The 25 best private high schools in America

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Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, came in at No. 1.
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Attending a top private high school provides a solid academic foundation, helps students gain entrance into first-rate colleges, and prepares them for the challenges of the real world.

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, released its newest rankings of the best private high schools in the country.

The ranking looked at nearly 3,500 private high schools across the US, rating a number of factors including SAT and ACT scores, graduation rate, school culture and diversity, and college enrollment. You can read the full breakdown of the methodology here.

Below Business Insider has included each school’s location, student body population, annual tuition, and because each school scored incredibly high on Niche’s metrics, the category where the private school scored lowest.

Read on to learn more about what makes these 25 schools the best in America:


25. Stanford Online High School

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Facebook/Stanford Online High School

Location: Stanford, California

Students: 704

Tuition: $19,950

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “C+” rating for diversity


24. Ransom Everglades School

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Ransom Everglades School

Location: Coconut Grove, Florida

Students: 1,084

Tuition: $35,900

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B+” rating in diversity


23. The Hotchkiss School

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Facebook/TheHotchkissSchool

Location: Lakeville, Connecticut

Students: 632

Tuition: $48,080

Lowest “Niche Grade”: “A-” ratings in diversity and sports


22. Collegiate School

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Google Maps

Location: New York, New York

Students: 648

Tuition: $47,500

Lowest “Niche Grade”: “B+” ratings for diversity and clubs and activities


21. The Westminster Schools

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The Westminster Schools/Facebook

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Students: 1,862

Tuition: $26,815

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B” rating for diversity


20. Flintridge Preparatory School

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Facebook

Location: La Canada Flintridge, California

Students: 500

Tuition: $34,200

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A-” rating for sports


19. Winsor School

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Students: 437

Tuition: $44,300

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B-” rating for diversity


18. Cranbrook Schools

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Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Students: 1,670

Tuition: $33,100

Lowest “Niche Grade”: “A” ratings for diversity and sports


17. St. Mark’s School of Texas

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St. Mark’s School of Texas/Facebook

Location: Dallas, Texas

Students: 851

Tuition: $29,496

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B+” rating for diversity


16. Polytechnic School

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Facebook

Location: Pasadena, California

Students: 868

Tuition: $34,800

Lowest “Niche Grade”: “A-” ratings for sports and diversity


15. Sidwell Friends School

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Sidwell Friends School/Facebook

Location: Washington, DC

Students: 1,145

Tuition: $39,360

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A-” rating for sports


14. Noble & Greenough School

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Noble and Greenough School/Facebook

Location: Dedham, Massachusetts

Students: 612

Tuition: $46,250

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A” rating for sports


13. Groton School

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Facebook/GrotonSchool

Location: Groton, Massachusetts

Students: 368

Tuition: $43,400

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A-” rating for sports


13. Trinity School

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Location: New York, New York

Students: 998

Tuition: $47,965

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B+” rating for sports


11. The Harker School

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Location: San Jose, California

Students: 2,044

Tuition: $45,877

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B-” rating for sports


10. The College Preparatory School

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Facebook

Location: Oakland, California

Students: 363

Tuition: $42,020

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B-” rating for sports


9. Horace Mann School

Location: Bronx, New York

Students: 1,694

Tuition: $46,800

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B” rating for sports


8. Harvard-Westlake School

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Harvard-Westlake School/Facebook

Location: Studio City, California

Students: 1,593

Tuition: $35,900

Lowest “Niche Grade”: A “B” rating for diversity


7. Deerfield Academy

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Facebook/Deerfield Academy

Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts

Students: 635

Tuition: $43,750

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A” rating for diversity


6. Lakeside School

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Facebook

Location: Seattle, Washington

Students: 838

Tuition: $32,000

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A-” rating for sports


5. Choate Rosemary Hall

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Facebook/Choate Rosemary Hall

Location: Wallingford, Connecticut

Students: 862

Tuition: $43,130

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A” rating for sports


4. The Lawrenceville School

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Facebook/The Lawrenceville School

Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Students: 822

Tuition: $51,440

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A-” rating for diversity


3. St. Paul’s School

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St. Paul’s School Office of Admission/Facebook

Location: Concord, New Hampshire

Students: 541

Tuition: $55,000

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A” rating for sports


2. Phillips Exeter Academy

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Phillips Exeter Academy/Facebook

Location: Exeter, New Hampshire

Students: 1,085

Tuition: $38,740

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A-” rating for diversity


1. Phillips Academy

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Facebook/phillipsacademy

Location: Andover, Massachusetts

Students: 1,150

Tuition: $40,500

Lowest “Niche Grade”: An “A” rating for sports

Emmie Martin contributed to a previous version of this story.