Top Iowa Private Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 248 top private schools in Iowa, serving 46,962 students.
- The average private school tuition is $3,712 for elementary schools and $9,203 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.
Sacred Heart School Photo - Bishop Heelan High School students work with the kindergarten students on building gingerbread houses
Spalding Catholic School Photo - Spalding Catholic School is a Prek-6th grade school, located in northwest Iowa.
Community Christian School Photo - Community Christian School is a non-denominational school in Fort Dodge, IA.
Ames Christian School Photo - Ames Christian School Kindergartners dressed as their favorite book characters for Book Week.
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.
Scattergood Friends School Photo - Scattergood offers a Sustainable Agriculture Endorsement. Students earning this endorsement take five farm-related Project classes over the course of four years, complete an agriculturally-related topic for either their Junior or Senior research papers and design and execute a 30-hour service project with with Scattergood Farm's livestock, 35 acre restored prairie, or 10 acre certified organic vegetable fields and fruit orchards.
Top Iowa Private Schools by County (2020)
- 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
- 1 Schools64 Students5% 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 Schools1,037 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
- 2 Schools707 Students8% 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
- 32 Schools7,957 Students21% Minority
- 6 Schools1,144 Students8% Minority
- 1 Schools36 Students5% Minority
- 12 Schools3,178 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 Schools230 Students19% Minority
- 6 Schools1,880 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools10 Students- Minority
- 6 Schools635 Students29% Minority
- 10 Schools1,993 Students35% Minority
Our children's education is a critical concern. That's why we elected to send our kids to private school in the first place. However, this COVID-19 virus is controlling everything. And it will continue to do so indefinitely until we have vaccines to protect us. With that in mind, here are five things you need to do when you are a parent with children in private school during this horrific pandemic.
If you are thinking about private school for your child in the aftermath of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, you should exercise even more due diligence than you usually would. More here.