With a ‘hat tip’ to Richard Day, who discovered this Washington Post article, it turns out the National Center for Education Statistics’ Institute of Education Studies has a neat, searchable database on private schools that includes 22 pages of data on private schools from Pre K to grade 12 in Kentucky.
Find the IES Web site here.
Note that you can do more limited searches or just enter Kentucky and leave all the other fields blank to see the full listing of private schools. If you are looking for a school for your child, you can do a county by county or city by city search. They also allow searches by religious affiliation among other things.
Find the Washington Post’s article with information about other databases, including a link that allows you to locate non-profit organizations that apparently fund tuition to private schools, here.
The Post says the IES site captures about 90% of the nation’s private schools, but there is no indication if the same figure holds for Kentucky coverage. Still, this could be a valuable tool for our readers.
Here is a sample of the data from the Bath County Christian School, which is in a rural area of the state. So, even parents in rural areas may find school choice options in this database (click on graphic to enlarge).