Average Private School Tuition Cost

The national average private school tuition is $12,748 per year (2024).
The private elementary school average tuition cost is $11,832 per year and the private high school average is $16,290 per year.
The state with the highest average private school tuition is Connecticut with a $29,133 average tuition cost. The state with the lowest tuition cost is South Dakota with an average cost of $4,190.
Tuition Range: $4,190 $29,133 Avg. Tuition: $12,748

Average Private School Tuition Cost (2024)

State
Average Tuition
High Schools
Elementary
$29,133
$41,936
$23,349
$27,484
$33,185
$29,363
$25,543
$37,493
$22,520
$24,165
$33,421
$19,348
$22,341
$29,502
$14,573
$21,163
$27,565
$21,426
$20,964
$30,361
$12,983
$16,780
$21,966
$15,965
$16,690
$29,277
$14,026
$15,671
$20,206
$15,298
$15,293
$18,034
$13,789
$14,617
$17,747
$14,412
$14,323
$18,226
$13,695
$13,151
$14,858
$13,365
$12,798
$15,590
$11,768
$12,734
$13,859
$12,355
$12,218
$16,455
$10,974
$11,893
$12,515
$11,788
$11,393
$12,185
$11,512
$11,027
$12,114
$10,710
$10,643
$11,673
$10,849
$10,614
$12,570
$10,218
$10,597
$11,799
$10,574
$10,288
$12,594
$9,805
$10,249
$10,648
$9,748
26.Utah
$10,235
$11,516
$10,168
$10,229
$13,856
$9,940
$9,138
$13,546
$8,479
$9,111
$9,172
$8,340
$8,935
$8,985
$9,010
$8,827
$10,211
$8,908
$8,719
n/a
$6,898
$8,289
$8,758
$7,808
$8,175
$8,271
$8,287
$8,096
$12,387
$6,853
36.Ohio
$7,903
$10,939
$7,359
$7,878
$10,506
$7,023
$7,827
$9,519
$7,888
$7,825
$13,918
$7,622
$7,235
$8,126
$6,980
$7,226
$8,382
$7,354
$7,224
$6,881
$7,316
$7,161
$9,216
$6,098
44.Iowa
$6,363
$10,792
$5,810
$6,270
$6,730
$6,460
$6,228
$7,057
$6,187
$5,994
$6,458
$5,894
$5,057
$9,374
$4,489
$5,050
n/a
$4,142
$4,861
$9,043
$4,436
$4,190
$6,071
$4,103

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the national average private school tuition ?
The national average private school tuition is $12,748 for 2024.
What are the most expensive private schools in the United States?
The most expensive private schools in the United States include Valley View School, Quad Preparatory School (the) and The Greenwood School.
What is the state with the highest average private school tuition?
The state with the highest average private school tuition is Connecticut.

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The most expensive town for private school tuition is San Rafael, CA with an average tuition of $41,164. The most expensive county for private school tuition is Litchfield County, CT with an average tuition of $54,831.