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Homeschoooling Laws in New York

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in New York is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in New York and helpful links to NY’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, New York homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for New York Homeschool Laws

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

New York Department of Education Site

New York Homeschool Site

New York Department of Health

New York State Homeschool Law Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of New York, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Submit a “Notice of Intent to Homeschool” to your local superintendent by July 1st of each school year. By August 15, you must submit an IHIP to your District Superintendent.
  2. Submit quarterly reports to your local district. A quarterly report card should be a sufficient review for the school district to see.  
  3. Submit an annual assessment with the fourth quarter report. The breakdown below explains what to do at each grade level. 
    • For grades 1-3, a written narrative is a sufficient assessment. The person who prepares the written narrative shall be a New York State-certified teacher, a home instruction peer group, or another person who has interviewed the child and reviewed a portfolio of the child’s work. Such person shall certify that the child has made adequate academic progress.  
    • For grades 5 and 7 a written narrative is acceptable with the above requirements.  
    • For grades 4, 6, and 8-12, students are required to take a Standardized Test. You can contact your local district to see what tests are approved. Bridgeway Academy offers the Terra Nova test, and if your school district approves that standardized test, please contact us to receive more detailed information.

Homeschool Resources for New York Homeschool Laws

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

New York HSLDA Reference Site 

New York IHIP and Requirements Document

New York Approved Standardized Test List

New York Sample Notice of Intent to Homeschool

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