Homeschooling in New Jersey

newjerseyNew Jersey education law allows parents to remove their children from public school and provide “equivalent instruction other than at school.”  New Jersey law does not specifically address home schools, but statute N.J.S.18A:38-25 recognizes “day schools” as a legal equivalent to public school.  Since 2006, New Jersey has interpreted the term “day school” to mean “home school.”  New Jersey home school parents must file a “transfer form” with the local school district that includes the parent’s specific intent to educate their child or children at a location other than the public school.  New Jersey does not require home school teachers to be certified or hold an education degree.

Visit Homeschool Facts for more information about New Jersey Homeschool State Laws.