Best South Carolina Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 429 private schools serving 70,453 students in South Carolina (there are 1,272 public schools, serving 781,955 students). 8% of all K-12 students in South Carolina are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $8,372 for elementary schools and $8,398 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in South Carolina include Spartanburg Day School, Christ Church Episcopal School and Heathwood Hall Episcopal School.
The average acceptance rate is 90% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 18% and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.
75% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked South Carolina Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% of K-12 Students in Private Schools
15
2,513
10%
15
3,267
13%
16
2,731
11%
16
1,937
4%
1
358
21%
45
7,577
11%
11
2,329
13%
19
2,571
5%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in South Carolina?
The best top ranked private schools in South Carolina include Spartanburg Day School, Christ Church Episcopal School and Heathwood Hall Episcopal School.
How many private schools are located in South Carolina?
429 private schools are located in South Carolina.
How much do private schools cost in South Carolina?
The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $8,372 for elementary schools and $8,398 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in South Carolina?
South Carolina private schools are approximately 18% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in South Carolina go to private school?
8% of all K-12 students in South Carolina are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in South Carolina?
75% of private schools in South Carolina are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

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