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Thank you for inquiring about educating your child(ren) at home. 

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) provides guidance to school districts pertaining to the duties of parents and boards of education. Under Connecticut State Statute 10-184, a parent may remove a child from public school for purposes of homeschooling if "the parent or person having control of such child is able to show that the child is elsewhere receiving equivalent instruction in the studies taught in the public schools.” These subjects include reading, writing, spelling, English grammar, geography, arithmetic and United States history and in citizenship, including a study of the town, state and federal governments.

A parent who wishes to educate his/her child at home must file a Notice of Intent form for each year they intend to educate the child at home. Download the Notice of Intent Form.  Completed forms should be returned electronically to the Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools. Please contact the Assistant to the Superintendent of schools via email,, or call 203-625-7486 if further assistance is needed. 

For parents who may wish to return a child to public high school, consideration should be given to ensuring that homeschool coursework aligns with Connecticut State Graduation Requirements. Parents may choose to provide instruction, hire someone else to do so, or choose an online option. It should be noted that the CSDE does not accredit any of the online/virtual schools.

Important Documents:

Additional information from the Connecticut State Department of Education on Homeschooling.