Home Schooling

If you are looking for information about home schooling your child in New York City, contact our Office of Home Schooling.

Contact Information

Office of Home Schooling
333 Seventh Avenue, Floor 7
New York, NY 10001
917-339-1793
Homeschool@schools.nyc.gov

William Harrington
Director, Office of Home Schooling
917-339-1748

Jeanne LaConti
School Counselor
917-339-1750

Questions?

Documentation

How do I enroll my child in home schooling for this school year?

You must make a Statement of Intent to home-school your child. You may submit the Letter of Intent to Letterofintent@schools.nyc.gov Please include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your child’s name
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Home address

Where do I send documentation?

Parents of children who are currently home schooled in NYC must send all compliance items directly to the NYC Department of Education Office of Home Schooling, address provided above. We no longer accept compliance items sent by fax.

What do I need to send?

You must provide the items listed above each year by the following dates, however all Quarterly Report deadlines are suggested dates. Parents may specify similar Quarterly Report due dates on the IHIP. The number of reports should be proportional to the period of home instruction.

2018-19 Mandated Deadlines

July 1

  • Letter of Intent
    (Or within 14 days following the commencement of home instruction within the school district.)

August 15

  • Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP)
    Or within four weeks of the receipt of the IHIP form. Later date applies.

November 15

  • Quarterly Report #1

January 31

  • Quarterly Report #2

April 15

  • Quarterly Report #3

June 30

  • Quarterly Report #4 and Annual Assessment

2018-19 Optional Deadlines and Events

July 1

  • 2018-19 Home School Information Packets available for distribution

September 7

  • Fall MetroCards activated
    • To receive MetroCard by September 9, the MetroCard application and IHIP must be submitted by August 15.

Mid-September

  • High School Application Process (HSAP) Information Session for Home School Students (grade eight)
  • High School Admissions Fairs

January

  • NY State Regents exams (high school level)
  • Spring MetroCard application due.
    • To receive MetroCard by February 1 you must submit MetroCard application by January 15.
  • NY State English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics examinations (Grades 3-8)
  • High School Application Process (HSAP) Information Session for Home Schooled Students (grade seven)
  • NY State Regents exams (high school)

February 1

  • Spring MetroCards activated
    • To receive MetroCard by February 1 you must submit MetroCard application by January 15.

Spring

  • New York State English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics examinations (grades 3-8)

Mid-March

  • High School Application Process (HSAP) Information Session for Home Schooled Students (grade seven)

June

  • NY State Regents exams (high school)
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