Pennsylvania Withdrawal Letter

Officially Withdraw Your Child

If your child already attends a Pennsylvania public school and you would like to begin homeschooling then you must notify the school that you will be withdrawing your child.

Follow these simple steps to officially withdraw your child by letter.

  1. Copy and paste the sample Pennsylvania 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 to your child’s school by Certified Mail.


Sample Pennsylvania Withdrawal Letter

This sample letter is by Homeschool Legal Advantage.

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


[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Name of Child being withdrawn from school]

Dear [Name of Principal],
Pleased be advised that I will be withdrawing the above children from your school
as of [date of withdrawal], when they will be educated in a home education
program. An affidavit of intent will be filed with the Superintendent as required by
Pennsylvania Statues Annotated Section 13-1237.1.
If you have any questions, please send them to me in writing.

Thank you.


[Your Name]