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

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
Alabama1976
St Mary Catholic School (1867)
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (1873)
Sacred Heart Elementary School (1878)
St Bernard Preparatory School (1891)
Oakwood Adventist Academy K-12 (1896)
View Top AL Schools
Arkansas1988
Christ Lutheran School (1870)
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School (1878)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (1880)
Subiaco Academy (1887)
North Little Rock Catholic Academy (1898)
View Top AR Schools
Arizona1984
San Francisco De Asis (1889)
St Michael Indian School (1902)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (1910)
East Fork Lutheran Grade School And High School (1911)
St Marys High School (1917)
View Top AZ Schools
California1974
San Domenico School (1850)
Bellarmine College Prep School (1851)
Notre Dame High School (1851)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (1852)
St Ignatius College Preparatory (1855)
View Top CA Schools
Colorado1980
St. Mary's Academy (1864)
St Mary's Academy (1864)
Regis Jesuit High School (1877)
St Columba School (1882)
St Mary's High School (1885)
View Top CO Schools
Connecticut1958
Hopkins School (1660)
Cheshire Academy (1794)
American School For The Deaf (1817)
Suffield Academy (1833)
Miss Porter's School (1843)
View Top CT Schools
District of Columbia1953
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School (1799)
Holy Trinity School (1818)
Gonzaga College High School (1821)
St Johns College High School (1851)
Emerson Preparatory School (1852)
View Top DC Schools
Delaware1971
Wilmington Friends School (1748)
St Michaels School & Nursery Inc (1890)
Ursuline Academy (pk-12) (1893)
Salesianum School (1903)
St Peter Catholic School (1906)
View Top DE Schools
Florida1984
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 (1884)
View Top FL Schools
Georgia1985
St Vincent's Academy (1845)
St Josephs Catholic School (1872)
Mount de Sales Academy (1876)
Woodward Academy (1900)
Marist School (1901)
View Top GA Schools
Hawaii1958
Punahou School (1841)
St Ann School (1841)
Sacred Hearts School & Early Learning Center (1862)
Iolani School (1863)
St Andrews Schools (1867)
View Top HI Schools
Iowa1954
Prince Of Peace Catholic School (1852)
St Paul Lutheran School (1863)
Marquette Catholic Schools Pk-12 (1868)
De Sales School (1871)
St. Francis Catholic School (1878)
View Top IA Schools
Idaho1976
St Mary's Parish School (1908)
Greenleaf Friends Academy (1908)
Lake City Academy (1909)
Beacon Christian School (1918)
Holy Rosary Catholic School (1921)
View Top ID Schools
Illinois1965
Keith Country Day School (1816)
Elgin Academy (1839)
Most Blessed Trinity Academy (1841)
Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School (1846)
St Peter Lutheran School (1847)
View Top IL Schools
Indiana1966
St Paul School - New Alsace (1834)
St Paul's Lutheran School (1837)
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (1846)
St John Evangelical Lutheran School (1852)
Oldenburg Academy (1852)
View Top IN Schools
Kansas1967
Xavier Catholic School (1858)
St. Paul Lutheran School (1863)
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (1863)
St Xavier Catholic School (1871)
St Mary Catholic School (1880)
View Top KS Schools
Kentucky1960
Bethlehem High School (1819)
Presentation Academy (1831)
Sayre School (1854)
Good Shepherd School (1860)
St Patrick School (1860)
View Top KY Schools
Louisiana1960
Ursuline Academy of New Orleans (1727)
Ursuline Academy High School (1727)
Mount Carmel Academy (1840)
Ascension Catholic Diocesan Regional School (1842)
Holy Cross High School (1849)
View Top LA Schools
Massachusetts1963
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
Maine1944
Berwick Academy (1791)
Fryeburg Academy (1792)
Washington Academy (1792)
Lincoln Academy (1801)
George Stevens Academy (1803)
View Top ME Schools
Michigan1963
Most Holy Trinity Catholic School (1838)
Holy Ghost Lutheran School (1844)
St Patrick Elementary School (1849)
Academy Of The Sacred Heart (1851)
