Average Private School Founding Date By State

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  • The average private school founding date in the United States is approximately 1971.
  • The oldest private schools in each state are listed below (where data available).
  • The oldest private school in the United States is The Roxbury Latin School, founded in 1645.

Average Private School Founding Date By State

State
Average Year Founded
Schools with Oldest Year Founded
Alaska1979
Anchorage Junior Academy (1941)
Amazing Grace Academy (1942)
Holy Name Catholic School (1946)
Catholic Schools Of Fairbanks (1946)
St Mary's School (1954)
View Top AK Schools
Alabama1975
St Mary Catholic School (1867)
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (1873)
Sacred Heart Elementary School (1878)
St Bernard Preparatory School (1891)
Oakwood Academy/elementary (1896)
View Top AL Schools
Arkansas1989
Christ Lutheran School (1870)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (1880)
Subiaco Academy (1887)
St Boniface Catholic School (1888)
North Little Rock Catholic Academy (1898)
View Top AR Schools
Arizona1983
San Francisco De Asis (1889)
St Michael Indian School (1902)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (1910)
East Fork Lutheran Grade School (1911)
St. Marys High School (1917)
View Top AZ Schools
California1973
San Domenico School (1850)
Notre Dame High School (1851)
Bellarmine College Prep School (1851)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (1852)
St Ignatius College Preparatory (1855)
View Top CA Schools
Colorado1980
St Mary's Academy (1864)
Regis Jesuit High School - Boys Division (1877)
St. Columba School (1882)
St Mary's High School (1885)
Trinity Lutheran School (1893)
View Top CO Schools
Connecticut1956
Hopkins School (1660)
The Cheshire Academy (1794)
American School For The Deaf (1817)
Suffield Academy (1833)
Miss Porter's School (1843)
View Top CT Schools
District of Columbia1949
Gonzaga College High School (1821)
St. Johns College High School (1851)
Emerson Preparatory School (1852)
St Augustine Catholic School (1858)
Howard University Early Learning Program (1867)
View Top DC Schools
Delaware1970
Wilmington Friends School (1748)
St. Michael's School & Nursery (1890)
Ursuline Academy (pk-12) (1893)
Salesianum School (1903)
St Peter Catholic School (1906)
View Top DE Schools
Florida1983
St. Joseph Academy (1866)
St John The Evangelist School (1874)
St Joseph Catholic School (1876)
Academy Of The Holy Names (1881)
Saint Anthony Catholic School (1883)
View Top FL Schools
Georgia1985
Mount de Sales Academy (1876)
Woodward Academy (1900)
Marist School (1901)
Benedictine Military School (1902)
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School (1903)
View Top GA Schools
Hawaii1961
Punahou School (1841)
Sacred Hearts School & Early Learning Center (1862)
Iolani School (1863)
The St Andrews Schools (1867)
St Joseph School (1869)
View Top HI Schools
Iowa1955
Prince Of Peace Catholic School (1852)
Marquette Catholic Schools Pk-12 (1868)
De Sales School (1871)
St. Francis Catholic School (1878)
Zion Lutheran School (1881)
View Top IA Schools
Idaho1978
Greenleaf Friends Academy (1908)
St Mary S School (1908)
Lake City Jr Academy (1909)
Eagle Seventh-day Adventist Preschool (1928)
Sandpoint Jr Academy (1939)
View Top ID Schools
Illinois1964
Keith Country Day School (1816)
Elgin Academy (1839)
Most Blessed Trinity Academy (1841)
Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School (1846)
Cathedral Grade School (1847)
View Top IL Schools
Indiana1965
St Paul School - New Alsace (1834)
St Paul's Lutheran School (1837)
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (1846)
Oldenburg Academy (1852)
Trinity Lutheran School (1853)
View Top IN Schools
Kansas1964
Xavier Catholic School (1858)
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (1863)
St. Paul Lutheran School (1863)
St Xavier Catholic School (1871)
St Mary Catholic School (1880)
View Top KS Schools
Kentucky1959
Bethlehem High School (1819)
Presentation Academy (1831)
Sayre School (1854)
St Patrick School (1860)
Good Shepherd School (1860)
View Top KY Schools
Louisiana1961
Ursuline Academy Elementary School (1727)
Ursuline Academy (1727)
Ascension Catholic Diocesan Regional School (1842)
Holy Cross High School (1849)
St. John Lutheran School (1854)
View Top LA Schools
Massachusetts1962
The Roxbury Latin School (1645)
The Governors Academy (1763)
Phillips Academy Andover (1778)
Derby Academy (1784)
Lawrence Academy (1793)
View Top MA Schools
Maryland1966
West Nottingham Academy (1744)
Friends School of Baltimore (1784)
Georgetown Preparatory School (1789)
Mother Seton School (1810)
St. James Academy (1821)
View Top MD Schools
Maine1947
Berwick Academy (1791)
Fryeburg Academy (1792)
Washington Academy (1792)
Lincoln Academy (1801)
George Stevens Academy (1803)
View Top ME Schools
Michigan1962
Holy Ghost Lutheran School (1844)
St Patrick Elementary School (1849)
Academy Of The Sacred Heart (1851)
Bethlehem Lutheran School & Preschool (1865)
Trinity Lutheran School (1866)
View Top MI Schools
Minnesota1960
St Croix Catholic School (1856)
Saint John's Preparatory School (1857)
Shattuck St. Mary's (1858)
Trinity First Lutheran School (1859)
St Josephs School (1860)
View Top MN Schools
Missouri1959
Academy Of The Sacred Heart (1818)
St. John School (1821)
Visitation Academy Of St Louis (1833)
Ecc-childhaven (1834)
Immanuel Lutheran Day School (1844)
