Starting a Private School in South Dakota

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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South Dakota State Regulations

General Regulations

South Dakota State
  • There are no registration, licensing or approval requirements and accreditation is optional.

  • The South Dakota Department of Education has assembled a page of guidelines for private schools.

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

  • Homeschooled students must take periodic state assessments to ensure learning goals are being met.

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

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