Best North Carolina Private Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 789 private schools serving 113,170 students in North Carolina.
The average private school tuition is $9,085 for elementary schools and $10,342 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in North Carolina include Wake Christian Academy, Atlas International School and Christ Covenant School.
The average acceptance rate is 86% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 20% and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
61% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked North Carolina Private Schools by County (2021-22)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
34
4,416
14%
12
1,753
11%
17
1,875
10%
7
1,131
20%
38
6,642
37%
30
6,451
19%
14
2,814
18%
39
7,769
20%
14
1,333
12%
3
995
45%
4
1,142
17%
100
14,292
24%
8
1,508
11%
7
1,400
20%
14
1,962
26%
21
2,691
19%
9
1,282
13%
14
2,172
37%
101
19,089
19%
11
1,537
21%
6
1,324
11%

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