• Delaware Nonpublic Schools

    Nonpublic schools (NPS) in Delaware include two types of schools:

    • Homeschools: Schools run primarily by parents or legal guardians in a home residence or similar facility, to include:
      • Single-family homeschools: Schools that educate a child or related children in a single home;
      • Multi-family homeschools: Schools that educate multiple, unrelated children in one or several residences or similar facilities.
    • Private schools: Any school in the kindergarten to grade 12 system that operates under a board of trustees, has a faculty and maintains a location that are properly supervised; may also include an accredited or approved college or university

    Open and active nonpublic schools in Delaware must register with the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) as well as report annual enrollment and attendance. Please review information to consider first before starting the process of opening a homeschool or private school in Delaware.

    • Operating a homeschool in Delaware: Learn more about opening and operating a homeschool in Delaware, including annual reporting requirements, and how to enroll and withdraw students.
    • Operating a private school in Delaware: Learn more about opening and operating a private school in Delaware, including annual reporting requirements, and how to enroll and withdraw students.

     

    Additional Resources

    Verify homeschool, private school information: Confirm homeschool, private school status, student enrollment and more. Please note that DDOE does not provide or validate student grade or diploma information for Delaware homeschools or private schools.

    Enroll, withdraw students in homeschools, private schools: Find step-by-step instructions for enrolling and withdrawing students from Delaware homeschools and private schools. Learn the correct process to avoid potential truency violations. 

    Extracurricular activities: Learn more about sports and drivers education options for students enrolled in Delaware homeschools and private schools.