Best Missouri Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 662 private schools serving 115,743 students in Missouri (there are 2,461 public schools, serving 887,077 students). 12% of all K-12 students in Missouri are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $10,180 for elementary schools and $12,535 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Missouri include St. John School: A Personalized Learning Academy, Principia School and Summit Christian Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 90% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 20% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
74% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Missouri Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
23
10,016
17%
10
1,615
12%
19
3,546
19%
16
3,500
6%
12
2,592
13%
20
3,680
17%
77
13,726
28%
7
1,398
14%
9
1,195
24%
183
37,738
23%
36
6,137
46%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Missouri?
The best top ranked private schools in Missouri include St. John School: A Personalized Learning Academy, Principia School and Summit Christian Academy.
How many private schools are located in Missouri?
662 private schools are located in Missouri.
How much do private schools cost in Missouri?
The average private school tuition in Missouri is $10,180 for elementary schools and $12,535 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Missouri?
Missouri private schools are approximately 20% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Missouri go to private school?
12% of all K-12 students in Missouri are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Missouri?
74% of private schools in Missouri are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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