Oldest Private Schools in Kentucky

The average private school in Kentucky was founded around 1960 (2024).
The oldest private school in Kentucky is Bethlehem High School, founded in 1819.
Year Founded Range: 1819 1925 Avg. Year Founded: 1896

Oldest Private Schools in Kentucky (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Bethlehem High School
Bethlehem High School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1819
Grades: 9-12
309 W Stephen Foster Ave
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-8594
Rank: #22.
Presentation Academy
Presentation Academy Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1831
Grades: 9-12
861 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 583-5935
Rank: #33.
Sayre School
Sayre School Photo - Graduation outside the steps of Old Sayre
(3)
Founding Date: 1854
Grades: PK-12
194 N Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-1361
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
St. Patrick School
St. Patrick School Photo - During Catholic Schools Week students attended mass with Bishop Foys in Covington.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1860
Grades: PK-12
318 Limestone St
Maysville, KY 41056
(606) 564-5949
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Stephanie Sims
Stephanie Sims Photo - Good Shepherd Catholic School Putting Christ at the Heart of It All
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1860
Grades: NS-8
75 Shepherd Way
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 223-5041
Rank: #66.
St. Xavier High School
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1864
Grades: 9-12
1609 Poplar Level Rd
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 637-4712
Rank: #77.
St. Mary School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: PK-8
9 S Jefferson St
Alexandria, KY 41001
(859) 635-9539
Rank: #88.
Saint Aloysius School
(Catholic)
(5)
Founding Date: 1871
Grades: PK-8
122 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, KY 40056
(502) 241-8516
Rank: #99.
St. Augustine School
St. Augustine School Photo - Building Friendships!
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1875
Grades: K-8
1840 Jefferson Avenue
Covington, KY 41014
(859) 261-5564
Rank: #1010.
Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart Academy Photo - Sacred Heart Academy is part of Sacred Heart Schools, located on the beautiful 48-acre Ursuline campus. All academic and athletic facilities, and the 500-seat Ursuline Arts Center are located on campus.
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: 9-12
3175 Lexington Rd
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 897-6097
Rank: #1111.
Holy Trinity Parish School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: PK-8
423 Cherrywood Road
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 897-2785
Rank: #1212.
Mercy Academy
Mercy Academy Photo - Mercy offers 14 sports over three seasons for our girls to participate in. Many have try-outs and some are no-cut teams. We also offer intramural sports. Our volleyball team finished the 2008 season as state champions and ranked in the top 3 in the nation.
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: 9-12
5801 Fegenbush Ln
Louisville, KY 40228
(502) 671-2010
Rank: #1313.
St. Mary School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1888
Grades: PK-5
1121 Main St
Paris, KY 40361
(859) 987-3815
Rank: #1414.
Newport Central Catholic High School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1896
Grades: 9-12
13 Carothers Rd
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 292-0001
Rank: #1515.
Oneida Baptist Institute
Oneida Baptist Institute Photo - Soccer is one of a number of sports OBI offers.
(Baptist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: K-12
11 Mulberry Street
Oneida, KY 40972
(606) 847-4111
Rank: #1616.
St. Thomas School
St. Thomas School Photo - St. Thomas School, extraordinary academic excellence achieved by all.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1903
Grades: PK-8
428 South Fort Thomas Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 572-4641
Rank: #1717.
Villa Madonna Academy
Villa Madonna Academy Photo - Villa Madonna Academy is a private, Catholic, co-ed K-12 school in Villa Hills, KY, that offers an unsurpassed education. Accelerated, personalized classes shape skillful learners and independent thinkers, where 100 percent of the graduates attend college with an average of 98 percent earning scholarships.
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: K-12
2500 Amsterdam Road
Erlanger, KY 41018
(859) 331-6333
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Louisville Adventist Academy
Louisville Adventist Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(1)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-12
2988 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 452-2965
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
St. Ann School
St. Ann School Photo - Our new school building!
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: K-8
7500 Howardstown Rd
New Haven, KY 40051
(502) 286-3181
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
St. Philip School
(Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: K-8
1400 Mary Ingles Highway
Melbourne, KY 41059
(606) 441-3423
Rank: #2121.
Ss Peter & Paul School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1913
Grades: PK-8
423 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-9257
Rank: #2222.
St. Agnes School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1914
Grades: PK-8
1800 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 458-2850
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Emma L Minnis Junior Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: PK-8
1939 Magazine Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 774-2108
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: PK-12
2427 Glenmary Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 479-0340
Rank: #2525.
St. Joseph School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-8
2474 Lorraine Ct
Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 578-2742
Rank: #2626.
St. Agatha Academy
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1919
Grades: PK-8
244 S Main St
Winchester, KY 40391
(859) 744-6484
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
St. Cecilia Continuation School
St. Cecilia Continuation School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1920
Grades: PK-8
5313 Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051
(859) 363-4214
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
St. Edward School
St. Edward School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1920
Grades: PK-5
107 N Walnut Street Bldg B
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-2731
Rank: #2929.
Oakdale Christian Academy
Oakdale Christian Academy Photo - Having fun at a ball game
(Methodist)
(11)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: 6-12
5801 Beattyville Road
Jackson, KY 41339
(606) 666-5422
Rank: #3030.
Covington Latin School
Covington Latin School Photo - Achieve Here. Excel Here. Belong Here.
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: 7-12
21 East 11th Street
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 291-7044
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Portland Christian School
Portland Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-12
8509 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 429-3727
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: NS-12
2500 Portland Ave
Louisville, KY 40212
(502) 778-6114
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Sacred Heart Model School
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: K-8
3107 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 896-3931
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
St. Gregory Continuation School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-8
350 Samuels Loop
Coxs Creek, KY 40013
(502) 348-9583
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Covington Catholic High School
Covington Catholic High School Photo - A two-time National Blue Ribbon School, Covington Catholic High School's Mission is to "embrace the gospel message of Jesus Christ in order to educate young men spiritually, academically, physically and socially."
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1925
Grades: 9-12
1600 Dixie Highway
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 491-2247
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Kentucky average Private Schools founding year?
The Kentucky average Private Schools founding year is 1960 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Kentucky?
The top ranked Private Schools in Kentucky include Bethlehem High School, Presentation Academy and Sayre School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Kentucky?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Kentucky is Bethlehem High School, with a year of 1819. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Sayre School, with a year of 1854.

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