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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+

  • 1,182 — the number of Episcopal schools and early childhood education programs. This number includes:
    • 1,042 parish, cathedral, religious order, and seminary sponsored schools
    • 140 diocesan and independent schools
    • 577 early childhood education programs
    • 477 elementary and middle school programs
    • 54 secondary schools
    • 74 comprehensive P-12 schools
    • 1,138 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 121 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.
  • $212,000,000 — the estimated value of all financial aid Episcopal schools offered in 2013-2014.
  • 28,500 — 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.