Pennsylvania Homeschool Laws
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 Pennsylvania
Use the secondary navigation menu above to quickly make your way to pages for Pennsylvania state organizations, local homeschool groups, classes, co-ops, field trips, and more.
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.
Students of compulsory school age participating in a home education program are subject to sections 1327(d) and 1327.1 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § § 13-1327(d) and 1327...
From MDHSA (Mason-Dixon Homeschoolers Association).
From Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania
From Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania HomeschoolingPennsylvania Statewide
Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Pennsylvania
Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Statewide
Discussions and Resources for Pennsylvania Homeschoolers
New Beginnings Cyber Resource CenterPhiladelphia
This resource center in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia provides instructional support to families who are homeschooling. The center also provides social activities and host events ...