Top boarding schools, according to StartClass, are Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Andover Academy and the Groton School. Other top boarding schools include St. Paul's School, Deerfield Academy and Choate Rosemary Hall.
StartClass also identifies the Middlesex School, The Lawrenceville School and The Hotchkiss School as top-rated boarding schools.
Many of the top boarding schools in the United States are located in New England. Top schools located outside the Northeast are The Thacher School in California and Saint Andrews School in Florida. Lake Forest Academy in Illinois is highly rated, as is the Thomas Jefferson School in Missouri. In Colorado, the Rocky Mountain School is a top boarding school.
Top international boarding schools, according to Asian Correspondent, include Geelong Grammar School in Australia, Pickering School in Canada and Aiglon College in Switzerland. Forbes identifies Eton College and The Charterhouse School in Great Britain as top boarding schools.
Most top boarding schools have high tuition and fees, low student-to-teacher ratios, impressive college placements for their students and high-end arts and athletics facilities. While many boarding schools are nonsectarian, others have religious affiliations.
Some leading boarding schools are single-sex institutions. Highly rated Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, is an all-girls school, and the Church Farm School in Exton, Pennsylvania, is an all-boys school.