home·​school | \ ˈhōm-ˌskül How to pronounce homeschool (audio) \
homeschooled; homeschooling; homeschools

Definition of homeschool

intransitive verb

: to teach school subjects to one's children at home

transitive verb

: to teach (one's children) at home

Examples of homeschool in a Sentence

They homeschooled both their children. Parents who homeschool are meeting on Thursday.

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Public schools in Minnesota are not required to notify any other government agencies when children are removed from public schools to be homeschooled, regardless of whether there has been an allegation or conviction of abuse, Bonds said. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh,, "Devonte Hart family crash: Deceptions, missed signals preceded deaths," 8 Apr. 2018 Most of the Turpin children were homeschooled but one of the older boys was allowed to attend classes at a local college. Amy Taxin And Michael Balsamo, Fox News, "Hearing set for California parents accused of shackling kids," 20 June 2018 From 2007 through 2018, Jen consistently shared fantastical stories: of the family's adventures on the road, of homeschooling on the beach, of little moments with the chickens the Harts kept in their backyard. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 3: 'The Perfect People'," 18 Dec. 2018 The Harts never registered their kids as homeschooled in Oregon, but news of the family still reached authorities in 2013 when two whistleblowers called CPS. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Two White Moms. Six Black Kids. One Unthinkable Tragedy. A Look Inside the ‘Perfect’ Hart Family," 6 Sep. 2018 Since 2013, both have been homeschooled by a tutor in Pittsburgh. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars Juniors' Mackenzie Ziegler Gets Real About Her Struggles on the Show," 7 Oct. 2018 That could be homeschooling, that could be a public school, but one-to-one ratio. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’," 17 Sep. 2018 Most of the Turpin children were homeschooled, but one of the older boys was allowed to attend classes at a local college, reports CBS Los Angeles. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "In 911 call after escape, Turpin sibling describes horrific abuse, being "chained up"," 20 June 2018 The six competing students range from varied backgrounds such as homeschooled, Catholic school, Boy Scout, latchkey child and prodigy. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Dunes Summer Theatre stages 'Putnam Spelling Bee'," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of homeschool

1980, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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English Language Learners Definition of homeschool

US : to teach your children at home instead of sending them to a school


home·​school | \ ˈhōm-ˌskül How to pronounce homeschool (audio) \
homeschooled; homeschooling

Kids Definition of homeschool

: to teach school subjects to at home She homeschools her third-grade son.

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