[ hohm-skoo-ling ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌsku lɪŋ /


the practice of teaching one's own children at home, instead of sending them to school.

Origin of homeschooling

First recorded in 1985–90

Related forms

home-school·ing, noun

Definition for homeschooling (2 of 2)


or home-school

[ hohm-skool ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌskul /

verb (used with object)

to teach (one's children) at home instead of sending them to school.

verb (used without object)

to educate one's children at home.


a school set up in the home.

Related forms

home·school·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019