Homeschooling

I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.

-Albert Einstein

How we can help

In addition to the general offer of service, we:

  • Support homeschooling families in the acquisition of resources and educational services;

  • Provide families with up-to-date information regarding the Homeschooling Legal Framework;

  • Help families ensure their children meet all requirements for their high school leaving diploma;

  • Operate a Homeschooling Resource Centre.

Please note that due to the ongoing public health crisis, access to our partner schools for the following services are on hold:

Classroom

Science lab

Library

Gymnasium

Visual Arts room

Laptop cart

Drama room

Registration FAQ (drop-down)

  1. Who should parents notify of their intent to homeschool their child?

  • Parents must send a written notice to the Minister and the relevant school board.

  • To find their school board that has jurisdiction, parents can consult the list of school boards on the Ministère’s website. Parents can also use the online tool to search by postal code.

  1. Is there a form parents can use for notification purposes?

Parents can use the Homeschooling Form to send notice of their decision to homeschool their children.

  1. Who will follow up on the parents’ notice? Who will oversee the monitoring and what will it consist of?

A representative of the Minister will acknowledge receipt of the notice in writing within 15 days of receipt. The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur is responsible for monitoring homeschooling. Its representatives will contact the parents to determine the monitoring procedure.

  1. Do parents have to notify the school board of their decision to homeschool their child?

Yes. Parents must notify their school board by July 1 if they decide to homeschool their child at the start of the school year, or within 10 days if the child stops attending an educational institution during the school year. Parents must send a copy of the notification to their school board whether or not they intend to request support from the school board.

Registration Document Submission:

  1. The documents may be emailed to Christel de Vries at cdevries@swlauriersb.qc.ca or to homeschooling@swlauriersb.qc.ca;

  2. The documents may be dropped off in person at the School Board's Administrative Centre to the attention of the Homeschooling Department;

  3. The documents can be mailed to the attention of the Homeschooling Department at:

2105 rue Guy, P4,
Deux-Montagnes, QC
J7R 1W6

Textbook notice

Textbook loans can only be made when the department has received:

Please contact Svetlana Vanegas, Pedagogical consultant at Homeschooling (svanegas@swlauriersb.qc.ca) for further inquiries regarding textbooks.

Appointments are mandatory, we will not allow drop-ins to enter the building. Only one family member will be admitted, other members of family or friends will be asked to wait outside.

Family member must be wearing a mask and must sign in upon entering the building.

Useful documents and links

Please refer to the documentation below for information regarding:

- The School Board’s guidelines for homeschooling;

- Forms to request services.

Guidelines for the Provision of Services to Homeschooling Students

Forms to Request Support Services

Your team

Kimberly Harrison

Coordinator of Community Services, Homeschoolingkharrison@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1207

Louise Côté

Pedagogical ConsultantHomeschoolinglocote@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1272

Concetta Larosa

Pedagogical ConsultantHomeschoolingclarosa@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1210

Valérie Néron

Pedagogical ConsultantHomeschoolingvneron@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1204

Monika Szpak

Pedagogical ConsultantHomeschoolingmszpak@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1434

Svetlana Vanegas

Pedagogical ConsultantHomeschoolingsvanegas@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1211

Stephanie Sacco

Pedagogical ConsultantHomeschoolingssacco@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1212

Christel de Vries

SecretaryHomeschoolingcdevries@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1202

Sasha Sanscartier

Office AgentHomeschoolingssanscartier@swlauriersb.qc.ca ext. 1415

Still have questions?

Should you have any questions regarding homeschooling services offered by the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, please contact us at:

(450)621-5600 ext. 1202 or 1415

homeschooling@swlauriersb.qc.ca