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2022 Best Private Schools in Virginia

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  1. #4 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    BASIS Independent McLean

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    43 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 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 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 522,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #6 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Pinnacle Academy

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    Private School,

    CHANTILLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 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 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 188,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #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,

  4. #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,

  5. #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,

  6. #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,

  7. #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,

  8. #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,

  9. #18 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Chatham Hall

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    Private School,

    CHATHAM, VA,

    9-12,

    44 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 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 44 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 150,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  10. #21 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Anne's - Belfield School

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    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,

  11. #24 Best Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Trinity Christian School

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    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,