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California Department of Education

California Department of Education resources, reporting, program, and contact information that may be useful or of interest to private schools.

Professional Learning

The California Department of Education created the California Private School Advisory Committee (CPSAC) to serve as an advisory group and to represent California’s nonprofit, private schools in the design and development of statewide private school professional development activities. Please visit the California Private Schools Professional Development Web page for upcoming professional learning opportunities.

State of California

Other state agencies that have programs and requirements that may relate to private schools.



  • California Association of Private School Organizations External link opens in new window or tab. (CAPSO)
    A consortium of pre-collegiate, independent and religious school organizations that provides information for private schools. The California Department of Education does not necessarily endorse any information, conclusions, or recommendations that may be expressed on this Web site.
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges External link opens in new window or tab.
    One of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.
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