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Rank The Top 10 ISL Schools

benevolent4thembenevolent4them Posts: 1,154Registered User Senior Member
edited January 13 in Prep School Admissions
Rank The Top 10 ISL Schools

Belmont Hill School
Buckingham-Browne & Nichols School
Brooks School
The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy)
Groton School
Lawrence Academy
Middlesex School
Milton Academy
Noble & Greenough School
Rivers School
Roxbury Latin School
St. George's School
St. Mark's School
St. Paul's School
St. Sebastian's School
Thayer Academy
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  • kafkarebornkafkareborn Posts: 751Registered User Member
    Roxbury Latin School
    Milton Academy
    Groton School
    St. Paul's School
    Middlesex School
    Belmont Hill School
    Noble & Greenough School
    Buckingham-Browne & Nichols School
    St. George's School
    St. Mark's School

    and the rest.
  • benevolent4thembenevolent4them Posts: 1,154Registered User Senior Member
    1. SPS
    2. Groton
    3. Middlesex
    4. Milton
    5. St. George's School
    6. St. Mark's School
    7. Noble and Greenough School
    8. Roxbury Latin
    9. Governor's Academy
    10. Brooks School
  • kafkarebornkafkareborn Posts: 751Registered User Member
    benev ... how in the world is roxbury latin below st george's and st mark's ??

    remember Roxbury sends half of its class to the ivy and 15% to harvard. Its average sat score is a 2230 .... I mean it may very well be one of the best schools in the country ...

    Grads of Roxbury founded harvard medical school and yale university just to name a few....

    It was founded in 1645.

    I mean i just object to that. I think in these rankings roxbury is clearly no 1.
  • DiveAliveDiveAlive Posts: 1,734Registered User Senior Member
    college matriculation doesn't make a school great.. (although i know Roxbury Latin is an incredible school!!)

    my list would go:

    1. Roxbury Latin School
    2. St. Paul's School
    3. Groton School
    4. Milton Academy
    5. Middlesex School

    .. and then everything else! there are some great schools on that list (brooks, st. mark's, st. george's..) but i don't really know them well enough to rank them.. so. :)
  • BrooklynGuyBrooklynGuy Posts: 666Registered User Member
    Oh why do these go on? Rank by what? Best food? Most sports? Highest per centage of people over 6 feet who are from the south?

    What is the point?! Only you will know what school is best for YOU!
  • DiveAliveDiveAlive Posts: 1,734Registered User Senior Member
    rate .. overall? D:
    academics?!

    haha well.
    i was bored. needed distractions ..
    :D i DO see your point, though. it's just fun to rank things, eheh..
  • ibnhf1ibnhf1 Posts: 156Registered User Junior Member
    Thayer Academy is a great day ISL school, new center for the arts and great success with college acceptance, the leadership is excellent and the kids are happy and well prepared for college.
  • erkybkerkybk Posts: 631Registered User Member
    1. SPS
    2. Groton
    3. Milton
    4. Middlesex
    5. St. Mark's School
    6. St. George's School
    7. Noble and Greenough School
    8. Roxbury Latin
    9. Governor's Academy
    10. Brooks School

    The following is the 2007-2008 ranking determined based on SAT score, College matriculation data, number of AP class, endowment/student by
    a prepschool preparation institute.

