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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).

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Rules & Statutes

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List of Nonpublic Schools


Private/Nonpublic School Accrediting Agencies Recognized by the NH Department of Education

The two terms, nonpublic schools and private schools, are used interchangeably in New Hampshire statutes and administrative rules.


Shireen Meskoob
(603) 271-2831