Private Schools Law and Legal Definition

Private schools are also known as independent schools. They are not administered by local, state or federal governments. Private schools have the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition. They do not rely on government funding. Students can get scholarships into private schools. This will make the cost cheaper depending on a talent the students have. Majority of private schools in the U.S. are operated by religious institutions and organizations. Generally, private schools are exempt from most educational regulations. However, they follow the spirit of regulations concerning the content of courses in an attempt to provide a level of education equal to or better than that available in public schools. Private schools funding is provided through student tuition, endowments, and donations and grants from religious organizations or private individuals.