In your Articles of Incorporation, you do not have to limit the purpose of the corporation to just education.
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I agree with my colleagues. To operate a school, the general purpose clause in the articles of incorporation would be fine. Limited purpose is used for specialized corporations such as banking, professional corporations (practice of law, medicine, dentistry, etc.). However, keep in mind that schools in California are regulated by the California Department of Education. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.Ask a similar question