Starting a Private School in Ohio

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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

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Ohio State Regulations

General Regulations

  • There are no requirements for registration, licensing or approval, but Ohio does offer charters as a form of optional accreditation to nonpublic schools.

  • The Ohio 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 Ohio.

  • Homeschooling in Ohio must be done by a parent or guardian and cannot entail enrollment in a private school.

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

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