|HOME SCHOOLING / INTERNATIONAL|
Legal loophole opens up chance for homeschooling
Hong Kong: Operating Underground; Hoping for Change
Taiwanese Families Help Fellow Homeschoolers in Hong Kong
Compulsory Attendance Ages: 9 years required, generally 6-15
Legal Status: Although Hong Kong’s Education Ordinance (L.N. 116 of 1971, Ch. 279) requires school attendance, several families have gained exemptions to homeschool. Families must apply to the Hong Kong Education Bureau (EDB) for an exemption, which are granted on a case-by-case basis. Expatriates generally find it easier to homeschool than nationals.
Number of Homeschoolers: 50-100 families
Teach Asia is now known as T3each and offers a fully accredited program of high-quality, highly accountable, personalized education for students via virtual and blended schooling for grades K through College. T3each supports parents and educators from Macau, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia and Indonesia and has been operating for over 18 years.
Last Updated: August 24, 2013