Got Questions about Homeschooling?

We have straightforward answers to the most common questions about homeschooling. Find what you need to make the right decision for your family.

We’ve simplified the first steps of homeschooling in NY, and we will stick with you through each step.

There are many benefits of joining Homeschool New York.  See why we’re the largest homeschool community in the state.

Join Homeschool New York to gain a community of support and advocacy.

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Who We Are

Homeschool New York is the largest homeschool support group in New York State, founded over 35 years ago as NYS Loving Education at Home (LEAH). We are a Christian organization that exists to help you provide your children with a high-quality education in a safe environment, without being overwhelmed.

We understand that homeschooling in New York comes with complications that can be confusing and frustrating.  That is why we exist: to provide community, tips, and activities that will help you become a confident home educator.

Getting Started

Homeschool New York supports Christian homeschooling, recognizing the blessing and the work that it is. Learn more about homeschooling with these FAQs.

Our Purpose

Homeschool New York is a Christian organization, the members of which are like-minded home education support groups made up of families dedicated to observing the Biblical commands of Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6, and Ephesians 6:4.

NYS Homeschool History

Want to hear more about the history of homeschooling in New York? It's a dramatic story of brave pioneers who faithfully followed God's calling...

What We do

Homeschool New York provides service and support in the following ways...

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By aiding in the creation and growth of Christian home education support groups throughout New York State.

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By doing whatever is necessary to protect the future freedoms of home education in New York State and in our nation.

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By giving homeschooling families the resources and support they need to be successful.

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 By promoting sound, high-quality activities, support groups, and cooperatives that enhance the homeschool experience.

‘I Am a Homeschooler’

Homeschool New York Today

Homeschool New York is a voice for the homeschool community while supporting the needs of homeschool parents across the state through its member chapters. With over 2,700 families, we are here to help you get started, stay the course, protect your parental rights, and see your children grow as followers of Christ.

Benefits of Homeschool New York

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Encouragement

Encouragement and support from the largest statewide homeschooling organization in New York. 

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Community

Extensive resources for homeschool families via the Homeschool New York website, social media (Facebook), and local chapters.

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Information

High-quality, quarterly news magazine, The Messenger, for member families.

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Guidance

Access to the Homeschool New York resource manual, which includes instructions and examples of how to comply with state regulations.

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Activities

Sports and indemnification insurance for Homeschool New York organized sports and chapter events.

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Support

Membership in PICC (Parents Instructing Challenged Children), including support services for testing and intervention.

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Advocacy

Advocacy in Albany with the New York Legislature and State Education Department.  

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Graduation

Homeschool New York statewide commencement ceremony for graduating seniors.

​We give you the tools to be a confident home educator!

Homeschool New York began in order to protect the God-given and constitutional right to home educate in New York State, regardless of one’s philosophy of education or religious affiliation, and to provide necessary support for homeschool families.

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