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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Germantown Friends School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says As a recent grad who went to GFS for 7 years, I can say that the school changed my life. No, it wasn't "perfect", but I love it and will be forever thankful for going there. Each student at GFS has a...GFS is such an amazing school..

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,070,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    The Baldwin School

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    Private School,

    BRYN MAWR, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I'm in my fourth year at Baldwin as a senior. I've had my ups and downs here, but I absolutely credit it for saving me from an unsafe middle school where my mental health was suffering greatly. I...As a less fortunate student, I'd say my main issue has been entitlement among the student body. I notice white, straight, wealthy students complaining about superficial issues more often than those...Overall, I greatly enjoyed attending Baldwin and I can see a steady improvement that I hope will continue to occur after I graduate..

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 584,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #1 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Julia R. Masterman Secondary School

    Philadelphia City School District, PA,

    5-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I've attended Julia R. Masterman from the fifth grade to the present. I am consistently challenged academically which only helps me to grow. I've built great relationships with many of my peers as....

    Read 258 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,207,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Private High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Westtown School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WEST CHESTER, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Great school overall. Westtown's student body is extremely friendly and open, and the four years here have been a memorable experience. Would definitely come here again given the choice.That being said, Westtown is overrated in certain academic areas, especially STEAM (STEM + Art). While it did encourage students to experiment across subjects and think critically, it also led to a...That being said, there are resources for bright and hardworking students who are truly willing to go above and beyond (I met some of the smartest and most diligent people I know here), but the bar is...If it stops here I'd give the school a four-star, but Westtown's policies and effort during the pandemic was outstanding and definitely deserve an additional star. It did a great job of supporting...Thanks to Westtown, I got into my dream school despite the pandemic..

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 694,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Private High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    The Shipley School

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    Private School,

    BRYN MAWR, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My name is Riley Medina and I am a current 9th grader at the Shipley School! I can confidently say that I love this school and it's really helped shape who I am today. I'm involved in Shipley girls...due to the excellent training from my coaches and significant team bonding between my peers. Academically, i'm currently take geometry, intro to physics, history 9: worlds in collision, english 9....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  6. #4 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    The Charter School of Wilmington

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    Public School,

    WILMINGTON, DE,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The Charter School of Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware is the best high school in Delaware in preparation for college! It is THE high school that offers science, technology, engineering and math....

    Read 307 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 971,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  7. #14 Best Private High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Moorestown Friends School

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    Private School,

    MOORESTOWN, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Moorestown Friends is as advertised, inspiring kids to perform academically, to pursue interdisciplinary study, and to break the mold of a student fitting a single archetype. It's a place where most...However, it can be exhausting. MFS can be difficult for high-achievers experiencing burnout. One thing I will say is that the emotional strain placed on a student to perform may impact their mental...TL;DR: It's a great mix of pre-professional and creative, has amazing resources for all sorts of study and projects, but can be unhealthily competitive..

    Read 81 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 634,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  8. #6 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Harriton Senior High School

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    Lower Merion School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Harriton is such an excellent school, I am thankful I have the privilege to get an education here. I am enrolled in Harriton's IB program, and I gotta say, even though it's torturous (and most of the...other than that some pros are that outside of IB, the classes are still great, everyone gets a laptop, free lunch offered to all, lots of good extracurriculars. They also have been working really....

    Read 192 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,240,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  9. #16 Best Private High Schools in Philadelphia Area.

    Abington Friends School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    JENKINTOWN, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter picked AFS for High School for its campus, culture and engaging community. She felt welcomed from the first time we visited thru her entire time so far even though her friends were going....

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 600,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,