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2023 Best Schools in Fairfax County

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says TJHSST offers a unique high school experience. The academics are definitely much different and difficult from what I've experienced in middle school. However, the communities and relationships formed....

    Read 561 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,809,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  2. #1 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    BASIS Independent McLean

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    48 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 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #2 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    The Madeira School

    Blue checkmark.

    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. #2 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    McLean High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Offers a wide variety of opportunities for a diverse student body with exceptional academics, arts, and clubs & activities, where many students are able to go above and beyond pursuing their....

    Read 338 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,317,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Pinnacle Academy

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    Private School,

    CHANTILLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    26 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 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  6. #6 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Trinity Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    FAIRFAX, VA,

    K-12,

    42 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 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 750,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  7. #6 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    W. T. Woodson High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Woodson was the first public school I attended. It was a hard adjustment, but I could not have asked for a better experience. The atmosphere of the school is welcoming, nonjudgemental, and kind. I....

    Read 434 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,516,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  8. #8 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Oakcrest School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    VIENNA, VA,

    6-12,

    129 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 129 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 297,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  9. #7 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    James Madison High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Last year, I started freshman year at James Madison High School, and the experience so far has been absolutely unbelievable! The school offers a variety of clubs to bring the student community....

    Read 384 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,230,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  10. #9 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Trinity School at Meadow View

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    FALLS CHURCH, VA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says TSMV is a beautiful community. The academics are rigorous and thorough, giving students a better education than most college graduates would have, but learning is treated as something good in itself,...For a small school, Trinity's extracurricular activities are incredible. The choirs are amazing, sports performance is really impressive, and clubs are flourishing and creative.I can't recommend Trinity enough!.

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 197,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  11. #8 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    West Springfield High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says There was lots to enjoy about West Springfield high school. I always enjoyed coming to school and spending the day with my friends whilst knowing I am going to receive the highest quality of....

    Read 596 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,508,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  12. #9 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Lake Braddock Secondary School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Lake Braddock Secondary School is a secondary school located in Burke,Virginia. I can't speak highly enough about this school. I am currently a senior and since I started back in 7th grade at this....

    Read 565 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,360,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  13. #10 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Marshall High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Marshall has so many opportunities for its students. Between the large number of student-organized clubs and teachers ready to help engaged students to the best of their ability, Marshall aims to...To further improve, Marshall could update current activities going on in the school to provide a larger sense of spirit and community. Although recent events have taken place and increasing effort....

    Read 364 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,103,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  14. #11 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Robinson Secondary School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I came to Robinson 3/4ths of the way through my seventh grade year. However, since many elementary schools feed directly into Robinson, most of my classmates had known each other for 5+ years...But thanks to the wonderful, welcoming positivity of many students, and some of my own efforts, I eventually fit in.Today, as a rising senior, I look back and am very thankful for the opportunities Robinson has opened up to me. It’s a huge school—coming up on 4,000 students—with many resources for extracurriculars...Pros:- Opportunities for advanced coursework, especially through IB Diploma- Student services, including for disabled and ESOL students- Lots of extracurricular activities & athleticsCons:- Some teachers, admins, students can get out of line, bad attitudes, etc. - Bathrooms. Do not use..

    Read 546 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 3,780,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  15. #10 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Dominion Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKTON, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We came from FCPS and Dominion has totally blown us away and far exceeded our expectations. Every morning we get in the car, we say "It's gonna be another great day at Dominion!"Dominion lets kids be kids but they also expect the kids to put in their very best effort. Dominion kids have an advantage over the typical FCPS equivalent grade student thanks to the higher...Dominion is NOT Christian in name only. The curriculum is infused with prayer, hymns, scripture memorization, and an emphasis on building the children's faith and relationship with God as the...We could not be happier with having found Dominion!.

    Read 28 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 199,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  16. #11 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Ad Fontes Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CENTREVILLE, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Ad Fontes Academy has been an absolute blessing for our family. Our daughters love the school and we are thrilled with the quality of the Christ-centered education. We are a military family and....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 218,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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