Top Iowa Private Schools
- For the 2019-20 school year, there are 246 top private schools in Iowa, serving 47,221 students.
- The average private school tuition is $3,694 for elementary schools and $8,747 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 93% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 13% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
Spalding Catholic School Photo - Spalding Catholic School is a Prek-6th grade school, located in northwest Iowa.
St Paul The Apostle Catholic School Photo - STREAM is an expansion of STEM. It is an acronym for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts and Math. As Catholic schools, our mission is to educate the whole child; therefore, STREAM education has taken the principles of STEM infused religion across all subjects and added the arts to provide students the creative thinking skills necessary to communicate.
Maharishi School Photo - Maharishi School is a global community with students and families representing more than 30 countries. Our school community is deeply enriched by students of diverse origin who come together to create global awareness and a vibrant school culture with rich traditions.
Top Iowa Private Schools by County (2019-20)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 1 Schools179 Students4% Minority
- 1 Schools185 Students3% Minority
- 11 Schools2,254 Students17% Minority
- 2 Schools293 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools282 Students- Minority
- 3 Schools327 Students5% Minority
- 2 Schools574 Students27% Minority
- 2 Schools1,286 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools46 Students- Minority
- 3 Schools1,055 Students8% Minority
- 1 Schools169 Students23% Minority
- 2 Schools293 Students6% Minority
- 1 Schools98 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools451 Students4% Minority
- 2 Schools216 Students24% Minority
- 5 Schools409 Students48% Minority
- 1 Schools178 Students- Minority
- 3 Schools1,015 Students9% Minority
- 20 Schools4,154 Students6% Minority
- 2 Schools157 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools233 Students16% Minority
- 1 Schools33 Students17% Minority
- 1 Schools43 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools116 Students9% Minority
- 1 Schools28 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools4 Students25% Minority
- 1 Schools75 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools90 Students5% Minority
- 2 Schools287 Students5% Minority
- 1 Schools207 Students5% Minority
- 1 Schools122 Students1% Minority
- 4 Schools715 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools123 Students4% Minority
- 3 Schools275 Students30% Minority
- 8 Schools1,870 Students9% Minority
- 2 Schools287 Students2% Minority
- 1 Schools209 Students1% Minority
- 6 Schools870 Students6% Minority
- 23 Schools4,296 Students7% Minority
- 2 Schools76 Students7% Minority
- 1 Schools158 Students4% Minority
- 3 Schools864 Students3% Minority
- 3 Schools293 Students21% Minority
- 1 Schools71 Students7% Minority
- 2 Schools348 Students31% Minority
- 4 Schools367 Students9% Minority
- 2 Schools130 Students4% Minority
- 1 Schools134 Students12% Minority
- 2 Schools625 Students6% Minority
- 1 Schools85 Students4% Minority
- 30 Schools8,204 Students21% Minority
- 6 Schools1,144 Students8% Minority
- 1 Schools36 Students5% Minority
- 12 Schools3,143 Students17% Minority
- 1 Schools165 Students4% Minority
- 11 Schools2,273 Students4% Minority
- 3 Schools381 Students13% Minority
- 2 Schools223 Students5% Minority
- 3 Schools319 Students9% Minority
- 1 Schools155 Students2% Minority
- 3 Schools255 Students19% Minority
- 6 Schools1,880 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools10 Students- Minority
- 6 Schools625 Students29% Minority
- 10 Schools1,993 Students35% Minority
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