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2023 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut

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  1. #1 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Glastonbury High School

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    Glastonbury Public Schools, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says There are so many opportunities to take advantage of at this school and a wide variety of courses to take. Many are college-level and are great for accommodating high-achieving students. The course....

    Read 478 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 34,

  2. #2 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    St. Joseph High School

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    Private School,

    TRUMBULL, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I am currently a freshmen parent at St. Joes and I have to say that I adore this school and everything that they stand for. Halfway through his freshmen year, I've watched my son grow so much. He...One other note - my son is a person of color (Latinx) and has not experienced any discrimination issues at all (something we were concerned about from his middle school experience). The overall....

    Read 242 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 30,

  3. #3 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Darien High School

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    Darien School District, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says The teachers are extremely smart, engaging, and versatile in the ways they help students to learn challenging concepts. There is a great support staff for those struggling from various mental health....

    Read 196 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 31,

  4. #5 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Xavier High School

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    Private School,

    MIDDLETOWN, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Xavier High School is a great place for students and athletes that want to achieve more and be better prepared for the rigors of college and the workplace. Students are challenged with lots of...Teachers are amazing. They are prepared to help students at whatever means. They stay after school for extra help, are answering emails late in the night, and are committed to students' success.There are numerous clubs, sports, and activities that Xavier offers. Students have the opportunity to join nationally ranked sports teams, learn about their faith through many clubs and retreats, and...The only complaint I have is the lack of diversity. While the school could try harder to fix this, I understand that there is only so much a private, catholic school in Connecticut can do with...Xavier is a great brotherhood..

    Read 235 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 19,

  5. #6 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    New Canaan High School

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    New Canaan Public Schools, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says NCHS has great teachers, amazing resources, friendly students and good lunch options. I never feel unsafe at school and it’s a good working environment. It’s easy to go up to a teacher if you don’t....

    Read 187 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 28,

  6. #7 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Notre Dame High School

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    Private School,

    CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Notre Dame High school is truly a special place. As someone who has gone to five different schools, Notre Dame is by far the best one. What sets Notre Dame apart isn't its great academics or....

    Read 119 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 13,

  7. #9 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Newtown High School

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    Newtown School District, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall, Newtown is a solid school. Most of the teachers are fine if you show you take class seriously, and there's a wide variety of electives in just about every area of study. I honestly don't...Newtown is a very wealthy town, and many of the sports and clubs are well funded (especially sports and theater, which is a big deal here as far as public high schools go). A big drawback is the lack of diversity. It's got to be at least 90% white. However, I found there is a pretty extensive and accepting LGBT+ community which is a definite plus. I haven't had the best experience with the guidance counselors though, in terms of scheduling and assistance. My friends who have visited counselors for mental health/bullying reasons also have had....

    Read 503 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 28,

  8. #11 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Ridgefield High School

    Ridgefield School District, CT,

    9-12,

    380 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Ridgefield High School provides many opportunities to develop academically; the classes are rigorous and generally taught well by the faculty. The English department is particularly impressive and... to students and lack compassion. Respect will go a long way. Socially, RHS can be a hit or miss; RHS is cliquey and students’ experience varies.

    Read 380 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 31,

  9. #15 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Windsor High School

    Windsor School District, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I think Windsor High School has the potential to be a 5/5 star school. There are a few things like the arts program that are severely lacking. I feel the sports programs are very good but football is....

    Read 261 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Total Number of Sports: 22,

  10. #18 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Norwich Free Academy

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    Private School,

    NORWICH, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Norwich Free Academy is a great school filled with many unique clubs and extracurricular activities, while also providing students with great teachers, resources, and academics! The numerous....

    Read 618 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Total Number of Sports: 32,

  11. #23 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Cheshire High School

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    Cheshire Public Schools, CT,

    9-12,

    278 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Cheshire High School (CHS) is a wonderful public education institution and environment, housing grades nine through 12; although I have only taken my first year at CHS, I can surely recount that my....

    Read 278 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

  12. #24 Best High Schools for Athletes in Connecticut.

    Immaculate High School

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    Private School,

    DANBURY, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I am the parent of two recent graduates. I firmly believe there is no better high school in Connecticut. You hear family mentioned often, that it's a strong close knit community. On one of the first...My kids received college scholarships (many do. My son has graduated and is working in a competitive field credits Immaculate with giving him the tools for success. What I've noticed from other area parents of public high school kids is the public schools have a focus on certain agendas. Immaculate teaches the kids HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Big...Respect, humility, and kindness: all instilled in the kids. No regrets - athletically, academically, socially: a great, great place!.

    Read 174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 20,

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