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Homeschooling in Massachusetts

by Mary Ann Kelley

Massachusetts Homeschool Laws & Information

Massachusetts Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Massachusetts! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Massachusetts residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.

Quicklinks for Homeschooling in Massachusetts

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.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableA quick note about sticking to what the law requires.
The "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.

Massachusetts Laws Regulating Home Education

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Summaries of State Homeschooling Laws

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Official Requirements to Homeschool in Massachusetts


Massachusetts Resource Pages & Places

High School Success and College AdmissionBarnstable, Cape Cod and South Shore of Massachusetts

This is a college resource led by a retired 25-year school counselor with home school experience. The service is available monthly or weekly to provide support and direction to homeschool high scho...

Massachusetts HomeschoolingMassachusetts Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Massachusetts

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – MassachusettsMassachusetts Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Massachusetts Homeschoolers

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