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Oregon Private Schools

Information and links to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and other useful information for families considering private school education.

Private Alternative Schools Registration

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 Private or Home School. Private schools do not have to register with the State of Oregon, unless they are contracting with public school district for services. Although private pre-12 schools no longer register, the process for Child Care Licensing remains in effect.

Oregon School Directory

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 Schools and Special Education

Special Education for Parentally Placed Private School Students

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. This section includes the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent set of Questions and Answers about Parentally Placed Private School Students.

Private School Participation under ESEA

Associated Topics

For more information on this topic, email Joni Gilles or call (503) 947-5638.