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Preface

Nonpublic Schools Approved By The Maryland State Board Of Education

This is the official listing of nonpublic schools that hold a Certificate of Approval from the Maryland State Board of Education in accordance with Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, §2-206. Nonpublic educational programs are approved in the following nonpublic settings:  kindergartens, elementary schools, secondary schools, and a variety of facilities that hold a license from another state agency.

Code of Maryland Regulations 13A.09.09 Educational Programs in Nonpublic Schools, and 13A.09.10 Educational Programs in Nonpublic Schools and Child Care and Treatment Facilities are the regulations that the Department of Education uses to approve nonpublic educational programs. To view these regulations, click on the appropriate link.

Education Article, §2-206 (e)(4) permits a school that is governed and operated by a bona fide church organization to operate without holding a Certificate of Approval from the State Board of Education.  A bona fide church organization that elects to operate a school under this exemption provision must register the name and address of the school, and the name and address of the bona fide church organization that governs and operates the school, with the Maryland State Department of Education.  Such a school is known as a "church-exempt" school.  The list of church-exempt schools may be viewed by clicking here.  

Information about a nonpublic school other than that which is provided on this website may be obtained directly from the school.

To view a county listing of nonpublic schools that hold a Certificate of Approval from the Maryland State Board of Education, click on the appropriate county on the right.  Each county list has two categories of approved schools.  One category, "Private Schools," consists of the schools where parents pay tuition for a student's enrollment.  The other category, "Publicly Funded Special Schools," consists of schools in which students are placed by a governmental agency.

Nonpublic Schools Approved By The Maryland State Board Of Education Organized By Various Categories

Boarding Schools Approved Under COMAR 13A.09.09

Montessori Schools Approved Under COMAR 13A.09.09

Single Gender Schools for Females Approved Under COMAR 13A.09.09

Single Gender Schools for Males Approved Under COMAR 13A.09.09

Short Term Educational Programs (Type III) Approved Under COMAR 13A.09.10

Special Education Schools Approved Under COMAR 13A.09.10

Special Education and General Education Programs Approved Under COMAR 13A.09.10


Contact Information
Sarah Spross, Chief

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Educator Effectiveness
Nonpublic School Approval Branch

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0409
Fax:  410-333-8963
Email:  Sspross@msde.state.md.us
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