Best Washington Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 772 private schools serving 113,463 students in Washington (there are 2,555 public schools, serving 1,088,094 students). 9% of all K-12 students in Washington are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $13,555 for elementary schools and $15,199 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Washington include The Bear Creek School, Charles Wright Academy and Annie Wright Schools.
The average acceptance rate is 84% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 32% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
47% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Washington Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% of K-12 Students in Private Schools
12
1,928
5%
42
5,749
7%
322
51,856
16%
36
2,569
7%
64
12,248
8%
58
12,946
15%
21
4,477
14%
19
2,475
4%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Washington?
The best top ranked private schools in Washington include The Bear Creek School, Charles Wright Academy and Annie Wright Schools.
How many private schools are located in Washington?
772 private schools are located in Washington.
How much do private schools cost in Washington?
The average private school tuition in Washington is $13,555 for elementary schools and $15,199 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Washington?
Washington private schools are approximately 32% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Washington go to private school?
9% of all K-12 students in Washington are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Washington?
47% of private schools in Washington are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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