Starting a Private School in Maine

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Maine State Regulations

General Regulations

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

  • All schools must be approved for attendance requirements through either independent accreditation, or through applying through the state.

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

  • Groups of homeschooled students, not individual homeschooled students, can be organized, and that organization may then qualify, under Maine law, as a private or church school. This type of organization is a legitimate alternative for a group of homeschooled students.

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

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

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