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

  • 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.
  • If you were unable to attend the Everything Nonpublic Technical Assistance Sessions, you may view the PowerPoint presentation located in the RESOURCES section of this website.

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