Accreditation may be requested by the superintendent of public instruction, but it is not required. There are no requirements for licensing, registration or approval. A teaching certificate is required for all instructors at an accredited school. Public schools must provide a course of study that includes the same curriculum or instruction as those taught in a public school. Accredited schools must meet the Program Foundation Standards of curriculum that are listed in the Administrative Rules of Montana, established by the Montana Board of Public Education.
The Department of Health and Environmental Sciences will oversee regular sanitary inspections of of private school facilities.