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2024 Best Schools in Fairfax County

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

    BASIS Independent McLean

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says There is no school better than Basis Independent McLean (BIM) in the Washington, DC area. And, our family has experience at other top DC schools--Potomac School, Sidwell, and Langley School. We have....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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

    The Madeira School

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Truly wonderful school. My daughter went to Madeira from 9th grade as a shy,quiet,smart girl. Madeira brought out the best in her. The all girl environment was an incredible confidence booster. She....

    Read 118 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 343,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  3. #1 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Senior here. Note that I came into high school during COVID; thus, my freshman year experience will be different from what is experienced now. That being said, coming from middle school, where A's...Although is academically intense, TJ provides a massive opportunity. Having computer science classes up to machine learning, access to million-dollar engineering labs, or math classes that go into....

    Read 596 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,902,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Ideaventions Academy for Math and Science

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    Private School,

    RESTON, VA,

    1-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says Ideaventions Academy is the heart of learning. It is a place where at lunch students are still discussing lessons from the hands on lesson they did in science class, where students in upper grades....

    Read 22 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 68,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  5. #9 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Oakcrest School

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    Private School,

    VIENNA, VA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Oakcrest has been an amazing place for educating my girls. I have two graduates and two there now. The staff cares deeply about the students as individuals and have the goal of helping them become....

    Read 136 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 307,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. #2 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Oakton High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I started my experience at Oakton my freshman year, but was connected to the school before that through my older brother. After the rennovations from my brother's time, the school has changed a lot....

    Read 519 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,635,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  7. #11 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Immanuel Christian School

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    Private School,

    SPRINGFIELD, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I have been a student at Immanuel Christian School since 6th grade and enjoyed academic challenges and experiences outside the classroom. The best part of my experience at ICS are the teachers who....

    Read 18 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 610,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  8. #5 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Langley High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Langley was a great school, with both academically challenging and easy subjects, kind, supportive and helpful teachers, great admin, and lots of resources and support for college readiness. The....

    Read 285 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,049,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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

    Ad Fontes Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CENTREVILLE, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, the teachers and the education are amazing! I love the community, but after going for so long you can really feel how small the school is. The sports teams are fun to participate in, but....

    Read 36 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 180,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  10. #14 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Cortona Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HERNDON, VA,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says If you have not checked out this academy, then you most certainly should. As a parent of 2 daughters, not only was I concerned about the lack of quality in the public and even private school systems,...that maintains a stardard that is second to none. What I witnessed there was the quality and character of the staff to propel a failing student to an impressive 4 plus GPA at graduation. The care....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 105,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  11. #15 Best Private High Schools in Fairfax County.

    Oak Hill Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HERNDON, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son commenced his educational journey at Oak Hill Christian School (OHCS) this year, and the experience has been phenomenal. The school maintains a superb balance of academics, emotional growth,...The highlight of our experience is his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Weather. Her fervent commitment to academics and personal development of her students has significantly improved their progress,...The development and growth we've seen in our son this year overwhelms us with joy, and credit for this accomplishment rests largely with Mrs. Weather. In conclusion, OHCS and Mrs. Weather rightly....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 150,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  12. #6 Best Public High Schools in Fairfax County.

    James Madison High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My overall experience at James Madison High School has been mixed. While the academics are strong, especially compared to my previous Texas high, there is one administrative change I would make. The....

    Read 408 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,212,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  13. #1 Best Public Middle Schools in Fairfax County.

    Rocky Run Middle School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    7-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says I really liked Rocky Run. They have just finished construction and the school looks incredible. I liked that they offer levels 1 and 2 of foreign languages instead of 1a and 1b. They also have a big....

    Read 18 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,015,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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