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2022 Best Boarding Schools in America

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  1. #1 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Phillips Academy Andover

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    Private School,

    ANDOVER, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The great class of ‘75. We were the last class “de prepped “. We were two years apart and two years combined with Abbot. We met John Mason Kemper and carried on with “Doc” Sizer. We survived....

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,187,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    The Hotchkiss School

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    Private School,

    LAKEVILLE, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Hotchkiss made a very generous financial aid offer that make selecting it a no brainer - so don't let the sticker price dissuade you from applying! Our "lower-mid" (10th grade) child has had a....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 600,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Choate Rosemary Hall

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    Private School,

    WALLINGFORD, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a day student who has also experienced boarding due to the Covid-19 Pandemic I would highly recommend Choate. Coming from a public middle school, Choate helped me transition into the fast paced....

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 868,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Groton School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    GROTON, MA,

    8-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I came to Groton as a student who had never truly been challenged in any capacity in the classroom. Needless to say, I have now been challenged. I continue to be challenged in schoolwork, sports, and....

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 380,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Phillips Exeter Academy

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    Private School,

    EXETER, NH,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The most formative years of my life were spent at Exeter, four to be exact. The school gave the environment to discover who I really was and now am. It truly has been a family to me and now, 50 years....

    Read 292 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,085,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    The Lawrenceville School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my three years there! I have had invaluable once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and experiences here and I have grown so much from my journey! Fair warning, it is pretty rigorous academically....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 822,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    St. Paul's School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CONCORD, NH,

    9-12,

    88 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says If you want a well-rounded high school experience, St. Paul's is the place to go. It is clear that the school genuinely cares about its students, faculty, and staff. They've done a lot of research....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 536,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Noble and Greenough School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DEDHAM, MA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Incredible school and culture of academics and athletics. Fantastic leadership and communication through ever changing scenarios of the pandemic. Our son, is happy, feels safe and thrives in an....

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 614,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Deerfield Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DEERFIELD, MA,

    9-12,

    59 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Deerfield is a finely tuned machine with 225 years of practice educating some of the best CEOs, politicians and educators in the US. They have hands down the best facilities, teachers and admin and....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 658,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Concord Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CONCORD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Where do I even begin? Hours long conversations with house parents spanning from classic literature to UFOs to chemical substances in the dorms; students walking the teachers' pets or babysitting...CA, while fostering a rigorous academic curriculum that challenges us to think critically and expand our perspectives, hosts an unparalleled, loving community. It's difficult to understand until...I’ve grown more as a person these last four years than I've ever before in any other part of my life, and I've CA to thank for that..

    Read 98 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 398,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  11. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    DURHAM, NC,

    11-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has allowed me to grow my potential both academically and socially. The teachers include hands-on labs, unique lessons, and informative class...The counseling department has smaller departments for personal, academic, and college counseling..

    Read 111 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  12. #11 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    The Loomis Chaffee School

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    Private School,

    WINDSOR, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Fantastic experience at LC. This is a very warm, happy place where my son feels confident to explore anything on offer. The writing program is excellent, the academics are top notch, the sports are....

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 726,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  13. #12 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Milton Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MILTON, MA,

    K-12,

    137 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Milton Academy students leverage their top-tier academics to achieve their goals. Whether that be in academics, athletics, the arts, or in social justice, everything these students do is done at the....

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,020,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  14. #13 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Cate School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CARPINTERIA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Faculties are good. This school is very hard to get the admission acceptance because lot of legacy students. Some employees’ working attitude not friendly, especially the workers in the health....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 298,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  15. #14 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Cranbrook Schools

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Cranbrook is an incredible place. I have gone here for the last 13 years, and I can say that it shapes people into fine, polite, astute, grounded young adults. There is constantly the stress by...It wouldn't be a Cranbrook review without the architecture. I am in a senior aesthetics elective, and we use the art around us as primary resources in our class! There is never a shortage of culture....

    Read 252 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,659,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  16. #15 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Middlesex School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CONCORD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Two daughters are current students and it has been the best decision. They are very happy there with enthusiastic and supportive teachers, coaches, advisors and dorm parents. They have made friends....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 409,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  17. #16 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    The Thacher School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OJAI, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter graduated from Thacher last year and I must say that it was a truly transformational experience for her. While studying in a rigorous academic environment, she often spoke of how there....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  18. #17 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Princeton International School of Math and Science

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PRINCETON, NJ,

    9-12,

    13 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says PRISMS is an amazing place! The diverse student body from across the world is unique and everybody here is extremely talented. The teachers are wonderful and the research equipment is college-level....

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 120,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  19. #18 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    St. Mark's School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SOUTHBOROUGH, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My St. Mark's experience so far has been great. The smaller sized classes allow for more individual attention and better communication between the students and teachers. There are also many....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 371,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  20. #19 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Lake Forest Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LAKE FOREST, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says During this pandemic, we are very grateful that Lake Forest Academy has provided a safe learning environment for our son and other boarders. The impact is minimized with the best efforts..

    Read 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 437,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  21. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    AURORA, IL,

    10-12,

    344 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I truly enjoy the community and culture at IMSA. Students are like-minded and academically driven toward higher education and accomplishments. Staff and teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful,...If I could change anything about IMSA it would be to improve better inclusion of teacher preparation for student extended so that academic workload is better balanced. Additionally, I would like to....

    Read 344 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 631,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  22. #20 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    St. Andrew's School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MIDDLETOWN, DE,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says St. Andrews so far has been a fantastic opportunity for me! I learned so much about everything from being a coxswain, playing the trombone, painting, drawing, and making genuine connections with....

    Read 90 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 310,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  23. #21 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Peddie School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HIGHTSTOWN, NJ,

    9-12,

    150 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says As a student who has never boarded before Peddie, I'd like to say it's truly an exceptional experience. My main takeaway was how nice it was to present the most authentic version of myself without...The students are very welcoming and share a mutual understanding of not putting up with any misconduct towards their peers in any way. This encourages an environment where uncomfortable conversations....

    Read 150 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 550,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  24. #22 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    Mercersburg Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MERCERSBURG, PA,

    9-12,

    221 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Mercersburg has transformed me academically, personally, and spiritually. The faculty here are so devoted to us as students in all aspects of life here such as the dorm, in...It is really easy to get involved here and be an active participant in our community. There are so many clubs and activities where student initiative is highly encouraged. I love Mercersburg because of the people. Faculty and students alike have sparked growth in me through their generally very positive energy and lofty ideals..

    Read 221 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 446,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  25. #23 Best Boarding High Schools in America.

    St. Albans School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

    50 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says St. Albans has taught me time management skills because we are required to play a sport every season and practices end around 6. It truly is a strenuous environment academically but the friends you....

    Read 50 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 592,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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