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 and School Districts

  • 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.
  • Congratulations to the recipient of the 2014 New Jersey Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year award – Lauren Bergland of Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills; and to the finalist, Susan Bowman of The King's Christian School in Cherry Hill.
  • Congratulations to the 2014 New Jersey Nonpublic National Blue Ribbon Schools:
    • Assumption School (Morristown)
    • Saint Gregory the Great Academy (Trenton)
  • A new District Consultation Form for the 2014-15 school year has been developed to include Chapters 192/193, nursing services, technology and textbooks.
  • Guidance documents for nursing services and 192/193 services have been updated for 2014-15.

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