Private Schools in New Hampshire are regulated by the New Hampshire Department of Education, and must meet minimum standards as specified in the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules Chapter ED 400. There are currently 289 private schools in New Hampshire.
A school must meet two requirements to be defined as a private school in New Hampshire. An individual or group not associated with the state must establish the private school, and officials who have not been publicly elected or appointed must conduct the schools operations.
Private schools who apply for approval in New Hampshire must write a letter of intent stating the private schools educational purpose, objectives and beliefs. A copy of the curriculum for the private school must also be provided.