Are you affected by the Coronavirus and considering homeschooling your child? We are here to help. We have listed contacts and organizations below who may be able to assist you.  HomeLife Academy can provide record-keeping, guidance and support for homeschooling your child(ren).

Contact Homeschool Legal Defense Association for more specific legal information.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Global contact Mike Donnelly

Homeschooling in China

Summary of Requirements:

Compulsory Attendance Ages:

Per the Compulsory Education Law of the People’s Republic of China:

All children who have reached the age of six shall enroll in school and receive compulsory education for the prescribed number of years, regardless of sex, nationality or race. In areas where that is not possible, the beginning of schooling may be postponed to the age of seven. The state shall institute a system of nine-year compulsory education.

The authorities of provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government shall decide on measures to promote compulsory education, in accordance with the degree of economic and cultural development in their own localities.

Legal status of homeschooling:

Homeschooling is encouraged by Singapore missionaries. Homeschooling in Shanghai and Beijing is a risk and must be commenced underground. Expatriates may find it easier to homeschool than nationals.

China Homeschooling Association
Use this website to connect with local homeschool groups in China.

Shanghai Homeschool Activities, Resources, and Encouragement (SHARE)
Open to any and all home educators living in the Shanghai area—join yahoo group for access

Tel: +65 9616 4484
33 Dairy Farm Road, #01-01
Singapore 679051

Last Updated: June 29, 2016


HLA’s International Policy


blue checkHomeLife Academy provides record-keeping, counseling services, issuance of transcripts and diplomas upon credit completion according to HLA’s graduation guidelines as well as completing any other documentation needed to verify these documents such as legalization, apostilles or otherwise.


blue checkIt is your responsibility to check with your local and/or national governments as to whether they will accept any or all of these documents provided by HomeLife Academy as completion of education for purposes of furthering education or graduation from the high school level.  HomeLife Academy will not be held liable or at fault for any laws or other issues resulting from information not provided by the parents to HLA or obtained by the parents for their understanding.


blue checkPlease understand that being enrolled with HomeLife Academy does not exempt you from local and/or national laws that may prevent you from homeschooling and that HLA is not responsible to cover you legally nor are they liable if you choose to homeschool where homeschooling is considered illegal.


blue checkAll fees for shipping outside of the US will be the responsibility of the family and that any documents that must be procured for legalization purposes and outside of the standard forms provided by HLA will be at an additional fee and those costs will be the family’s responsibility.


blue checkIt is your responsibility to obtain your student(s) records and have them forwarded to HomeLife Academy.  HLA does not send international records requests due to the delayed response and completion of these requests.  We will send requests if you can provide an email address for the school.