Starting a Private School in Florida

Regulations, Resources, & Support

Our team has curated the best resources and information available about starting a private school in Florida. Enjoy!

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Florida State Regulations

General Regulations

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  • Florida has no accreditation, licensing, or approval requirements, but does require each private school to register with the state and file an annual report.

  • The Florida 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 Florida.

  • Florida does not place restrictions or provide guidelines for home education programs, but does require that parents inform the state of the intent to homeschool and maintain a portfolio of student work to demonstrate that the student is meeting compulsory education requirements.

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

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