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Private School Re-approval

This year, the application will be submitted through an online survey application rather than through the Educational Data System (EDS). The 2020 – 2021 private school approval application will be available on this webpage in late February – early March of 2020. Additionally an email will be sent to notify all private schools once the application is posted and available. 

The application needs to be completed by the Head of School and submitted in one sitting. You may preview the application. Please note: this preview is for you to review the questions only—the application must be submitted online, hard-copy applications will not be accepted. Be sure to review the information that will be needed to complete the application. Some information we are asking you to provide is new this year. Once you submit the application, you will automatically receive an email confirming your submittal, along with a copy of your responses for your records.

New schools are asked for information on non-certificated teachers, as well as the name and certification number of their supervisors. Renewing schools will not be asked this information this year, but may be asked to submit this information next year during the approval process for the 2020-2021 school year, rather than in the fall (in the past, staffing reporting has been done each October).

The application will ask you to upload some documents to include in your application. The documents you will be asked to upload include:

  1. Documentation of your most recent Health and Safety Inspection, signed by the appropriate local official. (Review Guidance on Health and Safety Inspections for Private School Approval Application).
  2. Documentation of your most recent Fire Inspection, signed by the appropriate local official.
  3. Certificate of Compliance Signature Page

If you have questions about the process, please email