The data we will be using in this boarding school ranking is based on objective measures, which include historical acceptance rates, the average SSAT scores, average SAT and ACT scores, percentage of students attending Ivy-League universities, and even alumni endowments.
These factual data will assist parents as they search for the best private boarding school options for their families. Hopefully, these ranking can assist families when applying to top schools. There are many other great school options in America, even if they are not listed below.
1. Phillips Exeter Academy.
Exeter ranks #1 for consistently having their students matriculate into the top Ivies and MIT for the past three years. They also have the highest SAT median score from their graduating class (at the 2100s) and a high SSAT average (94th percentile).
2. Phillips Academy Andover.
Tied with Exeter for having the highest SSAT median at 94th percentile, Andover has one of the largest alumni endowment. Offering their students a variety of advanced placement (AP) classes, the majority of Andover's college matriculation also consists of the Ivies, Stanford and more.
3. Lawrenceville School.
With high median SAT scores at 2090s, Lawrenceville is also impressive having students matriculated into the Ivies and Stanford for the past three years. Like Exeter, Lawrenceville is known for their Harness approach to teaching.
4. Groton School.
With one of the highest SSAT average scores for their incoming class at 90th percentile and one of the highest SAT median scores for their graduating class in the 2080's, Groton is smaller than the aforementioned boarding schools, yet has one of the largest alumni endowments, which allow the school to provide some of the best resources for their students.
5. Middlesex School.
Known for their rigorous academic program, Middlesex has high SAT averages at the 2090's. With Harvard, Columbia and Dartmouth as part of their top college matriculations, this school is considered one of the top boarding schools in the US.
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