Private Schools in Orange County, North Carolina

There are 6 Private Schools in Orange County, North Carolina, serving a population of 141,812 people in an area of 398 square miles. There is 1 Private School per 23,635 people, and 1 Private School per 66 square miles.

In North Carolina, Orange County is ranked 60th of 100 counties in Private Schools per capita, and 21st of 100 counties in Private Schools per square mile.

List of Orange County Private Schools

Find Orange County, North Carolina private schools, including independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, Christian schools, preparatory prep schools, accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools.


Artgarden Montessori School 1603 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC

Carolina Friends School 4809 Friends School Road Durham, NC

Emerson Waldorf School 6211 New Jericho Road Chapel Hill, NC

Montessori Day School 1165 Weaver Dairy Road Chapel Hill, NC

Pinewoods Montessori Schoolcorp 109 Millstone Drive Hillsborough, NC

St. Thomas More Catholic School 920 Carmichael Street Chapel Hill, NC

About Orange County Private Schools

Orange 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 Orange County, NC. 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina State to provide education to all children.

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

Orange County Private School Statistics

Find Orange County Private School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Orange County Private School Enrollment
 Orange CountyNorth Carolina
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment1,33462,431
Kindergarten Enrollment222 (11.8%)13,169 (10.3%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)489 (7.7%)48,474 (9.5%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)627 (9.1%)50,320 (9.8%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)829 (11.4%)46,703 (8.8%)
Orange County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Orange CountyNorth Carolina
Less than 9th Grade Education3,297 (3.8%)333,408 (4.9%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)3,187 (3.6%)556,286 (8.2%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)13,273 (15.2%)1,771,742 (26.1%)