Home Schooling

Parents seeking information about enrolling in home schooling in New York City should contact the Central Office of Home Schooling. 

Parents of children who are currently home schooled must send all compliance items directly to the Central Office of Home Schooling at the address listed in the blue box on the right.  Please note that we no longer accept compliance items via e-mail or fax.

Mandatory compliance items include a letter of intent, Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP), four quarterly reports, and an annual assessment. 

These items must be submitted each year by the following dates:


Letter of Intent: July 1 (or within 14 days following the commencement of home instruction within the school district)

IHIP: August 15 (or within four weeks of receipt of the IHIP form, whichever is later)

*Quarterly reports: November 15, January 31, April 15, June 30 (*suggested dates)

Annual Assessment: June 30

For questions relating to Home Schooling, please contact us at Homeschool@schools.nyc.gov

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 100.0