Want to homeschool but need a little support? We can help! 

ZLO, located in Whatcom County, Washington, is specifically designed to assist homeschooled children and their families by offering once- and twice-weekly classes in a variety of subject areas.  Students take only the courses they want or need. We offer homeschooling parents quality education with choices and flexibility, allowing them to remain in a homeschool setting. Parents are the directors of their child’s education, choosing courses, instructors, and times. This ensures a high quality of instruction.

Christian, Biblically Based

The purpose of education is to prepare people for whatever God may ask them to do.

Eph 4:11-13: “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

ZLO consists of educators, and accomplished specialists who support homeschooling and teach from a Christian, Biblically-based point of view, and strive to prepare students academically for any educational goal. Students go on to do exceptionally well in subsequent learning environments. 

How We Do It

Our pattern of once- and twice-weekly classes allows parents to be the primary director of their child’s education, and also allows families to be families. Choose the courses you want or need for your student, to complete YOUR homeschool goals. Our courses cover a year’s material. Students are placed according to ability, not simply by expected grade level.

Not being in class daily means that some students can focus on a major project, such as a competitive sport or activity that involves travel and long weekends. For other students, it means we can spread out the high school years, allowing a student time to mature and achieve a higher level of success.   Our instructors are happy to work around family events that might take you away from school for a day or two. This flexibility also removes the stress and alters the expectations for students who may need a slower pace. 

We’re different because we don’t have an expectation for WHEN your student should accomplish a particular level, we expect ALL of our students to achieve those standards when they are ready. We put students where they can succeed, at a level that’s appropriate for them, and then we take them to the next level, without regard for age.

What Ages Does ZLO Serve?

We serve mostly grades 6-10, but also offer Early Learners (ages 3-6), and are continually expanding our K-6 introductory courses in a wide variety of subjects. We see the opportunity to work with your child as a privilege and honor how God made them. 

Where do our students go from ZLO? Into every walk of life. We have farmers, mathematicians, geologists, translators, IT experts, and social workers that we can count among our alumni. We are glad to have served them all. We want to prayerfully and joyfully help you fulfill the plans God has for you, using the best customer service possible. What do you need? How can we help you?