Washington County Private School

Find Washington County Iowa private schools, including 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.


Iowa Mennonite School 1421 540th Street Southwest Kalona IA 52247 319-656-2073


Pathway Christian School 5764 Highway 1 Southwest Kalona IA 52247 319-656-5443

St James School 602 West 2nd Street Washington IA 52353 319-653-3631

About Washington County Private Schools

Washington County Private Schools are schools that provide all or some portion of Kindergarten through 12th grade education, but they do not operate as part of a public school district in Washington County, IA. 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 Iowa 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 requires Iowa State to provide education to all children.

You may contact Private Schools for questions about:
  • Washington County Private School enrollment and applications
  • School tuition, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities
  • Washington County private school curriculum
  • College admission rates
  • Washington County private school test scores
Washington County Private School Accreditation

Licensing or registration of Private Schools may be conducted by the Iowa Department of Education. Likewise, teacher certification in Washington County Private Schools may or may not be required depending on the state. Iowa may also regulate the length of the school year, health and safety requirements, transportation, special education, reporting requirements, textbooks, or testing. Private Schools in Washington County maintain substantial autonomy in establishing their own administrative systems, including personnel. Private Schools have the ability to hire and manage Washington County teachers and other school staff outside the confines of education bargaining units.

Washington County Religious Education

Washington County 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.

Special Education Schools in Washington County, Iowa

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

Other Types of Private Schools

Washington County 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 Washington County Private Schools include Boarding Schools, Language Immersion Schools, Waldorf Schools, and Military Schools.