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

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  1. #3 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    National Cathedral School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

    75 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 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 587,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    BASIS Independent McLean

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    49 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 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #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,

  4. #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,

  5. #8 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Potomac School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  6. #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: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  7. #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,

  8. #15 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,

  9. #18 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Flint Hill School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKTON, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The one thing Flint Hill has that most High Schools do not is an extensive Robotics lab. The lab has private servers for coding classes, materials for building robots, and space for testing. My....

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,014,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  10. #19 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,

    133 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 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,241,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  11. #20 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Pinnacle Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHANTILLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    27 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 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 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  12. #21 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says This is an amazing school with excellent and inspirational teachers. The administration of the school has been in good hands as well. I love the quality of the students and the volunteerism of the....

    Read 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 500,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  13. #22 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Gonzaga College High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    9-12,

    95 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 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 960,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  14. #25 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Trinity Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    FAIRFAX, VA,

    K-12,

    43 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 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 750,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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