Catholic Homeschooling in Delaware

How to Homeschool in Delaware

In Delaware, there are three options for homeschooling:

1. Homeschooling as a single-family homeschool, with the children educated primarily by the parents in the home.

2. Homeschooling as a multi-family homeschool, with children from two or more families educated by the parents in their homes. 

3. Homeschooling as a single-family household coordinated with the local school district. There are notification, teaching, and reporting requirements. 

Compulsory school ages are 5-16 and notification is required. There are no requirements for testing or immunization. There are no mandated teacher qualifications or state mandated subjects. 

Delaware Department of Education Home School Information
The Delaware Department of Education’s (DDOE) Nonpublic School support section is your central source for information about nonpublic homeschools and private schools in the State of Delaware. The option to homeschool or attend private school in Delaware provides the parents and/or guardians of school-age children alternatives to public schools. There are over 2,000 nonpublic schools in the State of Delaware.

How to Comply with Delaware’s Homeschool Law
How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Delaware
Special Education Provisions for Delaware
The Importance of Recordkeeping in Delaware

Lobbying & Advocacy Organizations

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
HSLDA is the nation’s largest homeschool advocacy organization. They protect the rights of homeschoolers in court, advocate for homeschool freedom in state legislatures, and work to advance homeschooling in the public arena. 

Homeschool Action Network of Delaware
This is a state-wide support and advocacy group for homeschooling families in the state of Delaware. 

Catholic Homeschool Support Groups

Catholic Homeschoolers of Northeast
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland
This group connects Catholic homeschoolers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. They share resources, advice, and support. 

Catholic Homeschool Co-ops

Do you know of any Catholic homeschool co-ops near you? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Hybrid Programs & Homeschool Academies

Aquinas Academy Homeschool Program
Bear, DE
Aquinas Academy is a small private Catholic school dedicated to promoting academic excellence within the tradition of a Catholic education. They offer a homeschool program that offers students a religious curriculum, along with group activities, plays, art and music classes, field trips, instructional support services, school record maintenance, transcripts, and sports. 

Do you know of any Catholic hybrid homeschool programs or homeschool academies near you? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Catholic Homeschool Conferences

The 2024 Catholic Homeschool Conference
Virtual Conference
June 7-8, 2024

This virtual conference features topics covering homeschool guidance, marriage and family, and character and virtue development. Speakers include Bishop Joseph Strickland, Emily Brown, Bonnie Landry, and more. There will also be a homeschool graduate panel. The Catholic Homeschool Directory is a virtual exhibitors hall. You can browse through curriculum, programs, tools, and businesses who support your family’s homeschool journey.

Long Island Homeschool Conference
St. Roccos Pl, Glen Cove, NY
2024 Date TBD

This is the first annual Long Island Homeschool Conference for Catholic families. Listen to speakers, hear special panels, browse the vendors, and find new homeschool materials and curriculum at the book swap! Featured speakers include Alice Gunther, Annabelle Moseley, Jessica Schaefer, and Margaret Gallipeau.

Local Classes & Programs for Homeschoolers

Do you know of any great local classes or programs for Catholic homeschoolers? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Sports for Homeschoolers

Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Delaware
Delaware does not have a law granting homeschooled students the right to participate in public school classes and activities; thus, the individual schools and school districts have the authority to decide whether to allow homeschooler participation. Policies often vary from district to district. Students wishing to participate in public school classes or activities should contact their local school for information regarding their district’s policy.

Do you know of any great sports programs for Catholic homeschoolers? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Diocese & Parish Resources

Shrines & Pilgrimages in Delaware

Do you know of any Catholic pilgrimage sites or shrines that would be perfect for a homeschool field trip? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

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