Texas Private School

Find Texas private schools, independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, christian schools, preparatory prep schools, and accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools. Private schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher student ratios.

Private Schools by County

Anderson County Angelina County Aransas County Austin County Bandera County Bastrop County Bee County Bell County Bexar County Bowie County Brazoria County Brazos County Brewster County Brown County Burleson County Burnet County Caldwell County Calhoun County Cameron County Camp County Cherokee County Collin County Colorado County Comal County Cooke County Coryell County Dallas County DeWitt County Deaf Smith County Denton County Ector County El Paso County Ellis County Erath County Fayette County Fort Bend County Frio County Galveston County Gillespie County Gonzales County Gray County Grayson County Gregg County Grimes County Guadalupe County Hardin County Harris County Harrison County Hartley County Hays County Henderson County Hidalgo County Hill County Hockley County Hood County Hopkins County Hunt County Jackson County Jasper County Jefferson County Jim Wells County Johnson County Kaufman County Kendall County Kerr County Kleberg County Lamar County Lampasas County Lavaca County Lee County Liberty County Lubbock County Marion County Matagorda County Maverick County McLennan County Medina County Midland County Milam County Montague County Montgomery County Nacogdoches County Navarro County Nueces County Ochiltree County Orange County Palo Pinto County Panola County Parker County Potter County Randall County Rockwall County Rusk County Smith County Starr County Tarrant County Taylor County Titus County Tom Green County Travis County Tyler County Uvalde County Val Verde County Van Zandt County Victoria County Walker County Waller County Washington County Webb County Wharton County Wichita County Wilbarger County Williamson County Wilson County Wise County Young County Zapata County Zavala County

What is a Private School?

A Private School is a school that provides all or some portion of Kindergarten through 12th grade education, but they do not operate as part of a public school district. Private Schools are largely funded through tuition and student fees, though they may also be supported by grants and private contributions. Some Private Schools may receive a small amount of public funding, such as Department of Education grants for school building renovations. Private Schools have selective admissions and can choose who may enroll as a student. Public Schools, in contrast, are subject to compulsory education laws that require states to provide education to all children.

While each of the states impose regulations on Private Schools, they differ widely in their requirements. Some states require the licensing or registration of Private Schools, while others do not. Likewise, teacher certification in Private Schools may or may not be required depending on the state. States may also regulate the length of the school year, health and safety requirements, transportation, special education, reporting requirements, textbooks, or testing. Generally, Private Schools maintain substantial autonomy in establishing their own administrative systems, including personnel. Private Schools have the ability to hire and manage teachers and other school staff outside the confines of education bargaining units.

Religious Schools and Parochial Schools are Private Schools that incorporate religion into the curriculum. A Religious School may receive some funding from a religious institution, but the primary source of revenue comes from tuition. In a Parochial School, funding from a religious institution is the primary source of revenue.

Private Special Education Schools provide education to students with specialized learning needs. These schools are equipped and staffed to accommodate students on the autism spectrum or with brain injuries, severe anxiety, and other neurological issues.

Montessori Schools offer educational programming that emphasizes exploration and discovery experiences in the classroom. The classes are often structured to keep students and their teachers together for several years.

Other varieties of Private Schools include Boarding Schools, Language Immersion Schools, Waldorf Schools, and Military Schools.