New to Homeschooling

The primary education years are very important.  They not only shape your child's personality but shapes their attitude toward learning.  Families choose to home school their children for many reasons.  Many are looking for flexibility while others want to take more control over their child's education.  Home school is becoming a more popular option as it gives families the flexibility and freedom to choose how they want their children to be educated.   

There are many home school options available.  Families who are looking to home school should do their research to find the best alternative for their families.   For your convenience, MYS has put together a few homeschool organizations that provide curriculum for grades K through 12.


Person Homeschool

Homeschool Academy


Timber Doodle

Power Homeschooling

The Schoolhouse Teacher




In Pennsylvania, it is required that you provide notice of your intent to homeschool by submitting a notarized affidavit at the time of choosing homeschool and annually by August 1. It is recommended that you formally withdraw from your public school so your student is not marked truant.

In the case that you decide to return to public school in the middle of the school year, contact your local school to determine the process.

You can also check out the Home School Legal Defense Association – Pennsylvania and the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania.



Home School Regulations

Below you will find information regarding homeschool laws. You will receive information on what you need to do to get started and gain an understanding of what is needed for attendance, state testing requirements, and how to keep records for review,  such as portfolios.  It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the laws in your state since regulations change from state to state.


Home school Legal Defense

Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. We provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to our over 80,000 member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers.

PA Homeschool Law

Tips for Getting Started

What you should know.

Home Education


PDE Home Education and Private Tutoring webpage contains information relevant to parents and guardians, evaluators, private tutors, school districts, businesses and institutions of higher learning

Homeschool Groups by County

 There are many home school groups that parents can join for support and  socialization. 

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For a great homeschool curriculum option, check out Schoolhouse Teacher.