Best South Carolina Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 429 private schools serving 70,640 students in South Carolina (there are 1,269 public schools, serving 781,842 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 $8,294 for elementary schools and $8,281 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in South Carolina include St. Andrew Catholic School, Hammond School and Risen Christ Christian Academy.
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
% Minority
15
2,513
16%
14
1,793
15%
15
3,553
14%
12
2,569
21%
16
2,731
17%
16
1,937
12%
44
7,519
34%
12
2,387
19%
19
2,571
15%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in South Carolina?
The best top ranked private schools in South Carolina include St. Andrew Catholic School, Hammond School and Risen Christ Christian Academy.
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 $8,294 for elementary schools and $8,281 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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