Most Selective Private Schools (2015-2016)

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The national average private school acceptance rate is approximately 85% per year.
The private elementary school average is 86% per year and the private high school average is 80% per year.
The most selective private schools in each state are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Schools (2015-2016)

State
Average Acceptance Rate
(Total / High Schools / Elementary)
Most Selective Schools
(Acceptance Rate)
Alaska 92% / 91% / 92%
Lumen Christi High School (80%)
Pacific Northern Academy (80%)
Wasilla Lake Christian School (85%)
Anchorage Christian Schools (90%)
Spruce Tree Montessori School (90%)
Alabama 90% / 90% / 91%
Indian Springs School (61%)
Advent Episcopal School (64%)
Hilltop Montessori School (75%)
Faith Academy (80%)
Marion Academy (80%)
Arizona 87% / 76% / 90%
St. Paul's Preparatory Academy (20%)
Bella Vista College Prep (50%)
Phoenix Country Day School (50%)
Southwestern Academy / Beaver Creek Ranch (50%)
New Way Academy (60%)
California 84% / 79% / 85%
test 1234567 (1%)
One Fifty Parker Avenue School (10%)
Centennial Montessori School (10%)
Hayden Child Care Center (10%)
Camelot Kids Preschool (10%)
The Thacher School (13%)
Cate School (14%)
Write Start Learning Center (15%)
San Francisco Friends School (15%)
St. James' Episcopal School (20%)
Colorado 92% / 90% / 93%
Elmwood Baptist Academy (60%)
Temple Grandin School (70%)
Colorado West Christian School (75%)
Running River School (75%)
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado (75%)
Connecticut 69% / 58% / 77%
The Hotchkiss School (18%)
New Canaan Country School (20%)
Choate Rosemary Hall (21%)
Brunswick School (25%)
Westminster School (25%)
Delaware 88% / 83% / 88%
Tower Hill School (64%)
Concord Christian Academy (70%)
Elementary Workshop Montessori School (85%)
St Thomas More Academy (85%)
Calvary Christian Academy (90%)
Florida 88% / 86% / 88%
St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic School (35%)
Oxbridge Academy (40%)
Batt Private School (40%)
Westlake Preparatory School & Academy (45%)
Grace Lutheran School (50%)
Central Florida Christian Academy (50%)
Palmer Trinity School (54%)
Trinity Preparatory School (55%)
Riviera Schools (60%)
Wider Horizons School (60%)
Georgia 84% / 83% / 84%
The Westminster Schools (25%)
Sunshine STEM Academy (35%)
Darlington School (46%)
Landmark Christian School (50%)
Assisted Learning Centers (50%)
Savannah Country Day School (50%)
St. Pius X Catholic High School (50%)
Peachtree Academy School (52%)
Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic School (60%)
Unity Christian School (60%)
Hawaii 79% / 73% / 79%
Sacred Hearts Academy (33%)
Hawaii Preparatory Academy (40%)
Mid-Pacific (50%)
Seabury Hall School (50%)
Variety School Of Hawaii (50%)
Iowa 97% / 95% / 97%
Hillside Christian School (90%)
Rivermont Collegiate (90%)
Heritage Christian School (95%)
Prince Of Peace Catholic School (95%)
Trinity Lutheran School (95%)
Idaho 90% / 83% / 90%
Classical Christian Academy (75%)
Riverstone International School (76%)
The Ambrose School (81%)
Christian Center School (85%)
Adventist Christian School (90%)
Illinois 92% / 88% / 93%
Detour 2 Discovery Day School (35%)
Notre Dame De La Salette Boys Academy (50%)
Countryside School (50%)
Islamic Foundation School (60%)
Swift Child Care Center Early Childhood Center (60%)
Faith Lutheran High School (65%)
East Lake Academy (65%)
Chicago Waldorf School (72%)
Intercultural Montessori Language School of Chicago and Oak Park (75%)
St. Jude Catholic School (75%)
Indiana 90% / 81% / 91%
