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2022-2023 New Private School Application

Welcome

This application is for the approval of new private schools.

If you represent a renewing school with a building code, please use the Renewing Private School Application.

Before you begin, please take a few minutes to review the following information.

Will I need to complete the application in one sitting?

Alchemer has a “save” function, which is useful if you cannot complete your application in one sitting. On page two of the survey in the upper righthand corner, you will find a toolbar with the label "Save and continue later" dropdown menu. When you click you will have this option:

What paperwork will I need to upload?

Health and fire inspections:

All schools that are new, have changed location, or have undergone a major renovation will need to submit inspection documentation. You can find more information about identifying inspectors here: Private School Approval | SBE (wa.gov)

Teacher Information:

If your school plans to employs teachers who are not certificated in Washington state you must complete and upload a 2022-2023 Staff Reporting Form
  • The name of each non-Washington state certificated teacher
  • The circumstances by which the private school program is improved by employing the non-Washington state certificated teachers
  • The name of the Washington state certificated educator who will supervise this teacher
  • The certification number of the Washington state certificated educator who will supervise this teacher

Certificate of compliance

At the end of the application, you will be asked to upload the Certificate of Compliance Signature Page that can be downloaded then signed and scanned for upload. By signing this document, you certify that your private school is in compliance with all requirements.

What if I have more questions?

Please refer to the private schools website. No luck there? Contact the Private Schools Manager.