Although there are no requirements for Accreditation, nonpublic schools in Louisiana may seek Approval with the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education based maintaining an approved curriculum that is similar to public schools. All nonpublic schools must be registered with the state.
Schools that are receiving local, state or federal funding must employ only teachers who are qualified according to the rules established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Schools that do not receive aid are allowed to hire instructors with qualifications determined by the school or church.
State approved nonpublic schools are required to maintain a curriculum that is equal or similar to public schools. Requirements for graduation in a nonpublic school are the same as that in a public school and no more than 35 students can be enrolled in each class with the exception of music, art and physical education.
New students in nonpublic schools must show proof of immunization or proper paperwork that shows exemption. The state health officer is in charge of determining the rules and regulations regarding health and safety for private schools.