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  1. #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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  2. #10 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Brearley School

    Blue checkmark.

    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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  3. #13 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Riverdale Country School

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    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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  4. #16 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Horace Mann School

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    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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  5. #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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  6. #23 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Collegiate School

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    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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  7. #25 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Rye Country Day School

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    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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  8. #31 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Dalton School

    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says While yes, the academics are incredibly rigorous, and Dalton prepares us well for equally rigorous collegiate study, the methods with which certain students achieve in the high-school are often....

    Read 81 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,322,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  9. #40 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Pingry School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BASKING RIDGE, NJ,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Pingry School is a special school that serves the students ranging all the way from K-12, with its magical way of learning at its lower school campus while raising confident, and inquisitive...A school that is diverse like no other - we often remark - Pingry is the best possible confluence of cultures, people, and POVs. The credit goes to its Board of Trustees, Head of School, DEI&B team,...We are grateful for Pingry for everything it has been, is and will be!.

    Read 118 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,175,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  10. #41 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Spence School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have gone to Spence my entire life and I am so grateful for that experience! I definitely enjoyed high school the most out of my 13 years there because of the opportunities, teachers, friends and....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 751,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  11. #42 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Chapin School

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    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We love how nurturing Chapin has been for our daughter. She's finishing up third grade and absolutely adores the school, her teachers, and her classmates. She particularly appreciates library time...Suffice it to say, we love Chapin and are so pleased to have our daughter attending school there!.

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 725,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  12. #45 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Newark Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LIVINGSTON, NJ,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says As a student who goes to Newark Academy, there are many things about NA that you won’t find at any other school. This school has an amazing community where students and teachers are able to have a....

    Read 123 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 674,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  13. #55 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Avenues The World School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have an education and developmental psychology background and my husband and I are blown away with the school. Both of my boys are in the nursery program and their growth, development and the...We are so grateful to be part of this school!.

    Read 99 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,578,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  14. #62 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Delbarton School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MORRISTOWN, NJ,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Love it! It is just the best. I am a current sophomore here and I cannot help but note how amazing the staff, students, and all people involved in Delbarton are!.

    Read 125 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 649,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  15. #8 Best Public High Schools in America.

    High Technology High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LINCROFT, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Choosing this high school was one of the best decisions of my life! From amazing teachers to peers that support and get along with each other, High Technology High School provided me with the best....

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 293,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  16. #9 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Bergen County Academies

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    HACKENSACK, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen County Academies is a school for intellectual and talented students with numerous opportunities and resources. The school has a wide variety of classes in all sorts of fields including....

    Read 529 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,086,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  17. #11 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Stuyvesant High School

    Blue checkmark.

    New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY,

    9-12,

    1088 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I enjoy the environment that Stuyvesant promotes especially with the students that particularly create the experience. The student agency allows for an interwoven network of clubs that host movie... Moreover, I feel as if the Tribeca area adds a lot to the Stuyvesant experience. Being, in the heartland of Manhattan, local delis, as well as Battery Park and the harbor makes for unique... Not only that, but teachers play well into the Stuyvesant culture. Many, while unorthodox relate to students through popular media, music, modern events, and even video games. The staff as well....

    Read 1088 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,341,

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  18. #67 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Dwight-Englewood School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ENGLEWOOD, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I've been here since the seventh grade. I'm gonna be totally honest, it's an incredibly expensive school and my family is a high donor. Unlike in my previous school, teachers are connected. It's not....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 947,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  19. #12 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Bronx High School of Science

    New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The best specialized high school! Bronx Science offers more than 20+ AP courses. The teachers and faculty are so supportive and compassionate. There are more than a hundred clubs, everything from....

    Read 993 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,983,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  20. #71 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Marymount School of New York

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As a lifer at Marymount, I am very sad to see my daughter graduate! It has been a wonderful experience. Academically, my daughter received an excellent education allowing her to excel. She was....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 739,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  21. #14 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Staten Island Technical High School

    Blue checkmark.

    New York City Geographic District No. 31, NY,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I personally found my experience at Staten Island Technical HS to be one of the best decisions I made. You can really see that the teachers really do care about the students and would always help a...The students here are also studious and always respectful to each other. Together with the teachers, students, and staff members, the school environment is safe and ensures students are engaged....There are also a lot of student activities at this school. There are cultural events, many different clubs and sport teams, and special events by the students..

    Read 744 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,334,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  22. #83 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Hackley School

    Private School,

    TARRYTOWN, NY,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I began attending Hackley in the sixth grade and remained there through the end of my high school career. With such great academic resources at your disposal, it's hard to not garner great college...Very grateful for the great opportunities the school afforded me both in and out of the classroom, particularly through travel, which was covered by my hefty financial aid. I would make sure families....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 834,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  23. #88 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Kent Place School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SUMMIT, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended KPS from kindergarten through 12th grade, which was on the whole a highly positive experience. I did experience some difficulty fitting in as many peers came from extreme wealth, but by....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 649,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  24. #91 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Saint Ann's School

    Private School,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says More than just a school: above all, a home. Fourteen floors of chaotically creative people, students, teachers and faculty alike. From the age of six I was taught to constantly question and challenge....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,085,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  25. #15 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Townsend Harris High School

    New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall, one of the best aspects of Townsend Harris is the way the curriculum prepares students for higher education. The rigorous expectations throughout all classes make us great contenders for top....

    Read 656 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,221,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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