Starting a Private School in New Jersey

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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New Jersey State Regulations

General Regulations

New Jersey State
  • Registration is required for all private schools. Accreditation, licensing, and approval are not required.

  • The New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

  • Homeschools are treated separately from nonpublic schools and require that parents inform the local district of their intent to homeschool.

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

New Jersey State Resources

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