Starting a Private School in Delaware

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Delaware State Regulations

General Regulations

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  • Delaware does not have accreditation, licensing, or approval requirements, but does require that schools report student enrollment to the state in order to ensure they are meeting the compulsory attendance law.

  • The Delaware Department of Education has assembled a page of detailed requirements for private schools.

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

  • Delaware allows for both single-family and multi-family home school environments, and student enrollment information must also be reported to the state for these students.

  • The Delaware DOE has no published requirements for school insurance -- consult a professional for guidance in this area.

Delaware State Resources

State & Regional Associations

  • Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools: A dynamic community of independent schools in the Greater Delaware Valley and beyond, ADVIS enriches and sustains schools through advocacy, thought leadership, professional development, and networking opportunities. 

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