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US best boarding schools top 30 list

cindysellsindycindysellsindy Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2013 in Prep School Admissions
According to prepreview.com here is the top 30 boarding schools basd on Ivy league acceptances.Unfortunately the tables dont copy so in the first paragraph you will find all of the headings/criteria that each school consists of this will show you what each space consists of.

Enjoy I paid $60 something for this info, they make you buy a 3 month subscription so I hope this will help anyone who wants statistics.

Rank College Preparatory School Location Ivy League+ MIT Stanford Placement(%) SAT Score Harvard Placement Rank MIT Placement Rank Yale Placement Rank Stanford Placement Rank Princeton Placement Rank Student/ Faculty Ratio AP Courses Boarding Grade School Type Day Student Tuition Board Student Tuition Endowment

1 St. Paul's School NH 34% 2049 20 unranked 13 9 17 1 : 5 19 9th-12th Coed School $37,250 (USD) $334 million (USD)
2 Deerfield Academy MA 32% 2040 17 12 18 unranked 20 1 : 5 19 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $27,000 (USD) $36,130 (USD) $308 million (USD)
2 Milton Academy MA 32% 1360 8 8 unranked unranked 5 1 : 5 11 9th-12th Coed School $29,550 (USD) $36,775 (USD) $140 million (USD)
4 Groton School MA 31% 2100 7 unranked 20 unranked unranked 1 : 5 13 8th-12th Coed School $29,890 (USD) $39,850 (USD) $237 million (USD)
5 Middlesex School MA 30% 2010 9 16 unranked unranked unranked 1 : 5 19 9th-12th Coed School $31,075 (USD) $38,850 (USD) $78 million (USD)
6 Phillips Academy Andover MA 29% 2008 11 4 18 unranked unranked 1 : 5 14 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $27,450 (USD) $35,250 (USD) $623 million (USD)
6 Phillips Exeter Academy NH 29% 2073 20 12 unranked 13 10 1 : 5 19 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $26,600 (USD) $34,500 (USD) $806 million (USD)
8 Noble and Greenough School MA 28% 1355 19 unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 7 19 9th-12th Coed School $28,900 (USD) $33,300 (USD) $42 million (USD)
9 St. Albans School DC 25% 20 unranked 4 unranked 10 1 : 7 14 9th-12th Boys School $28,860 (USD) $40,824 (USD) $35 million (USD)
10 Lawrenceville School NJ 22% 2020 unranked unranked unranked unranked 9 1 : 8 11 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $30,010 (USD) $36,820 (USD) $200 million (USD)
11 Hotchkiss School CT 20% 2015 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 5 18 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $28,315 (USD) $33,310 (USD) $357 million (USD)
12 Choate Rosemary Hall CT 19% 1332 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 6 19 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $27,350 (USD) $37,300 (USD) $213 million (USD)
13 Hockaday School TX 18% 1990 unranked 12 unranked 2 unranked 1 : 14 19 8th-12th Girls School $20,805 (USD) $38,045 (USD) $100 million (USD)
14 Peddie School NJ 17% unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 6 10 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $26,900 (USD) $35,500 (USD) $249 million (USD)
15 St. Andrew's School DE 16% 1305 unranked unranked unranked 19 unranked 1 : 5 11 9th-12th Coed School $35,500 (USD) $170 million (USD)
15 Belmont Hill School MA 16% 1340 6 unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 7 10 9th-12th Boys School $27,900 (USD) $33,590 (USD) $47 million (USD)
17 Blair Academy NJ 12% 1855 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 6 21 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $30,000 (USD) $41,600 (USD) $61 million (USD)
17 Taft School CT 12% 1293 16 unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 6 19 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $27,300 (USD) $36,800 (USD) $172 million (USD)
19 St. George's School RI 11% 1291 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 5 19 9th-12th Coed School $24,550 (USD) $36,550 (USD) $95 million (USD)
19 Indian Springs School AL 11% 1305 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 8 18 9th-12th Coed School $14,825 (USD) $27,500 (USD) $25 million (USD)
21 Cate School CA 10% 1310 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 5 19 9th-12th Coed School $27,700 (USD) $36,350 (USD) $60 million (USD)
21 Concord Academy MA 10% 2023 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 6 14 9th-12th Coed School $30,580 (USD) $37,820 (USD) $41 million (USD)
23 Cranbrook Schools MI 8-10% 1921 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 8 16 9th-12th Coed School $23,900 (USD) $32,900 (USD) $150 million (USD)
23 Georgetown Preparatory School MD 8-10% unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 8 16 9th-12th Boys School $22,650 (USD) $39,650 (USD) $80 million (USD)
23 Loomis Chaffee School CT 8-10% unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 5 14 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $28,000 (USD) $37,000 (USD) $150 million (USD)
23 Northfield Mount Hermon School MA 8-10% 1202 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 7 15 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $26,900 (USD) $37,100 (USD) $137 million (USD)
23 Miss Porter's School CT 8-10% 1865 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 8 18 9th-12th Girls School $28,350 (USD) $36,950 (USD) $87 million (USD)
23 Emma Willard School NY 8-10% 1910 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 5 16 9th-13th (PG) Girls School $22,000 (USD) $34,800 (USD) $102 million (USD)
23 Episcopal High School VA 8-10% unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 7 18 9th-12th Coed School $35,650 (USD) $126 million (USD)
30 Kent School CT 5-8% unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 7 19 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $31,300 (USD) $39,900 (USD) $73 million (USD)
30 Webb Schools CA 5-8% 1300 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 7 19 9th-12th Coed School $27,860 (USD) $39,170 (USD) $15 million (USD)
30 Woodberry Forest School VA 5-8% 1310 unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 8 19 9th-12th Boys School $33,700 (USD) $165 million (USD)
30 Culver Academies IN 5-8% unranked unranked unranked unranked unranked 1 : 9 15 9th-13th (PG) Coed School $21,000 (USD) $28,900 (USD) $157 million (USD)
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Replies to: US best boarding schools top 30 list

