Private high school rankings appear on the Forbes and Business Insider websites as well as several websites focused on education, such as Niche and The Best Schools. Rankings can vary depending on the source and the criteria used to rate the schools.
According to Business Insider, the top-ranked private high school in the United States is Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. This school has an A+ rating with top marks for academics, teachers, educational outcomes, and student culture and diversity. The second ranked private high school is Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Florida. It also receives the highest possible ratings for academics, education outcomes, and student culture and diversity, although the teachers aren't ranked.
California contains 12 of the top 25 private high schools. The top private school in the state and number three nationally is the College Preparatory School in Oakland, California. While both academics and educational outcomes received A+ ratings, the ares of food, sports and fitness received scores in the D range. The 25th ranked school, Head-Royce School, is also located in Oakland with an A rating in academics.
Other top schools include Horace Mann School in New York, Castilleja School in California, Trinity School in New York, Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and San Francisco University High School. Rounding out the top 10 private schools are Lakeside School in Washington and Dalton School in New York.