Top 10 Best Erie County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 31 private schools serving 6,134 students in Erie County, PA (there are 69 public schools, serving 35,965 public students). 15% of all K-12 students in Erie County, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
The top ranked private schools in Erie County, PA include Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie Day School and Mercyhurst Preparatory School.
The average acceptance rate is 93%, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private school average acceptance rate of 86%.
71% of private schools in Erie County, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Erie County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Bethel Christian School Erie, PA
Bethel Christian School Erie, PA Photo - BCS Basketball before a home game
(Baptist)
(7)
1781 W 38th St
Erie, PA 16508
(814) 868-2365
Grades: PK-12
| 228 students
Blessed Sacrament School
(Catholic)
2510 Greengarden Rd
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 455-1387
Grades: PK-8
| 413 students
Cathedral Preparatory School
All-boys (Catholic)
225 W 9th St
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 453-7737
Grades: 9-12
| 469 students
Elizabeth Black School
Special Education School
136 East Ave
Erie, PA 16507
(814) 453-7661
Grades: PK
| 215 students
Erie Day School
Erie Day School Photo
1372 W 6th St
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 452-4273
Grades: NS-8
| 215 students
Erie First Christian Academy
(Assembly of God)
8150 Oliver Rd
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 866-6979
Grades: PK-12
| 252 students
Erie Prep Academy
(Christian)
8155 Oliver Rd
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 679-4400
Grades: NS
| 60 students
Leadership Christian Academy
Leadership Christian Academy Photo - The LCA middle school welcomed our "resident engineer," Paul Matters, for a special day of hands-on learning. Lights, glasses & experimentation!
(Christian)
5900 Sterrettania Rd
Fairview, PA 16415
(814) 833-0286
Grades: PK-8
| 115 students
Mercyhurst Preparatory School
Mercyhurst Preparatory School Photo - MPS students can participate in studio arts, dance, music, photography, and theater. Mercyhurst Prep offers 49 courses in the performing and visual arts, and the arts faculty is comprised of active award-winning artists who are regularly engaged in exhibiting, performing, and teaching in the community.
(Catholic)
538 E Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504
(814) 824-2210
Grades: 8-12
| 497 students
Our Lady Of Peace Elementary School
(Catholic)
(2)
2401 W 38th St
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-3548
Grades: PK-8
| 596 students
St. Boniface PreSchool
(Catholic)
9363 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 825-4238
Grades: NS
| 77 students
St. George Grade School
(Catholic)
(1)
1612 Bryant St
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 864-4821
Grades: PK-8
| 635 students
St. James Continuation School
(Catholic)
2602 Buffalo Rd
Erie, PA 16510
(814) 899-3429
Grades: PK-8
| 282 students
St. Jude School
St. Jude School Photo - Students particpate in daily prayer and religion classes; school and class liturgies, spiritual retreats, sacrament preparation and character education. Older students perform community service and serve as “guardian angels” to second and third graders preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
(Catholic)
606 Lowell Ave
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 838-7676
Grades: PK-8
| 384 students
St. Luke School
(Catholic)
425 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16504
(814) 825-7105
Grades: PK-8
| 359 students
St. Peter Cathedral Center School
(Catholic)
160 W 11th St
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 452-4276
Grades: PK-8
| 268 students
Villa Maria Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
2403 W 8th St
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 838-2061
Grades: 9-12
| 325 students
5800 Old Zuck Rd
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 833-7933
Grades: 2-12
| 57 students
Corry Alliance Academy
(Christian)
721 Hatch St
Corry, PA 16407
(814) 664-8658
Grades: K-6
| 58 students
Early Connections City Center Childcare
Daycare / Preschool
704 State Street
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 456-4576
Grades: NS
| 13 students
Erie KinderCare
Erie KinderCare Photo - Toddler Classroom
Daycare / Preschool
625 Holland St.
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 453-5260
Grades: NS-PK
| 118 students
Harborcreek Youth Services
All-boys | Alternative School
5712 Iroquois Ave
Harborcreek, PA 16421
(814) 806-4109
Grades: 6-12
| 54 students
Lake Erie Seventh-day Adventist School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(1)
190 Hunter Willis Road
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 824-6169
Grades: 1-8
| 10 students
Luther Memorial Academy
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
220 West 11th Street
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 454-0106
Grades: K-8
| 114 students
Montessori In The Woods
Montessori In The Woods Photo
Montessori School
1390 Townhall Rd W
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 866-3760
Grades: PK-K
| 49 students
Open Door Christian Academy
(Baptist)
11238 Route 8
Wattsburg, PA 16442
(814) 739-2171
Grades: 4-12
| 13 students
St. Gregory Parish School
(Catholic)
140 W Main St
North East, PA 16428
(814) 725-4571
Grades: PK-8
| 90 students
Sarah A Reed Children's Center
Alternative School (Christian)
310 E 10th St
Erie, PA 16503
(814) 455-6562
Grades: PK-3
| 54 students
South Hills Child Development Center Inc
Daycare / Preschool
3808 Caughey Rd
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-7114
Grades: PK-K
| 107 students
Triumphant Life Christian Academy
(Christian)
5651 Perry Hwy
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 464-1554
Grades: 3-9
| 2 students
West Lake KinderCare
West Lake KinderCare Photo - We are located at 4575 West Lake Road in Millcreek Township
Daycare / Preschool
4575 West Lake Rd.
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 838-4685
Grades: NS-PK
| 5 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Erie County, Pennsylvania

Erie County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
229 Rice Avenue
Girard, PA 16417
(814) 774-9537
Grades: PK-12
| 128 students
Harbor Creek Christian School (Closed 2006)
Alternative School (Baptist)
4719 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510
(814) 898-3187
Grades: K-12
| 54 students
1012 E 28th St
Erie, PA 16504
(814) 456-7212
Grades: PK-8
| 181 students
2910 Sterrettania Road
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-2155
Grades: NS-6
| 104 students
426 Eagle Point Blvd
Erie, PA 16511
(814) 455-1268
Grades: PK-8
| 125 students
2501 Plum Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 459-7247
Grades: K-8
| 144 students
606 Raspberry Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 454-2454
Grades: PK-8
| 160 students
101 Olin Avenue
Girard, PA 16417
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
504 E 27th St
Erie, PA 16504
(814) 452-6874
Grades: K-9
| 176 students
2551 W 8th St
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 838-5451
Grades: NS-8
| 463 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Erie County, PA?
The top ranked private schools in Erie County, PA include Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie Day School and Mercyhurst Preparatory School.
How many private schools are located in Erie County, PA?
31 private schools are located in Erie County, PA.
How diverse are private schools in Erie County, PA?
Erie County, PA private schools are approximately 16% minority students, which is lower than the Pennsylvania private school average of 26%.
What percentage of students in Erie County, PA go to private school?
15% of all K-12 students in Erie County, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Erie County, PA?
71% of private schools in Erie County, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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