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 Country Information

Compulsory education: 5–15 per the Education Act §2

Legal status of homeschooling: There is growing interest in homeschooling on the island of Malta and families are in dialogue with the Ministry of Education to include a provision for homeschooling in the education law.

While the Education Act (Cap. 327, 1991) §5 refers to compulsory school attendance, there is a legal basis for parents to direct the education of their children. The Constitution of Malta (1964) states only that education, not school attendance, is compulsory (§10). The Education Act (Cap. 327, 1991) §6 further states, “It is the right of every parent of a minor to give his decision with regard to any matter concerning the education which the minor is to receive.”

 Contact Information

Malta Homeschool Families
POC: Abigail Giuffrè
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Last Updated: August 5, 2015