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Compulsory Education ages: 5–14

Legal basis for homeschooling: Homeschooling is legal, per § 34 of the Education Act, Chapter 36 (31 December 2000), which states: “It shall be the duty of the parent of every child of compulsory school age who has not yet completed primary school to cause him to receive suitable education either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.” Under the “or otherwise” phrase in the law, families can legally homeschool. However, homeschooling is uncommon.

Education Act 2000

 Contact Information

None at this time. If you have knowledge of homeschooling in Belize, please contact HSLDA. Thank you!

Last Updated: September 29, 2013