Best North Carolina Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 18 blue ribbon private schools serving 7,598 students in North Carolina.
The best top ranked blue ribbon private schools in North Carolina include The Raleigh School, Cary Academy and Charlotte Christian School.
The average acceptance rate is 68%, which is lower than the North Carolina private school average acceptance rate of 87%.
78% of blue ribbon private schools in North Carolina are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian).
Blue Ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.

Top Blue Ribbon Private Schools in North Carolina (2021)

School
Location
Students
Year
The Raleigh School
The Raleigh School Photo - Welcome to the new school year assembly!
(5)
1141 Raleigh School Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 546-0788
393 students
Year: 2007
Cary Academy
(1)
1500 N Harrison Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-3873
765 students
Year: 2004
Charlotte Christian School
Charlotte Christian School Photo - The new upper school building opened in August of 2007.
(Christian)
(6)
7301 Sardis Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 366-5657
1,078 students
Year: 2006
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 846-1100
n/a students
Year: n/a
Immaculata Catholic School
Immaculata Catholic School Photo - With small class sizes, our students form deep and lasting friendships.
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
721 Burch Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-5847
455 students
Year: 2012
Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic School
Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic School Photo - Eighth graders lead our school's annual May Crowning ceremony each May. Passing on the Christian faith is central to who we are.
(Roman Catholic)
(4)
1730 Link Road
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 722-7204
182 students
Year: 2010
4225 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 531-0067
n/a students
Year: 2006
Ravenscroft
Ravenscroft Photo - Founded in 1862, Ravenscroft has a 135-acre campus nestled in the heart of North Raleigh. Our extraordinary facilities include: dedicated library for Lower School; Middle and Upper School Library & Technology Center; Fine Arts Center with a gallery space, a 460-seat theatre and a 200-seat flexible performance space; 13 science labs; a 350-seat Dining Hall; and a Health Center.
(14)
7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 847-0900
1,189 students
Year: 2003
St. Leo Catholic School
St. Leo Catholic School Photo - Our School
(Roman Catholic)
(8)
333 Springdale Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 748-8252
245 students
Year: 2005
St. St.ephen Lutheran School
St. St.ephen Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
2304 Springs Rd Ne
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2166
137 students
Year: 2003
St. Timothy's School
St. Timothy's School Photo
(Episcopal)
(8)
4523 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 787-3011
542 students
Year: 2004
Blessed Sacrament School
(Roman Catholic)
515 Hillcrest Ave
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 570-0019
251 students
Year: 2003
Cathedral School
(Roman Catholic)
204 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 832-4711
243 students
Year: 2007
Faith Christian School
Faith Christian School Photo
(Christian)
1333 Faith Christian Dr
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
(252) 443-3700
382 students
Year: n/a
The Franciscan School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
10000 Saint Francis Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 534-4840
561 students
Year: 2011
Mount Zion Christian Academy
(Christian)
3519 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 688-4245
176 students
Year: n/a
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
2710 Overbrook Dr
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 861-4610
477 students
Year: 2007
St. Michael The Archangel School
St. Michael The Archangel School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
810 High House Rd
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 468-6150
522 students
Year: 2010

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