RIDE does not directly supervise home instruction. In Rhode Island, approval of home instruction occurs at the local school district level. If you are thinking of home-schooling your child, please call your local school superintendent’s office for information.
Frequently Asked Questions
The information contained below is meant to give a simple, general overview of the process of home instruction in Rhode Island. This is not a legal memorandum. Specific questions should be directed to your local school department.
The below is not intended to be a definitive ruling and not intended to be a conclusive statement of the law. For more information, please call the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Legal Office at (401) 222-8979 or your local school department.