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Compulsory Attendance Ages:
Per the Compulsory Education Law of the People’s Republic of China:
All children who have reached the age of six shall enroll in school and receive compulsory education for the prescribed number of years, regardless of sex, nationality or race. In areas where that is not possible, the beginning of schooling may be postponed to the age of seven. The state shall institute a system of nine-year compulsory education.
The authorities of provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government shall decide on measures to promote compulsory education, in accordance with the degree of economic and cultural development in their own localities.
Legal status of homeschooling:
Homeschooling is encouraged by Singapore missionaries. Homeschooling in Shanghai and Beijing is a risk and must be commenced underground. Expatriates may find it easier to homeschool than nationals.
Shanghai Homeschool Activities, Resources, and Encouragement (SHARE)
Teach Asia is now known as T3each and offers a fully accredited program of high-quality, highly accountable, personalized education for students via virtual and blended schooling for grades K through College. T3each supports parents and educators from Macau, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia and Indonesia and has been operating for over 18 years.
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Last Updated: August 24, 2013