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Listing of Schools

Licensed/Registered Schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Education's EdNA (Education Names & Addresses) database provides a list of all schools recognized in the Commonwealth.  This database EdNA includes all licensed private academic schools and registered nonpublic nonlicensed (religious) schools. 

If the school you are searching for does not appear in EdNA, the school is probably not recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a school that meets the Compulsory School Attendance Law.

  • List of Licensed/Registered Schools                                                                                             

Boarding Schools

Below is a link to a list of boarding schools in the Commonwealth.  These schools are accredited through accrediting associations approved by the State Board of Education.  If you have questions relating to one of these schools, please contact the accrediting body which the school is accredited body which accredits the school. 

  • List of Boarding Schools (PDF)                                                                                            

Accredited Schools

Please note that nonpublic and private academic schools in Pennsylvania are not required to be accredited.  A school can choose to become accredited by an approved accrediting association.  Schools that are accredited in lieu of being licensed are listed in EdNA as nonpublic nonlicensed; however, some of these schools have maintained their licensure through the department, as well as their accreditation status.  To see a list of accredited schools, you may click on the accrediting associations websites below.  These are the three associations approved by the State Board of Education and recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to accredit nonpublic and private schools.  If a school is accredited only, and no longer licensed by the department, you will need to contact the accrediting association with any questions or concerns about the school.