Starting a Private School in Michigan


Regulations, Resources, & Support


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

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Michigan State Regulations


General Regulations


Michigan State
  • Michigan does not require registration, and only boarding schools are required to be licensed. Accreditation is optional, but all nonpublic schools must be approved by the state.

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

  • Homeschools can operate as nonpublic schools but must follow all of the same regulations as nonpublic schools.

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

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

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