Compulsory Education Age

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Ages 5–14, when a child is 5 years old by September 1.

Legal Status

Homeschooling is legal, per §60.1 of the Education & Training Act (14 April 2010), which states: Children must receive “suitable education either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.” Under the “or otherwise” phrase in the law, families can legally homeschool. However, homeschooling is uncommon. 

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture established homeschool protocols and a series of applications forms in August 2020 after an increase in homeschooling during COVID-19. One of these requirements is for the parent to hold academic qualifications equivalent to an associate degree in order to homeschool.