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Best schools in the USA Ranking for international students

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Best schools in the USA Ranking for international students

Nowadays, the United States has an impressive number of private educational institutions - about 29,000 schools. A truly wide choice of secondary education institutions directly influences the diversity of programs, teaching methods. Even the level of teaching staff can differ significantly in two neighbouring schools. If you supplement this list with material and technical capabilities, you will see a lot of absolutely different educational institutions united by only one factor - they all give students an opportunity to get qualitative secondary education.


With such a variety of options, it's not so easy to make a choice. Not every parent can cope with this task on its own, but for the residents of other countries it can be just beyond the capacity.

SMAPSE experts are ready to provide you with competent assistance in this matter, and to begin with, we invite you to get acquainted with the educational institutions that lead the annual rankings of private schools that make up the authoritative educational portals in the USA.

Best schools according to

This online edition, which specializes in education, regularly forms different rankings of educational institutions in the USA. For example, quite interesting is TOP-50 boarding schools in the USA. The portal specialists relied on such indicators as:

  • academic level
  • prospects of education (educational programs on narrow specialization that help entering a university)
  • number of students living on campus (representatives of the publication note that at the residence of this boarding school should live more than 50% students);
  • tuition fees, as well as the availability of programs that provide financial support to students.

In 2016, the following TOP schools were included in the TOP-10 ranking of the TOP-50 Boarding Schools in America (starting from 1st place):

High Schools in America - TOP Rankings

Secondary education in the USA consists of three key grades - the primary, middle and senior schools. It should be noted that following this graduation, schoolchildren change 3 educational institutions. Of course, the most important on this path is still the older school, because during the period of high school young people decide on further plans and begin to prepare for admission to higher educational institutions. Thus, it is the choice of the senior educational level that Americans consider most important for their children.

For a foreign student a two-year high school education provides an opportunity to successfully enter American higher education institution without preparation courses Foundation.

As the vast majority of foreign students come to the United States with the prospect of getting higher education, the classification of high schools is especially popular on educational-grade portals.

Best private schools in the USA in 2016 by the version of Niche

This online resource sorts educational institutions by location, by city or state.

The school's location in the Niche portal ranking is directly related to the following factors:

  • SAT / ACT average score
  • colleges which the graduates entered and the place in the ranking of colleges from Niche;
  • the percentage of graduates who entered the university for a Bachelor's degree,
  • the ratio of the number of students and teachers in the school.

So, 10 best schools in the opinion of this online service is the following:

The best high schools in America according to

The portal is a partner of the well-known resource, and distributes schools based on their location, academic programs, type of education and other indicators. Among the rankings placed in 2016, there are TOP American best schools, identified by the following:

  • Average score for SAT/ ACT
  • Possibilities of material and technical equipment;
  • Conditions of residence on campus;
  • Academic level of the pedagogical staff.

According to the experts of the portal TOP-10 America's best high schools are the following:

  • The Lawrenceville School
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • The Lakeside School
  • The Albuquerque Academy
  • The Albuquerque Academy
  • Detroit Country Day School
  • Harvard-Westlake School
  • The Harker School
  • The College Preparatory School
  • Polytechnic School.

For all the diversity of schools and existing rankings, SMAPSE experts recommend firstly focus on the needs of the future student, and only then - in the name of an educational institution. Then education will be not only effective, but also interesting.

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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