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Simply Too Dangerous to Continue Homeschooling
June 26, 2013: A family in Slovakia looks for a way to keep teaching their 5th-grade son at home in the face of laws that prohibit homeschooling past grade 4.

Homeschool Experiment Needed in Slovakia
December 20, 2011: Stringent regulations keep families from homeschooling in Slovakia, but the fledgling homeschool movement hopes to change that soon.

 Country Information

Compulsory attendance: 6-16

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling was legalized by Education Act No. 245/2008 Coll. (22 May 2008). However, this law authorized homeschooling only for ages 6–10, provided that the parent who gives instruction is a fully-qualified teacher. Parents must apply to schools for permission to homeschool. Children must be registered with a local primary school, taught the same curriculum as in the schools, and tested every 6 months.

Estimated number of home schoolers: under 50

 Contact Information

Spoločnost’ priatel’ov domácej školy na Slovensku
Friends of Homeschooling Association
POC: Janka Pajgerov

Last Updated: January 1, 2016