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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 14.  Number of private schools, students, and teachers (headcount), by school membership in private associations: United States, 2005–06
 
Association Schools Students Teachers
Total 28,996 5,057,520 479,775
       
None  6,768 535,422 58,466
       
Religious       
Accelerated Christian Education  1,439 58,436 7,685
American Association of Christian Schools  891 125,286 12,264
Association of Christian Schools International  3,627 665,608 62,778
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools  243 36,919 3,440
Association of Classical and Christian Schools  161 23,041 2,663
       
Christian Schools International  383 89,663 7,791
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association  236 31,235 2,829
Friends Council on Education  62 16,017 2,067
General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church  708 45,927 3,942
Islamic School League of America  90 11,995 1,542
       
Jesuit Secondary Education Association  52 46,501 3,421
National Association of Episcopal Schools  277 90,929 11,108
National Catholic Educational Association  6,789 2,052,782 144,928
National Christian School Association  160 36,661 3,181
National Society of Hebrew Day Schools  293 85,281 11,547
       
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship  99 21,957 2,096
Solomon Schechter Day Schools  61 14,601 2,140
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools  154 29,036 2,844
Other religious school associations  2,571 476,110 45,878
       
Special emphasis       
American Montessori Society  751 60,287 8,707
Association Montessori International  494 29,428 3,080
Other Montessori associations  576 37,146 5,201
Association of Military Colleges and Schools  22 4,786 589
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America  114 16,457 2,462
       
Bilingual School Association  19 4,212 368
Council of Bilingual Education 
Council for Exceptional Children  397 41,461 6,461
National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children  349 34,976 5,139
Other associations for exceptional children  353 38,554 5,563
       
European Council for International Schools  18 7,127 920
National Association for the Education of Young Children  932 142,579 14,104
National Association of Bilingual Education 
National Association of Laboratory Schools 
National Coalition of Girls' Schools  88 34,024 4,730
Other special emphasis school associations  1,175 215,683 22,577
       
Other school associations or organizations       
Alternative School Network  35 2,507 246
Institute for Independent Education  73 11,231 1,270
National Association of Independent Schools  1,126 489,367 64,540
State or regional independent school association  2,127 672,443 76,788
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools  51 3,876 568
National Independent Private School Association  302 54,438 6,010
The Association of Boarding Schools  212 64,733 10,039
Other school associations  2,411 603,411 57,217
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases. Private schools may belong to more than one association. These estimates do not include private schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2005–2006.

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