Catholic Homeschooling in Rhode Island

How to Homeschool in Rhode Island

Homeschoolers in Rhode Island are subject to statues that define and regulation homeschooling in the state. Steps to legally homeschooling in Rhode Island include:

1. Submit a notice of intent to the local school committee in your school district.

2. Teach the required number of days.

3. Teach the required subjects, including reading, writing, geography, arithmetic, health, PE, history of the U.S., history of Rhode Island, and American government.

4. Keep an attendance record.

5. Abide by any additional local district requirements. 

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. 

Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers (RIGHT)
RIGHT is a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to the advancement of home education and to protecting homeschooling family’s right to homeschool their children. They coordinate state and local events, provide information and support to homeschooling families in Rhode Island, monitor state and national homeschool legislation, and advocate and lobby on behalf of Rhode Island homeschoolers at the state and local level. 

Catholic Homeschool Support Groups

Catholic Homeschoolers in Massachusetts East (CHIME)
Eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island
CHIME is a group of faithful Catholic homeschooling families who live in eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. They offer support, academic and spiritual activities, field trips, classes, and clubs for members. 

Rosa Mystica Girls Society
The Rosa Mystica Girls Society is a group for girls aged 9-13. They meet at St. Mary’s on Broadway in Providence, RI. 

Little Flowers
Little Flowers is for girls aged 5-8. They meet at St. Mary’s on Broadway in Providence, RI.

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

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

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Plainville, CT, Mystic, CT, Worcester, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA
CGS is a program focusing on the contemplation and enjoyment of God. It is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium.

Catholic Scouting
Catholic Youth Ministry
Diocese of Providence, RI
Contact the Diocese of Providence to get information about Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and other scouting opportunities. 

National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Region 1 includes Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island
Homeschool students can participate in Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) activities as long as eligibility rules are met. Each school committee has authority to decide whether or not to allow a homeschooled student to participate in public school programs and public school extracurricular activities. 

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. 

Shrines & Pilgrimages in Rhode Island

Shrine of the Little Flower
Nasonville, RI

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Providence, RI

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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