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Washington, D.C. Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Washington, D.C.! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Washington, D.C. 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 administrators A 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.

Notification of Intent to Home School Form

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has a regulatory responsibility to ensure that children, residing in the District of Columbia between the ages of five (5) and seventeen (... [Read more...]

Office of the State Superintendent of Education – Homeschooling Regulations

Washington DC [Read more...]

“District of Columbia Home Schooling” Notice of Final Ruling

From the District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education. The purpose of the new chapter is to establish procedural rules for home schooling for District of Columbia residents from age 5 un... [Read more...]

DC State Superintendent of Education – Home Schooling

The District of Columbia has a statutory responsibility to assure that children between the ages of five and seventeen, residing in the District of Columbia, receive an education. The Office of the... [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions – Home Schooling in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) provides oversight for home schooling in the District of Columbia. [Read more...]

Washington, D.C. Resource Pages & Places

Free Weekly Parent Support Group by Dr. Dan Shapiro, Developmental-Behavioral PediatricianWashington DC area

Join other parents and Dr. Dan Shapiro, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, each Monday at 1pm EST for a free, participant-led discussion. Different themes are selected by the group each week. S... [Read more...]

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