Best North Carolina Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 839 private schools serving 124,994 students in North Carolina (there are 2,752 public schools, serving 1,524,291 students). 8% of all K-12 students in North Carolina are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $9,652 for elementary schools and $10,957 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in North Carolina include Trinity Academy, The Epiphany School Of Global Studies and Wake Christian Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 87% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 23% and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
59% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked North Carolina Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
11
2,676
19%
37
5,088
13%
13
2,676
27%
7
1,199
22%
38
6,757
38%
30
6,474
24%
14
2,895
13%
44
8,042
25%
5
890
18%
5
1,190
17%
101
18,389
26%
8
1,651
11%
6
1,147
18%
16
1,988
32%
7
1,074
17%
21
2,755
17%
10
1,475
15%
14
2,154
39%
112
20,947
24%
11
1,532
22%
6
1,356
15%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in North Carolina?
The best top ranked private schools in North Carolina include Trinity Academy, The Epiphany School Of Global Studies and Wake Christian Academy.
How many private schools are located in North Carolina?
839 private schools are located in North Carolina.
How much do private schools cost in North Carolina?
The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $9,652 for elementary schools and $10,957 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in North Carolina?
North Carolina private schools are approximately 23% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in North Carolina go to private school?
8% of all K-12 students in North Carolina are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in North Carolina?
59% of private schools in North Carolina are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

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