Private School Participation

  • Since the initial passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), private school students and teachers have been eligible to participate in certain federal education programs.  ESEA, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), includes 12 major programs that require equitable services be provided to private school students, teachers, and other educational personnel, and, in some cases, families.  These services are provided to students and teachers, not to private schools. 


    These programs include:


    • Title I, Part B, Subpart 1, Reading First;
    • Title I, Part B, Subpart 3, Even Start Family Literacy;
    • Title I, Part C, Education of Migratory Children;
    • Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund*;
    • Title II, Part B, Mathematics and Science Partnerships;
    • Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education through Technology;
    • Title III, Part A, English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement;
    • Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities; and
    • Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers.


    Click on the link below to download the guidance document from New York State regarding Private Schools: 



    Click on the link below to download the contact information for Private Schools in Buffalo:

    Private School Contact Information