If you’re searching for “best private elementary schools near me“, you’ve come to the right place!  That is, assuming you live within driving distance of Lehi, Utah.

Here’s a list of the “best private elementary schools near me” within a reasonable commuting distance from Lehi. These private elementary schools are rated in the top 1/3rd of all 526 of Utah’s elementary schools. This list includes both charter and private schools.

So, the private elementary schools here are ranked by how well their students did on standardized tests. They are compared to all the 526 elementary schools in Utah (more on why this may not matter for your child below).

Best Private Elementary Schools Near Me:

49 – North Star Academy, Bluffdale, Utah
55 – Lincoln Academy, Pleasant Grove, Utah
69 – American Preparatory Academy #1, Draper
73 – Rennaisance Academy, Lehi
155 – American Preparatory Academy #2, Draper
169 – Ranches Academy, Eagle Mountain

Why you might want to disregard the above list:

  • If your child is not “the academic type”,
  • Your child doesn’t seem to thrive in a traditional classroom setting,
  • They really aren’t happy at school,
  • They don’t do particularly well on standardized tests, or
  • You want your child to find and nurture their unique talents.

If any of the above is true for your child, and you live near Lehi, you may want to consider Alpine Valley Academy instead.  AVA is Utah County’s 1st and only “Natural Learning Center”.

Best private elementary schools near me in Lehi, Utah.
“Education is based on conformity,
human life is based on diversity.”

AVA is part of a world-wide growing movement to provide natural learning environments for children. According to TED talk favorite, Sir Ken Robinson, the traditional educational model followed by the vast majority of schools is based on the values of conformity, compliance, and linearity.  However, as Sir Ken says, “Life is not linear, it’s organic.”

In contrast, both Sir Ken and we the founders of AVA believe that LIFE is based on different principles. Those are the principles of creativity, diversity, and organic growth. That is why we are creating a school where children happily pursue learning for its own sake. Imagine a school where children are given the freedom to express their inner gifts of creativity!  We allow (and encourage) children to discover and strengthen their inherent genius. This effort is proven to result in confident, responsible, and achieving young adults.

So, we invite you to read more about our Natural Learning definition, and how it can benefit your child.