Starting a Private School in North Carolina

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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North Carolina State Regulations

General Regulations

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  • There are no licensing requirements and accreditation and approval are optional. All schools must be registered with the state, however.

  • The North Carolina Department of Administration 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 North Carolina.

  • A ‘home school’ means a nonpublic school in which one or more children of not more than two families or households receive academic instruction from parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household.

  • The North Carolina DOA has no published requirements for school insurance -- consult a professional for guidance in this area.

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