NC Private School Information

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The recent change in law has not altered how and when private schools are required to register with the NC Division of Non-Public Education. Registration is done by the filing of a Notice of Intent form

Private schools with only one administrator and additional locations are only required to submit one Notice of Intent to Operate. These schools will list their multiple locations on one Notice of Intent form as they have always done. 

Private schools with separate administrators and multiple locations should complete a Notice of Intent to Operate for each campus.  If the school is uncertain about how to add multiple locations through the online portal, they can email Kristy Daughtry at to ensure their file is updated. The email should include the following:  

  1. Name of school
  2. Each location, with physical addresses, along with current fire and sanitation inspections for each location.

Once the updates have been made the school will receive an email confirming that the additions to their school have been made.

Private School Administrators

Click the first link to access the DNPE system for NC private schools.

Click the second link to learn what North Carolina law requires of private K-12 schools.

Click the third link to learn about North Carolina's testing requirements for private schools, and commonly used tests & vendors.

Driver Eligibility Certificates 

Non-public school students under 18 must obtain a Driver's Eligibility Certificate before they are able to obtain an NC driver's license or learner's permit

Learn the requirements and procedures for obtaining the Driver's Eligibility Certificate. 

Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Call: 984-236-0110

Phone lines are open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mailing Address

NCDOA Non-Public Education Division
1309 Mail Service Center 
Raleigh, NC 27699-1309

Physical Address

Albemarle Building
325 N. Salisbury Street