Home School Legal Defense Association

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.  Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.  HSLDA is a membership organization of families who homeschool their children.  It is organized as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under the rules of the IRS.

The mission of HSLDA is to defend the rights of families who desire to privately homeschool their children.  Homeschooling through charter schools or public school independent study programs is actually a form of public education, and thus falls outside of HSLDA’s mission.  It is the policy not to accept as HSLDA members families whose children are enrolled in public schools

HSLDA aims to preserve and advance the fundamental, God-given, constitutional right of parents and others legally responsible for their children to direct their education.  In so doing, HSLDA rely on two fundamental freedoms—parental rights and religious freedom.  The Association advocate for these freedoms in the courtrooms, before government officials, and in the public arena.  Additionally, HSLDA assist other educational organizations in similar activities, where possible and appropriate.

Since 1983, Home School Legal Defense Association’s primary goal has remained the same—to bring together a large number of homeschooling families so that each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense.  HSLDA gives families the freedom to homeschool without facing legal threats alone.

After a family joins HSLDA, there are no further charges of any kind for defending them in court.  HSLDA pays in full all attorney fees, expert witness costs, travel expenses, and all other court costs permissible by state law.


One Patrick Henry Circle,

Purcellville, VA 20132.

Phone 540-338-8605

email: ads@hslda.org

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