Park City has an array of educational institutions to enhance learning for our children. The area has four public school districts with Park City topping out at #1 in the state on most lists. My children thrived in the Park City schools.
Still, some area parents opt to send their children to a private school. Why?
Private schools, also known as independent schools, are educational institutions funded and managed by private organizations or nonprofit associations. These schools operate independently of government oversight and provide an alternative to the traditional public school system.
Various factors, such as smaller class sizes, personalized attention, specialized academic programs, extracurricular activities, or religious roots can drive the decision to enroll a child in a private school. Ultimately, the choice is up to each family as to which type of school will best nurture the leaders of the next generation. Let’s explore the private school opportunities that await your child in our corner of the world.
8 Private Schools in the Park City Area
For the purposes of this guide, we are covering independent schools that serve at least through middle or high school. The schools are listed in no particular order. Public charter schools such as Weilenmann or the Winter Sports School were not included. If there are any favorites that were missed, please comment!
Independent Schools in Park City
Park City Day School
3120 Pinebrook Rd. 84098 | https://www.parkcitydayschool.org
With a mission of preparing and inspiring children to lead “great and giving lives”, the Park City Dayschool serves preschool through 8th grade. On its 11-acre campus, academics are integrated with Science, Wellness, Spanish, Library, Performing and Visual Arts to establish principles of project-based learning and character development.
Soaring Wings Montessori School
1580 Old Ranch Road 84098 | https://soaringwings.org
Soaring Wings is a certified International Montessori School (IMS) for infants through 8th grade. A beacon of holistic education, Soaring Wings focuses on fostering a child’s natural curiosity and independence to become confident, compassionate individuals.
Another Way School
6587 Mountain View Dr. 84098 | https://www.anotherwayschool.org
A multidimensional Montessori-based curriculum is the basis for this nonprofit school that serves ages 3 through 12. Programs like skiing, horsemanship, living history, music, dance and yoga provide real-life supplements to the classroom environment. The Native American philosophy “we are all related” is honored in all of the school’s activities.
Little Miners Montessori
1091 Beehive Dr. 84098 | https://littleminers.org
A cherished gem among private schools in the area, Little Miners offers a nurturing environment for toddlers through lower elementary (9 years). Carefully prepared classrooms and dedicated educators guide students on a journey of self-discovery, intellectual curiosity and social awareness.
Telos Classical Academy
7375 Silver Creek Rd 84098 | https://www.telosclassicalacademy.org
Stemming from the Greek word that means “reaching your full potential”, Telos is a member of the Classical Latin School Association which adheres to a structure that encourages improvement and excellence. With a Lower School serving grades K-6 and an Upper School for 7-12, the school is small but on a big mission: to nurture students’ mind, soul and body for a lifetime of wisdom and virtue.
Independent Schools in Salt Lake City
Three Salt Lake City Locations | https://www.rowlandhall.org
Empowering students intellectually, socially and emotionally is the goal of Rowland Hall, where they believe in fostering deeply engaged students. Serving Pre-K through 12th grade, Rowland Hall is an independent school with three Salt Lake City campuses. One in six Rowland Hall students lives in Park City, and daily bus service is available from Park City.
1480 East 9400 South | https://waterfordschool.org
Inspiring students to lead lives of meaning and purpose with a world-class liberal arts education, Waterford is a prestigious and renowned institution. Nestled in Sandy, Utah with 41 acres of land and 11 buildings including computer labs, photo labs, gymnasiums and performing arts venues, this college preparatory school caters to students from preschool through high school.
Judge Memorial Catholic High School
650 South 1100 East | https://www.judgememorial.org
For over 100 years, Judge Memorial has taken a holistic approach to caring for the “whole person”. The only high school in Utah to be awarded a Blue Ribbon School more than once, Judge offers an impressive array of academics, clubs, athletics, retreats and service opportunities. Bus service is provided from Park City.
Intermountain Christian School
6515 South Lion Lane in Holladay | https://www.intermountainchristian.org
A private, non-denominational school, ICS is dedicated to academic excellence and spiritual development from preschool through 12th grade. With a rigorous curriculum, experienced faculty and a strong emphasis on character development, the school equips students with the skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.