Private Schools

There are numerous private schools in the Wichita area, both parochial and secular. It is strongly recommended that you research schools you are considering and validate their credentials and accreditation. It is always a good idea to visit the campus. Visit and meet with a representative before you make any financial commitments. You should ask for information on financial aid, including any military discounts.

As with public schools, there are no recommendations for any particular school. The Kansas Department of Education does list state- accredited private schools The 2011-2012 list of schools is included below. Also included are a list of other private schools in the area and a list of KSDE-recognized accrediting agencies to help you get started on your research.


Annoor Islamic School
Bethany Lutheran School
Branches Academy
Holy Cross Lutheran School
Wichita Catholic Diocese
Word of Life Traditional School


Calvary Christian School
Central Christian academy
The Independent School
Three Angels School
Trinity Academy
Wichita Collegiate School
Wichita Friends School
Wichita Montessori School

  • National Accrediting Agencies
  • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist schools, colleges and universities (North America Division)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Association of Christian Teachers and Schools Assembly of God (ACTS)
  • American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
  • Christian Schools International (CSI)
  • International Christian Accrediting Association
  • Montessori School Accreditation Commission
  • National Christian School Association
  • National Independent Private Schools Association
  • National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA)
  • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA)
Regional Accrediting Associations
  • Middle States Association
  • New England Association
  • North Central Association
  • Southern Association
  • Western Association
Regional Associations of Independent Schools
  • Association of Independent Schools of New England
  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States
  • Independent Schools Association of the Southwest
  • Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools



This list is to help you get started. There may be additional schools out there and you can use search engines such as Google and to further your research. Please remember to check their accreditation. This will be essential for college-bound students, who should ensure that they graduate from an accredited high school program in order to have an easy transition to college.