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Compulsory attendance: 9 years of education (generally 6-15, but age not stipulated in the law)

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is legal. The Danish Constitution guarantees parents the right to choose where education is received in §76 of Chapter VIII. According to the Danish Ministry of Education, “Provided a certain minimum standard [of education] is obtained, it is a matter of choice for the parents whether the education is received 1) in the publicly provided municipal primary and lower secondary school, 2) in a private school, or 3) at home.”

Estimated number of homeschoolers: About 250 families

 Contact Information

Hjemmeundervisning og unschooling i Danmark
“Homeschooling and Unschooling in Denmark”
POC: Morten and Sisse Holmstrup
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Danish homeschool website
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Last Updated: July 6, 2012