Top Iowa Private Schools
- For the 2020-21 school year, there are 251 top private schools in Iowa, serving 46,958 students.
- The average private school tuition is $3,670 for elementary schools and $9,189 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 94% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 14% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
Spalding Catholic Schools Photo - Spalding Catholic School is a Prek-6th grade school, located in northwest Iowa.
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.
Bishop Heelan Catholic High School Photo - Our students take great PRIDE in all of the school activities
Heritage Christian School Photo - Our Pre-K program is taught by passionate, state-certified teachers with early childhood education endorsements. They create a nurturing environment where students feel comfortable and safe as they learn and grow.
Saint Albert Catholic Schools Photo - With the addition of the state-of-the-art childcare center and elementary school, Saint Albert's elite learning, faith-filled environment is unmatched in Southwest Iowa.
Top Iowa Private Schools by County (2020-21)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 1 Schools209 Students2% Minority
- 1 Schools185 Students3% Minority
- 11 Schools2,746 Students26% Minority
- 2 Schools270 Students6% Minority
- 2 Schools302 Students4% Minority
- 3 Schools350 Students4% Minority
- 2 Schools574 Students27% Minority
- 2 Schools1,403 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools37 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools61 Students6% Minority
- 1 Schools169 Students22% Minority
- 2 Schools284 Students5% Minority
- 1 Schools101 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools455 Students4% Minority
- 2 Schools196 Students27% Minority
- 5 Schools414 Students55% Minority
- 1 Schools20 Students5% Minority
- 2 Schools258 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools521 Students8% Minority
- 20 Schools4,160 Students6% Minority
- 2 Schools137 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools242 Students17% Minority
- 1 Schools27 Students17% Minority
- 1 Schools40 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools88 Students5% Minority
- 1 Schools24 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools4 Students25% Minority
- 1 Schools75 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools84 Students4% Minority
- 2 Schools273 Students2% Minority
- 1 Schools207 Students5% Minority
- 2 Schools720 Students8% Minority
- 4 Schools733 Students2% Minority
- 2 Schools123 Students4% Minority
- 3 Schools243 Students30% Minority
- 8 Schools2,017 Students14% Minority
- 2 Schools240 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools473 Students10% Minority
- 6 Schools874 Students2% Minority
- 23 Schools4,286 Students10% Minority
- 2 Schools77 Students7% Minority
- 1 Schools185 Students2% Minority
- 3 Schools821 Students3% Minority
- 3 Schools280 Students22% Minority
- 1 Schools71 Students7% Minority
- 2 Schools436 Students19% Minority
- 4 Schools381 Students17% Minority
- 3 Schools299 Students43% Minority
- 1 Schools125 Students9% Minority
- 2 Schools679 Students6% Minority
- 1 Schools86 Students1% Minority
- 31 Schools7,676 Students21% Minority
- 6 Schools1,180 Students7% Minority
- 1 Schools44 Students9% Minority
- 12 Schools3,291 Students20% Minority
- 1 Schools155 Students2% Minority
- 12 Schools2,241 Students6% Minority
- 3 Schools376 Students15% Minority
- 2 Schools208 Students4% Minority
- 3 Schools267 Students8% Minority
- 3 Schools188 Students5% Minority
- 3 Schools216 Students20% Minority
- 5 Schools1,233 Students7% Minority
- 1 Schools10 Students- Minority
- 6 Schools567 Students8% Minority
- 11 Schools2,314 Students23% Minority
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