The State Board of Education is accepting renewals and new applications for 2023-2024 Private School Approval this March 1 – April 28, 2023.

The SBE Private School Approval Renewal application portal is open. Login requires the Head of School email address as username, regardless of who completes the application.

New schools (applying for the first time) or existing private schools opening an additional campus will use the 2023 – 2024 New Private School Application. No login is required. Your new campus will be assigned a building code after approval.

Health and Safety inspections are supposed to be done every three years, and the paperwork should be kept on the school site. However, these reviews are yet to be available in some parts of the state. Please upload a copy if your school has had an insurance walk-through or a DOH food service inspection. If your local health department doesn’t check, please inform the SBE on your approval form and move on.

Nicole Mulhausen, Private Schools Manager at the Washington State Board of Education, will provide Wednesday Office Hours, March 1 – April 19, from 11:30–12:30 for application support in a Q&A session.