Homeschooling in the District of Columbia: Start Here

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

Dist. Columbia makes home education more difficult that most states.

Dist. Columbia Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Dist. Columbia

There are an estimated 2,421 home educated students in Dist. Columbia

Dist. Columbia requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Dist. Columbia policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Evaluation only upon request

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Dist. Columbia 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.

To homeschool in Dist. Columbia, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: High School Diploma. Allows for parents to waive this requirement if they can prove their ability to teach.

Dist. Columbia vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Dist. Columbia Homeschool Law

Dist. Columbia Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in DC

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

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 DC

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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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