| Country Information|
Compulsory attendance law:
5-15 years (grade 10) inclusive, per the Compulsory Education Law of 1949
Legal status of home schooling:
Homeschooling is legal. Clause 5B of the Compulsory Education Law 1949 (3 LSI 125 [5709-1948/49]) empowers the education minister to personally grant parents the right to teach their children at home provided they can fulfill all of their children’s educational needs. Families are required to apply for permission to homeschool from the Minister of Education.
Israel Ministry of Education: www.education.gov.il
The latest official Ministry of Education internal guidelines for processing applications (updated April 2009) are online in Hebrew
Estimated number of homeschoolers:
Several hundred families
| Contact Information|
Israel Homeschool Group
Online discussion group—join for access
Kabiri-Nevo-Keidar, Attorneys At Law
Keren Raz, adv.
64 Emek Refaim Street
Jerusalem 96440, ISRAEL
Tel 02-5667711 Fax: 02-5667722
Visit our website at www.knklaw.com
** If you have knowledge of homeschooling in Israel, please contact HSLDA. Thank you!
Last Updated: July 17, 2012