Get Started Homeschooling

Not sure where to start? Homeschool Idaho has been empowering families to homeschool successfully for decades. We will help you take the guesswork out of what to do and where to start.

Idaho Homeschool Law

Get the information you need in order to homeschool legally in Idaho. Idaho residents enjoy some of the greatest homeschool freedom in the world.

Idaho Homeschool Success

How does homeschooling measure up to other methods of education in Idaho? Are Idaho homeschoolers falling behind? There’s no need to speculate! Homeschool Idaho has the data.



When you stand with Homeschool Idaho, you stand for homeschool freedom! Support Homeschool Idaho and maintain liberty.

Weekly E-Newsletter

Receive weekly news and updates, as well as important legislative alerts from Homeschool Idaho.

Homeschool Idaho Magazine

The Homeschool Idaho Magazine is a quarterly publication created by Idaho home educators for Idaho home educators.

Homeschool University

Homeschooling doesn’t have to be scary! In our online course, we will help you take the guesswork out of what to do and where to start.

Legislative Watch

Homeschool Idaho monitors Idaho legislation to identify bills that may affect private home educators.


We partner with BJU Press Testing & Evaluation to offer the Iowa Assessments at a discounted price from the comfort of your own home!

Wondering how Education Savings Account legislation would affect homeschooling?

Homeschool Idaho has been studying ESA legislation for over a decade. Our 30+ years of experience lobbying for home education at the Idaho Legislature has provided invaluable insight and guides our analysis.

We invite you to take a closer look at ESAs, and what the New York Times is calling a “redefinition of public education.”

Upcoming Events

Our Annual Events

Legislative Pie Day

For nearly 30 years, Idaho homeschool families have visited the Idaho capitol to highlight to our elected officials the many advantages of a private home education. We serve homemade pie while our legislators tour a wide variety of  student displays and listen to our talented musicians.

Graduation Ceremony

A formal, reverent ceremony designed to honor and celebrate your graduate! Join families from around the state at a memorable event that commends the diligent work of Idaho’s homeschool graduates. Let Homeschool Idaho take care of the details while YOU enjoy your graduate.


Homeschool Idaho brings together authentic speakers with change-your-life messages and exhibitors with passion and knowledge to equip and encourage you with new ideas, strategies, perspectives, and vision. Join us and hundreds of other like-minded homeschool families at our annual convention.

Curriculum Resale Event

Join us for a day of exploring curriculum, meeting new friends, scoring deals, and preparing for the upcoming school year. It’s a homeschool mom’s perfect day!

NEW! This year the Homeschool Idaho Curriculum Resale Event will be outdoors! This cash-only sale allows you to shop directly from homeschool families.

About Us

Homeschool Idaho exists to inspire parents to educate their children at home, to promote parent-led education, and to protect home education freedoms in Idaho.

For many decades, Idaho had two homeschool organizations: Idaho Coalition of Home Educators (ICHE), founded in 1992, and Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State (CHOIS), founded in 1998. In 2018, both organizations merged into one new organization: Homeschool Idaho.

Homeschool Idaho is a 501(c)3 organization and is run completely by volunteers.

Idaho HOmeschool History

Learn Idaho’s homeschool history
in five short minutes!

A History of Homeschooling in Idaho

The Politics of Pie

Idaho homeschoolers enjoy the greatest freedom in the world, but obtaining that freedom was anything but easy.

Travel back to 1984, when six homeschool parents were jailed for the “crime” of schooling their children at home. Meanwhile, their children were forcibly removed from their home by armed deputies and placed in the foster care system. Things are much different today, but for nearly thirty years, homeschooling families in Idaho struggled to earn their freedom.

This journey toward unprecedented liberty hit plenty of potholes before finally reaching a glorious destination. In this book, we will explore the twists and turns that threatened their nascent freedoms, as well as the favor that came from unexpected quarters.

Inspiring Resources

Digital Audio Recordings

Love the "I can do this!" feeling that you get at the Homeschool Idaho Convention? You can take the encouragment and expert advice home with you to enjoy all year long!

Homeschool Idaho makes digital recordings of the convention for you to enjoy at home and on-the-go.

Alliance Recordings hosts all of your favorite sessions from 2016 – 2022. All proceeds help fund the ongoing, year-round work of Homeschool Idaho to promote, protect, and inspire home education in Idaho.

Schoolhouse Rocked Documentary

There’s a revolution transforming American education and it’s not happening in the classroom.

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKED follows Yvette Hampton and her family as they travel the country, interviewing education experts, curriculum developers, college and university faculty and administrators, and homeschooling families at every stage in the process, from kindergarten to college graduation and beyond.
Viewers follow Yvette’s progression from strong opponent to homeschooling, to reluctant homeschooler and first-time teacher, to outspoken advocate for this growing education revolution.  Along the way, viewers share in her challenges and victories, and gather the necessary resources and encouragement to homeschool with excellence.
When you stream or purchase Schoolhouse Rocked through these links, you help support homeschool freedom in Idaho!

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Join us for the 2023 Academic Achievement Study!

Join us for the 2023 Academic Achievement Study!

Homeschool Idaho has provided private testing to Idaho families for over 30 years.  While testing is not required of homeschooled children in Idaho, our strong scores make a convincing argument that homeschooling is an academic success without government control. We...

What Is an ESA?

What Is an ESA?

Education Savings/Scholarship Accounts are a method of funding education with government money. Instead of only funding public schools, ESAs would provide funding to private and homeschools. Their passage is a vital means of achieving the global education goals of...

What an ESA Is Not

What an ESA Is Not

ESAs have been touted as a conservative issue, but Homeschool Idaho believes that ESAs are anything but conservative. Here are five reasons why ESAs should not be supported by people who consider themselves to be conservative. First, Idaho conservatives have long held...

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