Indiana Withdrawal Letter

Officially Withdraw Your Child

If your child already attends an Indiana public school and you would like to begin educating them at home then you must notify the school that you will be “transferring” your child. Remember homeschool is not officially recognized in the state of Indiana.

Follow these simple steps to withdraw your child and begin educating them at home.

  1. Copy and paste the sample Indiana Withdrawal Letter below in a new document to print.
  2. Enter your personal information in the brackets and print 2 copies (one for the school and one for your records).
  3. Mail a signed copy of your letter by certified mail to the school.
  4. Keep your child home on the date indicated in your letter.


Sample Indiana Withdrawal Letter

This letter is by Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE).

Copy and paste the following text into a separate document to print:

[Your Street Address]

[Your City, Indiana Zip Code]



[School’s Name]

[Street Address]

[City, State Zip Code]


Dear [Principal’s Name]:

This letter is to inform you that [Child’s Name] will be withdrawing from [Name of School] as of [date of transfer].  [Child’s Name] will be enrolled at [Homeschool Name] which is a private school.

In State v. Peterman, 70 N.E.2d 50 (1904), the Indiana Court of Appeals recognized that the Indiana compulsory attendance statute allows for the operation of a private school in the home. Our school meets all of the requirements mandated by the Court of Appeals in the Peterman case. Our school will meet for the same number of days the public schools are in session. Our school keeps attendance records as required.

Please send a copy of [Child’s Name] records to the following address:

[Homeschool Name]

[Street Address]

[City, Indiana Zip Code]


Thank you for your assistance.



[Parent’s Name]