Top Boarding Schools In The USA

1) Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Location: Exeter, NH
  • Tuition: $49,880
  • Acceptance Rate: 15%
  • Average SAT Score: 1470
  • Average ACT Score: 31
  • Senior Class Size: 313 students

2) Phillips Academy Andover

  • Location: Andover, MA
  • Tuition: $53,900
  • Acceptance Rate: 13%
  • Average SAT Score: 1446
  • Average ACT Score: 32
  • Senior Class Size: 305

3) Choate Rosemary Hall

  • Location: Wallingford, CT
  • Tuition: $60,950
  • Acceptance Rate: 16%
  • Average SAT Score: 1394
  • Average ACT Score: 31
  • Senior Class Size: 245

4) Deerfield Academy

  • Location: Deerfield, MA
  • Tuition: $60,680
  • Acceptance Rate: 15%
  • Average SAT Score: 1390
  • Average ACT Score: 30
  • Senior Class Size: 164

5) St. Paul’s School

  • Location: Concord, New Hampshire
  • Tuition: $59,900
  • Acceptance Rate: 17%
  • Average SAT Score: 1389
  • Average ACT Score: 31
  • Senior Class Size: 138

6) Groton School

  • Location: Groton, MA
  • Tuition: $55,700
  • Acceptance Rate: 12%
  • Average SAT Score: 1450
  • Average ACT Score: 32
  • Senior Class Size: 95

7) The Lawrenceville School

  • Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Tuition: $62,190
  • Acceptance Rate: 21%
  • Median SAT Score: 1490
  • Median ACT Score: 33
  • Senior Class Size: 205

8) St. Albans School (Boys)

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Tuition: $59,892
  • Acceptance Rate: 48% (includes 4-12th grade; 9th grade is more competitive)
  • Median SAT Score: 1460
  • Median ACT Score: 32
  • Senior Class Size: 80

9) The Hockaday School (Girls)

  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Tuition: $63,139
  • Acceptance Rate: 19%
  • Mid-50% SAT Range: 1350-1550
  • Mid-50% ACT Range: 30-34
  • Senior Class Size: 92

10) The Thacher School

  • Location: Ojai, CA
  • Tuition: $62,810
  • Acceptance Rate: 11%
  • Average SAT Score: 1450
  • Average ACT Score: 32
  • Senior Class Size: 64

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