Top 20 Best Essex County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 99 private schools serving 18,556 students in Essex County, MA (there are 218 public schools, serving 110,975 public students). 14% of all K-12 students in Essex County, MA are educated in private schools (compared to the MA state average of 12%).
The best top ranked private schools in Essex County, MA include St. Pius V School, Little Theatre School Nursery, PreK & Kindergarten and The Governors Academy.
The average tuition cost is $33,501, which is higher than the Massachusetts private school average tuition cost of $25,359.
35% of private schools in Essex County, MA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Essex County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Clark School
Clark School Photo - Discover Clark School. Providing an individualized education for students K-12 with a focus on the arts & technology in a therapeutic environment.
(12)
14 Forest Ridge Drive
Rowley, MA 01969
(978) 777-4699
Grades: NS-12
| 188 students
Waring School
Waring School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
35 Standley Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-8793
Grades: 6-12
| 165 students
Bishop Fenwick High School
(Catholic)
99 Margin St
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 587-8300
Grades: 9-12
| 541 students
Brooks School
Brooks School Photo
(Episcopal)
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 725-6272
Grades: 9-12
| 351 students
Brookwood School
Brookwood School Photo - Brookwood''s 30-acre Campus
(7)
One Brookwood Road
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 526-4500
Grades: NS-8
| 295 students
Central Catholic High School
(Catholic)
300 Hampshire St
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 682-0260
Grades: 9-12
| 1,181 students
Covenant Christian Academy
Covenant Christian Academy Photo - Overhead view of campus
(Christian)
(7)
83 Pine Street
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 535-7100
Grades: PK-12
| 432 students
The Governors Academy
The Governors Academy Photo
(1)
1 Elm St
Byfield, MA 01922
(978) 465-1763
Grades: 9-12
| 415 students
Harborlight Montessori
Harborlight Montessori Photo
Montessori School
(1)
243 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-1008
Grades: NS-8
| 296 students
The Islamic Academy For Peace
(Islamic)
125 Oakland Ave
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 975-7335
Grades: PK-8
| 123 students
Landmark Elementary•Middle School
Landmark Elementary•Middle School Photo
Special Education School
(4)
167 Bridge Street
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 236-3100
Grades: 2-8
| 168 students
Landmark High School
Landmark High School Photo
Special Education School
(2)
429 Hale St
Prides Crossing, MA 01965
(978) 236-3266
Grades: 2-12
| 316 students
Lawrence Catholic Academy
(Catholic)
(1)
101 Parker Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 683-5822
Grades: PK-8
| 381 students
503 Lynnfield St
Lynn, MA 01904
(781) 595-3487
Grades: NS-K
| 70 students
New England Academy
Special Education School
96 Cherry Hill Drive
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-1103
Grades: 7-12
| 95 students
Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School
(Catholic)
203 Lawrence Street
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 689-8222
Grades: 9-12
| 298 students
Our Lady Of Assumption School
Our Lady Of Assumption School Photo
(Catholic)
40 Grove St
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 599-4422
Grades: NS-8
| 346 students
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover Photo - We are the Big Blue! With Big Blue sports, it's team first.
(1)
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 749-4050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,187 students
The Phoenix School
The Phoenix School Photo - Getting outdoors is important part of a Phoenix education. Here, we're using one of the Peabody Essex Museum's historic houses with a beautiful garden to be bontanists, taking notes and drawing the flowers we see. Later we will add notes about the parts and their functions of each flower/plant we draw.
Alternative School
(4)
28 Goodhue Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0870
Grades: K-8
| 35 students
The Pike School
The Pike School Photo - Combine support, encouragement, and inspiration, and the sky's the limit. That's the power of positive energy. That's The Pike School!
34 Sunset Rock Road
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-1197
Grades: PK-9
| 452 students
Pingree School
Pingree School Photo - The Pingree Robotics Team has competed in the Vex Robotics World Championships for two years in a row.
