Best Alabama Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 457 private schools serving 80,968 students in Alabama (there are 1,511 public schools, serving 747,831 students). 10% of all K-12 students in Alabama are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $7,790 for elementary schools and $8,748 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Alabama include Mobile Christian School, Indian Springs School and Saint James School.
The average acceptance rate is 90% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 24% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
75% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Baptist and Christian).

Top Ranked Alabama Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
16
3,284
13%
13
1,138
36%
7
1,001
39%
9
1,323
17%
2
333
100%
14
3,179
14%
102
15,297
41%
8
1,855
6%
52
8,620
27%
53
13,972
24%
19
3,849
16%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Alabama?
The best top ranked private schools in Alabama include Mobile Christian School, Indian Springs School and Saint James School.
How many private schools are located in Alabama?
457 private schools are located in Alabama.
How much do private schools cost in Alabama?
The average private school tuition in Alabama is $7,790 for elementary schools and $8,748 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Alabama?
Alabama private schools are approximately 24% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Alabama go to private school?
10% of all K-12 students in Alabama are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Alabama?
75% of private schools in Alabama are religiously affiliated (most commonly Baptist and Christian).

Recent Articles

Making Social Media Work for Your School
Making Social Media Work for Your School
An introduction to using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to promote your school.
SEO for Private Schools - Part 3: Using Social Media
SEO for Private Schools - Part 3: Using Social Media
Social media for private K-12 schools is a bit different from social media for businesses. Some tips and strategies here.
The Pros and Cons of Teaching Overseas
The Pros and Cons of Teaching Overseas
Hundreds of private schools, and for that matter, public schools, outside the United States will be happy to have you as a teacher for a few years.