New Jersey Department of Education

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Nonpublic School Services

Federal Programs & Services

Nonpublic schools that are not for profit can receive services through federal programs for their eligible students.  All services are administered through the public school district. To be eligible for these services, a nonpublic school must be registered with the NJ Department of Education and complete the Nonpublic Enrollment Report annually, which is located in the NJDOE Homeroom under Nonpublic Enrollment. Nonpublic schools may be eligible to participate in the following Federal programs:

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

  • Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
  • Title II, Part A – Supporting Effective Instruction
  • Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
  • Title III, Immigrant – Enhanced Instructional Opportunities for Immigrant Children and Youth
  • Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

ESSA Program Resources

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

N.J. Department of Education
Office of Nonpublic School Services
P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Email (preferred method of contact): Nonpublic@doe.nj.gov
Phone: (609) 376-3664, Fax: (609) 292-4319