Private schools are mandated to provide students in grades 1-12 with a minimum of 1000 school hours or 180 days. Private schools most often exceed these requirements.

Hours that count must include educational activities planned by and under the direction of school staff and available to all students, either as instructional time, school events, or teacher-parent conferences. Distance and online learning can count when directed by school staff.

Activities that don’t count include school meals, graduation-related events, activity or sports competitions, performances, and other elective gatherings. While important, these events are not considered part of the regular school schedule.

For more information, please contact WFIS.