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Homeschooling in New York

by Mary Ann Kelley

TheHomeSchoolMom's local resource listings are sponsored by Time4Learning, where you can find resources, support groups, test prep info, and more.

New York Homeschool Laws & Information

New York Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in New York! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for New York 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.

100.10 Home Instruction

From the New York State Education Department [Read more...]

New York State Education Department – Home Instruction Questions and Answers

For additional information, please contact the office of the superintendent of the public school district in which you reside. [Read more...]

New York State Education Department – Home Instruction

PDF resources for: New Requirements for the Provision of Special Education Services to Home-Instructed ("Home-Schooled") Students, Questions and Answers, andPart 100.10 of the Regulations of the Ne... [Read more...]

Laws and Regulations – 100.10 Home instruction. (Revised September 2004)

From the New York State Education Department [Read more...]

Home Instruction Memo on Special Education Services

From the New York State Education Department [Read more...]

Application for Nonpublic Secondary School Registration

From the New York State Education Department [Read more...]

New York Resource Pages & Places

Barnes & Noble BooksellersBrooklyn/Metro New York City

This bookseller offers extensive selections of books for sale in over 500 stores nationwide. Stores can order tens of thousands of titles with a turnaround time of 3 business days, in most cases. H... [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – New YorkNew York Statewide

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

New York HomeschoolingHelpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New YorkNew York Statewide

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

Child Language Lab at CUNY Graduate CenterNew York, NY

The Child Language Lab at CUNY Graduate Center offers free standardized language testing and hearing screenings for children between the ages of 6-12. Those results will be mailed to your home. I... [Read more...]

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