Average Private School Student Size

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  • The national average private school student size is approximately 178 students (2018-19).
  • The private elementary school average is 168 students and the private high school average is 242 students.
  • The private schools with the largest average student size in each state are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Average Private School Student Size (2018-19)

Average School Size
Largest Schools
(# of Students)
Alaska97 students
Grace Christian School (544)
Anchorage Christian Schools (528)
Gateway Christian Schools (488)
Catholic Schools Of Fairbanks (415)
Immaculate Conception School (404)
View Top AK Schools
Alabama188 students
Kelly Skelton (2,975)
Briarwood Christian School (1,762)
Faith Academy (1,687)
St Paul's Episcopal School (1,348)
Ums-wright Preparatory School (1,266)
View Top AL Schools
Arkansas160 students
Little Rock Christian Academy (1,406)
Pulaski Academy (1,360)
Shiloh Christian School (1,036)
Central Arkansas Christian School (805)
Episcopal Collegiate School (772)
View Top AR Schools
Arizona136 students
Northwest Christian School (1,459)
Brophy College Preparatory (1,345)
Gilbert Christian Schools (1,332)
Xavier College Preparatory (1,206)
Salpointe Catholic High School (1,200)
View Top AZ Schools
California166 students
National University Virtual High School (3,273)
Valley Christian High School (2,799)
Valley Christian Junior High School (2,735)
Valley Christian Elementary School (2,735)
Mater Dei High School (2,075)
View Top CA Schools
Colorado134 students
Resurrection Christian School (1,465)
Faith Christian Academy - Elementary School (1,151)
Faith Christian Academy - High School (1,035)
Regis Jesuit High School - Boys Division (956)
Valor Christian High School (916)
View Top CO Schools
Connecticut173 students
Hopkins School (8,414)
Horace Mann School John Dorr Nature Laboratory (1,330)
Brunswick School (963)
The Greenwich Country Day School (907)
Fairfield College Preparatory (900)
View Top CT Schools
District of Columbia182 students
Sidwell Friends School (1,153)
St. Johns College High School (1,130)
Georgetown Day School (1,050)
Gonzaga College High School (960)
Washington International School (899)
View Top DC Schools
Delaware166 students
Caravel Academy (1,117)
Salesianum School (1,047)
Tower Hill School (791)
Wilmington Friends School (703)
Red Lion Christian Academy (676)
View Top DE Schools
Florida165 students
American Heritage School (2,800)
Pine Crest School (2,436)
St Thomas Aquinas High School (2,171)
American High School (2,161)
Lake Highland Preparatory School (1,920)
View Top FL Schools
Georgia178 students
James Madison High School (4,500)
Woodward Academy (2,635)
Greater Atlanta Christian School (1,930)
The Westminster Schools (1,860)
The Lovett School (1,673)
View Top GA Schools
Hawaii299 students
Punahou School (3,751)
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus (3,176)
The Kamehameha Schools (2,441)
Iolani School (1,938)
Mid-pacific Institute (1,556)
View Top HI Schools
Iowa192 students
Dowling Catholic High School (1,428)
Kuemper Catholic School System (1,045)
Des Moines Christian School (971)
Regina Catholic Education Center (895)
Saint Albert Catholic Schools (754)
View Top IA Schools
Idaho109 students
Bishop Kelly High School (839)
Cole Valley Christian Schools (747)
Nampa Christian Schools (675)
The Ambrose School (525)
Logos School (446)
View Top ID Schools
Illinois162 students
American School (6,319)
Univ Of Chicago Lab School (2,094)
Loyola Academy (2,072)
One World School- Llc (1,914)
Marist High School (1,780)
View Top IL Schools
Indiana160 students
Heritage Christian School (1,279)
Roncalli High School (1,223)
Cathedral High School (1,074)
Bishop Dwenger High School (1,069)
Canterbury School (1,007)
