Homeschooling in Rhode Island: Start Here

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

Rhode Island has more legal requirements than most states.

Rhode Island Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Rhode Island

There are an estimated 5,723 home educated students in Rhode Island

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

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

Rhode Island vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Rhode Island Homeschool Law

Rhode Island State Standards and Common Core

Rhode Island provided guides to teachers for developing Common Core–aligned curriculum in 2011, and the changes were implemented at the beginning of the 2013–14 school year.

State Subject Requirements

“Reading, writing, geography, arithmetic, the history of the United States, the history of Rhode Island, and the principles of American government” must be taught “to the same extent as these subjects are required to be taught in the public schools.” Instruction must be in English and must be “thorough and efficient.”

Important RI legal information links

Rhode Island Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in RI

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Rhode Island! 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 RI

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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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