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Compulsory Education Age

Children ages 6 to 15 years old.

Legal Status

Per Article 2, §3 of the Greek education law (Law 1566/1985 on the structure and function of primary and secondary education) attendance is compulsory in elementary and high schools. Homeschooling is only explicitly allowed in Greek law in the case of children with special needs. The law states that in exceptional cases, education can occur in the home with direct supervision and materials from the school (Article 32, Section 4).

As an example, when the attendance for the pupils with disabilities and special educational needs at mainstream schools, or at Self-contained Special Education School Units (SMEAE), is rendered especially difficult due to the type and severity of the disability or disorder, homeschooling could be a solution.

Contact Information

Homeschooling-Greece Parents Group


Additional Resources

 Greek Child Services Snatch Kid Because Mom Decides to Homeschool

Child services seek to remove custody from a mother who preferred to home educate her child.