Best Private Schools in Oklahoma City (OKC) – 2024

May 13, 2024

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If you’re an Oklahoma City-based parent searching for the best-fit private schools for your child or teen, you’ll first want to know which schools have reputations that rise above all others in the region. No matter the current age of your student, you are likely interested in the college preparation and counseling offered by each prospective school.  Of course, in addition to that particular angle, you will also need to balance your teen’s academic, emotional, and social needs with financial and logistical considerations. To assist, College Transitions’ list of the Best Private Schools in OKC will focus primarily on our area of expertise—college admissions. As such, we will highlight the job that each of the schools do at sending their graduates on to the region/nation’s premier 4-year schools.

If you live in Nichols Hills, Edmond Crown Heights, Yukon, Mesta Park, Norma, Goldsby, Blanchard, or any other area neighborhood, you’ll want to check out our school profiles of the cream of the crop schools in the Oklahoma City region.

Best Private Schools in OKC

Here’s a quick preview of the best private schools in Oklahoma City that made our list. Detailed profiles and stats can be found when you scroll below.

1) Casady School

2) Heritage Hall

3) Bishop McGuinness

Please note that inclusion on our Best Private Schools in OKC list is a selective and criteria-based process. However, the order in which the schools appear is not representative of any further ranking. The numbering is solely intended to enhance the ease of navigating this resource. All of the schools profiled below have a history of sending graduates to the top colleges in the country. For each of the best private schools in Oklahoma City, College Transitions will provide you with:

  • Location
  • Tuition (9-12)
  • Enrollment (9-12)
  • Average SAT Score
  • Average ACT Score
  • Senior Class Size
  • College Admissions Highlights
  • Academic Highlights
#10 Best Private Schools in Oklahoma City
Casady School – Oklahoma City

Casady School – Oklahoma City

  • 9500 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120

College Admissions Highlights: From 2019-2023, graduates from Casady have gone onto these prestigious colleges and universities:  American, Amherst, Baylor, BC, Bucknell, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western, Columbia, Davidson, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, NYU, Northeastern, Pomona, Princeton, Purdue, Rice, SMU, William & Mary, UChicago, UCLA, UGA, UMass, Notre Dame, USC, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and WashingtonU.

Academic Highlights: 40% of Casady’s population identify as students of color. 12 AP & 20 senior seminar courses. Class of 2023 has 12 national merit finalists and 12 to participate in collegiate honors programs. Part of the Malone Online Network for more course options. 100% participation from all students in 21 different sports over 3 seasons. 9 students from the class of 2023 will continue play in college athletics. Performing arts has over 20 performances yearly.

    • Tuition (9-12): $26,345
    • Enrollment (seniors): 65
    • Mean SAT Score (submitted): 1459
    • Mean ACT Score (submitted): 30

#2 Best Private Schools in Oklahoma City
Heritage Hall – Oklahoma City

Heritage Hall – Oklahoma City

  • 1800 NW 122nd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73120

College Admissions Highlights: A sample of college acceptances within the past 5 years from Heritage Hall include Austin, Baylor, BU, Bucknell, Case Western, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Cuke, Embry-Riddle, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Howard, Kenyon, MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Penn State, Pepperdine, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Tufts, US Air Force Acad, UCLA, UChicago, UMass, USC, Vanderbilt, and WashingtonU.

Academic Highlights: 15 AP courses. 20 national merit finalists since 2016. Two challenge curriculum programs offered: scholar or artist. 14 sports are offered, Heritage Hall has 95 Athletic state championships since 1976. Nationally ranked debate team. 20+ fine or performing art courses offered. Embree Gallery on the 2nd floor exhibits student art. 15+ student performances each year. 20+ clubs including ESports,

    • Tuition (9-12): $25,075
    • Enrollment (seniors): 73
    • Middle 50% SAT score: Not reported
    • Middle 50% ACT score: 21-29

#3 Best Private Schools in Oklahoma City
Bishop McGuinness – Oklahoma City

Bishop McGuinness – Oklahoma City

  • 801 NW 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

College Admissions Highlights: The class of 2023 will continue their education in 27 states and 58 schools, including these fine institutions: Alabama, Baylor, Brown, BU, Clemson, Colorado School of Mines, DePauw, Duquesne, Loyola, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, RIT, SCAD, TCU, US Air Force Academy, UGA, UNC Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, UOklahoma, Tennessee, Washington & Lee, UWisconsin, and WashingtonU.

Academic Highlights: Seniors graduate with 90 hours of Christian Service.  22 AP courses.  83% of students earned a 3 or higher on the AP exams. 113 students named AP scholars and 7 national merit finalists in 2023. 14 sports available with 14 seniors committed to play in college for the class of 2023.  35 student clubs & organizations. Top 20% at National Speech & Debate Tournament.

    • Tuition (9-12): $17,000
    • Enrollment (seniors): 166
    • Mean SAT Score: Not reported
    • Mean ACT Score: 25.3

Best Colleges in OKC – Additional Resources

We hope you found our blog on private schools in Oklahoma City (and the surrounding area) to be helpful. All high school students and families may wish to explore further information regarding the college search and admissions process at our DataverseBlog, and List-Building Tool.