Starting a Private School in Maryland

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Maryland State Regulations

General Regulations

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  • Maryland has no accreditation requirements.

  • Schools operated by a religious organization need only to register with the state -- they are exempt from approval requirements. Otherwise, schools must receive approval from the state, based on condition of facilities, curriculum and admissions requirements. Based on the approval process, Maryland classifies its schools as 13A.09.09 (private funded) or 13A.09.10 (special needs) schools.

  • The Maryland 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 Maryland.

  • Homeschool students must be supervised by a local public or private school.

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

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