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What You Need to Know About Homeschooling in Maine


Thank you for your interest in bringing awareness to the topic of homeschooling. Below are some quick links to facts and information that you will find helpful for your story. If you don't find your answer here, please feel free to contact us for more information!


Research Studies and Statistics

Current statistics, studies and information on homeschooling


Maine Department of Education - Home Instruction

The Maine Department of Education is committed to ensuring the rights of all Maine learners to access educational opportunities, including appropriate alternatives to regular day-school curricula.


Home School Legal Defense Association

Legal advocacy and information for homeschool families around the globe 


Homeschooling Backgrounder

Are homeschooled students safe?


How many children are being homeschooled in Maine?

During the 2017-2018 school-year, 5, 749 students between the ages of 7 and 17 were registered with their local superintendent of schools and the state for homeschooling. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Maine DOE