Homeschooling in Montana: Start Here

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

Montana has more legal requirements than most states.

Montana Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Montana

There are an estimated 5,621 home educated students in Montana

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

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

Montana vaccine information

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Montana Homeschool Law

Montana State Standards and Common Core

Montana was the last state to adopt the Common Core, and the state has left most of the implementation process in the hands of local school districts.

Common Core Implications

It appears that there is little chance that Montana’s homeschool students will have to take Common Core standardized assessments in the near future. Both recent efforts to pass legislation requiring homeschoolers to take state assessments have been decisively defeated.

State Subject Requirements

Instruction must be provided in "the subjects required of public schools as a basic instructional program." This basic instructional program for public schools is set by the board of public education.

Important MT legal information links

Montana Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in MT

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Montana! 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 MT

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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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