Fortune Academy (formerly The Hutson School) (30%)
Culver Academies (49%)
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (50%)
Lutheran South Unity School (65%)
Seymour Christian Academy (75%)
Kansas 94% / 92% / 93%
Cair Paravel Latin School (75%)
Topeka Lutheran School (80%)
Elyria Christian School (90%)
Hope Lutheran School (90%)
Kansas City Christian School (95%)
Kentucky 92% / 87% / 91%
Highlands Latin School (48%)
The Piarist School (50%)
The Lexington School (65%)
Kentucky Country Day School (75%)
Oakdale Christian Academy (75%)
Louisiana 86% / 84% / 86%
Memorial Baptist Christian (50%)
Metairie Park Country Day School (66%)
Lake Castle Private School (70%)
Calvary Baptist Academy (70%)
Holy Cross High School (70%)
Massachusetts 69% / 54% / 75%
Phillips Academy Andover (13%)
Deerfield Academy (16%)
Groton School (17%)
Middlesex School (18%)
Milton Academy (19%)
Nativity Preparatory School (20%)
Noble & Greenough School (24%)
Brooks School (25%)
Berkshire School (27%)
Concord Academy (28%)
Maryland 81% / 76% / 83%
Georgetown Preparatory School (23%)
The Siena School (25%)
Gilman School (30%)
Sisters Academy Of Baltimore (40%)
Bishop McNamara High School (40%)
Glenwood Academy (40%)
Garrison Forest School (45%)
Oldfields School (46%)
St. Philip The Apostle School (50%)
Mother Seton Academy (50%)
Maine 79% / 74% / 79%
Waynflete School (40%)
Berwick Academy (48%)
Foxcroft Academy (65%)
Hebron Academy (72%)
John Bapst Memorial High School (75%)
Michigan 95% / 88% / 95%
Greenhills School (45%)
Montcalm School (50%)
Wixom Christian School (50%)
Franklin Road Christian School (75%)
Summers-Knoll School (75%)
Kingsbury School (75%)
Rudolf Steiner School Of Ann Arbor (80%)
Crown Of Life Lutheran School (80%)
Academy Of The Sacred Heart (85%)
The Valley School (85%)
Minnesota 91% / 83% / 91%
Saint Agnes School (50%)
St. Paul Academy - Summit (lower) (61%)
Mounds Park Academy (64%)
The Blake School/Lower School (65%)
The Blake School/Upper School (65%)
Missouri 90% / 90% / 89%
City Academy (28%)
New City School (35%)
A Growing Place Montessori School (40%)
The College School (60%)
St. Paul's Episcopal Day School (65%)
North Carolina 87% / 85% / 88%
Durham Academy (41%)
Carolina Friends School (46%)
Asheville School Inc (47%)
Providence Day School (47%)
Charlotte Latin School (50%)
Camelot Academy (53%)
Hanger Hall School (65%)
Woodlawn School (65%)
Odyssey Community School (65%)
Jacksonville Christian Academy (74%)
Nebraska 94% / 89% / 95%
Mount Michael Benedictine High School (78%)
Kopecky Montessori Elementary (80%)
Blessed Sacrament School (90%)
Community Christian Elementary/jr High (90%)
Deshler Lutheran School (90%)
New Hampshire 74% / 69% / 85%
St. Paul's School (16%)
Phillips Exeter Academy (19%)
Proctor Academy (40%)
New Hampton School (40%)
The White Mountain School (47%)
New Jersey 79% / 69% / 81%
Somerset Hills Learning Institute (1%)
Waterfront Montessori (10%)
The Lawrenceville School (20%)
Peddie School (22%)
Newark Academy (24%)
Blair Academy (25%)
Cedar Hill Prep School (30%)
The Pingry School (30%)
Princeton Day School (30%)
The Pennington School (35%)
New Mexico 88% / 81% / 87%
Grace Baptist Academy (50%)
Secondary Learning Center (50%)
Bosque School (70%)
Sierra Blanca Christian (70%)
Christ Lutheran School (75%)
Nevada 87% / 88% / 86%
Trinity Christian Schools (50%)
Henderson International School (60%)
The Adelson Educational Campus (75%)
Foothills Church Academy (75%)
Alexander Dawson School (80%)
New York 80% / 74% / 83%
THINK Global School (12%)
St. Lukes School (15%)
Birch Wathen Lenox School (17%)
Karafin School (30%)
Alexander Robertson School (33%)
