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Welcome to the Family!

Welcome to our website, dedicated to supporting NYC homeschooling families! This page is specifically designed to provide valuable resources, essential document templates, and helpful links to navigate the NYC homeschooling process with ease. We understand the unique needs of homeschooling families in New York City and aim to empower you with the necessary tools to ensure a successful homeschooling journey for your children.

Here, you will find a curated collection of important document templates, including letter of intent samples, individualized home instruction plans (IHIPs), and quarterly reports, all tailored to meet NYC homeschooling requirements. These templates will save you time and effort, ensuring that your paperwork is organized and up-to-date throughout the academic year.


How do I enroll (or re-enroll) my child in home schooling for this school year? 

Begin your journey with us!

To continue home schooling your child, you must annually submit a Letter of Intent for each child. For the 2023-24 school year, this letter is due on or about July 1, 2023:

  • For new and returning homeschooled students: complete the 2023-24 Online Letter of Intent Form at New siblings of currently home schooled students may also be added using this form (recommended method of submission for students currently homeschooling

  • A Letter of Intent form to register students new (and returning) to homeschooling is available in the document section below; please complete the document and email to

  • Parents who determine to commence home instruction (or who establish residence in the school district after the start of the school year) must submit a Letter of Intent to home school within 14 days following the start of home instruction within the school district. You may use the Letter of Intent PDF template (found in the document section below) and email the completed form to

Annual Mandated Deadlines

  • On or about July 1, 2023: Submit Letter of Intent [See Part 100.10]

  • On or about August 15, 2023: Submit Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) [See Part 100.10]

  • Part 100.10 provides families four weeks after submission of a Letter of Intent (August 15, for Letters of Intent due on July 1) to submit the completed IHIP form.

  • November 15, 2023: Submit Quarterly Report #1

  • January 31, 2024: Submit Quarterly Report #2

  • April 15, 2024: Submit Quarterly Report #3

  • June 30, 2024: Submit Quarterly Report #4 and Annual Assessment

Document Templates

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Letter of Intent

Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) Grades-1-6 

Contact Information 

Office of Home Schooling 

333 Seventh Avenue, Floor 7 
New York, NY 10001 (for submission of Letters of Intent to homeschool only) (for general inquiries and document submission) 


All NYC-based homeschoolers with updated paperwork are eligible to receive a standard-issue MetroCard. The MetroCard is valid for three trips a day, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please note that it won't work on weekends or national holidays, but it may be usable during local school holidays, as it's the same card issued to private school students. Each MetroCard is valid for a single semester, so you'll need to obtain one in September and another at the beginning of February. To ensure eligibility, ensure that all your paperwork is up to date, including your letter of intent, IHIP, and quarterlies. Make sure to have your year-end assessment on a separate sheet from your fourth quarterly report to avoid any confusion about the completeness of your paperwork.

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