Best Iowa Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 247 private schools serving 44,955 students in Iowa (there are 1,326 public schools, serving 504,006 students). 8% of all K-12 students in Iowa are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $5,810 for elementary schools and $10,792 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Iowa include Rivermont Collegiate, Dowling Catholic High School and Maharishi School.
The average acceptance rate is 94% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 17% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
83% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Iowa Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% of K-12 Students in Private Schools
16
3,228
19%
6
929
16%
21
4,339
11%
31
7,893
8%
12
3,200
10%
13
2,693
33%
11
2,100
10%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Iowa?
The best top ranked private schools in Iowa include Rivermont Collegiate, Dowling Catholic High School and Maharishi School.
How many private schools are located in Iowa?
247 private schools are located in Iowa.
How much do private schools cost in Iowa?
The average private school tuition in Iowa is $5,810 for elementary schools and $10,792 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Iowa?
Iowa private schools are approximately 17% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Iowa go to private school?
8% of all K-12 students in Iowa are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Iowa?
83% of private schools in Iowa are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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