Top Tennessee Private Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 562 top private schools in Tennessee, serving 99,316 students.
- The average private school tuition is $8,845 for elementary schools and $9,975 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 87% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 15% and the student:teacher ratio is 9:1.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo - One of the South''''s Most Beautiful High Schools, as chosen by Southern Living magazine, the school''''s 550-acre campus, including forests, bluffs and two lakes, offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. A school farm, on-going wetlands study, and LEED Gold science building are just a few of the ways our campus also serves as learning lab.
St Mary School Photo - Our school flower garden allows us to get outside occasionally, soak in some sunshine, and get our hands dirty!
Currey Ingram Academy Photo - This is the east side of Jennifer & Billy Frist Hall as seen from the fields behind the Lower School.
Brentwood Academy Photo - The Iron Eagles Robotics team has qualified and competed in the VEX World Robotics competition for the past three years, winning the coveted Design Award in 2015.
First Lutheran School Photo - Our students perform consistently above and beyond state academic standards.
Top Tennessee Private Schools by County (2020)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 5 Schools382 Students8% Minority
- 2 Schools432 Students24% Minority
- 1 Schools49 Students- Minority
- 3 Schools32 Students3% Minority
- 8 Schools902 Students6% Minority
- 11 Schools816 Students9% Minority
- 1 Schools17 Students19% Minority
- 1 Schools74 Students22% Minority
- 1 Schools7 Students29% Minority
- 2 Schools374 Students7% Minority
- 2 Schools132 Students5% Minority
- 1 Schools6 Students- Minority
- 2 Schools74 Students8% Minority
- 1 Schools19 Students5% Minority
- 4 Schools241 Students11% Minority
- 74 Schools18,419 Students14% Minority
- 1 Schools44 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools3 Students- Minority
- 5 Schools269 Students13% Minority
- 2 Schools142 Students13% Minority
- 3 Schools866 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools57 Students8% Minority
- 3 Schools400 Students7% Minority
- 1 Schools9 Students11% Minority
- 1 Schools97 Students13% Minority
- 2 Schools387 Students11% Minority
- 5 Schools388 Students9% Minority
- 2 Schools140 Students5% Minority
- 6 Schools656 Students8% Minority
- 39 Schools11,976 Students16% Minority
- 1 Schools4 Students20% Minority
- 2 Schools213 Students21% Minority
- 1 Schools44 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools21 Students10% Minority
- 2 Schools37 Students11% Minority
- 2 Schools161 Students34% Minority
- 2 Schools21 Students- Minority
- 3 Schools58 Students9% Minority
- 1 Schools37 Students6% Minority
- 51 Schools10,684 Students10% Minority
- 1 Schools19 Students- Minority
- 4 Schools206 Students9% Minority
- 2 Schools22 Students6% Minority
- 1 Schools255 Students8% Minority
- 2 Schools350 Students4% Minority
- 2 Schools167 Students6% Minority
- 11 Schools3,182 Students10% Minority
- 2 Schools47 Students3% Minority
- 9 Schools1,724 Students9% Minority
- 3 Schools299 Students4% Minority
- 3 Schools58 Students2% Minority
- 3 Schools153 Students3% Minority
- 11 Schools1,493 Students14% Minority
- 3 Schools26 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools17 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools9 Students11% Minority
- 1 Schools6 Students17% Minority
- 10 Schools422 Students11% Minority
- 3 Schools138 Students34% Minority
- 4 Schools290 Students8% Minority
- 5 Schools1,215 Students17% Minority
- 18 Schools2,954 Students12% Minority
- 1 Schools34 Students- Minority
- 2 Schools31 Students44% Minority
- 6 Schools785 Students13% Minority
- 118 Schools25,221 Students26% Minority
- 14 Schools1,137 Students3% Minority
- 13 Schools1,484 Students12% Minority
- 2 Schools320 Students13% Minority
- 5 Schools300 Students28% Minority
- 12 Schools1,345 Students10% Minority
- 1 Schools58 Students50% Minority
- 2 Schools43 Students2% Minority
- 22 Schools4,309 Students8% Minority
- 11 Schools1,556 Students5% Minority
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