Each state in the U.S. has its own homeschool law. If you reside outside of New Hampshire, find out what your state's homeschool law is here: https://hslda.org/legal . If you live in New Hampshire, please read on.
A child in NH is required to attend school (compulsory attendance) if they have reached the age of 6 years old by September 30th and to continue to attend until they turn 18 years old. Home education is an alternative to public or private school that can be used to meet compulsory attendance requirements. Below are details about how to legally set up your homeschool in NH. There are other pages about methods and curriculum choices. New Hampshire law allows for flexibility in parents' curriculum choices, but some parents choose to use curriculum providers for their many benefits.
To set up your child's home education program:
For practical help with homeschooling, contact the experienced parents in our support group.
NH home education laws and rules:
For specific legal questions:
Home Education Advisory Council of the NH Department of Education. The NH department of education administers the home education law in NH through its rule making authority. This council facilitates communication between the home education community and the department of education and other educational stakeholders when these rules are being written and when important concerns are raised that pertain to home education. CUHE-NH sends member representatives to this council who can assist you.
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). Lawyers are available who specialize in homeschool law. HSLDA charges annual membership dues. https://hslda.org/
Catholic private schools in New Hampshire that serve as participating agencies:
Holy Family Academy
281 Cartier Street
Manchester, NH 03102
Mount Royal Academy
PO Box 362 (mailing address)
26 Seven Hearths Lane
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: (603) 763-9010
Fax: (603) 763-5390
Headmaster: Derek Tremblay
There are other Christian and secular private schools in NH that also serve as participating agencies. Other homeschool support organizations found on our NH Community page maintain lists of these other choices.
Click below to access a sample letter of intent to homeschool in New Hampshire.