Top 5 Best Charlottesville Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 26 private schools serving 3,414 students in Charlottesville, VA (there are 31 public schools, serving 14,045 public students). 20% of all K-12 students in Charlottesville, VA are educated in private schools (compared to the VA state average of 11%).
The top ranked private schools in Charlottesville, VA include Renaissance School, Regents School of Charlottesville and Tandem Friends School.
The average acceptance rate is 70%, which is lower than the Virginia private school average acceptance rate of 83%.
23% of private schools in Charlottesville, VA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Charlottesville Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Charlottesville Catholic School
Charlottesville Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
1205 Pen Park Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 964-0400
Grades: PK-8
| 368 students
The Covenant School
The Covenant School Photo
(Christian)
175 Hickory St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 220-7330
Grades: PK-12
| 735 students
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 823-4805
Grades: 8-12
| 184 students
Mountaintop Montessori School
Montessori School
440 Pinnacle Pl
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 979-8886
Grades: PK-8
| 234 students
Peabody School
Peabody School Photo - Middle School orchestra students prepare for their spring music performances and the Music in the Parks competition.
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
1232 Stoney Ridge Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 296-6901
Grades: PK-8
| 240 students
Regents School of Charlottesville
Regents School of Charlottesville Photo
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(9)
200 Bob Finley Way
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 293-0633
Grades: K-12
| 242 students
Renaissance School
Renaissance School Photo - Creativity. Collaboration. Critical Thinking.
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
418 East Jefferson St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 984-1952
Grades: 9-12
| 49 students
St. Anne's-Belfield School
St. Anne's-Belfield School Photo
(1)
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-5106
Grades: PK-12
| students
Tandem Friends School
Tandem Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(2)
279 Tandem Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 296-1303
Grades: 5-12
| 244 students
Albemarle Montessori Children's Community
Montessori School
1550 Insurance Ln
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 244-2471
Grades: PK-3
| 61 students
Charlottesville Day School
(5)
200 Four Seasons Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 817-2371
Grades: PK-8
| 171 students
Charlottesville Waldorf School
Charlottesville Waldorf School Photo - April 10th, 2019 from 6:30pm - 10pm. Parenting in the Digital Age.
Special Program Emphasis
(5)
120 Waldorf Sshool Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 973-4946
Grades: PK-8
| 150 students
Elk Hill Charlottesville School
Elk Hill Charlottesville School Photo
Alternative School
1819 Emmet St N
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 220-7198
Grades: K-12
| 31 students
Faith Christian Academy
(Christian)
221 Carlton Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 979-1704
Grades: PK-1
| 30 students
First Baptist Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
735 Park St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 296-6198
Grades: K
| 130 students
Foster Forge Farm School
Special Program Emphasis
PO Box 5038
Charlottesville, VA 22905
(434) 282-5804
Grades: 5-8
| students
Frost Montessori School
Montessori School
1553 Delphi Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 979-5223
Grades: PK-K
| 84 students
1975 Franklin Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 422-8161
Grades: PK-K
| 35 students
Hillsdale KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
601 Hillsdale Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 973-2777
Grades: NS-PK
| students
The International School Of Charlottesville
Special Program Emphasis
830 Monticello Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 984-2174
Grades: PK-K
| 210 students
Keys Academy - Charlottesville
Special Education School
3020 Fontaine Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 995-5810
Grades: 1-11
| 27 students
Montessori School Of Charlottesville
Montessori School
631 Cutler Ln
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 295-9055
Grades: PK-K
| 33 students
Riverbend KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
201 Riverbend Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 295-8569
Grades: NS-PK
| students
University Montessori School
Montessori School
1034 Reservoir Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 977-0583
Grades: PK-K
| 34 students
Village School
All-girls
215 E High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 984-4404
Grades: 5-8
| 73 students
Virginia Institute Of Autism
Special Education School
1414 Westwood Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 923-8252
Grades: K-12
| 49 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Charlottesville, VA?
The top ranked private schools in Charlottesville, VA include Renaissance School, Regents School of Charlottesville and Tandem Friends School.
How many private schools are located in Charlottesville, VA?
26 private schools are located in Charlottesville, VA.
How diverse are private schools in Charlottesville, VA?
Charlottesville, VA private schools are approximately 22% minority students, which is lower than the Virginia private school average of 31%.
What percentage of students in Charlottesville, VA go to private school?
20% of all K-12 students in Charlottesville, VA are educated in private schools (compared to the VA state average of 11%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Charlottesville, VA?
23% of private schools in Charlottesville, VA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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