Skip to Main Content

2022 Best Schools in Pennsylvania

Best schools
  • Most diverse
  • Best teachers
  • College prep
  • Largest
  • Niche standout schools
  • Best schools
  • Most diverse
  • Best teachers
  • College prep
  • Largest
  • Best for STEM
  • Niche standout schools
  • Best for the arts
  • Best for athletes
  • Best districts

1 through 25 of 4,797 results

4,797 results

  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Germantown Friends School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    PK, K-12,

    91 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 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 91 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,070,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Mercersburg Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MERCERSBURG, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Mercersburg has transformed me academically, personally, and spiritually. The faculty here are so devoted to us as students in all aspects of life here such as the dorm, in...It is really easy to get involved here and be an active participant in our community. There are so many clubs and activities where student initiative is highly encouraged. I love Mercersburg because of the people. Faculty and students alike have sparked growth in me through their generally very positive energy and lofty ideals..

    Read 221 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 446,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    The Baldwin School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

    View nearby homes
  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    The Episcopal Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says I have been fortunate to work at several different independent schools and the Episcopal Academy is the best! The community is warm and caring. Teachers challenge students to do their best while....

    Read 144 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,288,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    The Hill School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    POTTSTOWN, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Hill School is aptly named the family boarding school for good reason. From our first tour, it was clear to us that Hill is more than just a top-notch education. We have two daughters at Hill....

    Read 119 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 529,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

    View nearby homes
  6. #6 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Shady Side Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our experience at Shady Side Academy has been outstanding. Our daughter came to the school as a Sophomore after our family moved to Pittsburgh, and her transition was seamless. The students, faculty...Academics at Shady Side are rigorous, but the support from teachers is unmatched. We feel confident that our daughter will be successful not only in college, but beyond, due in large part to her time...If you’re even slightly considering Shady Side as an option, I encourage you to attend one of their Open House events. That was the first step we took, and I’m so grateful that we did!.

    Read 123 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,107,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  7. #7 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    George School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEWTOWN, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son chose George because of the diverse academics, the diverse community, and the recognition he would be treated as an individual. He is in 11th grade now and has thrived here. His teachers have....

    Read 130 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 540,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  8. #1 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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,

    View nearby homes
  9. #8 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Linden Hall

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LITITZ, PA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I am a current student at Linden hall and I can say that this school teaches you values that all of us should have. You are safe in your surroundings and can explore different parts of yourself! This....

    Read 80 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 127,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  10. #9 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Grier School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BIRMINGHAM, PA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I'm at Grier as a sophomore day student, I came as a freshman, and I absolutely love it! It was definitely hard to adjust to a more challenging curriculum, but it has been a great experience. The....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 260,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  11. #2 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Conestoga Senior High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says This school is super competitive, offering AP's starting from 9th grade. The school got a new renovation lately, making it seem closer to a college. Teachers and staff are super nice and encouraging....

    Read 400 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,243,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

    View nearby homes
  12. #10 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    The Haverford School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HAVERFORD, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Attending Haverford was the best decision of my life. The very strong academic curriculum ensures that we as students are prepared for the top colleges and for the real-world in general. Haverford....

    Read 90 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 960,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  13. #11 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Winchester Thurston School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Choosing WT North Hills Campus has been THE BEST decision I've ever made for my child! The strong sense of community & small class sizes allow for individualized attention & personalized challenges....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 641,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

    View nearby homes
  14. #12 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    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,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  15. #13 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Sewickley Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SEWICKLEY, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Sewickley Academy is an exceptional K-12 school! I have been attending SA since elementary school, and I have now attended the school for 8 years. All of the teachers and faculty that I've interacted....

    Read 124 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 581,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  16. #14 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    The Shipley School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BRYN MAWR, PA,

    PK, K-12,

    89 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 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 89 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  17. #15 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Moravian Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHLEHEM, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Moravian is heading in the wrong direction, they are a private school that costs a lot to attend and yet they are removing any type of formality from the school. We might as well not have chapel any....

    Read 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 709,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  18. #3 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Radnor Senior High School

    Radnor Township School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Radnor High School was nothing else but terrific. What I love most about the high school was how easy going the students and teachers were. Going into the my freshmen year, I was new....

    Read 143 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,196,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

    View nearby homes
  19. #16 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Germantown Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    FORT WASHINGTON, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Very great learning environment & student to teacher ratio. This school will definitely challenge you!.

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,207,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  20. #17 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Friends' Central School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WYNNEWOOD, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Words can't adequately express my gratitude for the Friends' Central community! Our family highly values education and the tuition is worth every penny for the school experience our children receive.....

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 773,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  21. #18 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    The Agnes Irwin School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ROSEMONT, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have been going to the Agnes Irwin School since kindergarten (I am currently in 10th grade.) Throughout lower, middle, and upper school I have felt very supported by my teachers. They are always....

    Read 139 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 581,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

    View nearby homes
  22. #4 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Downingtown STEM Academy

    Downingtown Area School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at STEM has been amazing! I think that the culture of our school is great and makes students feel very comfortable here. Although the school is small, students get along really well.....

    Read 104 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 825,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

    View nearby homes
  23. #19 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    William Penn Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Amazing teachers and staff. Wonderful community of parents and families. We were a bit worried that people would be snobby towards families like ours who receive financial aid, but that has not been....

    Read 114 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 977,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

    View nearby homesVirtual tour
  24. #20 Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Friends Select School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Both of my children graduated from Friends Select. They were challenged academically, engaged socially and nurtured by a very thoughtful community.Their commitment to social justice continues into their adulthood and was nourished through their time at FSS. The culture at the school reflected the urban environment in really positive ways..

    Read 53 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 590,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

    View nearby homes
  25. #5 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

    Harriton Senior High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Lower Merion School District, PA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love Harriton High School. Most teachers are helpful, but the classes here are rigorous. The art displayed around the school is especially lovely because it showcases the talented young artists....

    Read 196 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,240,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

    View nearby homes
loading indicator

Showing results 1 through 25 of 4,797