Homeschooling in Maryland: Start Here

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

Maryland has more legal requirements than most states.

Maryland Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Maryland

There are an estimated 34,317 home educated students in Maryland

Maryland requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Maryland policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Periodic evaluation

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

Maryland vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Maryland Homeschool Law

Maryland State Standards and Common Core

Maryland’s implementation of the Common Core has been sweeping. Maryland developed a set of curriculum frameworks based on the Common Core that is being used in every classroom in the state, and its postsecondary institutions are looking to align their college readiness standards with PARCC assessments.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

School District:

Children must receive “regular, thorough instruction in the studies usually taught in the public schools to children of the same age,” including instruction in English, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health, and physical education.

Umbrella School:

The law requires the supervising school to provide “textbooks, lesson plans, and other instructional materials or equipment designed to use independently by the pupil at a site other than the school.” The law does not specify what subjects must be covered, leaving that to the discretion of the supervising school.

Important MD legal information links

Maryland Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in MD

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

Maryland Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in MD

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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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