I think when someone leaves home, he or she may say like this, " I am leaving" or "I am going to school" or "I am going to work" . I am wondering what phrases native speakers usually say when they leave home for work or school.

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Not a native speaker here, but I used to say "I'm heading out to/for school"

According to thefreedictionary:

Definition(head out for something): to set out for something or some place; to begin a journey to something or some place


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    +1 For "I'm leaving" in general, without naming the place you're going, I'd use "I'm heading out the door".
    – AndyT
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 14:19

Be/go off to school/work are idiomatic expressions:

Ngram: off to school/work

See also What does “off to” mean?

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