Want homeschool freedom? Come to Idaho! The only requirement that Idaho has for homeschooling is that you teach your children the same subjects commonly taught in public schools. You do not need to provide a letter of intent to your child’s superintendent, have curriculum approved by a school district, or take standardized tests! You are free to teach your children in the privacy of your home without the many rules and regulations that are placed upon other homeschoolers in other states.
Home Schooling is education directed by the parent/guardian. Since Idaho does not regulate or monitor home school education, it is up to the
parent/guardian to select the curriculum they wish to use. There is no registration or sign up procedure required and the state of Idaho does not have a set curriculum to be followed for home school education.
All costs associated with home schooling are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Homeschooling in Idaho Laws
Homeschool Legal Help
Idaho Coalition of Home Educators – The purpose of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators is to protect the right to home educate within the State of Idaho
SELAH (Supporting & Encouraging Local Area Homeschoolers) – Monthly moms meeting, occasional fields trips, teen get-togethers, and even a homeschool graduation.
Virtual Distance Education (School at Home)
Harmony Educational Services Public-private partnership, multi-option virtual charter school with on-site option.
Overture Learning Public-private partnership, multi-option virtual charter school.
Tech Trep Academy – Public-private partnership, multi-option virtual charter school with on-site options.
Homeschool Communities and Co-Ops
Classical Conversations (Campuses meet once a week for 24 weeks during the school-year in Meridian, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, Mountain Home, Emmett, and Payette)
Adventure Academy Adventure Co-Op is a Christian Co-Op. This group is intended for active and current members for communication purposes by the Co-op Leadership Team
Journey Co-Op A parent-led group meeting Fridays in Boise with classes from Pre-K through graduation. Our homeschool co-op family is built on the values of community, teamwork, enrichment, and education.
Still Waters Homeschool Group – Idaho (Formerly CHEER) – Boise/Meridian Still Waters Homeschool Group is a vibrant, welcoming community of Christian homeschool parents in the Treasure Valley of southwest Idaho.
Treasure Valley Academy Co-op TVAC meets in West Boise, every Thursday September – May, to complete K12 Science and Art, and enrich History and Literature.
Revelations Co-op – Revelations is a non-denominational Christian group that meets Monday mornings in Caldwell. They have core and enrichment classes for K-12, as well as nursery care for younger siblings. Optional monthly fellowship nights for parental support, regularly scheduled field-trips, and community service projects are available as well.
Vita Co-op – Vita is a group of homeschoolers with a vision of living life together. They believe in learning together, growing together, and reaching out to the community together. They strive to bring life to homeschool families by providing fun, academic and engaging classes weekly, as well as occasional community service projects and field trips.
Creekside Christian Co-op – Creekside meets on Thursday mornings from 9:30-12:00. They aim to provide enrichment classes for children and an environment where they can support and encourage one another.
Faith, Hope, & Love – FHL’s goal is to give families a Christ-centered homeschooling community. They meet weekly on most Fridays during the school year and for enrichment activities outside of regular co-op time. They have a variety of classes, voted upon by members, for ages five and up. They also offer nursery and preschool for siblings.
Foundations Co-op – Foundations serves the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas offering a wide variety of classes from Kindergarten through graduation.
T.E.A.C.H. Co-op – A family-run co-op that meets Thursdays in Meridian.
Arrow Co-Op – Arrow offers Academic classes and Enrichment classes. Enrichment classes allow families looking for extra curricular activities to be able to come without the stress of homework, added costs and too many additional requirements to their week.
Excelsior! Homeschool Co-op – Excelsior serves the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas offering a wide variety of classes from Kindergarten through graduation.
Hybrid Homeschools and Private Schools
The Ambrose School Bridge Program – Meridian
Boise Classical Academy – Boise
Covenant Academy – Meridian
Friendship Celebration Preschool – Meridian
Garnet Prep – Meridian
Providence School – Meridian
Vineyard Christian Academy – Garden City
Any information about the laws provided is to help you understand your legal requirements to homeschool in your state. It should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under. If you have questions, you should seek the advice of a lawyer.
We do not endorse any of the homeschool groups that are included in these pages. You should research any group to ensure that they align with your family’s values and philosophies.