Top Virginia Private Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 1,006 top private schools in Virginia, serving 143,985 students.
- The average private school tuition is $10,687 for elementary schools and $17,312 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 85% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 23% and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
Oakcrest School Photo - Oakcrest School is an independent school for girls in grades 6-12 guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church. For over 40 years, the school has provided an exceptional liberal arts education to girls of all faiths while fulfilling its mission to challenge and inspire its students to thrive in college and throughout their lives. Learn more at Oakcrest.org.
Westminster School Photo - The beautiful school sits on a campus of approximately seven acres located in the heart of Fairfax County, just minutes from the beltway.
Nysmith School for the Gifted Photo - 1:9 teacher/ student ratio allows teachers to help every child succeed. At The Nysmith School, students receive 45 minutes of hands-on science instruction every day.
Virginia Academy Photo - Virginia Academy, a ministry of Community Church, is located in the heart of Loudoun County on Route 7. Our 100,000 square foot facility houses 32 classrooms including two science labs, a digital resource lab, as well as an 800 seat main auditorium, 4 multipurpose multi-media activity rooms, cafeteria, and administrative offices.
Loudoun School for Advanced Studies Photo - Our "piazza" interior space; think innovative startup, not staid school
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo - Our small class size means that each student receives more personal attention as well as the individualized educational and spiritual guidance that promotes strong academic and leadership skills.
Loudoun Country Day School Photo - Middle school students participate in the traditional Blue and Green Games in September after bonding in a week of activities, including using zip lines, rock climbing, and river rafting. The middle school is divided between blue and green teams throughout the year. Here they pose together after a day of outside activities.
Hampton Roads International Montessori School Photo - Our students love coming to school! They are engaged; exploring, learning, growing and becoming independent by using interactive materials and hands-on experiences beginning at 16 months and continuing through 12 years of age. #HRIMS #HamptonRoadsInternationalMontessoriSchool
Norfolk Academy Photo - Norfolk Academy is a private, coeducational day school serving students in grades 1-12. Founded in 1728, the school has an exciting history and many traditions that shape the student experience. The most important of these is the student-led Honor System, which shapes school's community of trust.
Massanutten Military Academy Photo - Our newly renovated library and media center is open all day and throughout evening study hours for cadets to use. The entire MMA campus is equipped with high speed wireless to provide classrooms, common areas, and dorm rooms with internet service.
Virginia Episcopal School Photo - Jett Hall is our main building on the VES campus. This original building, constructed in 1916, is where we welcome guests to campus. It houses our administration, Admissions, Development, Marketing and Business offices, holds classrooms and our Day Student Lounge.
Fairfax Christian School Photo - Fairfax Christian School lower school students benefit from exceptional teachers, and advanced curriculum.
Top Virginia Private Schools by County (2020)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 1 Schools31 Students3% Minority
- 12 Schools1,119 Students13% Minority
- 22 Schools7,068 Students17% Minority
- 1 Schools6 Students- Minority
- 2 Schools197 Students14% Minority
- 2 Schools392 Students11% Minority
- 3 Schools225 Students18% Minority
- 19 Schools3,570 Students29% Minority
- 4 Schools629 Students8% Minority
- 4 Schools476 Students6% Minority
- 2 Schools214 Students14% Minority
- 1 Schools342 Students3% Minority
- 2 Schools319 Students66% Minority
- 4 Schools117 Students17% Minority
- 2 Schools74 Students- Minority
- 2 Schools201 Students11% Minority
- 2 Schools84 Students8% Minority
- 13 Schools2,642 Students15% Minority
- 38 Schools4,531 Students24% Minority
- 24 Schools2,459 Students17% Minority
- 4 Schools493 Students16% Minority
- 2 Schools232 Students73% Minority
- 2 Schools32 Students12% Minority
- 1 Schools12 Students38% Minority
- 4 Schools469 Students19% Minority
- 1 Schools21 Students35% Minority
- 6 Schools926 Students22% Minority
- 1 Schools17 Students- Minority
- 2 Schools139 Students25% Minority
- 195 Schools31,573 Students33% Minority
- 10 Schools2,465 Students16% Minority
- 5 Schools935 Students27% Minority
- 13 Schools1,989 Students12% Minority
- 1 Schools31 Students10% Minority
- 5 Schools547 Students39% Minority
- 2 Schools347 Students6% Minority
- 1 Schools28 Students21% Minority
- 6 Schools544 Students12% Minority
- 3 Schools69 Students26% Minority
- 1 Schools11 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools105 Students- Minority
- 2 Schools173 Students5% Minority
- 4 Schools273 Students25% Minority
- 1 Schools130 Students41% Minority
- 1 Schools193 Students28% Minority
- 1 Schools57 Students56% Minority
- 3 Schools174 Students13% Minority
- 19 Schools2,088 Students39% Minority
- 6 Schools610 Students27% Minority
- 10 Schools917 Students7% Minority
- 49 Schools8,215 Students19% Minority
- 3 Schools343 Students87% Minority
- 3 Schools217 Students39% Minority
- 1 Schools729 Students4% Minority
- 8 Schools1,108 Students7% Minority
- 1 Schools129 Students7% Minority
- 1 Schools112 Students14% Minority
- 1 Schools13 Students- Minority
- 2 Schools79 Students5% Minority
- 57 Schools8,963 Students24% Minority
- 3 Schools142 Students6% Minority
- 11 Schools3,516 Students9% Minority
- 3 Schools469 Students7% Minority
- 13 Schools2,126 Students28% Minority
- 1 Schools49 Students13% Minority
- 1 Schools156 Students4% Minority
- 1 Schools210 Students16% Minority
- 9 Schools1,143 Students30% Minority
- 2 Schools183 Students9% Minority
- 1 Schools116 Students51% Minority
- 21 Schools2,541 Students24% Minority
- 33 Schools5,693 Students26% Minority
- 4 Schools484 Students9% Minority
- 2 Schools314 Students1% Minority
- 1 Schools150 Students12% Minority
- 2 Schools183 Students7% Minority
- 6 Schools341 Students57% Minority
- 5 Schools617 Students19% Minority
- 1 Schools47 Students- Minority
- 13 Schools1,737 Students24% Minority
- 1 Schools307 Students9% Minority
- 3 Schools397 Students6% Minority
- 58 Schools6,878 Students44% Minority
- 1 Schools- Students- Minority
- 3 Schools173 Students11% Minority
- 34 Schools3,516 Students45% Minority
- 9 Schools1,338 Students11% Minority
- 6 Schools747 Students18% Minority
- 1 Schools46 Students6% Minority
- 8 Schools598 Students2% Minority
- 2 Schools64 Students- Minority
- 4 Schools304 Students12% Minority
- 5 Schools795 Students28% Minority
- 1 Schools711 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools479 Students5% Minority
- 12 Schools1,934 Students15% Minority
- 12 Schools1,463 Students20% Minority
- 4 Schools410 Students21% Minority
- 2 Schools1,107 Students13% Minority
- 2 Schools17 Students9% Minority
- 3 Schools100 Students5% Minority
- 70 Schools9,964 Students18% Minority
- 7 Schools974 Students28% Minority
- 2 Schools228 Students5% Minority
- 4 Schools401 Students30% Minority
- 2 Schools48 Students14% Minority
- 1 Schools462 Students10% Minority
- 2 Schools319 Students15% Minority
- 4 Schools120 Students5% Minority
- 3 Schools100 Students5% Minority
- 8 Schools575 Students20% Minority
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