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2022 Best Private High Schools in Virginia

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    The Madeira School

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am a rising sophomore at The Madeira School, and my experience with this school has been wonderful so far! My favorite thing about Madeira is the inclusive, friendly, and extremely supportive....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 324,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Episcopal High School

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    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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  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    The Potomac School

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    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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  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    BASIS Independent McLean

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    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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  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Woodberry Forest School

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    Private School,

    WOODBERRY FOREST, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Woodberry has been the best decision I have ever made. The teachers are second to none at offering their assistance to students who have trouble studying or do not understand the ideas they teach. At....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 406,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Pinnacle Academy

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    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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  7. #7 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Norfolk Academy

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    Private School,

    NORFOLK, VA,

    1-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says This is truly an amazing school. I value the relationship between my teachers and me. It is obvious they love what they do and want every student to succeed. Also, I know Academy has prepared me for....

    Read 143 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,184,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

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    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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  9. #9 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Flint Hill School

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    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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  10. #10 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Randolph-Macon Academy

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    Private School,

    FRONT ROYAL, VA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Admissions department made the application process seamless. They were easy to reach; gladly returned phone calls and inquiries; and, assisted with the application process during each step. Compared to other independent college prep institutions, RMA is a small school. However, we were thoroughly impressed with the diversity that we saw during the summer camp program; We were pleased...The curriculum is rigorous. The staff is caring. There are a variety of extracurricular activities that are day and boarding inclusive. Any family "on the fence" about RMA should definitely consider....

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 292,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  11. #11 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Fairfax Christian School

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    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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  12. #12 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Loudoun School for Advanced Studies

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    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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  13. #13 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Christopher's School

    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have been so impressed with the administration, faculty and staff of St. Chris over these past two years through the very difficult Covid era. When the school shut down in March of 2020, as the...Sure, there were bumps along the way. But I appreciated the school's drive to bring as much normalcy to their students as possible. In fall of 2020, while many other schools were still trying to....

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 938,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  14. #14 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Foxcroft School

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    Private School,

    MIDDLEBURG, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have felt super conformable and accepted at Foxcroft. The teachers I have had are amazing and truly care about their students academically and personally. I feel that I have been well prepared for....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 167,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Collegiate School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Great academics, amazing and understanding teachers, fun sports and awesome traditions! The lockers have no locks and you can leave your phone, bookbag, etc anywhere and no one will touch it because....

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,672,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Oakcrest School

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    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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  17. #17 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Veritas Collegiate Academy

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    Private School,

    CHESAPEAKE, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Veritas has been such a good fit for our family. Coming from a homeschooled background, we were concerned how our child would do there all day. My child looks forward to being at school everyday and especially in his classroom with his teacher. Our son feels totally safe there and had no separation anxiety. Every morning my child excitedly ran to greet the administrators at the door. He loved that he could start his day by racing them to be the first to say hello. He also loves going to memory period. He has grown so much this year. His teacher is bright, loving, fun and very patient. She takes them outside several times a day, gives them snack time and miraculously gets them to nap. It is...They have an excellent classical curriculum delivered in love. The teachers are very invested and the small class sizes guarantee personal attention. We also love the other parents. This family....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Chatham Hall

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    Private School,

    CHATHAM, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I grew up in Chicago, where few students attend boarding school, so I didn't know what to expect when I traveled across the country for high school. I'm so thankful I took that risk! Chatham Hall was...After graduation, I came to appreciate the experience even more: I arrived at college far better prepared than almost any of my peers. Through college, a doctorate, and now a STEM career, my Chatham...Most importantly, Chatham Hall feels like home to this day. Not bad for a place that sounded so far from home when I first considered it..

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 150,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    The Steward School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had an overwhelming positive experience with our two children at the Steward School. While the school has many wonderful attributes, these stand out:- Encouraging and friendly teacher and faculty- A dynamic and engaging curriculum - A supportive, "safe space" for young children - A diverse and welcoming community of families- A more personalized, individual-child focused approach- A gorgeous campus - And happy, enriched students to show for it!.

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 700,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  20. #20 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Wakefield Country Day School

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    Private School,

    HUNTLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Wakefield Country Day School provides a supportive and welcoming environment to all families. It is clear the teachers care deeply about all students and want to help them reach success. WCDS....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 188,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  21. #21 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Anne's - Belfield School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I can't say enough good things about the teachers at St. Anne's-Belfield. My child lost a lot of ground learning virtually in public school during the pandemic. His teachers at St. Anne's have gone....

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 882,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  22. #22 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Blue Ridge School

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    Private School,

    DYKE, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says All community members from Blue Ridge School are nice. Blue Ridge School activities, particularly the ROPEs Trip every year, can push students limit. Faculty members are friendly to motivate student ....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 170,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  23. #23 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Virginia Episcopal School

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    Private School,

    LYNCHBURG, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I absolutely loved getting to be a part of the community at VES. We really are one giant family at that school. Not only is there no grade divisions amongst the students, but you get very close with....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 260,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  24. #24 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Trinity Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    FAIRFAX, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The community here is absolutely amazing! Walking around the halls, you basically know everyone you see and the environment is so welcoming especially to new students. The close community is....

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 750,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  25. #25 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Veritas Collegiate Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    VIENNA, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Top notch faculty and administration, and a great appreciation for global international thinking and performance. The school emphasizes the importance of independent thinking and expression, while....

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 152,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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