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2024 Best Schools in the Washington, D.C. Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    BASIS Independent McLean

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    65 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 65 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Sidwell Friends School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says A school with very accomplished teachers, highly capable students, and some problems. Academics are absolutely first-rate, and academic integrity is very seriously enforced, far beyond the standards....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,142,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #1 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    595 Niche users give it an average review of 4 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 595 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,902,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  4. #9 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Landon School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We sent our twin boys to Landon two years ago in response to MCPS's delay in going back to school during the pandemic. We had friends with children there during the pandemic and the priority that...Although the pandemic is now behind us, our boys couldn't imagine leaving Landon. The relationships that they have built with their classmates and teachers are deep. The teachers do more than educate...My boys have very different personalities - you would never know that they are twins - but both of them think Landon is the perfect school for them. I think that says a lot about the nurturing....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 700,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  5. #12 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Georgetown Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NORTH BETHESDA, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Words cannot express how grateful I am for Georgetown Preparatory School and the faculty that work here. I transferred to Georgetown Prep as a sophomore and that came with its own challenges. Being a....

    Read 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 506,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  6. #19 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Bullis School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    POTOMAC, MD,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says One of the most positive experiences I had at Bullis School was when I had the opportunity to take studio art classes. The art department at Bullis provided a nurturing and creative environment for....

    Read 135 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,023,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  7. #22 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ALEXANDRIA, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says With two very different children, both at SSSAS, we've had an amazing experience! Both boys started at the lower school campus and are now at middle and upper school, respectively. We've had nothing....

    Read 161 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,210,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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