Starting a Private School in Oregon

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Oregon State Regulations

General Regulations

Oregon State
  • There are no accreditation requirements and only residential schools are required to be licensed. Private alternative schools, a special type of private school in Oregon, must be both approved and registered in order to receive funding.

  • The Oregon 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 Oregon.

  • There are few homeschool restrictions, but all homeschool students must take periodic comprehensive exams to ensure they are making academic progress.

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

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