Best private high schools in Nevada

Written by:
December 13, 2021
Canva

Best private high schools in Nevada

America's private high schools opened long before their public counterparts and even before the United States was first established. The Roman Catholic Church in the 1700s started private schools in Florida and Louisiana while in New York (a former Dutch colony called New Amsterdam), the Dutch West India Company and Dutch Reformed Church set up private schools that filled the void left by the colonies' lack of an education system.

That changed in the 1840s when the U.S. instituted a uniform public school system. To stay relevant, private schools changed from marketing themselves as the only option to portraying their education as the "best" option. To this day, private high schools have positioned themselves as fast-tracks to admittance into elite universities. Faced with the rigorous demands of the highly competitive college admissions process and increased pressure over getting into the "right" school, parents (most often parents with means) often consider private schools for their children.

Stacker compiled a list of the best private high schools in Nevada using rankings from Niche. Private schools have historically catered to America's most elite, with exorbitant tuition and legacy admissions ensuring the socioeconomic exclusivity of student bodies. Scholarships, incremental transparency in the admissions process, and improved (albeit still imperfect and unequal) access to excellent early education for students of all backgrounds have allowed more low-income students and minorities today to take advantage of these schools. Still, white students continue to represent the vast majority of private-school students.

Read on to find out the best private high schools in your state.

#13. Word of Life Christian Academy (Las Vegas)
- Enrollment: 232 (16:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: B

#12. Excel Christian School (Sparks)
- Enrollment: 278 (11:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: B+

#11. American Heritage Academy (Henderson)
- Enrollment: 336 (15:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A-

#10. Sierra Lutheran High School (Carson City)
- Enrollment: 127 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A-

#9. Calvary Chapel Christian School (Las Vegas)
- Enrollment: 475 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A

#8. Lake Mead Christian Academy (Henderson)
- Enrollment: 837 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A

#7. Trinity International School (Las Vegas)
- Enrollment: 87 (10:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A

#6. Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School (Las Vegas)
- Enrollment: 1935 (17:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A

#5. Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (Reno)
- Enrollment: 649 (14:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A

#4. Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas)
- Enrollment: 1470 (20:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A

#3. The Adelson Educational Campus (Las Vegas)
- Enrollment: 625 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A

#2. Sage Ridge School (Reno)
- Enrollment: 209 (7:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A+

#1. The Meadows School (Las Vegas)
- Enrollment: 910 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Niche grade: A+

You may also like: Best public high schools in Nevada

Trending Now