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Episcopal Schools

Facts & Figures


Distribution Map of Episcopal Schools
2012 Episcopal School Distribution Map
Number of Schools
0 | 1–9 | 10–19 | 20–29 | 30–39 | 40–49 | 60–69 | 70–79 | 80–89 | 110–119 | 250+

  • 1,198 — the number of Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs. This number includes:
    • 1,057 parish, cathedral, religious order, and seminary sponsored schools
    • 141 diocesan and independent schools
    • 586 early childhood education programs
    • 472 elementary and middle school programs
    • 52 secondary schools
    • 88 comprehensive P-12 schools
    • 1,154 day schools
    • 36 day-and-boarding schools
    • 8 boarding only schools
    • 3 military schools and 1 school with an optional JROTC program
  • Episcopal schools are found generally throughout the Episcopal Church, which has 109 dioceses and 3 regional areas in the states, commonwealths, and territories of the United States and in Haiti, the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
  • Texas has 116 schools and early childhood education programs in 6 dioceses, the most of any U.S. state, commonwealth, or territory.
  • 160,000 — the approximate number of students in Episcopal schools. The students represent significant socio-economic, racial, cultural, and religious diversity.
  • 25% — the approximate percentage of Episcopal school students who are Episcopalians, although this number varies with location and type of school. This means that Episcopal schools serve a large number of students from other Christian denominations, non-Christian traditions, or no formal faith backgrounds.
  • $211,000,000 — the estimated value of all financial aid Episcopal schools offered in 2010-2011.
  • 12,000 — the approximate number of administrators, faculty, and staff members Episcopal schools employ.
  • Trinity School, New York City, founded in 1709, is the oldest continually operating Episcopal school.
  • 433 — the number of NAES members in 2011-2012. This includes a group of schools from the Anglican Church of Canada's diocese of Toronto. They are not included in the above-given statistics.