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Home Education in Rhode Island

Be sure to submit a Letter of Intent to your local district that you intend to homeschool.  Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers (RIGHT) has guidelines for the letter and other items required by law.   

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 Rhode Island. You can find more support groups 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 RIGHT 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.

Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers (RIGHT)

PO Box 432, Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: (401) 351-5991

The RI Guild of Home Teachers is a Christian-led support group for RI homeschoolers. We coordinate state and local events and activities, as well as offer advice and support. Home schooling is an exciting education option. In recent years increasing numbers of parents have chosen this option for their children and their reasons for doing so vary widely. The information on this site is intended to get you started in your investigations, but is no means even close to exhaustive. Please follow the links to find answers to your questions about RIGHT, RI homeschooling, local support, and homeschooling in general!

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Home Educators Network of Rhode Island

Email: HENRIhomeschool-owner@yahoogroups.com
Offering information and support resources for homeschooling families of Rhode Island.

Secular in the Ocean State (SOS)

Contact: Cris Robin, (401) 397-8041
Email: manager@soshomeskoolri.org
Website and e-group.  Inclusive support group offering information, parent meetings, field trips, monthly get-togethers, and much more.



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