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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Phillips Academy Andover

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    Private School,

    ANDOVER, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The great class of ‘75. We were the last class “de prepped “. We were two years apart and two years combined with Abbot. We met John Mason Kemper and carried on with “Doc” Sizer. We survived....

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,187,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Hotchkiss School

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    Private School,

    LAKEVILLE, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Hotchkiss made a very generous financial aid offer that make selecting it a no brainer - so don't let the sticker price dissuade you from applying! Our "lower-mid" (10th grade) child has had a....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 600,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Choate Rosemary Hall

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    Private School,

    WALLINGFORD, CT,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a day student who has also experienced boarding due to the Covid-19 Pandemic I would highly recommend Choate. Coming from a public middle school, Choate helped me transition into the fast paced....

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 868,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The College Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've absolutely loved my time at College-Prep. It's the perfect place for students to be challenged intellectually, yet it's in a safe and welcoming environment. In my experience, there isn't really...We get a pretty bad rep for sports, but it's a great place to try out new sports! If you're not an athlete and you want to start a sport, everyone's super nice and there aren't many expectations....

    Read 84 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 373,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Groton School

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    Private School,

    GROTON, MA,

    8-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I came to Groton as a student who had never truly been challenged in any capacity in the classroom. Needless to say, I have now been challenged. I continue to be challenged in schoolwork, sports, and....

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 380,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Phillips Exeter Academy

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    Private School,

    EXETER, NH,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The most formative years of my life were spent at Exeter, four to be exact. The school gave the environment to discover who I really was and now am. It truly has been a family to me and now, 50 years....

    Read 292 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,085,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best Private High Schools in America.

    St. Mark's School of Texas

    Private School,

    DALLAS, TX,

    1-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have friends who are attending various private and public schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from grades 5 on through 12. In sitting down with the other dads it is undoubtedly true that no...Not only did the school literally review replace hundreds of things across the campus, they’ve also implemented a fantastic screening program, testing program, and communications program for...I know that when selecting schools grades, scores and college admissions are the number one priority. I never thought I would pick a school based upon their ability to handle a medical global...The school has literally blown us away! We are thankful that our son is there and hope that other schools can use them as a benchmark going into the winter of the pandemic..

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 863,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Trinity School

    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My overall school experience has been very positive! The teachers(with 1 or 2 exceptions) and academics have been outstanding so far, and it seems like I can do whatever I put my mind to here. There....

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,001,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Nueva School

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    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Nueva is an amazing school! There are so many opportunities all just waiting for anyone who is motivated. There is a 230+ page course catalog and a wide range of extracurriculars to take your....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 967,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Brearley School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Brearley is a top notch, wonderful school! My 8-year-old daughter is thriving, happy and growing leaps and bounds every year. The Brearley community is warm, down to earth and diverse. The....

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 768,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  11. #11 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Harvard-Westlake School

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    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Throughout my five years at Harvard-Westlake, I have come to realize what a unique place it is. Anyone can find a path that suits them: regardless of whether you're a math superstar, a polyglot, or a....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,620,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Stanford Online High School

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    Online School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Stanford OHS is a rigorous academic environment that promotes curiosity through every academic subject. The courses offered at the school are fascinating and so unique, especially the Core track....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 903,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  13. #13 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Riverdale Country School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BRONX, NY,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Riverdale is a great school, with a very welcoming community. Teachers are very friendly and can be very casual with students but still have the professionalism to lead classes well. Strong college....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,219,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  14. #14 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Lawrenceville School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my three years there! I have had invaluable once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and experiences here and I have grown so much from my journey! Fair warning, it is pretty rigorous academically....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 822,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Castilleja School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Read 57 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 416,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Horace Mann School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BRONX, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Horace Mann has developed to be more diverse, inclusive staff wise in recent years which makes the school experience much better. After recently graduating, I feel that HM has prepared me for the....

    Read 145 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,694,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  17. #17 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Crystal Springs Uplands School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Crystal has been one of the best schools I've ever been to! They have excellent teachers that are always there to help you, the academics are advanced and are made to put you one step ahead of....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 539,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Regis High School

    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Regis is not just a place for academic excellence, but a place where learning go hand-in-hand with personal development and a drive to be impactful. Peers are highly motivated and inspiring, while....

    Read 140 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 532,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best Private High Schools in America.

    St. Paul's School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CONCORD, NH,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says If you want a well-rounded high school experience, St. Paul's is the place to go. It is clear that the school genuinely cares about its students, faculty, and staff. They've done a lot of research....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 536,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  20. #20 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Flintridge Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says So far, so good. Son chose this school over other top schools because he liked the community there. Happy to report that he is loving school and the food and getting acclimated very well. The HS....

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 530,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  21. #21 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Noble and Greenough School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DEDHAM, MA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Incredible school and culture of academics and athletics. Fantastic leadership and communication through ever changing scenarios of the pandemic. Our son, is happy, feels safe and thrives in an....

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 614,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  22. #22 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Deerfield Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DEERFIELD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Deerfield is a finely tuned machine with 225 years of practice educating some of the best CEOs, politicians and educators in the US. They have hands down the best facilities, teachers and admin and....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 658,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  23. #23 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Collegiate School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son joined Collegiate last Year as a seventh grader. The school is wonderful and it accommodate my son perfectly. The school assigned French and Music teachers for my son for the entire year....

    Read 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 651,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  24. #24 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Commonwealth School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BOSTON, MA,

    9-12,

    34 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Commonwealth is wonderful! The faculty demand high academic rigor at the same time as giving the students all the support and scaffolding they need to reach their limits. All the adults in the school....

    Read 34 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 147,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  25. #25 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Rye Country Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RYE, NY,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Rye Country Day School has helped me become a better person and has provided a great academical foundation for years to come. Though it can get stressful, with a lot of homework and extracurricular....

    Read 97 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 938,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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