Bethlehem Lutheran School & Preschool (1865)
View Top MI Schools
Minnesota1960
St Croix Catholic School (1856)
St John's Preparatory School (1857)
Shattuck-St. Mary's School (1858)
Trinity First Lutheran School (1859)
Emanuel Lutheran School (1860)
View Top MN Schools
Missouri1960
Academy Of The Sacred Heart (1818)
St. John School: A Personalized Learning Academy (1821)
Visitation Academy Of St Louis (1833)
Ecc-childhaven (1834)
St Josephs Academy (1840)
View Top MO Schools
Mississippi1966
Cathedral School (1847)
Saint Stanislaus College (1854)
Vicksburg Catholic School (1860)
St Joseph Catholic School (1870)
Resurrection Catholic School - Elementary Campus (1882)
View Top MS Schools
Montana1981
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 Carolina1983
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 Catholic School (1958)
Holy Family St. Marys School (1961)
View Top ND Schools
Nebraska1953
Brownell Talbot Schools (1863)
St Paul's Lutheran School (1867)
Christ Lutheran School (1871)
Christ Lutheran School (1871)
St Wenceslaus Catholic School (1877)
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
Nevada1992
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (1948)
Bishop Gorman High School (1954)
Las Vegas Junior Academy (1954)
St Teresa Of Availa Catholic School (1957)
Our Lady Of Las Vegas School (1959)
View Top NV Schools
New York1959
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
Oklahoma1978
Goodland Academy (1848)
Corn Bible Academy (1902)
Oklahoma Bible Academy (1911)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (1911)
St John Catholic School (1912)
View Top OK Schools
Oregon1974
St John The Apostle Catholic School (1844)
St Mary's Academy (1859)
St. Mary's Academy (1864)
St. Mary's Of Medford (1865)
Oregon Episcopal School (1869)
View Top OR Schools
Pennsylvania1964
William Penn Charter School (1689)
Abington Friends School (1697)
St Francis Academy (1743)
Linden Hall (1746)
Germantown Academy (1759)
View Top PA Schools
Rhode Island1958
Moses Brown School (1784)
St Patrick Academy (1851)
St. Mary Academy – Bay View (1874)
Lincoln School (1884)
St. Andrew's School (1893)
View Top RI Schools
South Carolina1976
St. Peters Catholic School (1852)
Cardinal Newman School (1858)
Camden Military Academy (1892)
St Marys Catholic School (1900)
St Mary Help Of Christians School (1905)
View Top SC Schools
South Dakota1975
Volga Christian School (1949)
Sunshine Bible Academy (1951)
Rapid City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School (1954)
Zion Lutheran School (1957)
Sioux Falls Christian Schools (1958)
View Top SD Schools
Tennessee1973
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
Texas1982
Central Catholic High School (1852)
Incarnate Word Academy (1853)
St Paul Lutheran Serbin School (1854)
Saint Joseph Academy (1865)
Cathedral School Of St Mary (1866)
View Top TX Schools
Utah1983
Rowland Hall (1867)
Wasatch Academy (1875)
St Joseph Catholic School (1877)
Judge Memorial Catholic High School (1921)
Kearns-saint Ann School (1953)
View Top UT Schools
Virginia1978
Norfolk Academy (1728)
Episcopal High School (1839)
Stuart Hall School (1844)
St Mary Elementary School (1869)
Immanuel Lutheran School (1870)
View Top VA Schools
Vermont1964
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)
Saint Patrick Catholic School (1893)
View Top WA Schools
Wisconsin1956
Trinity Lutheran Freistadt (1839)
Salem Lutheran School (1847)
Trinity Lutheran School (1853)
First Immanuel Lutheran School (1853)
St John Xxiii Catholic School (1853)
View Top WI Schools
West Virginia1968
The 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
Wyoming1978
Trinity Lutheran School (1892)
St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School (1927)
SonShine Academy (1969)
Montessori School Of Casper (1975)
Smart-start Montessori Academy (1980)
View Top WY Schools
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The state with oldest average private school founding date is Maine, with 1944. The county with the oldest average private school year founding date is Jefferson County, WI with 1904.