View Top IN Schools
Kansas180 students
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School (1,188)
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School (951)
Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School (927)
St. James Academy (903)
Bishop Miege High School (745)
View Top KS Schools
Kentucky193 students
Christian Academy Of Louisville (Christian Academy School System) (2,382)
Christian Academy Of Louisville School System (1,714)
Lexington Christian Academy (1,460)
St Xavier High School (1,334)
Trinity High School (1,218)
View Top KY Schools
Louisiana308 students
Jesuit High School (1,335)
Parkview Baptist School (1,274)
Brother Martin High School (1,247)
Mount Carmel Academy (1,232)
St Aloysius School (1,189)
View Top LA Schools
Massachusetts146 students
Boston College High School (1,539)
St. John's Preparatory School (1,500)
Central Catholic High School (1,316)
Phillips Academy Andover (1,154)
St John's High School (1,050)
View Top MA Schools
Maryland164 students
Bais Yaakov School For Girls (1,537)
Griggs International Academy (1,460)
Mcdonogh School (1,340)
Archbishop Spalding High School (1,248)
Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School (1,200)
View Top MD Schools
Maine106 students
Thornton Academy (1,643)
Erskine Academy (598)
Lincoln Academy (593)
Berwick Academy (590)
Fryeburg Academy (583)
View Top ME Schools
Michigan159 students
Cranbrook Schools (1,661)
Griggs International Academy (1,559)
Detroit Country Day School (1,522)
Grand Traverse Area Catholic School (1,278)
Notre Dame Preparatory & Marist Academy (1,053)
View Top MI Schools
Minnesota151 students
Excel High School (4,200)
The Blake School (1,366)
The Blake School (1,366)
The Blake School/Upper School (1,366)
Cretin Derham Hall (1,220)
View Top MN Schools
Missouri172 students
Mizzou K 12 Online/mu High School (2,197)
MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) (1,234)
The Pembroke Hill School (1,172)
St Louis University High School (1,038)
Rockhurst High School (999)
View Top MO Schools
Mississippi223 students
St Andrew's Episcopal School (1,172)
Jackson Academy (1,162)
St. Andrews Episcopal School (1,158)
Northstar Academy (1,111)
Northpoint Christian School (1,084)
View Top MS Schools
Montana83 students
St Labre Indian Catholic School (501)
Stillwater Christian School (348)
Butte Central Catholic Schools (345)
Billings Central Catholic High School (325)
Manhattan Christian School (312)
View Top MT Schools
North Carolina145 students
Charlotte Country Day School (1,665)
Providence Day School (1,598)
North Raleigh Christian Academy (1,466)
Cardinal Gibbons High School (1,464)
Durham Academy (1,229)
View Top NC Schools
North Dakota149 students
Oak Grove Lutheran School (644)
Shiloh Christian School (564)
Shanley High School & Sullivan Middle School (550)
Bishop Ryan High School (445)
Our Redeemers Christian School (372)
View Top ND Schools
Nebraska181 students
Pius X High School (1,224)
Creighton Preparatory School (1,021)
St Patrick's Catholic School (885)
St Vincent De Paul School (875)
St Wenceslaus School (830)
View Top NE Schools
New Hampshire87 students
Phillips Exeter Academy (1,085)
Bishop Guertin High School (800)
Coe-brown Northwood Academy (717)
St. Paul's School (530)
St Thomas Aquinas High School (526)
View Top NH Schools
New Jersey154 students
Lakewood Cheder School Boys (1,899)
Paramus Catholic High School (1,520)
Bais Faiga School For Girls (1,484)
Notre Dame High School (1,141)
The Pingry School (1,129)
View Top NJ Schools
New Mexico112 students
Hope Christian Schools Inc (1,432)
Albuquerque Academy (1,149)
St Pius X High School (692)
St. Michaels High School (600)
Rehoboth Christian School (525)
View Top NM Schools
Nevada157 students
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School (2,058)
Bishop Gorman High School (1,470)
