Top 5 Best New Hanover County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 24 private schools serving 4,631 students in New Hanover County, NC (there are 51 public schools, serving 27,213 public students). 15% of all K-12 students in New Hanover County, NC are educated in private schools (compared to the NC state average of 8%).
The best top ranked private schools in New Hanover County, NC include Wilmington Christian Academy, St. Mary Catholic School and Cape Fear Academy.
The average tuition cost is $10,688, which is higher than the North Carolina private school average tuition cost of $10,456.
71% of private schools in New Hanover County, NC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked New Hanover County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Cape Fear Academy
Cape Fear Academy Photo
(4)
3900 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 791-0287
Grades: NS-12
| 717 students
Coastal Christian High School
(Christian)
1150 The King's Highway
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 395-9995
Grades: 9-12
| 300 students
Myrtle Grove Christian School
(Christian)
806 Piner Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 392-2067
Grades: PK-8
| 406 students
3705 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 392-5209
Grades: K-5
| 108 students
St. Mark Catholic School
(Catholic)
1013 Eastwood Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 452-2800
Grades: PK-8
| 536 students
St. Mary Catholic School
(Catholic)
(1)
217 South 4th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-5491
Grades: PK-8
| 167 students
Wilmington Academy Of Arts & Sciences
Wilmington Academy Of Arts & Sciences Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
6201 Myrtle Grove Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 392-3139
Grades: 4-8
| 84 students
Wilmington Christian Academy
Wilmington Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
1401 N College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 791-4248
Grades: NS-12
| 1,099 students
Winter Park Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
4700 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 799-2029
Grades: NS-PK
| 140 students
Calvary Christian School
(Christian)
(1)
423 N. 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 343-1565
Grades: PK-12
| 84 students
The Children's Schoolhouse Montessori Preschool Of Wilmington
The Children's Schoolhouse Montessori Preschool Of Wilmington Photo
Montessori School (Christian)
612 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 799-1531
Grades: NS
| 55 students
Friends School Of Wilmington
Friends School Of Wilmington Photo
(Friends)
5814 Camellia Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 792-1811
Grades: PK-8
| 188 students
Hill School Of Wilmington
Special Education School
3333 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 140
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 685-3734
Grades: 1-8
| 51 students
Joshua Academy
(Christian)
4704 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 208-2960
Grades: K-8
| 36 students
Noah's Ark Children's Center
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
1501 Beasley Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 395-0059
Grades: PK-K
| 94 students
Pathways Middle And High
(Christian)
3110 Randall Pkwy 1
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 343-3321
Grades: 6-12
| 35 students
Peace Rose Montessori School
Montessori School
2173 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 769-2812
Grades: PK-5
| 74 students
Pine Valley UMC Wee Care Preschool & Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
3788 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-9824
Grades: NS-K
| 136 students
Providence Preparatory Academy
Providence Preparatory Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(2)
702 Eastwood Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 742-0712
Grades: K-12
| 143 students
St. James Day School
Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
25 S 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7537
Grades: PK-K
| 101 students
Southeastern Autism Academy
Special Education School
3114 Randall Pkwy Suite 4
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 769-4586
Grades: 1-8
| 11 students
3719 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 765-1150
Grades: 6-12
| 48 students
Wilmington Sda School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
2833 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 762-4224
Grades: 1-8
| 13 students
Yahweh Center School
Special Education School (Christian)
Po Box 10399
Wilmington, NC 28404
(910) 675-3533
Grades: PK
| 5 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in New Hanover County, North Carolina

New Hanover County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4915 Oriole Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 392-7007
Grades: PK-6
| 112 students
King's Memorial Christian Academy (Closed 2000)
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
1380 N College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 799-8157
Grades: NS-K
| 55 students
1306 Floyal Parkway
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-6217
Grades: PK-K
| 9 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in New Hanover County, NC?
The top ranked private schools in New Hanover County, NC include Wilmington Christian Academy, St. Mary Catholic School and Cape Fear Academy.
How many private schools are located in New Hanover County, NC?
24 private schools are located in New Hanover County, NC.
How much do private schools cost in New Hanover County, NC?
The average tuition cost is $10,688, which is higher than the North Carolina private school average tuition cost of $10,456.
How diverse are private schools in New Hanover County, NC?
New Hanover County, NC private schools are approximately 7% minority students, which is lower than the North Carolina private school average of 23%.
What percentage of students in New Hanover County, NC go to private school?
15% of all K-12 students in New Hanover County, NC are educated in private schools (compared to the NC state average of 8%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in New Hanover County, NC?
71% of private schools in New Hanover County, NC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

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