Home Schooling

Parents seeking information about enrolling in home schooling in New York City should contact the NYC Department of Education's Office of Home Schooling.  
  • Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about home schooling in New York State.    
  • For detailed information about home schooling in New York, please read the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Commissioner’s Regulation Part 100.10.

  
Parents of children who are currently home schooled in NYC must send all compliance items directly to the NYC Department of Education's central Office of Home Schooling, 333 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.  (Please note compliance items are no longer accepted via fax.) 

According to New York State Education Department Commissioner’s Regulation Part 100.10, the items listed below must be submitted each year by the following dates:

2015-16 School Year Calendar of Mandated Deadlines:
  
Due Date:     Required Item:
July 1* Letter of Intent
August 15 † Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP)
November 15 ‡ Quarterly Report #1
January 31 ‡ Quarterly Report  #2
April 15 ‡ Quarterly Report  #3
June 30 ‡ Quarterly Report #4
June 30 Annual Assessment

Or within 14 days following the commencement of home instruction within the school district.
 † Or within four weeks of the receipt of the IHIP form.  Later date applies.
 ‡ Suggested date.  Parents may specify similar Quarterly Report due dates on the IHIP.  The number of reports should be proportional to the period of home instruction.


  
2015-16 School Year Calendar of Optional Deadlines and Events:
 
Date: Event:
July 1 2015-16 Home School Information Packets available for distribution
September 9 Spring MetroCards activated
(To receive MetroCard by September 9, the Spring MetroCard application and IHIP must be submitted by August 15.)
Mid-September (TBA) High School Application Process (HSAP) Information Session for Home School Students (8th Grade)
General HSAP information is available here
January New York State Regents exams (High School Level)
Additional information and specific dates are available here

February 1

Fall MetroCards activated
(To receive MetroCard by February 1 you must submit Fall MetroCard application by January 15.) 

Spring

 New York State English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics examinations (Grades 3-8)
Additional information and specific dates are available here

Mid-March (TBA)

High School Application Process (HSAP)  Information Session for Home Schooled Students (7th Grade)
General HSAP information is available here

June

New York State Regents exams (High School)
Additional information and specific dates are available here


For questions relating to home schooling, please contact us at Homeschool@schools.nyc.gov.