Starting a Private School in Utah

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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

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South Dakota State Regulations

General Regulations

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

  • The Utah State Board of Education includes regulations for private schools and home schools  the Utah Administrative Code.

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

  • Families must register with the state to homeschool.

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

Utah State Resources

State & Regional Associations

  • Northwest Association of Independent Schools: A nonprofit membership association that provides accreditation, professional development and support services to over 110 schools in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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