    1
    Phillips Exeter Academy

    2
    St. Paul's

    3
    Phillips Academy Andover

    4
    Groton School

    5
    Deerfield Academy

    6
    Choate Rosemary Hall

    7
    Hotchkiss School

    8
    Lawrenceville Academy

    9
    Milton Academy

    10
    St. Andrew School (DE)

    11
    Thacher School

    12
    Middlesex School

    13
    Peddie School

    14
    Taft School

    15
    Concord Academy

    16
    Cate School

    17
    Loomis Chaffee School

    18
    St. Mark's School

    19
    Westminster School

    20
    Emma Williard

    21
    Woodberry Forest School

    22
    Episcopal High School

    23
    Webb school (CA)

    24
    Miss Porter's School

    25
    Blair Academy

    26
    Mercersburg Academy

    27
    Asheville School

    28
    Hill School

    29
    Governor Dummer Academy

    30
    Brooks School

    31
    Northfield Mount Hermon

    32
    Pomfret School

    33
    Kent School

    34
    Tabor Academy

    35
    Suffield Academy

    36
    Cranbrook Schools

    37
    Stevenson School

    38
    Western Reserve Academy

    39
    Portsmouth Abbey School ( C)

    40
    Williston Northampton School

    41
    Santa Catalina School ( C)

    42
    George School

    43
    Masters School

    44
    Madeira School

    45
    St. James School

    46
    Westover School

    47
    Holderness School

    48
    Virginia Episcopal School

    49
    St. Catherine's School

    50
    Salisbury School

    51
    Annie wright School

    52
    McCallie School

    53
    St. Stephen's Episcopal School

    54
    Kimball Union Academy

    55
    Berkshire School

    56
    Canterbury School ( C)

    57
    Cambridge School of Weston

    58
    Lawrence Academy

    59
    Gunnery

    60
    Avon Old Farms School

    61
    Proctor Academy

    62
    Dana Hall

    63
    WESTTOWN

    64
    Worcester Academy

    65
    Culver Academy

    66
    Baylor School

    67
    Fountain Valley School of Colorado

    68
    Mount Michael Benedictine (C )

    69
    Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

    70
    Cushing Academy

    71
    Ethel Walker School

    72
    Stony Brook School

    73
    Wyoming Seminary

    74
    Millbrook School

    75
    Lake Forest Academy

    76
    Tilton School

    77
    Brewster Academy

    78
    Wilbraham & Monson Academy

    79
    Trinity-Prawling School

    80
    New Hampton School

    81
    Putney School

    82
    Hun School

    83
    Foxcroft School

    84
    Darlington School

    85
    Shattuck-St. Mary's School

    86
    St. Timothy's School

    87
    Christ School

    88
    Webb school (TN)

    89
    Wayland Academy

    90
    St. John's Prepatory School (c )

    91
    Kiski

    92
    Purnell School

    93
    Blue Ridge School

    94
    Villanova Prepatory School ( c )

    95
    Hawaii Prepatory Academy

    96
    Vermont Academy

    97
    Kents Hill School

    98
    Gould Academy

    99
    Stoneleigh-Burnham School

    100
    Walnut Hill School

    101
    Subiaco Academy (c )

    102
    Colorado Rocky Mountain School

    103
    Hebron Academy

    104
    Chirstchurch School

    105
    Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School

    106
    St. Bernard Prep ( c)

    107
    St. Stanislaus College Prep ( c)

    108
    Girard College

    109
    Andrews School

    110
    Northwood School
  • jg0339jg0339 Posts: 367Registered User Junior Member
    erkybk: Once Again; where do you get your statistics?
  • principalviolaprincipalviola Posts: 2,418- Senior Member
    People keep ranking things....

    Surprise human nature hasn't changed yet. Amen evolution.
  • SarumSarum Posts: 1,144Registered User Senior Member
    ""prepschool preparation institute.""

    A what?
  • principalviolaprincipalviola Posts: 2,418- Senior Member
    Agree lol. I really wish people would stop mindlessly ranking. Just because Milton procures the greatest number of Harvard matriculations among Boarding schools by no measures means it is the right school for John Doeprepschoolapplyer. Some schools are better than others, but it does not mean that that school provides a better environment for this "John" in question than does a school lower on the ladder.
  • principalviolaprincipalviola Posts: 2,418- Senior Member
    SAT score, College matriculation data, number of AP class, endowment/student

    Does any of that crap make a difference to someone wanting to pursue something that only X school offers?
  • SarumSarum Posts: 1,144Registered User Senior Member
  • erkybkerkybk Posts: 631Registered User Member
    Most of those BS ranking are from South Korean educational institute or educational newspaper. US parents do not care of those ranking too much while South Korean parents like to compare the BS in terms of SAT, SSAT, acceptance rate, college mayriculation, endowment, AP classes, etc. I heard it from Korean parents. Some of many ranking can be found at

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