Starting a Private School in Missouri

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Missouri State Regulations

General Regulations

Mississippi State
  • There are no accreditation, licensing, or approval requirements. Registration is limited to those schools receiving federal funding.

  • The Missouri 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 Missouri.

  • Homeschools do not count as nonpublic schools. Parents must keep a portfolio of student work, as well as a record of evaluation of the student's academic progress.

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

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