Title IX primarily applies to educational institutions that receive federal funding, including public schools and universities. Private schools, which do not receive federal funding, are generally not directly subject to Title IX. However, some private schools voluntarily choose to comply with Title IX regulations to ensure they provide equitable and nondiscriminatory educational environments. Additionally, some states may have their own laws that extend similar protections to students in private educational institutions. It’s important to check with the specific private school and relevant state laws to understand their policies regarding gender equity and discrimination.