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Number of private schools, students, and teachers (headcount), by school membership in
private school associations: United States, 2011–12

Association

Schools   Students   Teachers  
Total 30,861 4,494,845 466,467
 
None 10,212 710,000 82,644
 
Religious
Accelerated Christian Education 1,073 43,026 6,060
American Association of Christian Schools 719 77,367 8,929
Association of Christian Schools International 2,948 524,299 53,757
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools 195 26,440 2,704
Association of Classical and Christian Schools 189 31,169 3,853
Christian Schools International 321 69,740 6,698
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association 163 15,217 1,477
Friends Council on Education 67 16,859 2,402
General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 549 36,355 3,410
Islamic School League of America 78 11,510 1,452
Jesuit Secondary Education Association 50 44,268 3,411
National Association of Episcopal Schools 282 80,019 9,970
National Catholic Educational Association 5,740 1,682,048 128,513
National Christian School Association 141 33,637 3,181
National Society of Hebrew Day Schools 262 76,865 10,193
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship 53 10,403 1,053
The Jewish Community Day School Network 108 20,588 3,662
Solomon Schechter Day School Assocation 44 9,762 1,645
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools 119 25,112 2,555
Other religious school associations 1,945 340,521 33,626
 
Special emphasis
American Montessori Society 1,334 61,729 11,567
Association Montessori International 587 25,151 3,340
Other Montessori associations 693 28,638 5,335
Association of Military Colleges and Schools 21 4,335 583
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America 112 16,491 2,536
National Association of Private Special Education Centers 247 27,435 4,036
Other associations for exceptional children 291 27,750 4,567
European Council for International Schools
National Association for the Education of Young Children 1,378 106,953 13,158
National Association of Laboratory Schools 21 2,613 378
National Coalition of Girls' Schools 89 33,907 4,830
Other special emphasis school associations 796 108,296 12,632  
   
Other school associations or organizations  
Alternative School Network 25 2,317 449  
National Association of Independent Schools 1,472 601,970 79,874  
State or regional independent school association 2,259 656,934 77,862  
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools 32 1,968 333  
National Independent Private School Association 201 34,374 4,269  
The Association of Boarding Schools 238 77,704 11,404  
Other school associations 3,587 707,505 74,208  
             
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Details do not sum to total because private schools may belong to more than one association. These estimates include private schools which provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels)
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2011–12.


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