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2023 Best High Schools in the Washington, D.C. Area

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Overall TJ is an excellent school for those who are willing to be apart of a very academically rigorous environment. Education wise, it has some of the most talented teachers who’ve done years of....

    Read 567 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,809,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    National Cathedral School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Absolutely top notch school . Our junior (11th grade) joined in 6th grade and it has been very socially fulfilling and academically rigorous but with support systems in place as needed. Over the....

    Read 77 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 587,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    BASIS Independent McLean

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My kids have been attending Basis since before the pandemic, and we are so impressed! Rich academic curriculum, good inclusion of the arts, excellent opportunity for differentiation based on student....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Madeira School

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Madeira's mission of "launching women who change the world" guides every aspect of this unique educational experience. I am extremely grateful for my education and appreciate the environment Madeira....

    Read 99 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 343,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  5. #7 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Holton-Arms School

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    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have two daughters at Holton, both started in the 3rd grade and we are currently working our way through the middle school. We can not say enough good things about Holton. It is a warm loving....

    Read 134 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 665,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  6. #8 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Potomac School

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Both my children went here and they received an outstanding education, flourished in a small environment that challenged them and encouraged them at the same time. They found their passions, were....

    Read 77 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,069,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  7. #11 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Maret School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says I am currently a Maret School grandmother. My daughter attended, and now her son attends. For that reason, I am one of the oldest people involved with the school, although several teachers are...I would like to have more land to expand!.

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  8. #13 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Washington International School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at WIS has been overwhelmingly positive. As a senior, it is great to have access to our own indoor/outdoor lounge and a cafe! The campus is beautiful and the academics are rigorous. It...It is also important to note that students at WIS tend to be more stressed, driven, and over-achieving. As all students take the rigorous full IB program in addition to hours of extracurriculars and....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 901,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  9. #2 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Poolesville High School

    Montgomery County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Poolesville high school is a great high school with many different opportunities for it's students. It has a magnet program, thats focused on different rigorous subjects in the school. It was ranked....

    Read 335 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,236,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  10. #15 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Rochambeau The French International School

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    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Rochambeau, French International school is an amazing place to spend your highschool years. Enriched by a multi-cultural student body, Rochambeau has the mix of rigorous academia and a fun social....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,149,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  11. #4 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    McLean High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Offers a wide variety of opportunities for a diverse student body with exceptional academics, arts, and clubs & activities, where many students are able to go above and beyond pursuing their....

    Read 344 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,317,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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