360x240-mexico-flagCompulsory Education Age

Age requirements vary from state to state but generally children have to be in school until the 6th grade.

Estimate Number of Homeschoolers

5,000 families

Legal Status

The Mexican constitution in its article 31 states that it is an obligation of every Mexican citizen to have their children to attend either public or private institutions in order to receive proper education. The obligation of parent to have preschool, primary and secondary education is further stated in article 4 of the General Law of Education.

Compulsory age requirements vary from state to state but generally children must be in school until the 6th grade. Without clear compulsory attendance laws, homeschooling is flourishing legally. As a rule, Mexican family homeschool without significant interference from the government.

There is a loophole which seems to have been used by some homeschooling families. The National Institute for Adult Education (INEA by its Spanish acronym) is able to test pupils older than 15 years who for one or another reason have been out of the school system. INEA test results and educational processes can be recognized by higher education institutions, allowing the entrance of pupils not coming from the school system to higher education. Such cases are however, rare.

The above text (with minor editing) is taken directly from OLASE - Observatorio Latinoamericano de Aprendizajes sin Escuelas.

Contact Information

El Hogar Educador
Tel: +1 770 713 9053
Email: support@vnministries.org (English), contacto@elhogareducador.org (Spanish)

Kingdom Kids Homeschool in Mexico
POC: Javier Centeno and Eva Centeno Najera
Location: Tijuana/Playas de Rosareita, Mexico
Email: enjera18@msn.com
Phone: 6645617602