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2023 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America

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  1. #1 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Stanford Online High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Online School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Stanford OHS is a rigorous academic environment that promotes curiosity through every academic subject. The courses offered at the school are fascinating and so unique, especially the Core track....

    Read 159 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 34,

  2. #2 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Harvard-Westlake School

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    Private School,

    CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Joyful pursuit of excellence! My two daughters are attending Harvard-Westlake. One is in lower school and the other is a junior in the upper school. For the past several years they have been evolving...Applying historical-cultural insights to contemporary moments, have a richer appreciation for the need to be an engaged active glocal and global citizen and are more than ready for college!.

    Read 163 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1470,

    Average ACT: 33,

  3. #5 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    St. Mark's School of Texas

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DALLAS, TX,

    1-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have friends who are attending various private and public schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from grades 5 on through 12. In sitting down with the other dads it is undoubtedly true that no...Not only did the school literally review replace hundreds of things across the campus, they’ve also implemented a fantastic screening program, testing program, and communications program for...I know that when selecting schools grades, scores and college admissions are the number one priority. I never thought I would pick a school based upon their ability to handle a medical global...The school has literally blown us away! We are thankful that our son is there and hope that other schools can use them as a benchmark going into the winter of the pandemic..

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 34,

  4. #8 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Phillips Exeter Academy

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    Private School,

    EXETER, NH,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Truly rigorous classes with students who have a wide range of interests. Nothing can beat a boarding school with a billion dollar endowment that they can use to fund your passion projects and overall...Yes, the academics are hard. If you're not looking for challenge then don't come to Exeter. No, it's not a school full of boring workaholics—we have fun too! Yes, there is wealth, but Exeter offers...And of course, Exeter >>>>> Andover. Our campus is prettier, the dorm system better, and I've heard our student body culture is way less toxic than theirs..

    Read 301 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1450,

    Average ACT: 33,

  5. #9 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    The College Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've absolutely loved my time at College-Prep. It's the perfect place for students to be challenged intellectually, yet it's in a safe and welcoming environment. In my experience, there isn't really...We get a pretty bad rep for sports, but it's a great place to try out new sports! If you're not an athlete and you want to start a sport, everyone's super nice and there aren't many expectations....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 34,

  6. #11 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Groton School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    GROTON, MA,

    8-12,

    62 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 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1450,

    Average ACT: 33,

  7. #13 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Horace Mann School

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    Private School,

    BRONX, NY,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The school is excellent in every regard except for the student culture. Everyone is extremely nice and there haven't been any problems with bullying, but it comes at the cost of near complete....

    Read 147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1440,

    Average ACT: 33,

  8. #15 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Harker from Kindergarten through High School. Harker's repute as a powerhouse of intense and thorough academics is well-earned– students are constantly challenged in the classroom.....

    Read 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1490,

    Average ACT: 33,

  9. #16 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    The Quarry Lane School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Quarry Lane has been a great school experience for my children and family. We've been with the school since preschool and Kindergarten and I've always felt that my children were genuinely cared for....

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 31,

  10. #17 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Castilleja School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior at Castilleja, and I would never choose to attend another high school. When I first came, I was a little nervous as I had heard of Casti's reputation as rigorous and....

    Read 57 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1460,

    Average ACT: 33,

  11. #19 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Riverdale Country School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BRONX, NY,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I am parent whose children attend Riverdale Country School. The River Campus is such a warm and welcoming space for the younger children. At the Lower School, they create an environment where....

    Read 66 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1450,

    Average ACT: 33,

  12. #20 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Lakeside School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SEATTLE, WA,

    5-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The education was amazing, and the teachers really care about each student's individual progress. There are so many opportunities to explore what you're interested in! Our electives are in-depth and....

    Read 104 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1460,

    Average ACT: 33,

  13. #21 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Regis High School

    Private School,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Regis is not just a place for academic excellence, but a place where learning go hand-in-hand with personal development and a drive to be impactful. Peers are highly motivated and inspiring, while....

    Read 142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1470,

    Average ACT: 34,

  14. #22 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    National Cathedral School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

    75 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 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 33,

  15. #23 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    Boston University Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BOSTON, MA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our son is in his second year at BUA. Now that we're "seasoned" members of the school community and more experienced in how the school is led, organized, and run on a daily basis, we are even more....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1450,

    Average ACT: 33,

  16. #24 Best College Prep Private High Schools in America.

    The Pingry School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BASKING RIDGE, NJ,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Pingry School is a special school that serves the students ranging all the way from K-12, with its magical way of learning at its lower school campus while raising confident, and inquisitive...A school that is diverse like no other - we often remark - Pingry is the best possible confluence of cultures, people, and POVs. The credit goes to its Board of Trustees, Head of School, DEI&B team,...We are grateful for Pingry for everything it has been, is and will be!.

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 33,

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