Czech Republic
Czech Republic


Pilot Program Extends Home Education
February 14, 2013:The pioneer spirit is active, strong, and thriving among homeschoolers in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic: Homeschool Improvements on the Horizon
January 23, 2012: Homeschoolers work to pass a bill that would eliminate unnecessary state requirements and make homeschooling permanent after a five-year experimental mode.

Out-of-School Education
September 27, 2011: This special issue of the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (IEJEE), a journal of interest to homeschool advocates, focuses primarily on home education.

US Leaders Help Keep Homeschooling Legal In Czech Republic
While it is often easy for families in the United States to take the freedom to homeschool for granted, many parents in foreign countries are still fighting an uphill battle for that same freedom.

Report from Sandra Lovelace on Trip to Czech Republic
Recently Sandra Lovelace, an International Consultant for Home School Legal Defense Association, and her husband Curt visited Hungary and the Czech Republic to offer support to local homeschoolers.

Recent Election May Indicate Harder Times for Czech Homeschoolers
Although the Social Democrats continue to control the Ministry of Education, the current, minister Petra Buzklva, seems unsure what her official "homeschooling" policy will be.

Czech Parliament Says "Enough E—mails!"

Czech Republic Home Schoolers Thankful for U.S. Support

Czech home school freedom in jeopardy (E—lert 2/6/2002)

Mike Farris Interviews the Czech Republic's Michal Semin — Part 2

Mike Farris Interviews the Czech Republic's Michal Semin — Part 1 (1999)

Trip to Prague—Part 2

Trip to Prague—Part 1 (1998)

An Open Door: Prague Parents Eager; Officials Cautious to Step Through

 Country Information

Compulsory attendance age: 6-15

Legal status of home schooling: Homeschooling is legal. The new education law of Jan 2005 (Act 561/2004 Coll. § 41, the School Act) establishes home education as one of the legal educational options. Any family may apply for a permit to homeschool their children for primary school, ages 6-11. It is also possible to homeschool for the lower secondary years, ages 12-15, though this is currently in an “experimental mode” from 2008-2011. The Czech Republic also places teacher qualifications, curriculum, and testing requirements upon homeschoolers.

Estimated number of home schoolers: 500 families

 Contact Information

Asociace pro domácí vzdělávání (ADV)
Czech Assocation of Home Schooling
+420 723 253 023

Last Updated: June 29, 2016