Oldest Private Schools in Kentucky

All Schools
(141)
All Schools
(141)
 
High Schools
(61)
High Schools
(61)
 
Elementary Schools
(100)
Elementary Schools
(100)
 
Preschools
(102)
Preschools
(102)
 
The average private school in Kentucky was founded around 1960 (2021).
The oldest private school in Kentucky is Bethlehem High School, founded in 1819.
The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Kentucky (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Bethlehem High School
    Bethlehem High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1819
    Grades: 9-12309 W Stephen Foster Ave
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    (502) 348-8594

  • Rank: #22.
    Presentation Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1831
    Grades: 9-12861 S 4th St
    Louisville, KY 40203
    (502) 583-5935

  • Rank: #33.
    Sayre School
    Sayre School Photo - Graduation outside the steps of Old Sayre
    Founding Date: 1854
    Grades: PK-12194 N Limestone
    Lexington, KY 40507
    (859) 254-1361

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Good Shepherd School
    Good Shepherd School Photo - Good Shepherd Catholic School Putting Christ at the Heart of It All
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: NS-875 Shepherd Way
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (502) 223-5041

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    St. Patrick School
    St. Patrick School Photo - During Catholic Schools Week students attended mass with Bishop Foys in Covington.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: PK-12318 Limestone St
    Maysville, KY 41056
    (606) 564-5949

  • Rank: #66.
    St. Xavier High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: 9-121609 Poplar Level Rd
    Louisville, KY 40217
    (502) 637-4712

  • Rank: #77.
    St. Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-89 S Jefferson St
    Alexandria, KY 41001
    (859) 635-9539

  • Rank: #88.
    Saint Aloysius School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: PK-8122 Mt. Mercy Drive
    Pewee Valley, KY 40056
    (502) 241-8516

  • Rank: #99.
    St. Augustine School
    St. Augustine School Photo - Building Friendships!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1875
    Grades: K-81840 Jefferson Avenue
    Covington, KY 41014
    (859) 261-5564

  • Rank: #1010.
    Holy Trinity Parish School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: PK-8423 Cherrywood Road
    Louisville, KY 40207
    (502) 897-2785

  • Rank: #1111.
    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 (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: 9-125801 Fegenbush Ln
    Louisville, KY 40228
    (502) 671-2010

  • Rank: #1212.
    St. Mary School
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: PK-51121 Main St
    Paris, KY 40361
    (859) 987-3815

  • Rank: #1313.
    Newport Central Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: 9-1213 Carothers Rd
    Newport, KY 41071
    (859) 292-0001

  • Rank: #1414.
    Oneida Baptist Institute
    Oneida Baptist Institute Photo - Soccer is just one of a number of sports OBI offers.
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1899
    Grades: K-1211 Mulberry Street
    Oneida, KY 40972
    (606) 847-4111

  • Rank: #1515.
    St. Thomas School
    St. Thomas School Photo - St. Thomas School, extraordinary academic excellence achieved by all.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1903
    Grades: PK-8428 South Fort Thomas Avenue
    Fort Thomas, KY 41075
    (859) 572-4641

  • Rank: #1616.
    Villa Madonna Academy
    Villa Madonna Academy Photo - Built on the Benedictine values of scholarship, service, hospitality, respect, and stewardship.Discover what our values mean to us!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1904
    Grades: K-122500 Amsterdam Road
    Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
    (859) 331-6333

  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    Louisville Adventist Academy
    Louisville Adventist Academy Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: PK-122988 Newburg Rd
    Louisville, KY 40205
    (502) 452-2965

  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    St. Ann School
    St. Ann School Photo - Our new school building!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: K-87500 Howardstown Rd
    New Haven, KY 40051
    (502) 286-3181

  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    St. Philip School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: K-81400 Mary Ingles Highway
    Melbourne, KY 41059
    (859) 441-3423

  • Rank: #2020.
    Ss Peter & Paul School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1913
    Grades: NS-8423 West Short Street
    Lexington, KY 40507
    (859) 254-9257

  • Rank: #2121.
    St. Agnes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1914
    Grades: PK-81800 Newburg Road
    Louisville, KY 40205
    (502) 458-2850

  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Emma L Minnis Junior Academy
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: PK-81939 Magazine Street
    Louisville, KY 40203
    (502) 774-2108

  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23. Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: PK-122427 Glenmary Ave
    Louisville, KY 40204
    (502) 479-0340

  • Rank: #2424.
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1916
    Grades: NS-82474 Lorraine Ct
    Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
    (859) 578-2742

  • Rank: #2525.
    St. Agatha Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1919
    Grades: PK-8244 S Main St
    Winchester, KY 40391
    (859) 744-6484

  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    St. Cecilia Elementary School
    St. Cecilia Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1920
    Grades: NS-85313 Madison Pike
    Independence, KY 41051
    (859) 363-4314

  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    St. Edward School
    St. Edward School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1920
    Grades: PK-5107 N Walnut Street Bldg B
    Cynthiana, KY 41031
    (859) 234-2731

  • Rank: #2828.
    Oakdale Christian Academy
    Oakdale Christian Academy Photo - Having fun at a ball game
    (Methodist)
    Founding Date: 1921
    Grades: 7-125801 Beattyville Road
    Jackson, KY 41339
    (606) 666-5422

  • Rank: #2929.
    Covington Latin School
    Covington Latin School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1923
    Grades: 7-1221 East 11th Street
    Covington, KY 41011
    (859) 291-7044

  • Rank: #30-3330.- 33.
    Portland Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: PK-128509 Westport Road
    Louisville, KY 40242
    (502) 429-3727

  • Rank: #30-3330.- 33. Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: NS-122500 Portland Ave
    Louisville, KY 40212
    (502) 778-6114

  • Rank: #30-3330.- 33.
    Sacred Heart Model School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: K-83107 Lexington Road
    Louisville, KY 40206
    (502) 896-3931

  • Rank: #30-3330.- 33.
    St. Gregory Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: PK-8350 Samuels Loop
    Coxs Creek, KY 40013
    (502) 348-9583

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    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 (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1925
    Grades: 9-121600 Dixie Highway
    Covington, KY 41011
    (859) 491-2247

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Mount Carmel School
    Mount Carmel School Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1925
    Grades: K-1275 Mill Creek Lawson Rd
    Jackson, KY 41339
    (606) 666-5008

Recent Articles
This hub page lists over three dozen articles dealing with issues in high school such as academics and discipline.
TLTR? There are a couple of private school documents which you need to read.
You cannot rank private schools. We explain why.