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NAIS Member Schools in the Washington, D.C. Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    BASIS Independent McLean

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My 2 children have attended Basis for 6 years, since elementary age and are currently in middle and high school.My children are thriving both socially and academically, they are challenged!It is an environment that will teach self advocacy, independence, executive functioning skill sets that will bring out your child's grit. It will make them stronger, more confident in themselves and...It isn't for the faint at heart when it comes to work, time management is taught and is critical in grades 8 and above.Every school has its share of issues, but if you want a stellar education and a place where they will learn resilience, commitment and discipline then consider Basis.I gave it 4 stars only because they lack high quality PE facilities that other private high schools in the area have..

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Sidwell Friends School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My child started at Sidwell in 9th grade and absolutely loved it! He came from a school without grades, so we weren’t sure how it would go at a place we had heard was pretty intense, but it was....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,142,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    National Cathedral School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

    78 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 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 599,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Episcopal High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ALEXANDRIA, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Episcopal High School boasts an impressive faculty, comprised of knowledgeable and experienced educators who are dedicated to helping students achieve their full potential. The school's...Episcopal High School places a strong emphasis on service, both to the local community and the world at large. The school encourages students to think beyond themselves and engage in meaningful ways... With its rigorous curriculum, dedicated faculty, and commitment to service, the school offers a transformative educational experience that prepares students for success in college and beyond..

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 463,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    St. Albans School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says As a freshman at STA, having started in 4th grade, I have always been incredibly proud of the school that I go to, and been exceedingly excited and happy to go to school every day. The reasons for....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 592,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  6. #9 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Landon School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We sent our twin boys to Landon two years ago in response to MCPS's delay in going back to school during the pandemic. We had friends with children there during the pandemic and the priority that...Although the pandemic is now behind us, our boys couldn't imagine leaving Landon. The relationships that they have built with their classmates and teachers are deep. The teachers do more than educate...My boys have very different personalities - you would never know that they are twins - but both of them think Landon is the perfect school for them. I think that says a lot about the nurturing....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 700,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  7. #25 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Field School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My two children (one in middle school and one in high school) started at Field this past year and it has been a wonderful experience for them and our whole family. Both my children came out of school....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 352,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  8. #30 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Academy of the Holy Cross

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    KENSINGTON, MD,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Going to the Academy of the Holy Cross, I’ve discovered who I am. I loved growing and learning with other young women and sharing different life/culture/ religious experiences with one another. One....

    Read 194 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 390,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  9. #31 Best Private High Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Loudoun School for Advanced Studies

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ASHBURN, VA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Brilliant teachers who always have time for another question, know the answers, and know how to teach where to find answers. The entire LSAS staff demonstrates life-long learning and are passionate...LSAS pivoted to on-line learning within a day of the state shutting down schools due to COVID-19. As it was before COVID-19 and will be after, the school provides high-quality educational experience...The new school campus is amazing: excellent scientific lab spaces, creative spaces, study cubicles, cozy library, and spacious grounds that include a historical site and old trees. We look forward to....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 75,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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