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

    Georgetown Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says This is my first year at GDS, and so far it's been amazing! All of my teachers are excellent, the classes are challenging, and I've been learning so much. I've been able to go in person two days a....

    Read 50 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,075,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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

    Sidwell Friends School

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Sidwell has provided my children with an exceptional academic experience emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving, writing and communications, and quantitative reasoning. The workload has....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,145,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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

    National Cathedral School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

    72 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 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 597,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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

    Holton-Arms School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

    133 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 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 665,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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

    St. Albans School

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

    St. Anselm's Abbey School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Like some other alums have mentioned, Saint Anselm’s changed my life, giving me the chance to build confidence in myself, explore my interests, and form strong relationships. With these....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 256,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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

    The Madeira School

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a current junior at this school, I love it! The community is so warming, especially towards international students who are easier to get homesick. Also, the campus is very beautiful..

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 324,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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

    Episcopal High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ALEXANDRIA, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son went here, and he loved his four years at the Holy Hill. He was a 3 year varsity football player, and has especially fond memories of playing the game against Woodberry Forest School, every....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 464,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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

    The Potomac School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    K-12,

    75 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 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,060,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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

    BASIS Independent McLean

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    47 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 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 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 522,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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

    Maret School

    Blue checkmark.

    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: 651,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Landon School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Landon is an incredible institution with excellent teachers, advisors and coaches. I have been a student here for 7 years, and I have experienced many wonderful moments, and created a plethora of....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 690,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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

    Washington International School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

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  14. #14 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Georgetown Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NORTH BETHESDA, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Prep is an amazing school and gives an educational, athletic, and social experience of a lifetime. It is very challenging but all the teachers are there for you and the school gives you so many....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 496,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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

    Bullis School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    POTOMAC, MD,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says Bullis is amazing! I am so impressed with the curriculum. Teachers challenge students academically, yet they incorporate a joyful hands-on learning experience. The enriching opportunities are endless....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 900,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Pinnacle Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHANTILLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I met with this school when I moved to NOVA. I have two kids graduated from Pinnacle Academy. First of all, the teachers are so passionate and dedicated to their craft. My kids had incredible...Secondly, the school has the powerful and challenging academic curriculum. I followed my kids improving themselves at finding out and expecting higher from themselves as well. Now, my daughter and my...They loved the school environment and they were happy.Highly recommend!.

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  17. #17 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Stone Ridge is an amazing school home for our 3 daughters. It has spirit, focus, intentionality, academic rigor, beautiful facilities, and fabulous, caring and dedicated teachers. Our kids are....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 718,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ALEXANDRIA, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As the parent of two children in the lower school, I am extremely pleased with SSSAS. The Early Saints teachers make each day engaging for my 3-year-old. The monthly units the ES learn have prompted my son to apply what he’s learned to the world around him (the food unit they...My experiences with JK and K were also nothing short of fantastic; even during the pandemic the teachers were able to connect with my son. The K and 1st grade teachers have also provided my son a....

    Read 132 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,183,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Flint Hill School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKTON, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Flint Hill has been a wonderful experience for our family with two children in the Lower School. The teachers truly know each of my children. They can't wait to come to school every day and leave....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,014,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  20. #20 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    St. Andrew's Episcopal School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    POTOMAC, MD,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I love everything about St. Andrew's. The teachers are some of the best teachers I've ever had. They are amazing, understanding, and supportive. The students are incredibly kind, and it is easy to....

    Read 80 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 653,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  21. #21 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Rochambeau The French International School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

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  22. #22 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Gonzaga College High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says So far it has been a great experience. No matter what your interests are, or what sports you do there is a group for you. it is incredibly easy to make friends. Coming from public middle school I was....

    Read 94 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 960,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  23. #23 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Fairfax Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DULLES, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I like the atmosphere of this school very much. Both the teachers and officers are very enthusiastic. They will help me with patient if I encounter any problem in study or life. The type of courses....

    Read 39 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 276,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  24. #24 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Loudoun School for Advanced Studies

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ASHBURN, VA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says LSAS offers a very challenging, yet inclusive and welcoming, experience for students who have intellectual curiosity and take learning seriously, while being respectful of, and caring for, one....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 75,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  25. #25 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Oakcrest School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    VIENNA, VA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Oakcrest has been a wonderful place for my daughter to learn and grow. Since she arrived in 8th grade, she has grown and blossomed into a more Godly, confident and well-learned young lady. Oakcrest....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 298,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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