The New Jersey Department of Education recognizes the role of nonpublic education as part of the entire state-wide education system. This site has been designed to inform nonpublic schools, school districts and the public about the services that are available to New Jersey's nonpublic schools in accordance with state and federal law.
DEFINITON OF A NONPUBLIC SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY
A nonpublic school means an elementary or secondary school within the state, other than a public school, offering education for grades kindergarten through 12, or any combination of them, wherein any child may legally fulfill compulsory school attendance requirements and which complies with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [N.J.S.A. 18A:46A-2(b)].
Announcements & Updates
For Nonpublic Schools and School Districts
- New Epinephrine Requirements for Schools - (P.L. 2015, c.13)
- NEW! Nonpublic School Services - Best Practices for the Timely Provision of Textbooks to Nonpublic Schools
- UPDATED! Nonpublic School Textbook Program Guidelines
- New legislation: N.J.S.A. 18A:40-28 – requires districts to consult with nonpublic administrators and parents prior to making any changes to the provision of nursing services.