Best Massachusetts Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 869 private schools serving 128,116 students in Massachusetts (there are 1,847 public schools, serving 911,529 students). 12% of all K-12 students in Massachusetts are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $22,669 for elementary schools and $37,650 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Massachusetts include Middlesex School, The Rivers School and Groton School.
The average acceptance rate is 70% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 30% and the student:teacher ratio is 8:1.
33% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Massachusetts Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% of K-12 Students in Private Schools
67
9,107
10%
99
18,526
14%
246
33,869
14%
120
19,759
17%
75
12,894
15%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Massachusetts?
The best top ranked private schools in Massachusetts include Middlesex School, The Rivers School and Groton School.
How many private schools are located in Massachusetts?
869 private schools are located in Massachusetts.
How much do private schools cost in Massachusetts?
The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $22,669 for elementary schools and $37,650 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts private schools are approximately 30% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Massachusetts go to private school?
12% of all K-12 students in Massachusetts are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Massachusetts?
33% of private schools in Massachusetts are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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