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  1. #2 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    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,

  2. #5 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    Concord Academy

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    Private School,

    CONCORD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Where do I even begin? Hours long conversations with house parents spanning from classic literature to UFOs to chemical substances in the dorms; students walking the teachers' pets or babysitting...CA, while fostering a rigorous academic curriculum that challenges us to think critically and expand our perspectives, hosts an unparalleled, loving community. It's difficult to understand until...I’ve grown more as a person these last four years than I've ever before in any other part of my life, and I've CA to thank for that..

    Read 98 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 398,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #6 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    Boston University Academy

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    Private School,

    BOSTON, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our son is in his second year at BUA. Now that we're "seasoned" members of the school community and more experienced in how the school is led, organized, and run on a daily basis, we are even more....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 222,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #9 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

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    Private School,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says This is my seventh year at BB&N, and I have loved attending the school. The teachers all care deeply about their subject and the student experience. Every year I have at least two who completely....

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,037,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #12 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    The Roxbury Latin School

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    Private School,

    WEST ROXBURY, MA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have two sons at Roxbury Latin, and I cannot say enough about their intellectual and character growth while at the school. Every one of my sons' teachers has challenged them to be the best versions....

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 309,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  6. #15 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    Brooks School

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    Private School,

    NORTH ANDOVER, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have two Children who attend Brooks. Both are 4 year boarders.The opportunity each of them has been given in attending Brooks as been incredible. They have been challenged in and out of the classroom. The academics are challenging, but are done in an...Athletics at Brooks are a great compliment to the academics. Brooks is always competitive in so many of their athletic teams.Brooks transitioned so quickly and so well to online learning during this past Spring when schools were forced to close. The transition was seamless for my children, and my children continued to be...I would highly recommend Brooks School..

    Read 50 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 351,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  7. #1 Best Public High Schools in Boston Area.

    Lexington High School

    Lexington Public Schools, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Yeah, Lexington high school is stressful. Not necessarily because of our academics (though many of our teachers are Ivy/t20 grads) but because of the students. We’re very competitive, and there’s an...We have no school spirit but that never mattered to me. Not many people attend football games or care about traditional high school popularity, which is refreshing. And our school is so big that you...Finally: yes, we’re known for our bad mental health, as expected from a top high school. But many teachers are really understanding of your circumstances, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them!Overall, I’d definitely recommend LHS. I got to know so many amazing and intelligent friends and staff, while obtaining a great education..

    Read 367 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,275,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  8. #16 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    British International School of Boston

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    Private School,

    BOSTON (JAMAICA PLAIN), MA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our children moved from a local State school to BISB three years ago. From day one the school has provided a first class academic and social education, helping children become well rounded members of....

    Read 101 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 475,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  9. #17 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    Dana Hall School

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    Private School,

    WELLELSEY, MA,

    5-12,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says Dana made me feel accepted for who I am, and I’ve never felt this confident and never have had this much self-love. There’s something for every girl here. Whether you’re into athletics, visual arts,....

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 483,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  10. #19 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    St. Sebastian's School

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    Private School,

    NEEDHAM, MA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our son started as a 9th grader in the fall of 2020. The school has exceeded our very high expectations.Even with the ongoing pandemic, the school has managed to provide an academically rigorous and caring/supportive community. The teachers are extraordinary. They know our son very well and truly care about his academic AND personal and spiritual development. His academic transition from public school has been seamless. We...In this uncertain time with so much angst in society, I can not think of a better community for our son to be part of. On a daily basis the faculty and administration communicate their time tested....

    Read 45 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 375,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  11. #21 Best Private High Schools in Boston Area.

    The Governor's Academy

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    Private School,

    BYFIELD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son is currently a senior at Governor's and has had a fantastic experience! It truly is a very special place and we are so grateful he has had the opportunity to attend...The academics are...I highly recommend Governor's to any parent looking for a school which will not only prepare your son or daughter for college, but one that will encourage growth on many levels..

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 406,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,