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Singapore: Homeschoolers in Asia Carry the Torch
A Family’s Influence in Southeast Asia
Compulsory Attendance Ages: 6 years of education required between ages 6 and 15.
Legal Status:It is currently legal to homeschool in Singapore. The country formally legalized homeschooling through the codification of the Compulsory Education Act in 2000. Children born after January 1, 1996, are required to attend public school for six years starting at age 6; however, exemptions to this mandate are allowed and include homeschooling.
TEACH ASIA has 300 enrolled homeschoolers from Macau, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Jakarta, Indonesia. They provide a legal covering, offer distance learning, use School of Tomorrow/ACE, use English, teach English as second language, provide a network of veteran home schoolers to help and train others, and have been in the ministry for over 15 years.
Last Updated: September 30, 2012