The McGillis School

Founded by the Jewish Community in Salt Lake City, our secular school is guided by our six values: Giving to Others (Tzdakah),Repairing the World (Tikun Olam), Doing Good and Kind Deeds (Gemilut Hasadim), Having Respect for All (Derecht Eretz), Learning for the Sake of Learning (Limud L'shma), and Community (Kehilah).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,890
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The McGillis School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based, mild learning differences
Year Founded
1990
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
395 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
The McGillis School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
52%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Comfortable playclothes

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School Tuition: $21,940, The Learning Center Tuition: $31,855 (for students with Language-based learning differences)
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,853
Acceptance Rate
74%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sallie Warmath
Admissions Associate
Steph Duffy
Endowment Size
$7.8 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Gay Straight Alliance
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The McGillis School cost?
The McGillis School's tuition is approximately $19,890 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The McGillis School?
The acceptance rate of The McGillis School is 74%, which is lower than the national average of 82%.
What sports does The McGillis School offer?
The McGillis School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is The McGillis School's ranking?
The McGillis School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The McGillis School?
The application deadline for The McGillis School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
What neighborhood is The McGillis School located?
The McGillis School is located in the East Central neighborhood of Salt Lake City, UT. There are 4 other private schools located in East Central.

School Reviews

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I go to school here, and it is wonderful! No bullies, an excellent education at all levels/experiences and the friendliest staff you have ever known. They aren't loose, but they aren't strict. It's wonderful here! Come, be a part of my kehilah (community)!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,890
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Salt Lake City, UT is $10,020 for elementary schools and $10,239 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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