Nonpublic School Approval

​Approved Nonpublic Schools

Approved 13A.09.09 Schools (Private Pay)

Approved 13A.09.10 Schools (Special Education)

Church Exempt Schools    

List of Church Exempt Schools​

Legal Requirements 

Montessori Schools

List of Approved Montessori Schools

Department-Recognized Montessori Validating Organizations 
Frequently Asked Questions ​

Home Instruction  (Nonpublic Entities)

COMAR 13A.10.10.01

Home Instruction

Nonpublic Entities Registered to Supervise Home Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Nonpublic School Approval
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Karen Gardner
Administrative Specialist

Alexandra Cambra

Nonpublic School Approval

Application Information

Immunization Requirements​

Fire Drill Reporting Requirements

Education Article § 7-408.1 requires nonpublic schools in Maryland to hold fire drills in accordance with State Fire Prevention Code, keep records of the drills, and send copies of those records to the State Board of Education.  

Nonpublic High School Transcripts

These Instructions are for Nonpublic High School Transcripts Only. Please Do Not Continue If You Attended A Public High School

​​Students who attended a nonpublic high school that has ceased operating may request a copy of their transcript from the Nonpublic School Approval Branch.

Please allow at least 8 weeks to receive transcripts from schools that ceased operating from 1987 to the present, and at least 12 weeks to receive transcripts from schools that ceased operating before 1987.