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Leap Co-op began in the fall of 2005, with twenty families enrolled in its first session.

Its founding moms had as their vision a co-op where children would enjoy classes that would enrich their homeschool curriculum and moms would find encouragement and fellowship. They prayerfully planned a co-op where moms would aspire to share with excellence and enthusiasm and children would learn with respect and zeal.


LEAP strives to provide homeschooled families with enhanced educational opportunities within a nurturing Christian environment.


Christian/ nurturing environment
Proverbs 22:6: Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Variety of educational choices
Proverbs 3:13: Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding.

Family-based fellowship
Hebrews 10:24-25: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Supportive/ prayerful community
Romans 12:12: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer

Gift-based service
Romans 11:29: For God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Excellence matters
Colossians 3:23-24: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Positive/ respectful attitude
Ephesians 4:29: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Creativity/ innovation/ willingness to try new things
2 Timothy 1:7: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Consistent organizational communication
1 Chronicles 28:8b: Be careful to follow all the commands of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever.

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

16911 Redland Rd, Derwood, MD 20855



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