Hackley School (36%)
Emma Willard School (36%)
Metropolitan Montessori School (36%)
George Jackson Academy (40%)
St. Dominic School (40%)
Ohio 89% / 84% / 90%
St. Dominic School (10%)
Western Reserve Academy (45%)
The Columbus Academy (47%)
Marburn Academy (49%)
St. Xavier High School (55%)
Lutheran High School East (70%)
Andrews Osborne Academy (70%)
Cincinnati Country Day School (70%)
Discovery School (70%)
Saint Ignatius High School (70%)
Oklahoma 90% / 83% / 91%
Fort Gibson Christian Academy (50%)
Cascia Hall Preparatory School (75%)
Oklahoma Academy (80%)
Casady School (84%)
Holland Hall (84%)
Oregon 86% / 84% / 86%
Good Shepherd Lutheran School (10%)
Arbor School Of Arts & Sciences (20%)
Catlin Gabel School (25%)
The Marylhurst School (40%)
Oregon Episcopal School (43%)
Pennsylvania 86% / 80% / 87%
St. Peters School (30%)
The Episcopal Academy (35%)
Perkiomen School (35%)
The Church Farm School (36%)
The Haverford School (40%)
Mercersburg Academy (43%)
Grier School (50%)
The Agnes Irwin School (50%)
Coventry Christian Schools (50%)
Westtown School (58%)
Rhode Island 80% / 60% / 86%
St. George's School (28%)
Moses Brown School (32%)
St. Andrew's School (48%)
The Prout School (63%)
Bishop Hendricken High School (73%)
South Carolina 88% / 86% / 88%
Mt. Carmel Christian School (1%)
University School of the Lowcountry (60%)
Trident Academy (63%)
Oakbrook Preparatory School (70%)
Charleston Collegiate School (70%)
Tennessee 89% / 87% / 90%
Berean Christian School (70%)
Brentwood Academy (73%)
Benton Hall Academy (75%)
Franklin Classical School (75%)
Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (75%)
Texas 82% / 76% / 82%
Texas Torah Institute (20%)
St. Mark's School Of Texas (20%)
The Hockaday School (22%)
North Central Texas Academy (25%)
Annunciation Orthodox School (25%)
Bridge Builder Academy (27%)
Episcopal School Of Dallas (28%)
Greenhill School (28%)
Spring Creek Academy (30%)
Chinquapin Preparatory School (32%)
Utah 81% / 80% / 81%
Canyon School for the Arts (25%)
Heritage Schools (48%)
Wasatch Academy (58%)
Rowland Hall (67%)
The Waterford School (67%)
Virginia 84% / 79% / 86%
Episcopal High School (40%)
Browne Academy (47%)
Woodberry Forest School (48%)
Fairfax Christian School (50%)
The Howard Gardner School (50%)
Fork Union Military Academy (50%)
Hampton Roads Academy (60%)
Metropolitan School of the Arts -The Academy (60%)
Loudoun School for the Gifted (60%)
Virginia Episcopal School (60%)
Vermont 82% / 76% / 82%
The Greenwood School (30%)
Stratton Mountain School (70%)
Maple Street School (75%)
Rock Point School (75%)
St. Michael Catholic School (80%)
Washington 81% / 81% / 81%
Renton Preparatory Christian School (10%)
Lakeside School (16%)
University Child Development School (20%)
The Overlake School (23%)
The Evergreen School (23%)
Lake Washington Girls Middle School (26%)
The Bush School (30%)
The Valley School (30%)
Open Window School (33%)
Amazing Grace Christian School (37%)
Wisconsin 94% / 95% / 95%
Our Savior Lutheran School (1%)
Conserve School (33%)
St John's Lutheran School (75%)
Christian Life School (80%)
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy (84%)
West Virginia 92% / 94% / 92%
Highland Adventist School (75%)
St. Michael Parish School (80%)
Rocky Knoll School (85%)
Bolivar Christian Academy (95%)
The Country Day School (95%)
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The town with the lowest private school acceptance rate is Washington, DC with an average acceptance rate of 55%. The county with the lowest private school acceptance rate is Litchfield County, CT with an average acceptance rate of 49%.