WARNING: This article explains the new homeschooling regulation in general and gives suggestions for fulfilling your legal obligations. This is not a legal opinion nor is it legal advice. For information specific to your situation, consult a lawyer. This article does not replace the content of the official guide mentioned in section 459.5.1 of the Education Act, which will be developed by the Minister and will be released no later than July 1, 2019. See AQED’s strategy.
You can start homeschooling whenever you want. You don't have to wait for approval to do so.
Read what you should know before starting to use the procedures below.
According to the homeschooling regulation, you must:
- Send a written notice to the minister and the appropriate school board
- Create and send a learning project to the minister
- Complete status and mid-term progress report
- Take part in a follow-up meeting
- Have your child’s progress evaluated yearly
- Submit a completion report
Read our remarks and general recommendations for all your documents and interactions with the Minister's representatives.
The Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur has created a new entity dedicated to the monitoring of homeschooling families: the Direction de l’Enseignement à la Maison (DEM). You will find their contact details as well as more information, including an FAQ, on the Ministry’s website: