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2023 Best Boarding Schools for the Arts in America

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  1. #2 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Idyllwild Arts Academy

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    Private School,

    IDYLLWILD, CA,

    9-12,

    106 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter just completed her Freshman year as a boarding student at IAA. Firstly, the arts education has been absolutely incredible. It's such an immersive environment and was truly transformative....

    Read 106 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 280,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  2. #7 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Walnut Hill School for the Arts

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    Private School,

    NATICK, MA,

    9-12,

    79 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Walnut Hill Provides young people with a chance to hone their craft and live their dream every day of the week. Academics are brilliant and have small focused classes. You don't sacrifice any of your...On the downside- I attended Walnut Hill for my junior and senior years. Before that I attended one of the most underfunded public schools in the nation. Bringing a bunch of "big-fish-small-pond",...The music is truly incredible. No other high school works with a real Conservatory (NEC), and no other high school will prepare young musicians better than Walnut Hill..

    Read 79 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 284,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #12 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Buxton School

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    Private School,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    9-12,

    43 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Many schools invoke the idea of community, but few really create an environment in which it is possible. Buxton offers this to a very diverse group of young people, year after year. It's quite....

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 64,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  4. #25 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    94 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our child is thriving at Leman!They have been able to open the school during the pandemic and have met or exceeded all the requirements for CDC compliance. Their optional online program has been successfully seamless and the...The school has a balanced and rigorous academic program. The Morris Street campus is beautiful with sweeping views of New York City. The energy in the school is palpable akin to the excitement of...The school has a beautiful swimming pool, outstanding gym and of course New York City as their extended classroom..

    Read 94 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 700,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  5. #27 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Alabama School of Fine Arts

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    BIRMINGHAM, AL,

    7-12,

    67 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The Alabama School of Fine Arts has six specialties available for study: Music, Theater, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Dance, and Math-Science. An applicant must apply and audition for whichever....

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 337,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  6. #42 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Darrow School

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    Private School,

    NEW LEBANON, NY,

    9-12,

    52 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says I work at The Darrow School and my experience has been amazing. The curriculum is top-notch, with faculty and staff that are committed to the students and each other. The school culture is warm,...Darrow has amazing facilities and program offerings for a small, independent boarding school. From our top-notch performing arts center for music, theater and media engineering, to the he Kurtz...I consider myself lucky to be part of Darrow and encourage families to give our a school a look for themselves!.

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 110,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  7. #52 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Besant Hill School of Happy Valley

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    Private School,

    OJAI, CA,

    9-12,

    25 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I am a parent of two students that attended Besant Hill School. The school was able to provide a quality and challenging educational experience for both, even though they are very different types of....

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 87,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  8. #57 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Miss Hall's School

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    Private School,

    PITTSFIELD, MA,

    9-12,

    120 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says As a rising sophomore at Miss Hall's next year, I can confidently say that this school is an amazing community, full of wonderful people. I spent my freshman year here and it was everything I needed....

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 178,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  9. #58 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Mississippi School of the Arts

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    BROOKHAVEN, MS,

    11-12,

    126 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As an alum of MSA, I can’t think of any other place I’d recommend more! It’s a fabulous place for students to gain confidence in their craft, themselves, and in their academics. I can genuinely say...Parents: if you’re worried about sending your kiddo off to a residential school, don’t be. Your kiddo will grow in ways you never expected, and be so well-rounded, and have exposure to people from...Students: If you’re wondering if it will be too challenging, or whether you’re “arty enough,” don’t you worry! MSA carves a niche for each and every student, so there’s always a place for you to be....

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 101,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  10. #62 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    GOLDEN VALLEY, MN,

    11-12,

    144 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Math- the teacher is delightful, just be prepared to listen to her talk about her whole life. her teaching style is a little off-beat but it was very adaptable.English- i won't name names but one of the teachers is a bit self-righteous and lowkey a misogynist even if he poses himself as a woke elder of the gay community. then there's the other english...Humanities- all of the teachers are so cool! their teaching styles and lesson subjects were very engaging.science- theyre both weird teachers, but the chem teacher knows what he's talking about.(studio) art- once you're past the foundations classes, the world is your oyster. i don't know how the school is going to move on without sandy, but her classes changed my life. I gained so much....

    Read 144 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 143,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  11. #89 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Bridgeport International Academy

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    Private School,

    BRIDGEPORT, CT,

    9-12,

    35 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The academic and social environment at the school is excellent. Their "No Romantic relationships" Policy during school time removes a lot of the normal distractions of boy-girl attractions and....

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 60,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  12. #112 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Oak Grove School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OJAI, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    33 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says So fortunate to be at a school like OGS, and to be living in beautiful Ojai! Previously living in Venice/Santa Monica area and were ready to raise our boys in a smaller community, but still wanting....

    Read 33 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 238,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  13. #121 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    Pilgrim School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    42 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says I attended Pilgrim School from 7-8th grade. I overall loved the experience the school provided for me. The faculty and administration were so helpful to me as a new student. By my first week at the....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 432,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  14. #152 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.

    The Harvey School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    KATONAH, NY,

    6-12,

    59 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our daughter's experience at the Harvey middle school has been transformative. She’s become a happy, engaged student who truly enjoys her classes and doesn't want the school week to end! Harvey....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 350,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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