Non-Public Schools

All Rhode Island non-public schools that serve children in grades K-12 must be approved annually by RIDE.  Non-public schools must follow the same legislative requirements as public schools.


Applications for RIDE approval of Non-Public Schools for academic year (AY) 2023-2024 can be submitted on eRIDE and are due by June 30, 2023. Additionally, schools must accurately report their October 1, 2022 enrollment data in eRIDE before applying for AY 2023-2024 approval. Please note that current schools who did not submit their enrollment data by January 20, 2023 or non-public schools who do not submit an application for AY2023-2024 will be removed from the RIDE Directory and will not be eligible for certain classifications of federal funding. 

The AY2023-2024 application is currently live on eRIDE. If you need assistance with eRIDE, please contact Mario Goncalves at and if you have any questions about RIDE’s non-public school approval process, please contact Andrew MacMannis at or

Requirements, Legislation, and Frequently Asked Questions


RIDE approval of non-public schools in contingent upon their meeting all legal requirements in serving their students.