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

    Georgetown Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says This is my first year at GDS, and so far it's been amazing! All of my teachers are excellent, the classes are challenging, and I've been learning so much. I've been able to go in person two days a....

    Read 50 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,075,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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

    Sidwell Friends School

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Sidwell has provided my children with an exceptional academic experience emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving, writing and communications, and quantitative reasoning. The workload has....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,145,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  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,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've had a lot of fun at TJ. I'm a senior and I've really enjoyed my 3.5 years at TJ so far! Fingers crossed for college decisions.I like the nerdy atmosphere. It's really nice to sit around before school starts talking about the latest research and our favorite books. I've also had really good luck with teachers. Every teacher in all four years has been really good. I especially like DNA and Biotech. Lots of fun toys and we get to design our experiments!Marching band is really fun and anyone who plays a band instrument should join. You make a lot of friends that way. Homecoming is always really fun. Homecoming will probably be delayed. I hope COVID vaccines will be out for the general public by the end of the year so we can have senior homecoming! It's very...About workload, I've never been overwhelmed and I had time to goof off and relax even during junior year..

    Read 556 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,809,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  4. #3 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    National Cathedral School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Absolutely top notch school . Our junior (11th grade) joined in 6th grade and it has been very socially fulfilling and academically rigorous but with support systems in place as needed. Over the....

    Read 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 597,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  5. #4 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Holton-Arms School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have two daughters at Holton, both started in the 3rd grade and we are currently working our way through the middle school. We can not say enough good things about Holton. It is a warm loving....

    Read 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 665,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  6. #5 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    St. Albans School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says St. Albans has taught me time management skills because we are required to play a sport every season and practices end around 6. It truly is a strenuous environment academically but the friends you....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 592,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  7. #6 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    St. Anselm's Abbey School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Like some other alums have mentioned, Saint Anselm’s changed my life, giving me the chance to build confidence in myself, explore my interests, and form strong relationships. With these....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 256,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  8. #7 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Madeira School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a current junior at this school, I love it! The community is so warming, especially towards international students who are easier to get homesick. Also, the campus is very beautiful..

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 324,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  9. #8 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Episcopal High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ALEXANDRIA, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son went here, and he loved his four years at the Holy Hill. He was a 3 year varsity football player, and has especially fond memories of playing the game against Woodberry Forest School, every....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 464,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  10. #9 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Potomac School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Both my children went here and they received an outstanding education, flourished in a small environment that challenged them and encouraged them at the same time. They found their passions, were....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,060,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  11. #10 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    BASIS Independent McLean

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My kids have been attending Basis since before the pandemic, and we are so impressed! Rich academic curriculum, good inclusion of the arts, excellent opportunity for differentiation based on student....

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 522,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  12. #11 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Maret School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says I am currently a Maret School grandmother. My daughter attended, and now her son attends. For that reason, I am one of the oldest people involved with the school, although several teachers are...I would like to have more land to expand!.

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 651,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  13. #12 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Landon School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Landon is an incredible institution with excellent teachers, advisors and coaches. I have been a student here for 7 years, and I have experienced many wonderful moments, and created a plethora of....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 690,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  14. #13 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Washington International School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at WIS has been overwhelmingly positive. As a senior, it is great to have access to our own indoor/outdoor lounge and a cafe! The campus is beautiful and the academics are rigorous. It...It is also important to note that students at WIS tend to be more stressed, driven, and over-achieving. As all students take the rigorous full IB program in addition to hours of extracurriculars and....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 901,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  15. #2 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Poolesville High School

    Montgomery County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says There is definitely a rigorous academic culture in the magnet program and I'm so thankful to have met some of the most genuine, kind teachers I've ever had. The global ecology program has been so....

    Read 321 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,205,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  16. #14 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Georgetown Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NORTH BETHESDA, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Prep is an amazing school and gives an educational, athletic, and social experience of a lifetime. It is very challenging but all the teachers are there for you and the school gives you so many....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 496,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  17. #3 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Walt Whitman High School

    Montgomery County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Walt Whitman High School was relatively positive. When I look back at my high school experience I will have lots of wonderful memories thanks to the community that Whitman provided....

    Read 237 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,039,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  18. #4 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Winston Churchill High School

    Montgomery County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says School size is very manageable compared to some other county schools. It did feel like a community. Overall, there is a good mix of old school and newer teaching methods with the teachers. Also, the....

    Read 319 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,274,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  19. #15 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Bullis School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    POTOMAC, MD,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says Bullis is amazing! I am so impressed with the curriculum. Teachers challenge students academically, yet they incorporate a joyful hands-on learning experience. The enriching opportunities are endless....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 900,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  20. #16 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Pinnacle Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHANTILLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I met with this school when I moved to NOVA. I have two kids graduated from Pinnacle Academy. First of all, the teachers are so passionate and dedicated to their craft. My kids had incredible...Secondly, the school has the powerful and challenging academic curriculum. I followed my kids improving themselves at finding out and expecting higher from themselves as well. Now, my daughter and my...They loved the school environment and they were happy.Highly recommend!.

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  21. #17 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Stone Ridge is an amazing school home for our 3 daughters. It has spirit, focus, intentionality, academic rigor, beautiful facilities, and fabulous, caring and dedicated teachers. Our kids are....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 718,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  22. #18 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,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As the parent of two children in the lower school, I am extremely pleased with SSSAS. The Early Saints teachers make each day engaging for my 3-year-old. The monthly units the ES learn have prompted my son to apply what he’s learned to the world around him (the food unit they...My experiences with JK and K were also nothing short of fantastic; even during the pandemic the teachers were able to connect with my son. The K and 1st grade teachers have also provided my son a....

    Read 132 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,183,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  23. #5 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    McLean High School

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Offers a wide variety of opportunities for a diverse student body with exceptional academics, arts, and clubs & activities, where many students are able to go above and beyond pursuing their....

    Read 333 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,369,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  24. #6 Best Public High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Walter Johnson High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Montgomery County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says These four years has been fun while it lasted, but I would never want to relive the experience. The academic programs at WJ are wonderful, and there are many AP classes to choose from. The elective....

    Read 492 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,747,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  25. #19 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Flint Hill School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKTON, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Flint Hill has been a wonderful experience for our family with two children in the Lower School. The teachers truly know each of my children. They can't wait to come to school every day and leave....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,014,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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