Maryland Home Instruction

​Maryland law, Education Article, §7-301, Annotated Code of Maryland, Compulsory Attendance, and COMAR 13A.10.10.01 states that each child who resides in Maryland and is 5 years old or older and under 16 shall attend a public school regularly during the entire school year unless the child is otherwise receiving regular, thorough schooling during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public school to children of the same age.  Maryland recognizes nonpublic schools and home schooling as options to public school enrollment for students to receive regular, thorough instruction.


For more information visit:

Home Instruction Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet Regarding Maryland Church-Exempt Schools

List of Approved Home School Supervised Entities 2016

Complete COMAR Citation 2016






Contact Information
Lynne E. Muller
Education Specialist, Student Services
Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-3364(office)
410-333-8148   (Fax)