(1)
537 Highland St
South Hamilton, MA 01982
(978) 468-4415
Grades: 9-12
| 391 students
Sacred Hearts School
(Catholic)
31 S Chestnut St
Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 372-5451
Grades: PK-8
| 422 students
St. Ann's Home
Special Education School
100a Haverhill St
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 682-5276
Grades: Inquire with school
| 320 students
St. Augustine Elementary School
(Catholic)
26 Central Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-2414
Grades: NS-8
| 450 students
St. John The Baptist School
(Catholic)
19 Chestnut St
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 949-1213
Grades: PK-8
| 380 students
St. John's Preparatory School
St. John's Preparatory School Photo - Community service opportunities abound at St. John's because students believe in living compassion like an action verb! Prep boys are exposed to a whole world of ways to do, be and make good. Get ready to find your good!
All-boys (Catholic)
(5)
72 Spring Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-1050
Grades: 6-12
| 1,477 students
St. Marys High School
St. Marys High School Photo - Visual and performing arts, a Theater Company in the Mass. Educational Theater Guild and partnerships with Lynn Museum and Centerboard let our students express their creativity.
(Catholic)
35 Tremont St.
Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 586-2014
Grades: 6-12
| 517 students
St. Michael Elementary School
(Catholic)
(1)
80 Maple Ave
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 686-1862
Grades: PK-8
| 497 students
St. Pius V School
(Catholic)
28 Bowler St
Lynn, MA 01904
(781) 593-8292
Grades: PK-8
| 284 students
545 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-1700
Grades: PK-9
| 408 students
Tower School
Tower School Photo
75 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 631-5800
Grades: PK-8
| 243 students
The Academy at Penguin Hall
The Academy at Penguin Hall Photo
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis
(3)
36 Essex Street
Wenham, MA 01984
(978) 468-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 121 students
Andover School Of Montessori
Andover School Of Montessori Photo
Montessori School
(1)
400 S Main St
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-2299
Grades: PK-8
| 169 students
Annisquam Kindergarten Inc
Daycare / Preschool
1123 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-2814
Grades: NS-PK
| 40 students
Beacon Christian Academy
(Christian)
35 Conant St
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-2888
Grades: K-6
| 64 students
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Essex County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Messiah Lutheran Day School (Closed)
Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
708 Lowell Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 334-6591
Grades: NS-PK
| 30 students
50 Blaney St
Swampscott, MA 01907
(781) 595-5859
Grades: PK-K
| 81 students
31 Trinity Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 686-3007
Grades: PK-8
| 170 students
Lakeside School (Closed 2006)
All-boys | Special Education School
629 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 535-0250
Grades: 4-9
| 25 students
526 Lowell Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 682-9761
Grades: K-8
| 177 students
84 Union Street
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 688-3040
Grades: K-8
| 181 students
23 Hawley Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 682-8937
Grades: K-8
| 126 students
60 Prospect St
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-3455
Grades: PK-8
| 147 students
160 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-4773
Grades: PK-8
| 150 students
56 Oak Ter
Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 521-4256
Grades: PK-8
| 217 students
301 Haverhill St
Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 685-2091
Grades: K-9
| 241 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Essex County, MA?
The top ranked private schools in Essex County, MA include St. Pius V School, Little Theatre School Nursery, PreK & Kindergarten and The Governors Academy.
How many private schools are located in Essex County, MA?
99 private schools are located in Essex County, MA.
How much do private schools cost in Essex County, MA?
The average tuition cost is $33,501, which is higher than the Massachusetts private school average tuition cost of $25,359.
How diverse are private schools in Essex County, MA?
Essex County, MA private schools are approximately 25% minority students, which is lower than the Massachusetts private school average of 30%.
What percentage of students in Essex County, MA go to private school?
14% of all K-12 students in Essex County, MA are educated in private schools (compared to the MA state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Essex County, MA?
35% of private schools in Essex County, MA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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