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Compulsory Education Age

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

Estimated Number of Homeschoolers

5,000 families

Legal Status

Without clear compulsory attendance laws, homeschooling is flourishing legally. As a rule, Mexican families homeschool without significant interference from the government.

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

In regards to testing and higher education, some homeschool families have been able to find an exception. The National Institute for Adult Education (INEA by its Spanish acronym) is able to test pupils older than 15 years who for one or 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

Home School Guadalajara

Phone: +52 33 3809 1345

Homeschool Escuela en Casa y Familia


El Hogar Educador

Phone: +1 770 713 9053
Email: (English) (Spanish)

Kingdom Kids Homeschool in Mexico

Contact: Javier Centeno and Eva Centeno Najera
Location: Tijuana/Playas de Rosareita, Mexico
Phone: 6645617602