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.


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

  • Congratulations to the six New Jersey nonpublic schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013:
    • Academy of Our Lady, Glen Rock
    • Aquinas Academy, Livingston
    • Immaculate Conception School, Annandale
    • Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, Edison
    • St. Francis Academy, Union City
    • St. Rose of Lima Academy, Short Hills

N.J. Department of Education
Office of Nonpublic School Services
P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Email (preferred method of contact):
Phone: (609) 633-0251, Fax: (609) 292-4319