  • 4yorkshiremen4yorkshiremen Posts: 602Registered User Member
    The info for the school my daughter goes to looks like 4 or 5 years out of date (tuition, endowment). I guess it is a starting point, but I wouldn't emphasize the rank of any of the schools on the list vis-a-vis each other.
  • MomofWildChildMomofWildChild Posts: 16,322Registered User Senior Member
    You might as well have just set that sixty bucks on fire.....
  • andoverwarrior6andoverwarrior6 Posts: 142Registered User Junior Member
    Good stats - some are a bit outdated

    According the the Phillips Academy Andover admissions viewbook, their endowment is 820 million.

    Phillips Exeter Academy's is upwards of 1 Billion
  • Princess'DadPrincess'Dad Posts: 1,123Registered User Senior Member
    List by Ivy league do not mean anything. One of your top schools discouraged a girl from going to Juliard as it would "decrease their IVY league listing. Additionally, there are Liberal Art schools (eg Wellesley) which are as good as the IVYs.

    For better ranking, look at those in top 20 of Best Colleges and Best Liberal Art schools.

    ps. Don't forget the best rating which was the Bunkel Index. It is still by far the top rating system.
  • D'yer MakerD'yer Maker Posts: 3,421Registered User Senior Member
    :)............
  • fun is funfun is fun Posts: 1,035Registered User Senior Member
    Horsefeathers...
  • creative1creative1 Posts: 1,657Registered User Senior Member
    The new released MKSIB ranking system is superior to all others out there.
  • Princess'DadPrincess'Dad Posts: 1,123Registered User Senior Member
    fun
    do you mean thacher?
  • scorcesefanscorcesefan Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    this info is way out of date. Middlesex, for instance, is 10 - 12% for the last 2 years, not 30% according to their web site.
  • keylymekeylyme Posts: 2,825Registered User Senior Member
    $60 bucks for outdated info??? I see my son's school on there and the tuition is way off (37,100 vs 42,000 actual), day tuition and endowment are also outdated. Also, some of the schools seem to have the newer SAT scores (out of 2400) whereas others are still based on the 1600 scale.
  • D'yer MakerD'yer Maker Posts: 3,421Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah, yeah...but what about Taft being tied for 17th? And Peddie at 14th? If this information was worth $6, let alone $60, they'd have Peddie at 15th and Taft at 16th. Duh!
  • cindysellsindycindysellsindy Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
    I just got this info a couple of weeks ago. Maybe since this info is so outdated I can get my money back...but thats what pepreview.com states as the 2008 info. Sorry if its outdated
  • Old1Old1 Posts: 92Registered User Junior Member
    This so-called 2008 information looks identical to the information I purchased and copied in June 2007.
  • westcoast_westcoast_ Posts: 773Registered User Member
    which would be identical to the one bought in the previous year of 2006 because I know for a fact last year's tuition for sps was around 39,000, not 37. correct me if i'm wrong, but i can tell a few other schools have strange tuitions that literally don't add up
  • risingjuniorrisingjunior Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
    Middlesex's tuition is about $4000 off. CA at 21 makes no sense to me, and honestly, Ivy League rankings don't tell you much. What if everyone from a certain school wanted to go to a NESCAC? All perfectly amazing schools, some ranked higher than some Ivies, and yet they wouldn't count.
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