Home Education

Parents may home educate their children using a home education program or the public education system’s curriculum. 

What do I need to do to home educate my child?

You must notify the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture [702 kb] that you intend to home educate your child before the school year starts. Your completed application must include a description of your home education program.

Can I use provincial curriculum when home educating my child?

Yes, you can access curriculum books by filling out a Request for Home Education Learning Resources [733 kb] form.  There is a fee of $50 per child, which is refunded when the books are returned.

Is there a fee to home school my child?

No. However, there is a $50 fee per child if you decide to use provincial curriculum, but this is refunded when the books are returned.

Can my home educated child get a PEI high school diploma?

Home educated students do not receive high school diplomas unless they enter the public school system and graduate with the required number of credits. The school board will determine your child’s grade level if they return to the public school system.

Who can I contact for more information?

Director of English Curriculum
Education, Early Learning and Culture
Learning and Early Childhood Development
Holman Centre
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE  C1N 1B6
Telephone: 902-438-4820
Fax: 902-438-4884
Email: eecosta@gov.pe.ca

Director of French Curriculum
Education, Early Learning and Culture
Learning and Early Childhood Development
Holman Centre
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE  C1N 1B6
Telephone: 902-438-4155
Fax: 902-438-4884
Email: rvhurtubise@gov.pe.ca


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Published date: 
October 2, 2017
Education, Early Learning and Culture

General Inquiries

Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Holman Centre 
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE   C1N 1B6

Phone: (902) 438-4130
Fax: (902) 438-4062

educationinquiries@edu.pe.ca