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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number of private schools, students, and teachers (headcount), by school membership in private school associations: United States, 2013–14

 
Association Schools   Students   Teachers  
Total 33,619   4,576,410   487,513  
             
None 12,699   728,384   85,165  
             
Religious            
Accelerated Christian Education 950   36,233   5,252  
American Association of Christian Schools 704   79,046   8,989  
Association of Christian Schools International 2,803   516,268   53,562  
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools 168   21,551   2,335  
Association of Classical and Christian Schools 186   34,166   4,012  
             
Christian Schools International 301   65,997   6,517  
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association 169   16,219   1,576  
Friends Council on Education 69   16,368   2,474  
General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 550   38,052   3,470  
Islamic School League of America 120   18,785   2,451  
             
Jesuit Secondary Education Association 66   49,953   4,011  
National Association of Episcopal Schools 260   73,209   9,590  
National Catholic Educational Association 5,336   1,580,815   123,381  
National Christian School Association 166   38,234   3,669  
National Society of Hebrew Day Schools 260   78,140   10,985  
             
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship 52   9,022   932  
The Jewish Community Day School Network 125   28,111   4,886  
Solomon Schechter Day School Assocation 43   10,757   1,922  
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools 133   28,826   2,915  
Other religious school associations 1,543   277,907   28,798  
             
Special emphasis            
American Montessori Society 1,460   70,804   12,897  
Association Montessori International 671   28,056   3,875  
Other Montessori associations 778   27,622   5,331  
Association of Military Colleges and Schools 36   7,730   927  
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America 138   19,174   2,974  
             
National Association of Private Special Education Centers 240   24,440   3,948  
Other associations for exceptional children 218   20,193   3,359  
European Council for International Schools 19   6,138   1,028  
National Association for the Education of Young Children 1,442   103,556   12,606  
National Association of Laboratory Schools 31   4,712   520  
National Coalition of Girls' Schools 120   44,299   5,976  
Other special emphasis school associations 991   131,666   15,918  
           
Other school associations or organizations            
Alternative School Network 26   3,661   403  
National Association of Independent Schools 1,550   658,632   88,523  
State or regional independent school association 1,908   562,565   68,136  
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools 42   4,680   617  
National Independent Private School Association 254   37,307   4,635  
The Association of Boarding Schools 248   74,645   11,375  
Other school associations 4,723   913,151   100,689  
NOTE: Details do not sum to total because private schools may belong to more than one association. These estimates include private schools that provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through 12 (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.