homeschooler

noun

home·​school·​er ˈhōm-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio)
1
: one that homeschools
2
: a child who is homeschooled

Examples of homeschooler in a Sentence

Both of their children were homeschoolers.
Recent Examples on the Web The Fort Worth Zoo offers a variety of educational programs, including Summer Zoo Camp, Zoo Preschool, classes for homeschoolers and field trips during the school year. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 30 May 2024 In 2021, Angel Adams Parham, a sociology professor at the University of Virginia, became the board chair of the Classic Learning Test, or CLT—an SAT alternative often taken by classical-school students and homeschoolers. Emma Green, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 The movement is diverse, in part because classical education has boomed among homeschoolers, who run the gamut from serious athletes to kids with learning differences to conservative Christians. Emma Green, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 The place where Martin got her diploma, Springfield Preparatory School, bills itself as an umbrella school for Christian homeschoolers. Sharon Lurye, Fortune, 27 Nov. 2023 The 3-acre farm welcomes students from other schools, like nearby St. Luke’s and Barrington Middle School, as well as scout troops and an eight-week program for homeschoolers. Annie Sherman, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2023 While books can be borrowed from the library, and some libraries even have special programs for homeschoolers to rent books for longer, other expenses can still be substantial. Nayanika Guha, Parents, 23 Aug. 2023 Florida universities may start accepting a college admissions test favored by homeschoolers and private Christian universities. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 1 Aug. 2023 Regular admission to the museum is $5, and admission is free for students from any college or university with a valid I.D., Active Military members, children 17 and under, K-12 educators and homeschoolers. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homeschooler was in 1979

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“Homeschooler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeschooler. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

homeschooler

noun
home·​school·​er -ˌskül-ər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio)
1
: a person who homeschools
2
: a child who is homeschooled

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