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Homeschooling in Greece

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Homeschooling in Greece

Post Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:39 am

Does anyone know if homeschooling is legal in Greece? We are thinking of moving soon, and we currently homeschool. If my children take classes at an accredited distance education program from the U.S., is that a problem?

Thanks in advance for any information anyone has on this subject.

 

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Re: Homeschooling in Greece

Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:14 pm

Hi and welcome to expat focus.
A friend of mine here in Thessaloniki/Greece home schools her children, so I don`t see any problem with this.
She home schools her children because she is fromAustralia and may return there one day, so she doesn`t want them to fall behind in the school system.

Where are you moving too?
As there are some American schools here.


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Re: Homeschooling in Greece

Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:02 am

Hi, we are planning on moving to the Glyfada area or a bit South of there as we have family in the area. I homeschool because my children are accelerated and American schools have a hard time accomadating my children. So, here I am homeschooling! I'm glad to know that your friend doesn't have any difficulties. This takes away some of the anxiety of relocating.

 

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Re: Homeschooling in Greece

Post Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:41 am

You can check for details on homeschooling at www.hslda.org. They are active worldwide.

Good luck!

 

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Re: Homeschooling in Greece

Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:17 am

I am also interested in homeschooling in Greece, i'm a canadian living in england and plans are in the works to move there. I am determined to homeschool but i would love to speak to that australian friend of yours in thessaloniki and find out more details. Please it's so important that i get this info. I would like to know how she has dealt with the authorities. thank you ahead for your help.

Angela

 

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Re: Homeschooling in Greece

Post Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:38 am

Hi Angela,

If you send me an e-mail, I`ll pass it on to my friend so she can contact you..


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Re: Homeschooling in Greece

Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:08 pm

Hi! The truth is that there is no law regarding home schooling in Greece. Therefore it seems to be illegal. Indeed it is illegal for children until a certain age not to go to school. However there is a "window" According to the following (ΦΕΚ 78/τεύχος Α΄/14-03-2000: «Εκπαίδευση των ατόμων με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες», Άρθρο 1, §12γ: «στο σπίτι, σε εξαιρετικές περιπτώσεις»). A child my be homeschooled if there are special circumstances. However the whole procedure should be approved by the Κέντρο Διάγνωσης, Αξιολόγησης και Υποστήριξης (Κ.Δ.Α.Υ.) Center for evaluation and support. However.... there is not a law for people of foreign citizenships. I therefore think you can proceed to homeschooling without hesitation, simple you cannot teach more than 4 children otherwise then you must take a school permit.
I hope this will help.

 

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