Homeschooling in New Jersey: Start Here

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

It is incredibly easy to start homeschooling in New Jersey!

New Jersey Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in New Jersey

There are an estimated 52,743 home educated students in New Jersey

New Jersey does not require families to notify the state of their decision to homeschool. NJ does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. The NJ government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

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

New Jersey vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

New Jersey Homeschool Law

New Jersey State Standards and Common Core

Under the guidance and support of Chris Christie, New Jersey has been active in implementing the Common Core, debuting entirely new curricula aligned to state models in September 2012.

State Subject Requirements

Instruction must be “academically equivalent” to that provided in public school.

Important NJ legal information links

New Jersey Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in NJ

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

New Jersey Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in NJ

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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