Best Tennessee Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 535 private schools serving 104,259 students in Tennessee (there are 1,881 public schools, serving 984,326 students). 10% of all K-12 students in Tennessee are educated in private schools compared to the national average of 10%.
The average private school tuition is $10,534 for elementary schools and $11,105 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Tennessee include Templeton Academy - Nashville, Pope John Paul II Preparatory School and Saint Matthew Catholic School.
The average acceptance rate is 86% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 21% and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
71% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked Tennessee Private Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
72
20,244
20%
40
11,886
17%
48
10,840
18%
10
3,099
12%
10
2,409
11%
109
25,779
34%
13
1,698
17%

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