Homeschooling in Maine: Start Here

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

Maine has more legal requirements than most states.

Maine Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Maine

There are an estimated 7,054 home educated students in Maine

Maine requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Maine policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Annual assessment or evaluation with no ramifications.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Maine 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 Maine to educate their children at home.

Maine vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Maine Homeschool Law

Maine State Standards and Common Core

Maine’s department of education has erected a façade of local control over Common Core implementation, but the department of education has closely monitored the curricula used to implement the Common Core in Maine’s schools. Maine also has a fully operational preschool through workforce student database.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Homeschool Statute

English and language arts, math, science, social studies, physical and health education, library skills, fine arts, Maine studies, and computer proficiency.

Private School/Umbrella School

Instruction appropriate to grade level in English (reading, writing, spelling, grammar), math, science, American history and geography, Maine History, civil government and citizenship, health, and fine arts.

Important ME legal information links

Maine Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in ME

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Maine! 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.

Maine Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in ME

Still haven't found what you need/looking for? We're here to help. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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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