Federal Programs and Instructional Equity

Non-Public Schools

Published: 9/11/2018 4:12 PM

The Kentucky constitution establishes the prerogatives of the parents to choose the formal education for the child. Therefore, parents may choose to have their child educated in a non-public school of their choice.

Non-Public schools must adhere to Kentucky laws regarding school attendance, minimum instructional hours, subjects taught and records kept.  These details are explained in the Kentucky Non-Public Schools Information Packet.

In order for a non-public school to obtain a KDE issued school number the school must complete the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) Certification process. Details regarding this process can be found in the Kentucky Non-Public Schools Information Packet.

To update school information (including principal name and email address) or to close an existing non-public school, please complete the Non-Public Request Form. Once submitted a KDE representative will contact you.


​Neil Watts
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3791 Ext. 4054
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