The best private schools in Pennsylvania, according to K12.Niche.com, include Germantown Friends School and Friends Select School in Philadelphia, The Baldwin School, The Shipley School and The Episcopal Academy in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh. These are high-ranking educational institutions with diverse, high-achieving student bodies.
Germantown Friends School and Friends Select School are both private Quaker schools in Philadelphia. They both have very small class sizes, with fewer than 800 students spread across grades kindergarten through 12th grade. A high percentage of graduates go on to matriculate at Ivy League universities. The Baldwin school is a private, all-girls school in Bryn Mawr with students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
The Shipley School in Lower Merion Township and the Episcopal Academy in Newton Square are both co-educational private schools with students from grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The Episcopal Academy is associated with the Episcopal Church. Students attend chapel services and participate in community service projects.
Shady Side Academy is a private co-educational school located in Pittsburgh for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The academy has three unique campuses; the Junior School for grades pre-kindergarten through 5th, the Middle School for 6th through 12th grades and the Upper School for 9th through 12th grades. Students attending the Upper School have the option of boarding at the school.