Top 5 Best Strafford County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 24 private schools serving 2,561 students in Strafford County, NH (there are 39 public schools, serving 14,533 public students). 15% of all K-12 students in Strafford County, NH are educated in private schools (compared to the NH state average of 14%).
The top ranked private schools in Strafford County, NH include Happy Helpers Preschool Education C, My School and Portsmouth Christian Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 90%, which is higher than the New Hampshire private school average acceptance rate of 73%.
33% of private schools in Strafford County, NH are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Strafford County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Happy Helpers Preschool Education C
Daycare / Preschool
6 Heather Lane
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-3910
Grades: PK-K
| 137 students
My School
Special Program Emphasis
(18)
118 Locust Street
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-0321
Grades: PK-2
| 80 students
Portsmouth Christian Academy
Portsmouth Christian Academy Photo - Our beautiful 50 acre campus sits along the Bellamy River in Dover, NH, a suburb an hour outside Boston.
(Christian)
(12)
20 Seaborne Dr
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-3617
Grades: PK-12
| 604 students
St. Elizabeth Seton School
(Catholic)
(1)
16 Bridge St
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-4803
Grades: PK-8
| 144 students
St. Mary Academy
(Catholic)
(2)
222 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-3299
Grades: PK-8
| 281 students
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
(Catholic)
197 Dover Point Rd
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-3206
Grades: 9-12
| 400 students
Shortridge Academy
Alternative School
(4)
619 Governors Road
Milton, NH 03851
(603) 755-3096
Grades: 9-12
| 40 students
150 W High St
Somersworth, NH 03878
(603) 692-2093
Grades: PK-12
| 165 students
Barrington Village School
Daycare / Preschool (Catholic)
4 Commerce Way
Barrington, NH 03825
(603) 664-3899
Grades: K-1
| 28 students
Child Study & Development Center
Daycare / Preschool
22 Okane Rd
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-2833
Grades: K
| 62 students
Children In Motion
Daycare / Preschool
274 County Farm Rd
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 743-3312
Grades: PK-K
| 11 students
Cross Road Kindergarten & School
(Christian)
18 French Cross Rd
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 749-4278
Grades: K-3
| 30 students
Dover Children's Center
Special Program Emphasis
43 Back River Rd
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-7637
Grades: PK-7
| 76 students
Emmanuel Child Care Center
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
24 Eastern Ave
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-5353
Grades: PK-K
| 13 students
Growing Places
Daycare / Preschool
56 Pinkham Rd
Lee, NH 03861
(603) 868-1335
Grades: PK-K
| 26 students
Jack And Jill Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool
56 Whitehall Rd
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-3177
Grades: PK-K
| 115 students
Live & Learn At Mastway
Daycare / Preschool
114 Mast Rd
Lee, NH 03861
(603) 629-5047
Grades: K
| 30 students
Milton Learning Center
Daycare / Preschool
62 Dawson St
Milton, NH 03851
(603) 652-9337
Grades: NS
| 24 students
Monarch School of New England
Monarch School of New England Photo - At the Monarch School of New England, students are celebrated for their own unique strengths and abilities. Programs are highly individualized, to build upon what students CAN do.
Special Education School
(1)
105 Eastern Avenue
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-2848
Grades: K-12
| 64 students
95 Charles St
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-9333
Grades: PK-K
| 60 students
Rochester Learning Academy
Special Education School
10 Main St
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 948-1169
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
Somersworth Early Learning Cen
Daycare / Preschool
15 Bartlett Ave
Somersworth, NH 03878
(603) 692-2081
Grades: PK-K
| 93 students
Strafford Learning Center - John Powers School
Special Education School
317 Main St
Somersworth, NH 03878
(603) 692-4411
Grades: 2-8
| 25 students
Wdh Early Learning Center
Daycare / Preschool
789 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 740-2612
Grades: NS
| 38 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Strafford County, New Hampshire

Strafford County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
37 Province Lane
Barrington, NH 03825
(603) 664-2660
Grades: PK-12
| 69 students
17 Heaton Street
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 335-1151
Grades: 4-12
| 8 students
12 Rocky Hill Road
Somersworth, NH 03878
(603) 692-3043
Grades: PK-12
| 75 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Strafford County, NH?
The top ranked private schools in Strafford County, NH include Happy Helpers Preschool Education C, My School and Portsmouth Christian Academy.
How many private schools are located in Strafford County, NH?
24 private schools are located in Strafford County, NH.
How diverse are private schools in Strafford County, NH?
Strafford County, NH private schools are approximately 11% minority students, which is lower than the New Hampshire private school average of 19%.
What percentage of students in Strafford County, NH go to private school?
15% of all K-12 students in Strafford County, NH are educated in private schools (compared to the NH state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Strafford County, NH?
33% of private schools in Strafford County, NH are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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