Starting a Private School in Rhode Island

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Rhode Island State Regulations

General Regulations

Rhode Island State
  • There are no accreditation or licensing requirements but all schools must be registered and approved.

  • The Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

  • Homeschooling requirements are done on a local level and those interested should contact their local district for information.

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

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