2018 Best Private High Schools in the Seattle AreaAbout this List

The 2018 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. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Annie Wright Schools

    • Private School
    • Tacoma, WA
    • PK, K-12
    • 53
    5 Best Private High Schools in Seattle Area

    High School Senior: Annie Wright, on the outside, is different because it's a girl's school. That phrase alone would throw most into a shamble. Honestly, after the first few months, even a boy-crazed girl like me can have a heart change. Everyone here has a different experience but for me, coming to Annie Wright has opened doors to new perspectives on life, such as how to write the most precise introductory paragraph ever.

    Annie Wright is also a close-knit community. We fight sometimes, but we somehow seem to coexist and love each other in the weirdest way. Everyone here isn't typical, there aren't defined stereotypes. People are perfectly comfortable being themselves. That's something I've come to appreciate. That and the no-distractions during a test. The close-knit community aspect is probably most evident in our annual Lip Sync, where people get up on stage, get rowdy, and get crazy with an audience to cheer them on.

    I would choose this school again in a heartbeat, because it is here where I've had the space to find my interests and reaffirm my beliefs (or change them). This school challenges you to think and defend your argument, hold your own against your peers, and work hard to maintain a social life. I will say academics is the number one priority here; if you aren't prepared to work hard, this may not be the place for you. Still, many girls here maintain that balance of school sports, and a boyfriend. It can work, and the rewards are amazing.
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    • A+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 451 Students
    • 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  2. Charles Wright Academy

    • Private School
    • Tacoma, WA
    • PK, K-12
    • 54
    8 Best Private High Schools in Seattle Area

    High School Senior: Coming from the public school system, I experienced a bit of a culture shock when I started my freshman year at Charles Wright. I was a very shy girl and was used to being ignored if I wasn't attempting to wedge my way into a clique of sorts, so I was completely taken aback when I began the school year and was met with friendly faces everywhere I went! The community here is so welcoming and amiable, bullying is as close to nonexistent as a high school can get. Just walking from class to class I would have several of my peers greet me by name in the halls as I passed by. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced in my schooling before and I firmly believed that socially healthy environment is what nurtured my best qualities to shape who I am today, ready to tackle any challenge that comes my way!

    The difference between my freshman self and my senior self is astronomical. While everyone changes and grows throughout their high school careers, I can easily say I would not have grown into someone I can be so proud of today. I have to thank Charles Wright Academy for fostering that great environment keen on aiding one's personal and academic growth for such a wonderful high school experience. I definitely feel ready to continue my journey through life, beginning with college!
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    • A+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 700 Students
    • 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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