Starting a Private School in Massachusetts

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Massachusetts State Regulations

General Regulations

Massachusetts State
  • Massachusetts has no requirements for registration, licensing or accreditation.

  • All schools must be approved by the local school district. To be approved, the committee looks to see that the curriculum is thorough and that private school students are making the same academic progress as public school students.

  • The Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

  • Homeschool programs must be pre-approved before students may begin.

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

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