What Are Some of the Highest-Ranked Prep Schools?

What Are Some of the Highest-Ranked Prep Schools?

As of 2015, some of the highest-ranked prep schools are the boarding schools Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy Andover, Groton School, St. Paul's School, Deerfield Academy, The Lawrenceville School, Middlesex School, Milton Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall and The Thacher School, states Business Insider. These schools, with the exception of The Thacher School, are located on the East Coast of the United States primarily in New England.

Prep schools are those which focus on helping students gain acceptance into college. Business Insider ranks Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire as the best prep boarding school in the nation, as of 2015. The school has an acceptance rate of 19 percent. Class size is typically approximately 12 students and courses include subjects such as anthropology. Students have the option to study abroad or obtain internships while at the school.

Students at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, have the option of more than 50 advanced placement courses, including art, Japanese and chemistry. The school typically accepts 15 percent of students who apply.

Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts was founded in 1797. It provides courses at the college-level in all of its subjects. At The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, students can choose from 154 advanced placement courses.

Other highly ranked prep schools are Trinity School and Horace Mann School, notes Forbes magazine, which includes day schools in its report.