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Homeschooling in Maryland

by Mary Ann Kelley

Maryland Homeschool Laws & Information

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code (which is usually online at your state's official website) for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code—whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

Quicklinks for Homeschooling in Maryland

Use the secondary navigation menu above to quickly make your way to pages for Maryland state organizations, local homeschool groups, classes, co-ops, field trips, and more.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableThe "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

Nonpublic School Approval – Home Instruction

From the Maryland State Department of Education. Fact Sheet Regarding Home Instruction in Maryland.

Nonpublic School Approval – COMAR 13A.10.01

From the Maryland State Department of Education. Nonpublic School Approval Legal Requirements.

Nonpublic School Approval – Overview

From the Maryland State Department of Education

Nonpublic School Approval – Information

From the Maryland State Department of Education. Nonpublic Entities Registered with the Maryland State Department of Education to Supervise Home Instruction of Maryland Students.

Legal & Legislative


Legislative & Legal Alerts

From Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators

Legal Information

From Hand in Hand Homeschool

Maryland Resource Pages & Places

Personalized Home Schooling CoachingGaithersburg

A homeschooling coach is an experienced Nationally Board Certified Teacher who can be your partner in the long and short term planning and implementation of the curriculum. Support you in the day-...

Maryland Homeschooling InformationMaryland Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Maryland

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – MarylandMaryland Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Maryland Homeschoolers

Naturally Sharp Piano StudioMillersville

Emily Overstreet teaches beginner to intermediate piano students ages 4 and up. Lessons are once a week for $30/lesson. The goal of lessons is to teach at the child's pace and eventually be able to...

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