I know this is an old post, but I am wondering if you moved and if so what you found out?
I'm expecting to move to St Thomas in August/September with my two little ones and we're mostly unschoolers as well. Did you find out anything about the law or programs?
Thanks so much!!!
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Well thank you anyway!
Actually it won't be that much different - we already live on an island that's inundated with cruise ship passengers through the summer, this will just be a warmer one! I hope it will be a pleasant move, though to tell the truth I'm really nervous about resettling with the children, and at the prospect of moving back into a area where things like violent crime and violent storms exist - we're sheltered up here!
Thank so much for the reply!
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We are moving to St. Thomas in august. As of right now we are an unschooling family. I have a 7 year old and 2 year old. I see you are discussing St. Croix. But, I was wondering if anyone had info about St. Thomas. I have also tried researching homeschool communities in the area. I hear some people are doing this. But, I could not find much info about it either.

i think St. Croix is too far away to participate in their homeschool community. I think my biggest concern is finding a social outlet for myself and my children during the school day.

Thanks for any ideas or input given.

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We are moving there as my partner got a job at the university. He is a math professor. Do you have the website or locations of where you found the info about homeschool communities in St. Thomas? I would love to have that research to know where to begin my search and how to find those families once I am there.

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Purplesage:
My Husband works for TSA, so he would just be transferring to the airport on St Thomas. Maybe we'll see you there though, even if just to visit your sister! ;-)

ShanaG:
I'm actually going to St Thomas and not St Croix and I have a 7 year old boy and a 3 year old girl! We expect to arrive in late August or the beginning of September - perhaps we could stay in touch and arrange an outing for the kids?

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that would be awesome. We definitely should stay in touch. We will be moving around the second week of august. Is there a way to send each other email addresses off the main list?

I look forward to meeting you.

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Yeah! I'll send you a personal message with mine.
I'm really happy to know at least one other homeschool family!!!
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