Missouri Home Education Law

Leonardo Da Vinci once said:

"Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so study without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in."

Law books and judge's gavel.

Missouri Homeschool Law

Compulsory School Age: between 7 and 16 years

Attendance: 1,000 hours per year

Required Subjects: reading, math, social studies, language arts, and science

Teacher Qualifications: none

Notification to School District: not required, however, parents may provide a notice within 30 days of establishment and on Sept. 1 of each year thereafter

Record Keeping: keep records of subjects, activities, and hours of instruction; keep samples of work

Testing: none required

For a more detailed analysis of the laws, please visit HSLDA's web site:


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Page:


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