Oldest Private Schools in Arizona

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  • The average private school in Arizona was founded around 1983 (2019-20).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Arizona is San Francisco De Asis, founded in 1889.

Oldest Private Schools in Arizona (2019-20)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    San Francisco De Asis
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-8320 N Humphreys Street
    Flagstaff, AZ 86001

  • Rank: #22.
    St Michael Indian School
    St Michael Indian School Photo - Chapel during Lenten Season 2018. Religion and Theology classes taught at every level. Weekly mass. All faiths welcome to the school. It is not a requirement to be Catholic to attend.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1902
    Grades: PK-12Lupton Rd
    Saint Michaels, AZ 86511

  • Rank: #33.
    Sacred Heart Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: PK-8207 W Oak St
    Nogales, AZ 85621

  • Rank: #44.
    East Fork Lutheran Grade School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: K-84325 Fort Apache Rd
    Whiteriver, AZ 85941

  • Rank: #55.
    St. Marys High School
    St. Marys High School Photo - Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Saint Mary's Catholic High School!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1917
    Grades: 9-122525 N 3rd St
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

  • Rank: #66. Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: 9-128800 East Ranch Campus Road
    Rimrock, AZ 86335

  • Rank: #77.
    Grace Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1927
    Grades: PK-85600 W Palmaire Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85301

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Brophy College Preparatory
    Brophy College Preparatory Photo - Brophy campus and chapel tower
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1928
    Grades: 9-124701 N Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    St Francis Xavier School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1928
    Grades: NS-84715 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

  • Rank: #1010.
    The Orme School
    The Orme School Photo - The Orme School campus encompasses 300 acres and is surrounded by a 26,000 acre cattle ranch in the scenic high-desert of Arizona.
    Founding Date: 1929
    Grades: 8-121000 Orme School Rd
    Mayer, AZ 86333

  • Rank: #1111.
    Immaculate Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1930
    Grades: PK-8410 E Magee Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  • Rank: #1212.
    Ss Peter & Paul Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1931
    Grades: K-81436 N Campbell Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85719

  • Rank: #1313. Founding Date: 1933
    Grades: K-126000 N Camino De La Tierra
    Tucson, AZ 85741

  • Rank: #1414.
    St Agnes Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1943
    Grades: PK-82311 E Palm Ln
    Phoenix, AZ 85006

  • Rank: #1515.
    St. Mary-Basha Catholic School
    St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Photo - Our students, faculty/staff and parents gather in prayer each morning in Mary's Garden.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1944
    Grades: NS-8200 West Galveston St
    Chandler, AZ 85225

  • Rank: #1616.
    St. Gregory Elementary School
    St. Gregory Elementary School Photo - One of our STEM activities...participating in the Honeywell Challenge.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1945
    Grades: PK-83440 N 18th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85015

  • Rank: #1717.
    Gompers Private School
    Gompers Private School Photo
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: 1-126601 N 27th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85017

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19.
    Redeemer Lutheran School
    Redeemer Lutheran School Photo - Redeemer Lutheran School sits at the foot of the Tucson Mountains.
    (Other Lutheran)
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: PK-88845 N Silverbell Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85743

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19.
    Verde Valley School
    Verde Valley School Photo - The VVS cycling team trains locally and competes throughout the state.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: 9-123511 Verde Valley School Road
    Sedona, AZ 86351

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    Phoenix Christian Preparatory School
    Phoenix Christian Preparatory School Photo
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-121751 W Indian School Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85015

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    St Ambrose School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-8300 S Tucson Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

  • Rank: #22-2422.-24. Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: NS-86050 N Invergordon Rd
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

  • Rank: #22-2422.-24. Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: NS-19606 E Kalil Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

  • Rank: #22-2422.-24.
    Salpointe Catholic High School
    Salpointe Catholic High School Photo - Salpointe Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: 9-121545 E Copper Street
    Tucson, AZ 85719

  • Rank: #2525.
    Hopi Mission School
    Hopi Mission School Photo - Students
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: K-81 Hopi Mission School Rd
    Kykotsmovi Village, AZ 86039

  • Rank: #2626.
    St Cyril Elementary School
    St Cyril Elementary School Photo - Welcome to all! We are located on the northeast corner of Pima and Swan. Enter from Swan just north of the Church.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: K-84725 E Pima Street
    Tucson, AZ 85712

  • Rank: #27-2827.-28.
    St Thomas The Apostle School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: NS-84510 N 24th St
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

  • Rank: #27-2827.-28.
    Thunderbird Adventist Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: 9-127410 E Sutton Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

  • Rank: #29-3129.-31. Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: 6-129180 Via De Ventura
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

  • Rank: #29-3129.-31.
    Seton Catholic Preparatory
    Seton Catholic Preparatory Photo - Seton Catholic graduates are Merit Scholars, earn millions in scholarships, and are accepted to top private colleges, universities and service academies.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: 9-121150 N. Dobson Road
    Chandler, AZ 85224

  • Rank: #29-3129.-31.
    SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School
    SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School Photo - SS. Simon & Jude School's new Our Lady of Loreto Center (opened in September 2010) houses a full-size gymnasium, performing arts stage, E.L. Weigand Science Lab, and 6-8th grade classrooms.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: PK-86351 N 27th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85017

  • Rank: #32-3332.-33.
    Anshei Israel Preschool & Kindergarten
    Anshei Israel Preschool & Kindergarten Photo - Lifelong learning and friendships start here!
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: NS-PK5550 E 5th St
    Tucson, AZ 85711

  • Rank: #32-3332.-33.
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: PK-8131 N Summit Ave
    Prescott, AZ 86301

  • Rank: #3434.
    Yuma Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-82555 S Engler Ave
    Yuma, AZ 85365

  • Rank: #35-3635.-36.
    Palo Verde Christian School
    Palo Verde Christian School Photo
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: K-82151 N Palo Verde Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

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