Starting a Private School in Alabama


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Alabama State Regulations


General Regulations


Alabama State

  • Alabama revised its laws in 2013, removing all restrictions on private schools. The state does not have accreditation, licensing, or approval requirements for private schools, but does require they report student registration to the state.

  • The specific 2013 legislation regarding private school regulation has been published on the AL Department of Education website.

  • The US Office of Innovation & Improvement has assembled a summary of regulations for private schools operating in Alabama

  • Alabama has no requirements or restrictions on home schooling environments, and home schools are exempt from reporting requirements.

  • Alabama does not have specific insurance requirements for private schools

Alabama State Resources


State & Regional Associations

  • Alabama Independent School Association: The Alabama Independent School Association’s mission is to serve independent schools in the state of Alabama by providing its member schools with educational and corporate services and programs focusing on excellence in academics, accreditation, and athletics.

  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS): The mission of SAIS is to strengthen member schools by providing high-quality accreditation processes, comprehensive professional growth opportunities, and visionary leadership development programs.

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