Starting a Private School in New Mexico

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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New Mexico State Regulations

General Regulations

New Mexico State
  • Accreditation by the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is optional. Licensing, approval, and registration are not required.

  • The US Department of Education has assembled a page of detailed requirements for private schools in New Mexico.

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

  • The New Mexico Public Education Department defines a “home school” as a home study program of instruction operated by a parent, guardian, or other person having custody and control of a school-age person that provides a basic academic educational program.

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

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