For the 2023-24 school year, there are 171 private schools serving 22,006 students in Rhode Island (there are 315 public schools, serving 136,864 students). 14% of all K-12 students in Rhode Island are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $13,834 for elementary schools and $27,586 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The average acceptance rate is 78% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 26% and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
Jewish Community Day School Of Rhode Island Photo - At the Jewish Community Day School of RI, our students are connected. We celebrate the individuality of every child within a joyful learning community.
St. Philip School Photo - Our "Buddy" program...a treasured tradition at SPS, where our Middle School leaders are partnered with Lower School students and grow together throughout their years at Saint Philip.
Montessori Pathways Of New England Photo - Individualized education through lessons selected for each child's learning level. Progress is tracked on a weekly basis.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo - Located in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke School is a Catholic co-educational school with students enrolled from 18 months through grade 8. As a Diocesan regional school, MCS welcomes students from parishes throughout Southern Rhode Island, and offers bus transportation throughout the region for students in grades K-8. Students of all faiths are welcome to apply.
Montessori Children's House Photo - We are located on the East Side of Providence, between Cole Avenue and Blackstone Boulevard. Contact us for a tour today!
Top Ranked Rhode Island Private Schools by County (2023-24)
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top ranked private schools in Rhode Island?
How many private schools are located in Rhode Island?
171 private schools are located in Rhode Island.
How much do private schools cost in Rhode Island?
The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $13,834 for elementary schools and $27,586 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island private schools are approximately 26% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Rhode Island go to private school?
14% of all K-12 students in Rhode Island are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
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