Homeschooling in Delaware: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Delaware. If you are searching for information about DE homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

Delaware has more legal requirements than most states.

Delaware Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Delaware

There are an estimated 5,213 home educated students in Delaware

Delaware requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. The DE government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Delaware does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Delaware to educate their children at home.

Delaware vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Delaware Homeschool Law

Delaware State Standards and Common Core

Delaware was quick to adopt the Common Core and produce an implementation strategy, and its rapidity was rewarded with a $120 million grant from the Race to the Top program. All of Delaware’s curriculum and state assessments are now aligned to the Common Core.

State Subject Requirements


Important DE legal information links

Delaware Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in DE

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Delaware! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Help Homeschooling in DE

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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