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Homeschooling in New Jersey

by Mary Ann Kelley

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New Jersey Homeschool Laws & Information

New Jersey Homeschool Information

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

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.

image of gavel with man's hand pointing to a passage in a book and text Show Me in the Law - the show me letter that can prevent overreach by school administratorsA 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.

New Jersey Department of Education – Frequently Asked Questions: Homeschooling

In New Jersey, the Legislature under the compulsory education law (N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25) has permitted children to receive "equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school," including the home. The f... [Read more...]

Legal

From the New Jersey Homeschool Association [Read more...]

NJ Law and Legal Resources

From ENOCH of New Jersey [Read more...]

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Frequently Asked Questions: Homeschooling [Read more...]

New Jersey Resource Pages & Places

Barnes & NobleEssex, Morris and Union County New Jersey

Barnes and Noble offers complimentary Educator Discount benefits to parents who home school. The discount is 20% off of books and other products used for educational purposes. Four times a year the... [Read more...]

New Jersey HomeschoolingNew Jersey Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New Jersey [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – New JerseyNew Jersey Statewide

Discussions and Resources for New Jersey Homeschoolers [Read more...]

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