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Compulsory attendance: Age 6 by April 1 for a period of eight years (O Osnovnom I Srendjem Obrazovanju 2003 Art. 16).

Legal status of homeschooling: The Education Act makes primary education, not school attendance, mandatory (Art. 16) and explicitly states “parents shall be the primary educators of their children” (Art. 22).

Homeschooling is prohibited in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Under Article 23 of the Constitution parents have the right to ensure the education of their children and can select the type of education for their children most in line with their own convictions. However, such rights are caveated by the requirement that such education still ensures the exercise of the child’s right to appropriate education; limiting the parent’s right to choose between private and public schools.

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**If you have knowledge of homeschooling in Bosnia-Herzegovina, please contact HSLDA. Thank you!

Last Updated: June 15, 2018