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

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 The district later agreed that Xavier could attend virtual school while he was suspended, but Dixon decided to homeschool him instead. Erin Einhorn, NBC News, 22 Aug. 2023 Mollie is a former lawyer who retired at age 29 to homeschool their kids. James Bash | , oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Drew’s wife homeschools their children (ages four and six), but has started doing more side work, including wedding coordinating and photography. Bysydney Lake, Fortune, 9 Aug. 2023 While most students will return to in-person learning, as Delta cases spike, hundreds of parents from Boston to Worcester to Quincy are moving to homeschool their children or seeking a spot in one of two state virtual schools, which already have long waiting lists., 31 Aug. 2021 Sandra Hüller is incredible as Sandra, a successful German novelist who writes autofiction while her wannabe-writer husband Samuel resentfully homeschools their blind, precocious 11-year-old son (Milo Machado Graner, who also gives a staggeringly good performance). Rachel Handler, Vulture, 2 June 2023 Violence and administrators pushing critical race theory [CRT] and diversity, equity, and inclusion mantra [DEI] drove a Baltimore mom to homeschool her kids. Joshua Q. Nelson, Fox News, 2 June 2023 Gothard also urged families in his organization to homeschool their kids using his comprehensive Christian curriculum. USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 The Port Arthur mom plans to homeschool her son next year. Talia Richman, Dallas News, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of homeschool was in 1980

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“Homeschool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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home·​school ˈhōm-ˌskül How to pronounce homeschool (audio)
: to teach school subjects to one's children at home

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