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Compulsory Attendance: 6–16

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is uncommon, although the Peruvian Constitution protects the rights of families. Article 6 states it is the obligation and right of parents “to nourish, educate, and provide security” for their children, and Article 13 gives parents the right “to choose educational centers and to participate in the educational process.”

Education is further governed by Law N° 28044, Ley General de Educación (July 29, 2003). Article 5 states, “Parents or their substitutes have a duty to educate their children and the right to participate in the educational process and to choose the institutions in which they are educated, according to their convictions and beliefs.” This is interpreted by families to mean that parents may educate their children at home.

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** Please contact HSLDA for potential referrals to homeschool families or if you have knowledge of homeschooling in Peru. Thank you!

Last Updated: January 1, 2016