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2023 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia

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

    BASIS Independent McLean

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    49 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 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1470,

    Average ACT: 33,

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

    The Madeira School

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Madeira's mission of "launching women who change the world" guides every aspect of this unique educational experience. I am extremely grateful for my education and appreciate the environment Madeira....

    Read 99 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

  3. #3 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    The Potomac School

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    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    K-12,

    76 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 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 33,

  4. #5 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Pinnacle Academy

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    Private School,

    CHANTILLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    26 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 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 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 0,

  5. #7 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    George Washington University Online High School

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    Online School,

    ASHBURN, VA,

    8-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says GWUOHS is a fantastic school! The teachers are supportive and always willing to help out students. Teachers provide all the materials and help needed for students that want it, but at the same time,....

    Read 39 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1300,

    Average ACT: 31,

  6. #10 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Flint Hill School

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    Private School,

    OAKTON, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The one thing Flint Hill has that most High Schools do not is an extensive Robotics lab. The lab has private servers for coding classes, materials for building robots, and space for testing. My....

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  7. #11 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

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    Private School,

    ALEXANDRIA, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    133 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 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 29,

  8. #14 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Oakcrest School

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    Private School,

    VIENNA, VA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Oakcrest has been a wonderful place for my daughter to learn and grow. Since she arrived in 8th grade, she has grown and blossomed into a more Godly, confident and well-learned young lady. Oakcrest....

    Read 129 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 31,

  9. #15 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Chatham Hall

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    Private School,

    CHATHAM, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I grew up in Chicago, where few students attend boarding school, so I didn't know what to expect when I traveled across the country for high school. I'm so thankful I took that risk! Chatham Hall was...After graduation, I came to appreciate the experience even more: I arrived at college far better prepared than almost any of my peers. Through college, a doctorate, and now a STEM career, my Chatham...Most importantly, Chatham Hall feels like home to this day. Not bad for a place that sounded so far from home when I first considered it..

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1280,

    Average ACT: 29,

  10. #16 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Cape Henry Collegiate

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    Private School,

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have been a part of the Cape Henry community for over 37 years! Starting as a student in the 3rd grade, alumni and now parent! I will be honest we did visit other area schools when we were....

    Read 79 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1260,

    Average ACT: 29,

  11. #17 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Foxcroft School

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    Private School,

    MIDDLEBURG, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Foxcroft was one the best decisions I made! So much happened over the course of the 4 years on campus. And I enjoyed every moment! I learned so much about myself here and I found a community that...We tried different sports. We learned different languages. We embraced different cultures. We talked about our perspectives. We had so many opportunities to learn from one another, which shaped me...My teachers could see things in me that I never believed existed inside of me. They encouraged me, pushed me and challenged me to be a better me! This has led to my return to Foxcroft where I can....

    Read 55 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1270,

    Average ACT: 28,

  12. #18 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Collegiate School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Beautiful campus, amazing faculty and facilities. I came to Collegiate for high school because I was looking for a more challenging curriculum and stimulating environment. I found it here from day one. Classes are challenging, but worth it with teachers who care.Athletics are a large part of student life. Every Upper school student much compete in two sports each school year. The pace can be exhausting sometimes, but also rewarding and really helps one...Collegiate is not the most diverse school out there, but they do try to encourage people of color apply and do an excellent job making it affordable for those who can’t pay the full tuition. There...I feel very confident that Collegiate has prepared me for college and beyond..

    Read 53 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  13. #19 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Randolph-Macon Academy

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    Private School,

    FRONT ROYAL, VA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Admissions department made the application process seamless. They were easy to reach; gladly returned phone calls and inquiries; and, assisted with the application process during each step. Compared to other independent college prep institutions, RMA is a small school. However, we were thoroughly impressed with the diversity that we saw during the summer camp program; We were pleased...The curriculum is rigorous. The staff is caring. There are a variety of extracurricular activities that are day and boarding inclusive. Any family "on the fence" about RMA should definitely consider....

    Read 165 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1240,

    Average ACT: 27,

  14. #20 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Catherine's School

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    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says This is my daughter's first year at St. Catherine's School and she is thriving. Her Kindergarten experience has been stellar and we have seen growth in just the very few months when she started in....

    Read 136 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1270,

    Average ACT: 29,

  15. #21 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    St. Christopher's School

    Private School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have been so impressed with the administration, faculty and staff of St. Chris over these past two years through the very difficult Covid era. When the school shut down in March of 2020, as the...Sure, there were bumps along the way. But I appreciated the school's drive to bring as much normalcy to their students as possible. In fall of 2020, while many other schools were still trying to....

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  16. #22 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Veritas Collegiate Academy

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    Private School,

    CHESAPEAKE, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Veritas has been such a good fit for our family. Coming from a homeschooled background, we were concerned how our child would do there all day. My child looks forward to being at school everyday and especially in his classroom with his teacher. Our son feels totally safe there and had no separation anxiety. Every morning my child excitedly ran to greet the administrators at the door. He loved that he could start his day by racing them to be the first to say hello. He also loves going to memory period. He has grown so much this year. His teacher is bright, loving, fun and very patient. She takes them outside several times a day, gives them snack time and miraculously gets them to nap. It is...They have an excellent classical curriculum delivered in love. The teachers are very invested and the small class sizes guarantee personal attention. We also love the other parents. This family....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 27,

  17. #24 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia.

    Trinity Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    FAIRFAX, VA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The community here is absolutely amazing! Walking around the halls, you basically know everyone you see and the environment is so welcoming especially to new students. The close community is....

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

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