Compulsory Education Age
5–16 years old
Homeschooling is legal under Article 42 of the Education Act Cap. 41 (1997), which states:
“A child of compulsory school age may be exempted from compulsory attendance at school…if the child is receiving instruction at home in a manner and to a standard satisfactory to the Minister.”
Families who wish to homeschool should apply for an exemption from the Chief Education Officer, as outlined in Article 42, § 3.
Homeschoolers in Barbados