2017 Best Private High Schools in Austin Metro

The 2017 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.
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    St. Stephen's Episcopal School

    • Austin, TX
    • 52 reviews
    High School Senior:I've loved my three and a half years so far in high school. St. Stephen's has been tough academically but you learn to appreciate it once you start applying to college. Everyone is together going through the rigors of the school and it really brings everyone together, no matter how different their lives are out of school. On top of that, everyone is just really friendly to each other even if they don't hangout in the same "group". The faculty and students get along very well and you'll always see kids saying hi to a teacher every time they pass each other. The teachers have the best interests of us students in mind and are always willing to meet. The only way not to get a great education is to try to fail.

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    St. Andrew's Episcopal School

    • Austin, TX
    • 35 reviews
    Niche User:The teachers truly care about the children and want them to grow academically and personally. I feel that the vast majority of them "get" my kid, who is both gifted and quirky, and want what is best for him.

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    Austin Peace Academy

    • Austin, TX
    • 47 reviews
    Niche User:I've been attending APA since middle school and can honestly say that I graduated as a better person than I came in as. A common complaint that I hear as a student is that APA doesn't offer enough AP classes. APA's academics are so rigorous and outstanding that one simply cannot balance more than 2 AP classes while making the most of their experience at this institution. For me personally, balancing honors and 2 AP classes while taking advantage of the extra curricular activities offered at APA was challenging and it definitely made me a well-rounded person(which is something that colleges and higher learning institutions look for). APA is definitely the perfect fit for someone who wants to excel in their future and build on their deen. Taking AP U.S history with Br.Ted has definitely built on my work ethic and has prepared me for what it takes to excel in college. The course itself is a composite of comprehension, critical thinking, and your ability to express your thoughts clearly while using various sources to build a concise and relevant response. AP U.S history has taught me time management, self discipline, a good work ethic and has given me all the skills needed to excel in college. Overall, APA has enhanced my deen, challenged me, given me an opportunity to prosper and has ultimately prepared me for my future.

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    St. Michael's Catholic Academy

    • Austin, TX
    • 42 reviews
    Parent:St. Michael's Catholic Academy is very challenging, academically, as well as has a very good sports program. The one area that is very important is the classroom size in which the average is approximately 15 students. The offering of AP courses is large (foreign languages, English, History, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math, etc.) which helps the student prepare for the next level (college).

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    Hill Country Christian School of Austin

    • Austin, TX
    • 39 reviews
    Niche User:The overall experience at Hill Country is great. The teachers try their best to make school sort of fun, even when it is hard, and they really strive to make sure we are prepared for college. They also feel like having a Christian worldview is very important for later in life. There are many opportunities for students to be involved in many activities, and that is one reason I love the school. We are not restricted from doing a many activities at one time.

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    Hyde Park Baptist School

    • Austin, TX
    • 95 reviews
    Parent:I have had a good experience at Hyde Park Baptist School and I would return for several reasons. Hyde Park Baptist School is a safe school. The atmosphere of the school is a very encouraging. The teachers are personal and helpful. Some of the teachers have a great sense of humor and reflect a love for the students. The administration is supportive. There is good parent involvement. Hyde Park Baptist School offers AP classes allowing students to be challenged to the degree that they desire to be. The student body is close and we laugh a lot together. I like the fact that the school is multicultural and diverse. Their goal is to increase the finances in the school to hire the finest teachers. These are just a few of the reasons I would choose to attend Hyde Park Baptist school again.

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    Veritas Academy

    • Austin, TX
    • 17 reviews
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    Summit Christian Academy - Cedar Park Campus

    • Cedar Park, TX
    • 40 reviews
    High School Senior:Overall, my experience at this school has been good. I love the family-like atmosphere within my class and the fact that the teacher's care about everyone individually. Something unique about this school is the Impact trips which I love partaking in and which have shaped me into who I am today.

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    Griffin School

    • Austin, TX
    • 15 reviews
    High School Senior:Griffin is a very small school. Only 80 student from 9-12th grade. By and large it is a good community. No one cares if you are black, brown, gay, lesbian, etc. In general, its a very good environment. Very high emphasis on the arts.

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    San Marcos Baptist Academy

    • San Marcos, TX
    • 23 reviews
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    Round Rock Christian Academy

    • Round Rock, TX
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:I have some great friends from this school. Some of the teachers went out of their way to make sure you did well and were mentors. I loved playing volleyball and the students and staff were always great fans and supportive. I would choose this school again because I was taught in an "above-average" way, therefore, I am already above average in college. I was able to take dual credit courses my junior and senior years and started college only 3 credits short of being a sophomore. I feel this school helped to put me in a position to be a step ahead of everyone else in my level of college.

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    Concordia High School

    • Round Rock, TX
    • 25 reviews
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    San Juan Diego Catholic High School

    • Austin, TX
    • 51 reviews
    High School Senior:I like that this school is very unique. It has a work study program that i enjoy very much. It makes it different among other schools and it is what appeals to me the most. It is also small which can be a good and bad thing. It is good because it is like a family with the relationships formed with others. Like a family, you are not always going to get along so there is not really any way to avoid it. It is also pretty strict and contradictory with their enforcement of rules. Overall, the school is okay and its strongest point would be its work study program.

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