Non-Public education is recognized as a vital part of Oregon's educational system. Parents have the option of providing their child's education through Public, Private or Home Schools. This webpage includes resources, information and links for private school parents, officials, and public school liaisons. For information on privately ran pre-Kindergarten learning centers, please refer to the Early Learning Division website.
Private Schools and Special Education
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) some special education and related services may be available for children with disabilities enrolled by parents in nonprofit private elementary and secondary schools. To learn more about the Federal support available to parentally placed students with disabilities, refer to the Special Education for Private School Students webpage.
Private schools may be eligible to receive equitable services under Title IA and Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). To access resources and learn more about available services, refer to the Private School Participation under ESEA webpage.
Private School Office Hours
The purpose of Private School Office Hours is to provide time for ODE announcements to private schools, question and answer sessions, special presentations, and collaboration with district partners. Private School Office Hours are held the 2nd Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 AM via Zoom.
The most recent Private School Office Hours recordings and slide decks are available, please contact Janette Newton.
The Oregon School Directory lists phone numbers, addresses, and key staff people in all public district and schools in the state. Schools may update their information throughout the school year but most institution updates take place July 1 at the end of the fiscal year.
Private Alternative Schools
Private Alternative Schools are not considered part of Oregon's Private Schools because they are subject to different rules and regulations under state and federal law. For more information on Private Alternative Schools, refer to the Alternative School Webpage.