Las Vegas Day School (965)
The Meadows School (898)
Lake Mead Christian Academy (809)
View Top NV Schools
New York238 students
United Talmudical Academy Of Kiryas Joel (6,472)
Bais Rochel School (4,532)
Central Uta Inc (4,500)
Beth Rachel School For Girls (3,794)
Bais Rochel School (3,683)
View Top NY Schools
Ohio168 students
St Xavier High School (1,596)
Saint Ignatius High School (1,543)
The Columbus Academy (1,121)
Hawken School (1,115)
Central Catholic High School (1,050)
View Top OH Schools
Oklahoma168 students
Victory Christian School (1,145)
Crossings Christian School (1,093)
Rejoice Christian School Inc (1,053)
Holland Hall (995)
Oklahoma Christian School (985)
View Top OK Schools
Oregon116 students
Jesuit High School (1,300)
Central Catholic High School (913)
Oregon Episcopal School (858)
Grace Christian Schools (783)
Catlin Gabel School (756)
View Top OR Schools
Pennsylvania131 students
Milton Hershey School (2,040)
Bridgeway Academy (1,873)
Archbishop Ryan High School (1,335)
The Episcopal Academy (1,250)
Germantown Academy (1,183)
View Top PA Schools
Rhode Island131 students
La Salle Academy (1,541)
St. Mary Academy-bay View (1,106)
Bishop Hendricken High School (937)
Wheeler School (795)
Moses Brown School (753)
View Top RI Schools
South Carolina157 students
Bob Jones Academy (1,145)
Christ Church Episcopal School (1,098)
Southside Christian School (1,063)
Laurence Manning Academy (1,028)
Porter-gaud School (908)
View Top SC Schools
South Dakota158 students
Sioux Falls Christian Schools (1,294)
O'gorman High School (788)
Rapid City Catholic School System (751)
St. Francis Indian School (575)
Red Cloud Indian School (547)
View Top SD Schools
Tennessee172 students
Briarcrest Christian High School (1,560)
Concord Christian School and Preschool (1,367)
Chattanooga Christian School (1,273)
Lipscomb Academy (1,265)
St George's Independent School (1,167)
View Top TN Schools
Texas166 students
The Village School (1,773)
The Awty International School (1,522)
Trinity Christian Academy (1,509)
Prestonwood Christian Academy (1,444)
St Johns School (1,431)
View Top TX Schools
Utah114 students
Rowland Hall (943)
The Waterford School (923)
American Heritage School (891)
Juan Diego Catholic High School (763)
Judge Memorial Catholic High School (720)
View Top UT Schools
Virginia144 students
Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program (4,095)
K12 International Academy (2,014)
Liberty Christian Academy (1,956)
ED Anywhere (1,900)
Collegiate School (1,670)
View Top VA Schools
Vermont91 students
St. Johnsbury Academy (930)
Burr & Burton Academy (668)
Burr and Burton Academy (665)
Lyndon Institute (594)
Oak Meadow School (549)
View Top VT Schools
Washington134 students
Greenways Academy Of Washington (1,310)
King's Schools (1,236)
Lynden Christian School (1,210)
Cedar Park Christian Schools (1,199)
Northwest Christian Schools, Inc. (1,114)
View Top WA Schools
Wisconsin139 students
St Anthony School Of Milwaukee (1,806)
University School-milwaukee (1,102)
Marquette University High School (1,073)
Urban Day School (883)
Brookfield Academy (867)
View Top WI Schools
West Virginia102 students
Linsly School (429)
Charleston Catholic High School (419)
St Francis Central Catholic School (408)
St Joseph Grade School (382)
Sacred Heart Grade School (380)
View Top WV Schools
Wyoming68 students
St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School (352)
John Paul Ii Catholic School At St Matthew's (225)
St Mary S School (199)
Journeys School of Teton Science Schools (190)
Holy Name Catholic School (130)
View Top WY Schools
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The state with largest average private school student size is Louisiana, with 308 students. The county with the largest average private school student size is Orange County, NY with 454 students.