Best Virginia Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1,021 private schools serving 150,697 students in Virginia (there are 2,131 public schools, serving 1,243,958 students). 11% of all K-12 students in Virginia are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $13,599 for elementary schools and $17,901 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Virginia include Fairfax Christian School, The Madeira School and BASIS Independent McLean.
The average acceptance rate is 84% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 31% and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.
47% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked Virginia Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% of K-12 Students in Private Schools
196
32,866
16%
13
2,280
20%
47
9,148
16%
68
11,252
12%
10
1,898
14%
29
5,522
26%
39
4,569
10%
18
1,791
8%
12
8,155
42%
11
1,144
10%
29
4,871
15%
15
1,729
11%
33
4,366
17%
3
1,204
8%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Virginia?
The best top ranked private schools in Virginia include Fairfax Christian School, The Madeira School and BASIS Independent McLean.
How many private schools are located in Virginia?
1,021 private schools are located in Virginia.
How much do private schools cost in Virginia?
The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,599 for elementary schools and $17,901 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Virginia?
Virginia private schools are approximately 31% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Virginia go to private school?
11% of all K-12 students in Virginia are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Virginia?
47% of private schools in Virginia are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

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