Starting a Private School in Wyoming


Regulations, Resources, & Support

Our team has curated the best resources and information available about starting a private school in Wyoming. Enjoy!


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Regulations

We’ve curated the laws and regulations about starting a private school in Wyoming.


Resources

What resources and associations are available to help new education entrepreneurs?


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See what else you need to know about starting a private school. From your curriculum to your marketing, and everything in-between.

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Wyoming State Regulations


General Regulations


Wyoming State

  • There are no approval, accreditation or registration requirements, but licensing is mandatory.
  • The Wyoming Department of Education has assembled a page of detailed requirements for private schools.
  • The US Office of Innovation & Improvement has assembled a summary of regulations for private schools operating in Wyoming.
  • A home-based education program is instruction provided to a child by the child’s parent or legal guardian or by a person designated by the parent or legal guardian. Instruction provided to more than one family unit does not constitute a home-based educational program.
  • The Wyoming DOE has no published requirements for school insurance — consult a professional for guidance in this area.

State Funding Sources & Support

Wyoming does not provide funding for private education.


Curriculum Requirements


Teacher Certification & Hiring

Teacher certification is required, but exemptions can be made for religious schools.

Food Services / Lunch

In Wyoming, school lunch requirements, including funding for schools offering the National School Lunch Program, are managed by the Department of Education.


Length of School Year

Students must attend school at least 175 days per year.


Recordkeeping & Reports

Healthy & Safety Requirements

Students attending K–12 private schools must provide documentary proof of immunization within 30 days after the date of school entry. School administrators must not permit a student to attend school beyond that time without proper immunization. Schools must hold monthly fire drills.


Transportation

Transportation is not provided by the state or local district.


Testing

Testing is not required under the private school licensing statutes.

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Wyoming State Resources


State & Regional Associations

Northwest Association of Independent Schools: A nonprofit membership association that provides accreditation, professional development and support services to over 110 schools in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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Introduction to Starting a School

Introduction

We’ve developed these 10 topics to help you along the way. Take them all in at once, or start with the areas most relevant right now.


Creating Your School Identity

School Identity

There’s plenty you can do to develop your own brand, starting right from your personal ideals and goals for your school.


Creating Your School Curriculum

Curriculum

Our curriculum pages include ideas on where to go to find materials, and different associations and educational models you may want to consider.


Legal & Operating Requirements

Legal & Operating Requirements

You need to know the requirements at both the federal level and for your state. Here are the basic details for every state.


Introduction to Starting a School

Funding & Finance

Here we share ideas for possible funding sources, and ways you might be able to start with less than you thought necessary.


Creating Your School Identity

Business Plan & Budget

Having a plan for how you’ll operate and a budget to predict and allocate funds is critical for all businesses, schools included. We’ve pulled together resources here to help with both.


School Facilities

Facilities

What facilities are right for your school? We encourage new schools to get creative, and have compiled some considerations to take into account.


School Staffing

Staffing

How can you find and recruit the right talent for your school? What qualifications or certifications are required?


School Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

Thinking about more than just a student handbook and conduct code, we've included recommendations & templates to help you develop your school policies & procedures


Marketing & Online Presence

Marketing & Online Presence

Having a plan for how you’ll operate and a budget to predict and allocate funds is critical for all businesses, schools included. We’ve pulled together resources here to help with both.


School Associations

Associations

What facilities are right for your school? We encourage new schools to get creative, and have compiled some considerations to take into account.