Special Report

The Best Private High School in Every State

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Oklahoma: Casady School
> Location: Oklahoma City
> Students: 939
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1380
> Annual tuition: $21,370

The Casady School in Oklahoma City is an Episcopal Montessori school teaching students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Casady received an overall A+ grade from Niche as well as A+ grades for its academics and college prep. Students from Casady are most interested in colleges like the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas, and Southern Methodist University.

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Oregon: Catlin Gabel School
> Location: Portland
> Students: 769
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1390
> Annual tuition: $34,100

Portland’s Catlin Gabel School ranks as Oregon’s top private high school largely due to its high test scores. School students averaged a 1390 on the SAT, the best in the state and in the top 100 in the nation, among private high schools. Students also averaged a 32 on the ACT, tied for the highest among private schools in Oregon and in the top 50 among private schools in the country.

Catlin Gabel received an A+ grade overall as well as top marks in academics, teachers, clubs and activities, and college prep. School students say they are interested in prestigious schools like Stanford University, Brown University, New York University.

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Pennsylvania: Germantown Friends School
> Location: Philadelphia
> Students: 1,071
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1390
> Annual tuition: $40,350

Germantown Friends School is a private, coed, Quaker school for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 located in Pennsylvania. In addition to ranking as the best private high school in the state out of nearly 200 schools, it also ranks as the best high school in the state for STEM.

Germantown Friends has the top average SAT score in the state, at 1390. Likely related to these high test scores, students at the school report they are interested in prestigious universities like University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Yale University, and Columbia University.

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Rhode Island: Moses Brown School
> Location: Providence
> Students: 753
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1320
> Annual tuition: $39,230

The Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, is a Quaker school that educates students of all ages. The school received an overall A+ grade from Niche as well as an A+ for its academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college prep, and sports. Though it costs nearly $40,000 in tuition, Moses Brown provides 41% of students with financial aid. The average amount is over $20,000.

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South Carolina: Christ Church Episcopal School
> Location: Greenville
> Students: 1,115
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
> Avg. SAT score: .
> Annual tuition: N/A

Christ Church Episcopal School is a private Episcopal school for grades kindergarten through 12 located in the northwestern part of South Carolina. The school received A+ grades not only for its overall quality, but also for its academics, clubs and activities, and college prep. After graduating, all students go on to attend four-year colleges.