New Jersey Department of Education

Frequently Asked Questions: Homeschooling

In New Jersey, the Legislature under the compulsory education law (N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25) has permitted children to receive “equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school,” including the home. The following homeschooling questions and answers are intended to assist a parent/guardian and public school district(s) in dealing with issues that frequently arise in this context.


Please note that the Homeschooling Frequently Asked Questions document is intended to promote general guidance for a parent/guardian and school administrator(s), and does not constitute legal advice or state directives.  A board of education may wish to consult with its attorney regarding specific situations or questions.

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