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2024 Best Schools in Massachusetts

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    Phillips Academy Andover

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    Private School,

    ANDOVER, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am extremely grateful to PA. Coming from a lower income background, Andover has opened doors and introduced me to countless opportunities. I’ve been able to gain new passions, such as running and...All in all, I would recommend Andover if you’re someone who feels as if your current environment is too restricting and you want to broaden your horizons and meet new people..

    Read 174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,187,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    Groton School

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    Private School,

    GROTON, MA,

    8-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says At Groton, I feel that I have been able to become a more independent and conscientious person during my time at this school. The best thing about this school is the resources that it provides the....

    Read 66 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 380,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    Noble and Greenough School

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    Private School,

    DEDHAM, MA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says It is hard to put into words the incredibly positive impact that this school has had on my life. Coming in as an awkward freshman, I was greeted by a welcoming community of intelligent, funny, and....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 614,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    Deerfield Academy

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    Private School,

    DEERFIELD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am currently a sophomore at DA. I have been here for about a month and a half now, and I absolutely love it! What sets DA apart from other boarding schools is its wonderful community, and almost....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 658,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  5. #11 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    Belmont Hill School

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    Private School,

    BELMONT, MA,

    7-12,

    29 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says There are several reasons why my high school is so dear to my heart and I really adore it. I have had the opportunity to explore several facets of academic life as a rising sophomore, which has made....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 465,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. #12 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

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    Private School,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says BB&N's facilities are impressive, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and athletic facilities. The school also offers a robust extracurricular program, including sports, clubs, and community...What sets BB&N apart, however, is the sense of community and inclusivity that permeates the school. Students come from diverse backgrounds, and the school actively works to foster an environment of...Overall, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School is an outstanding institution that provides an exceptional educational experience. With a challenging academic program, a welcoming community, and a....

    Read 89 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,036,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  7. #13 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    The Roxbury Latin School

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    Private School,

    WEST ROXBURY, MA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says This school has had massive influence on my mind and spirit since matriculating in the JFK era. Can't really speak for current performance of school leadership and its culture, but lived it during....

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 307,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  8. #14 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    British International School of Boston

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    Private School,

    BOSTON (JAMAICA PLAIN), MA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our children moved from a local State school to BISB three years ago. From day one the school has provided a first class academic and social education, helping children become well rounded members of....

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 543,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  9. #18 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    Berkshire School

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    Private School,

    SHEFFIELD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Berkshire School was a life changing experience. From athletics, my participation in the arts, and most importantly academics, I was encouraged to be my best at everything I did, everyday. ....

    Read 108 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 430,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  10. #21 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    The Williston Northampton School

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    Private School,

    EASTHAMPTON, MA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our son went to Williston last year for a repeat junior year. Though his public-private high school in Vermont offered ample opportunities, the Covid experience had impacted his academic sequence and....

    Read 146 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 450,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  11. #24 Best Private High Schools in Massachusetts.

    The Governor's Academy

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    Private School,

    BYFIELD, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Govs would be a fantastic choice over the other independent schools in the area. The faculty is top-notch, caring, and invested in helping students succeed. Academics are rigorous, yet offer many...Athletic options are wide-ranging, with athletes competing on state/national levels. In afternoon programming, students are encouraged to try new sports, even if they've never played before. There...Student-led clubs meet regularly and provide an opportunity to get involved and make a difference. The music, arts, and theater options are fabulous. Students can even get involved in theater tech by...The administration could be more consistent when holding students accountable. There's always more room for diversity..

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 415,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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