Oldest Private High Schools in North Carolina

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  • The average private high school in North Carolina was founded around 1981 (2020).
  • The oldest private high schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private high school in North Carolina is Salem Academy, founded in 1772.

Oldest Private High Schools in North Carolina (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Salem Academy
    Salem Academy Photo - For over 240 years, Salem Academy has been helping girls transform into exceptional women!
    Founding Date: 1772
    Grades: 9-12500 E. Salem Ave
    Winston Salem, NC 27101

  • Rank: #22.
    Saint Mary's School
    Saint Mary's School Photo - Saint Mary's School, an all-girls, Episcopal, college preparatory, boarding and day high school located on a 23-acre, historic campus in the heart of Raleigh, N.C. More at www.sms.edu.
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1842
    Grades: 9-12900 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603

  • Rank: #33.
    Oak Ridge Military Academy
    Oak Ridge Military Academy Photo - 2019 Homecoming March
    Military School (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: 7-122317 Oak Ridge Rd.
    Oak Ridge, NC 27310

  • Rank: #44.
    Ravenscroft Photo - Founded in 1862, Ravenscroft has a 135-acre campus nestled in the heart of North Raleigh. Our extraordinary facilities include: dedicated library for Lower School; Middle and Upper School Library & Technology Center; Fine Arts Center with a gallery space, a 460-seat theatre and a 200-seat flexible performance space; 13 science labs; a 350-seat Dining Hall; and a Health Center.
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: PK-127409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27615

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Asheville School
    Asheville School Photo - Asheville School. An Education for an Inspired Life.
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: 9-12360 Asheville School Road
    Asheville, NC 28806

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: 8-12500 Christ School Rd
    Asheville, NC 28704

  • Rank: #77.
    Fletcher Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: 9-12185 Academy Dr
    Fletcher, NC 28732

  • Rank: #88.
    Mount Pisqah Academy
    Mount Pisqah Academy Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1914
    Grades: 9-1275 Academy Dr
    Candler, NC 28715

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.
    Durham Academy
    Founding Date: 1933
    Grades: PK-123501 Ridge Road
    Durham, NC 27705

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.
    Summit School Inc
    Summit School Inc Photo - Summit Library
    Founding Date: 1933
    Grades: NS-92100 Reynolda Rd
    Winston Salem, NC 27106

  • Rank: #1111.
    Terra Ceia Christian School
    Terra Ceia Christian School Photo - The Knights of Terra Ceia.
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: PK-124428 Christian School Rd
    Pantego, NC 27860

  • Rank: #1212. Founding Date: 1941
    Grades: PK-121440 Carmel Road
    Charlotte, NC 28226

  • Rank: #13-1413.-14.
    Charlotte Christian School
    Charlotte Christian School Photo - The new upper school building opened in August of 2007.
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: PK-127301 Sardis Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270

  • Rank: #13-1413.-14.
    Salem Baptist Christian School
    Salem Baptist Christian School Photo
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: PK-12429 S Broad St
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101

  • Rank: #1515.
    Asheville Christian Academy
    Asheville Christian Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: PK-1274 Riverwood Road
    Swannanoa, NC 28778

  • Rank: #1616.
    Bishop Mc Guinness High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: 9-121725 Nc Highway 66 S
    Kernersville, NC 27284

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.
    Northside Christian Academy
    Northside Christian Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: NS-12333 Jeremiah Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28262

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.
    Wilson Christian Academy
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: K-121820 Airport Blvd W
    Wilson, NC 27893

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20.
    Arthur Morgan School
    Arthur Morgan School Photo - In weaving class student studied the history of textiles and human cultures and learned to weave.
    Montessori School (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1962
    Grades: 7-960 AMS Circle
    Burnsville, NC 28714

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20.
    Carolina Friends School
    Carolina Friends School Photo - Interscholastic sports are available for Middle and Upper School students.
    Founding Date: 1962
    Grades: NS-124809 Friends School Road
    Durham, NC 27705

  • Rank: #2121.
    Woodland Baptist Christian School
    Woodland Baptist Christian School Photo
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: NS-121175 Bethania Rural Hall Rd
    Winston Salem, NC 27106

  • Rank: #2222. Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-121901 Dobbs Farm Road
    Kinston, NC 28504

  • Rank: #2323.
    Wake Christian Academy
    Wake Christian Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: K-125500 Wake Academy Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27603

  • Rank: #24-2724.-27.
    Cape Fear Academy
    Cape Fear Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1967
    Grades: NS-123900 S College Road
    Wilmington, NC 28412

  • Rank: #24-2724.-27.
    Gaston Day School
    Gaston Day School Photo - Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Performing Arts Center
    Founding Date: 1967
    Grades: NS-122001 Gaston Day School Road
    Gastonia, NC 28056

  • Rank: #24-2724.-27.
    North Hills Christian School
    North Hills Christian School Photo
    Founding Date: 1967
    Grades: NS-122970 W Innes Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144

  • Rank: #24-2724.-27. Founding Date: 1967
    Grades: PK-122045 N. Old Greensboro Road
    High Point, NC 27265

  • Rank: #28-3228.-32.
    Calvary Day School
    Calvary Day School Photo
    Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: NS-125000 Country Club Road
    Winston Salem, NC 27104

  • Rank: #28-3228.-32.
    Lawrence Academy
    Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: PK-12148 Avoca Farm Rd
    Windsor, NC 27983

  • Rank: #28-3228.-32. Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: PK-12983 W Main St
    Belhaven, NC 27810

  • Rank: #28-3228.-32.
    Rocky Mount Academy
    Rocky Mount Academy Photo - RMA seniors historically have the highest SAT scores among local public and private schools. They are accepted into some of the best colleges and universities in the nation each year. Since the first graduating class, almost 100% of graduates have attended college.
    Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: PK-121313 Avondale Ave
    Rocky Mount, NC 27803

  • Rank: #28-3228.-32. Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: PK-12480 Country Day Rd
    Goldsboro, NC 27530

  • Rank: #33-4133.-41.
    Alamance Christian School
    Alamance Christian School Photo
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: PK-121336 Townbranch Rd
    Graham, NC 27253

  • Rank: #33-4133.-41.
    Calvary Baptist Church School
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: PK-121821 Rhem Ave
    New Bern, NC 28560

  • Rank: #33-4133.-41.
    Cannon School
    Cannon School Photo
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: PK-125801 Poplar Tent Rd
    Concord, NC 28027

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