Best Pennsylvania Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 1,808 private schools serving 260,627 students in Pennsylvania (there are 2,946 public schools, serving 1,684,293 students). 13% of all K-12 students in Pennsylvania are educated in private schools compared to the national average of 10%.
The average private school tuition is $10,552 for elementary schools and $16,363 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Pennsylvania include Gladwyne Montessori, Westtown School and Abington Friends School.
The average acceptance rate is 86% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 26% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
57% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Pennsylvania Private Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
11
1,192
12%
177
24,567
22%
10
1,599
9%
62
6,547
34%
17
1,788
17%
132
17,160
18%
26
4,513
12%
17
1,899
10%
114
15,137
16%
45
7,899
29%
122
20,833
28%
30
6,108
13%
16
2,252
19%
87
10,003
16%
45
8,042
28%
36
5,230
17%
14
1,179
20%
219
37,077
20%
53
4,916
17%

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