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Nonpublic School Approval Office

This office oversees the implementation of the NH Code of Administrative Rules Chapter Ed 400, Approval of Nonpublic Schools. Additionally we provide technical assistance to nonpublic schools and information to the public regarding nonpublic schools in New Hampshire and related New Hampshire laws (RSAs).

Forms Nonpublic Schools
Frequently Asked Questions  
Links Opening a Nonpublic School or Private School
List of Municipal Health Officers
(NH Department of Health & Human Services)
Questions about Nonpublic Schools
Nonpublic School Advisory Council (NSAC)

The Nonpublic School Advisory Council was established by Ed 400 to perform duties assigned by the State Board of Education related to nonpublic schools, to facilitate communication between the Department of Education and nonpublic schools, and to raise issues of concern to nonpublic schools. The Council consists of 21 members including representatives of private schools, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education, as well as two members representing the public and a public school official.

Private School Accrediting Agencies Recognized by the NH Department of Education

Office of Nonpublic Schools

(603) 271-3749

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711