View Top MO Schools
Mississippi1964
Cathedral School (1847)
Saint Stanislaus College-Preparatory (1854)
Vicksburg Catholic School (1860)
St Joseph Catholic School (1870)
Resurrection Catholic School - Elementary Campus (1882)
View Top MS Schools
Montana1980
Mount Ellis Academy (1902)
Manhattan Christian School (1907)
Intermountain (1909)
Trinity Lutheran School (1911)
Billings Central Catholic High School (1948)
View Top MT Schools
North Carolina1982
Salem Academy (1772)
Saint Mary's School (1842)
Oak Ridge Military Academy (1852)
Ravenscroft (1862)
St. Mary Catholic School (1869)
View Top NC Schools
North Dakota1959
St John's Academy (1890)
Oak Grove Lutheran School (1906)
St Michael's School (1916)
Bishop Ryan High School (1958)
Holy Family - St. Mary's School (1961)
View Top ND Schools
Nebraska1951
Brownell-Talbot School (1863)
St Pauls Lutheran School (1867)
Christ Lutheran School (1871)
Christ Lutheran School (1871)
St Pauls Lutheran School (1883)
View Top NE Schools
New Hampshire1967
Phillips Exeter Academy (1781)
Kimball Union Academy (1813)
Brewster Academy (1820)
New Hampton School (1821)
Tilton School (1845)
View Top NH Schools
New Jersey1972
Rutgers Preparatory School (1766)
Newark Academy (1774)
Moorestown Friends School (1785)
Haddonfield Friends School (1786)
Westfield Friends School (1788)
View Top NJ Schools
New Mexico1975
St. Michaels High School (1859)
New Mexico Military Institute (1891)
Menaul School (1896)
Rehoboth Christian School (1903)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (1910)
View Top NM Schools
Nevada1990
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (1948)
Las Vegas Jr Academy (1954)
Bishop Gorman High School (1954)
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School (1957)
Our Lady Of Las Vegas School (1959)
View Top NV Schools
New York1958
Alexander Robertson School (1789)
Oakwood Friends School (1796)
The Albany Academies (1813)
Emma Willard School (1814)
New York Institute For Special Education (1831)
View Top NY Schools
Ohio1967
Western Reserve Academy (1826)
St Xavier High School (1831)
Grand River Academy (1831)
Bishop Flaget School (1837)
Saint James School (White Oak) (1843)
View Top OH Schools
Oklahoma1976
Goodland Academy (1848)
St Mary S Catholic School (1907)
Oklahoma Bible Academy (1911)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (1911)
St John Catholic School (1912)
View Top OK Schools
Oregon1972
St John The Apostle Catholic School (1844)
St. Mary's Academy (1864)
St. Mary's Of Medford (1865)
Oregon Episcopal School (1869)
Portland Adventist Elementary School (1885)
View Top OR Schools
Pennsylvania1964
Abington Friends School (1697)
St Francis Academy (1743)
Linden Hall (1746)
Germantown Academy (1759)
Plymouth Meeting Friends School (1780)
View Top PA Schools
Rhode Island1959
Moses Brown School (1784)
St Patrick Academy (1851)
Lincoln School (1884)
St. Andrew's School (1893)
St. George's School (1896)
View Top RI Schools
South Carolina1976
St. Peters Catholic School (1852)
Cardinal Newman School (1858)
Camden Military Academy (1892)
St Mary Help Of Christians School (1900)
Saint Mary's Catholic School (1900)
View Top SC Schools
South Dakota1973
Volga Christian School (1949)
Sunshine Bible Academy (1951)
Rapid City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School (1954)
Sioux Falls Christian Schools (1958)
St Joseph Elementary School (1958)
View Top SD Schools
Tennessee1971
St. Mary's Episcopal School (1847)
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School (1851)
Harpeth Hall School (1865)
St Bernard Academy (1866)
Montgomery Bell Academy (1867)
View Top TN Schools
Texas1980
Central Catholic High School (1852)
Incarnate Word Academy (1853)
St Paul Lutheran Serbin School (1854)
St Joseph Academy (1865)
Cathedral School Of St Mary (1866)
View Top TX Schools
Utah1982
Rowland Hall (1867)
Wasatch Academy (1875)
Judge Memorial Catholic High School (1921)
Kearns-Saint Ann School (1953)
J E Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School (1957)
View Top UT Schools
Virginia1977
Norfolk Academy (1728)
Episcopal High School (1839)
Stuart Hall School (1844)
Luther Memorial School (1856)
St Mary's Elementary School (1869)
View Top VA Schools
Vermont1962
Thetford Academy (1819)
Burr and Burton Academy (1829)
St. Johnsbury Academy (1842)
St. Francis Xavier School (1862)
Lyndon Institute (1867)
View Top VT Schools
Washington1979
Holy Names Academy (1880)
Annie Wright Schools (1884)
Walla Walla Valley Academy (1886)
Rogers Adventist School (1892)
St Patrick School (1893)
View Top WA Schools
Wisconsin1956
Trinity Lutheran Freistadt (1839)
Salem Lutheran School (1847)
Trinity Lutheran School (1853)
St. John XXIII Catholic School (1853)
First Immanuel Lutheran School (1853)
View Top WI Schools
West Virginia1968
Linsly School (1814)
St Joseph School (1883)
Ss Peter & Paul Catholic School (1913)
St Francis Central Catholic School (1915)
St Agnes School (1924)
View Top WV Schools
Wyoming1973
Trinity Lutheran School (1892)
St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School (1927)
Montessori School Of Casper (1975)
Smart Start Montessori Academy (1980)
Trinity Lutheran School (1991)
View Top WY Schools
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The state with oldest average private school founding date is Maine, with 1947. The county with the oldest average private school year founding date is Jefferson County, WI with 1904.