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Home Education

The Great Valley School District supports home education for elementary, middle, and high school students. 

To begin homeschooling, you must file all of the following with the district before the first day of school: 

  1. A notarized affidavit or unsworn declaration
  2. Your objectives (an educational plan for that year that lists your goals for each required subject for each child.)
    Note about Special Education Requirements: If your child has ever been identified as requiring special education services, you must have the goals and objectives reviewed by either a teacher with a valid certificate from the Commonwealth to teach special education or a licensed clinical or certified school psychologist.  This written notification of approval must be submitted with the notarized affidavit and goals and objectives no later than Great Valley’s first day of school.
  3. Medical and dental records/ health and immunization forms:
  • Immunizations – due each year with the Affidavit
  • Physical report – due with 1st year of Homeschool and again in 6th and 11th grades
  • Dental Records – due with 1st year and again in 3rd and 7th grades

To Submit an Application or For More Information

Once your home education application is complete, you can email it to

If you prefer, you may drop it off or mail it to:

Great Valley School District 
Home Education Program
c/o Abby Linderman
100 Lindenwood Drive
Malvern, PA 19355

Important to Note

A child must comply with compulsory attendance from ages six to 18, or until graduation. Homeschooling must be documented and evaluated to account for all schooling during that time. Written notification must be received when you discontinue a Homeschool program to enroll in another school or move out of the Great Valley School District.