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Home Education in Delaware

Be sure to submit a single-family homeschool registration form to the Delaware Department of Education.  Or you can choose a multi-family homeschool and submit a multi-family homeschool registration form. 

NOTE: The information provided is a guideline. It is important for all parents to understand the statutes, procedures, policies, and/or guidelines in their home state and do what is necessary to comply with them. Find out the law in your state.

Home Education Resources and Support Groups

Families have been educating their children at home for years.  You don't need to start from scratch! 

Start with our Home Education Resources where you'll find links to curriculum, materials, teaching methods, answers to common questions about home education, step-by-step suggestions and creative options, and links to national organizations. Our goal is to share some of the best and most popular materials and resources.

You are not alone! There are many home education support groups in your area who have suggestions for teaching individual subjects, outlines of teaching methods, special needs links, activities, events, and much, much more. 

We also have links below to the major home education organization in Delaware.  You can find more support groups and multi-family homeschools at their website.


Private Schools

Use the National Center for Education Statistics to find a private school in your area - just enter your city!  This useful database has many ways to search, provides stats such as grade levels of schools, student population, contact info for schools.

Laws and Standards

For the best understanding on the law and how to read it, we recommend National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD). Once you read their site, you'll know why they are your vanguards of true legal freedom.  Here is an excerpt from NHELD:


Parents educate their children for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways. However, there is one thing that is crucial for all parents, the need to be free so that they are able to educate in the manner in which they choose in the best interest of their children. Together, we can and must retain this freedom; without freedom, there is only one choice: government schooling. That is not acceptable.


We also have links to the laws regarding education (from the HSLDA website) and educational standards (from Developing Educational Standards)

If you feel that your group is not properly represented below - or if you know of a group that should be listed in one of our categories - or if you find a broken link - please let us know.  Thank you!


You may want to start with the main home education organization in your state.

Delaware Home Education Association
Phone:  (302) 337-0990

DHEA is a non-profit, all volunteer association of Delaware homeschoolers. We promote homeschooling in the State of Delaware to maintain the least restrictive environment in which to homeschool, interact with the Legislature and Department of Education on homeschooling issues, and provide information to homeschoolers in Delaware so that they can interact with their elected representatives on homeschooling issues.


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Brandywine Valley Home Education Resource Organization (BVHERO)

We assist families trying to acquire an independent education; distribute homeschooling information, facilitate networking of homeschooling families, post events such as park days, field trips, classes. 

Area:  North Delaware and SE Pennsylvania

Hand in Hand Homeschoolers 

We are a group of Christian home educators whose goal is to support each other's endeavors and try to make a difference in the communities in which we live and worship.

Area:  Bridgeville, Seaford, Laurel, and surrounding areas

Support for Home Educators and Resources in Dover (SHERD)
Inclusive organization created to provide support, guidance to resources, and to host group activities for homeschoolers.

Area:  Dover (Kent County) and surrounding areas

Support for Sussex Home Educators
Contact:  Jennifer Burke, (302) 227-0937
We are inclusive and have a mix of religious beliefs in our group. We have an email list for active members, monthly field trips, bi-monthly story hour, play dates, activities, show & tell, project sharing, and homeschool pictures. All ideas are welcome! Come join us to meet some fellow home educators.

Area:  Sussex County

Tri-State Home School Network
Phone:  (302) 456-3545
Email: or

Tri-State Home School Network is an organization to promote homeschooling and provide support to families that homeschool.  Fieldtrips, monthly meetings, moms' meetings and extracurricular clubs are some of the support services we provide.  Tri-State was founded by Christians on Christian principles but is not exclusively Christian in membership.

Area:  New Castle and Kent Counties, DE; Cecil County, MD; Delaware and Chester Counties, PA; and Salen County, NJ and surrounding areas.


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Last updated June 28, 2010

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