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.
Recent Examples on the Web Given this trend, state legislatures across the nation are weighing measures to either increase or decrease regulations for families who have opted to homeschool. Rayna Reid, Essence, 15 Apr. 2022 Some families turned to private school, others opted to homeschool while still others left the city. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 According to the lawsuit, the discrimination and harassment Oliver faced contributed to her mother’s decision to withdraw her from school and homeschool her. Rayna Reid, Essence, 5 Apr. 2022 Brian and Kevin would basically do homeschool with their kids. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 11 Feb. 2022 Under the program, parents who already homeschool or private school their children can also apply for the vouchers, meaning that public schools receive less money while handling the same number of students. Peter Greene, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 The video received swift pushback, with many commenters seeing it as evidence for more parents to homeschool their kids, while others called for the teacher to be fired. Fox News, 14 Sep. 2021 The Coxes are willing to homeschool to avoid vaccination. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2021 Parents forced to homeschool children now see teachers in a more sympathetic light; delivery workers have earned new respect for their long hours and diligence; and healthcare worked are rightly lauded as heroes. Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of homeschool

1980, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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18 May 2022

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“Homeschool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for homeschool


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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