Most Selective Private Schools in North Carolina

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in North Carolina is approximately 86% per year (2020).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in North Carolina is currently Durham Academy, with an acceptance rate of 39%.

Most Selective Private Schools in North Carolina (2020)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Durham Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 39%
    Grades: PK-123501 Ridge Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)493-5787

  • Rank: #22.
    Asheville School
    Asheville School Photo - Asheville School. An Education for an Inspired Life.
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-12360 Asheville School Road
    Asheville, NC 28806
    (828)254-6345

  • Rank: #33.
    Carolina Friends School
    Carolina Friends School Photo - Interscholastic sports are available for Middle and Upper School students.
    (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 46%
    Grades: NS-124809 Friends School Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)383-6602

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Charlotte Latin School
    Charlotte Latin School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-129502 Providence Road
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (704)846-1100

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Providence Day School
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-125800 Sardis Road
    Charlotte, NC 28270
    (704)887-7040

  • Rank: #66.
    Camelot Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 53%
    Grades: K-12809 Proctor St
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)688-3040

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Jordan Lake School of the Arts
    Jordan Lake School of the Arts Photo - Compassionate classrooms with gentle hearted and eager learners.
    Alternative School
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: K-121434 Farrington Road
    Apex, NC 27523
    (919)387-9440

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: K-51201 W Woodcroft Parkway
    Durham, NC 27713
    (919)967-2700

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.
    Hanger Hall School
    Hanger Hall School Photo
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 6-864 W T Weaver Boulevard
    Asheville, NC 28804
    (828)258-3600

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: PK-12480 Country Day Rd
    Goldsboro, NC 27530
    (919)736-1045

  • Rank: #1111.
    Auldern Academy
    Auldern Academy Photo - Women serve their country!
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 68%
    Grades: 9-12990 Glovers Grove Church Rd
    Siler City, NC 27344
    (919)837-2336

  • Rank: #1212.
    Odyssey School
    Odyssey School Photo - Read. Write. Publish. Our elementary students write, edit, and publish their own creative works.
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-1290 Zillicoa Street
    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828)259-3653

  • Rank: #1313.
    The O'Neal School
    The O'Neal School Photo - O'Neal's clubs and activities allow for leadership opportunities, character building, academic rigor, community service and physical well-being. The School attempts to offer activities and associations that meet the interests of the students while providing value in their overall growth. Pictured are the One Act Players.
    Acceptance Rate: 72%
    Grades: PK-123300 Airport Road
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    (910)692-6920

  • Rank: #1414.
    Salem Academy
    Salem Academy Photo - For over 240 years, Salem Academy has been helping girls transform into exceptional women!
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 73%
    Grades: 9-12500 E. Salem Ave
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
    (336)721-2643

  • Rank: #1515.
    Jacksonville Christian Academy
    Jacksonville Christian Academy Photo - Home of the Conquerors!
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 74%
    Grades: K-12919 Gum Branch Rd
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
    (910)347-2358

  • Rank: #16-2216.-22.
    Arthur Morgan School
    Arthur Morgan School Photo - In weaving class student studied the history of textiles and human cultures and learned to weave.
    Montessori School (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 7-960 AMS Circle
    Burnsville, NC 28714
    (828)675-4262

  • Rank: #16-2216.-22.
    Hickory Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-123260 6th St. Dr. NW
    Hickory, NC 28601
    (828)324-5405

  • Rank: #16-2216.-22.
    Hickory Day School
    Hickory Day School Photo - Mayor Rudy Wright came to speak about different types of government.
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: K-82535 21st Avenue NE
    Hickory, NC 28601
    (828)256-9492

  • Rank: #16-2216.-22.Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: K-53705 S College Rd
    Wilmington, NC 28412
    (910)392-5209

  • Rank: #16-2216.-22.
    St Paul Catholic School
    St Paul Catholic School Photo - Art Class is fun!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-83007 Country Club Rd
    New Bern, NC 28562
    (252)633-0100

  • Rank: #16-2216.-22.Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-12310 Carolina Ave
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)865-7132

  • Rank: #16-2216.-22.
    Wilmington Academy Of Arts & Sciences
    Wilmington Academy Of Arts & Sciences Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 4-86201 Myrtle Grove Rd
    Wilmington, NC 28409
    (910)392-3139

  • Rank: #2323.
    Cape Fear Academy
    Cape Fear Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 78%
    Grades: NS-123900 S College Road
    Wilmington, NC 28412
    (910)791-0287

  • Rank: #24-3024.-30.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-121901 Dobbs Farm Road
    Kinston, NC 28504
    (252)522-4222

  • Rank: #24-3024.-30.
    Davidson Day School
    Davidson Day School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-12750 Jetton Street
    Davidson, NC 28036
    (704)237-5200

  • Rank: #24-3024.-30.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-83315 E Geer St
    Durham, NC 27704
    (919)688-2567

  • Rank: #24-3024.-30.
    The New Classical Academy
    The New Classical Academy Photo - We spend at least an hour outside each day (weather permitting), playing traditional group games and inventing new ones, running, exploring, and more.
    Alternative School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-8671 Sand Hill Rd
    Asheville, NC 28806
    (828)225-1993

  • Rank: #24-3024.-30.
    New Hope Christian Academy Inc
    New Hope Christian Academy Inc Photo - 2017 Graduates
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: K-12105 Pineywood St
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    (336)475-5654

  • Rank: #24-3024.-30.
    Philips Academy
    Philips Academy Photo
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 6-123115 Providence Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28211
    (704)365-4533

  • Rank: #24-3024.-30.
    Tabernacle Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-121225 29th Avenue Dr NE
    Hickory, NC 28601
    (828)324-9936

  • Rank: #3131.Acceptance Rate: 82%
    Grades: PK-123200 Cliffdale Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    (910)868-5131

  • Rank: #3232.
    Saint Mary's School
    Saint Mary's School Photo - Saint Mary's School, an all-girls, Episcopal, college preparatory, boarding and day high school located on a 23-acre, historic campus in the heart of Raleigh, N.C. More at www.sms.edu.
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 84%
    Grades: 9-12900 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    (919)424-4100

  • Rank: #33-4233.-42.
    Back Creek Christian Academy
    Back Creek Christian Academy Photo - Students exploring technology
    (Presbyterian)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: K-121827 Back Creek Church Road
    Charlotte, NC 28213
    (704)549-4101

  • Rank: #33-4233.-42.
    Berean Baptist Academy
    Berean Baptist Academy Photo - Berean Baptist Academy - Main Building
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-12518 Glensford Drive
    Fayetteville, NC 28314
    (910)868-2511

  • Rank: #33-4233.-42.
    High Point Friends School
    High Point Friends School Photo - Science class at High Point Friends School
    (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-8800-A Quaker Ln
    High Point, NC 27262
    (336)886-5516

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