Each year the Private School Review researches and lists quality private religious schools across the nation. This year, the group included 50 Alaska schools on its list, which is 75% of all religiously affiliated schools in the state. These institutions serve an estimated 5,100 students and are compromised almost entirely of Christian schools from various denominations, including Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Church of God and many others. Most prevalent among the list are nine Catholic schools, eight Baptist and 18 that simply identify as Christian.

The mission of Private School Review is to help families learn about private schools, their benefits and how to apply. In particular, the site looks to assist parents who are moving and wish to evaluate and explore private school options for their children.

The website reports on individual schools, noting the grades served, student population, annual tuition, acceptance rates, class sizes, application deadlines, ethnic and racial diversity and more. In many cases it also includes schools’ mission and vision statements.

Most of the information is gathered from inquiries sent to each institution as well as schools that provide direct updates on the Private School Review website. Descriptions of each school are presented in an impartial way.

While the information is continually updated, there are definitely some delays and parents are encouraged to contact the schools directly for more details. For example, Wasilla Lake Christian School is still on the list even though the school shut down in 2019.

Click here to view the list of Alaska private religious schools.

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50 private religious schools to consider in Alaska

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • John H Slone says:

    Excellent, thank you for standing up as an advocate for religious schools!! As a graduate of a Catholic High school back in North Dakota and an attendee at a private Catholic college for two years I consider it to have been a distinct advantage . Not necessarily from a science ot technology advantage, but from a huge advantage in terms of social justice , community values and commitment and understanding of the role and function of the local church but also the worldwide body of believers. It is also true that I saw demonstrated that the dollar could be stretched, never wasted when we come together in prioritizing our educational values.

  • leonard says:

    Is there any performance data that we can compare similarly to what public schools use? I see some but it is just cost and enrollment. How do I know which schools are good?