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2023 Best Schools in District of Columbia

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  1. #3 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    National Cathedral School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

    77 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 77 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 587,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #5 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    Maret School

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    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: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #7 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    Washington International School

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    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,

  4. #8 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    9-12,

    109 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This is an amazing school with excellent and inspirational teachers. The administration of the school has been in good hands as well. I love the quality of the students and the volunteerism of the....

    Read 109 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 500,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  5. #9 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    Gonzaga College High School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says So far it has been a great experience. No matter what your interests are, or what sports you do there is a group for you. it is incredibly easy to make friends. Coming from public middle school I was....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 960,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  6. #1 Best Public High Schools in District of Columbia.

    The School Without Walls High School

    District of Columbia Public Schools, DC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says School Without Walls HS provides students with a rigorous education that will prepare them for college and beyond. While it is known as a humanities magnet school, the humanities are not emphasized....

    Read 415 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 600,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  7. #10 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    The Field School

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We just attended Back to School night where every positive thought we had about The Field School was reinforced... exponentially! The feeling of community each time we step onto school grounds is....

    Read 50 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 350,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  8. #11 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    Edmund Burke School

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    Private School,

    DC,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Wonderful school, wonderful people and environment. Here's a quick pros and cons list:Pros:- Phenomenal teachers- Great culture- Flexible/open to feedback- Great for college preparedness- Manageable workload while challenging- Diverse, social justice focusedCons:- Not very competitive when it comes to sports- Low budget theatre department - not the greatest in the world- Required Earth System Science class (not very fun, should be optional)- Tiny bit dogmatic in it's social justice focus (although it's overall more a pro than a con).

    Read 44 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 308,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  9. #13 Best Private High Schools in District of Columbia.

    British International School of Washington

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    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

    16 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter has been attending BISW since nursery due to our well regarded public school remaining close during the pandemic. We’re in Primary now and we simply love the school and have no plans to...Staff at BISW are competent, kind, responsive and the school is well organized. Clear and constant communication from teachers and administrators is the norm. The curricula is strong and very focused...As others have mentioned, the facilities are not grand, but given the small classes and school size they certainly make good use of the space. Classrooms are well appointed. A new gym being built.I feel that there is PLENTY of racial and ethnic diversity, since BISW attracts embassy and international families. I’ve met people from all around the world..

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 510,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  10. #3 Best Public High Schools in District of Columbia.

    BASIS Washington, D.C. Public Charter School

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    Public School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    5-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Basis' accelerated program will launch children far ahead as far as academics go. The social scene at Basis will not be a problem since we live in a city and kids who want to socialize with new....

    Read 34 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 663,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  11. #4 Best Public High Schools in District of Columbia.

    Jackson-Reed High School

    District of Columbia Public Schools, DC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says As an alumni of Woodrow wilson I can say this school molded me into a better person and created the best high school experience for me, that’s because of three main things. Teachers/administrators,....

    Read 421 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,951,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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