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TOP-30 American secondary schools where international students can get prestigious and high-quality secondary education

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Nowadays, the USA is the most popular country among foreign students wishing to get high-quality education abroad. SMAPSE offers 30 best secondary schools located in America that allow to get contemporary secondary education for international students. Due to the list of TOP-30 US secondary schools, you will definitely find the most appropriate option. Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE experts, as they are always ready to answer all your questions. 

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Learning programs-summary information

Name Meaning Equivalent Min. age Duration, 
Next stage Cost
GCSE General certificate of secondary education secondary education (non-accomplished) 14 1–2 A-Levels 15,000 USD+
A-Levels Advanced level secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 15,000 USD+
BTEC Business and Technology Education Board secondary special education 14 2–3 University/ work 15,000 USD+
Oxbridge Preparation Preparing for Oxford and Cambridge secondary education (accomplished) 17 1 University 15,000 USD+
International Baccalaureate International baccalaureate secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 18,000 USD+
Foundation/ Pathway Year Preparatory year admission to the 1st year of university 17 1 University 14,000 USD+
NCUK The Northern consortium 2 year university 17,5 1 2 year University of NCUK 13,000 USD+
Special Preparation (Medics/Math/Business) Specialized training - 14 optional optional 4,000 USD+
Academic English Academic English Language school 8 + 6–12 months School or University 8,000 USD+

Advantages and disadvantages of English schools

Advantages Disadvantages
The opportunity to enter the best universities in England, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Europe, the world Expensive
High quality of education and academic standards Strong workload
Perfect English after graduation The need to change the social environment; it takes time to adapt
Useful contacts The difficulty of choosing the most suitable school for the child, requires a qualified specialist

Top 10 boarding high schools in the USA 2019 according to Niche portal

1 Phillips Academy Andover
2 Phillips Exeter Academy
3 Choate Rosemary Hall
4 St. Paul's School
5 The Lawrenceville School
6 Deerfield Academy
7 The Thacher School
8 Milton Academy
9 Noble and Greenough School
10 Groton School


Top 35 schools in the USA according to Smapse Education

1      North Broward Preparatory School
2 Phillips Academy Andover
3 The Storm King School New York
4 Red Bank Catholic High School
5 Windermere Preparatory School
6 Shattuck St Mary's School
7 Cheshire Academy
8 Cate School
9 Ross School
10 Deerfield Academy
11 The Village School
12 Amerigo Los Angeles – Bishop Montgomery High School
13 Webb Schools
14 Kent School USA
15 The Winchendon School
16 Darlington School
17 Marian Catholic High School Amerigo Education
18 Grier School
19 The MacDuffie School
20 CATS Academy Boston
21 The Cambridge School of Weston
22 Milton Academy
23 Amerigo Education Napa Valley
24 American Hebrew Academy
25 Northfield Mount Hermon School

Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education


American University Preparatory School Los Angeles

28 Webb Schools
29 Kent School USA
30 Groton School
31 Maine Central Institute
32 The Lawrenceville School
33 Grand River Academy Оhio
34 Saint John Paul II Academy
35 Chicago North Shore


Top 10 boarding schools in the USA according to The Best Schools portal

1 Phillips Exeter Academy
2 Phillips Academy Andover
3 The Putney School
4 Church Farm School
5 Episcopal High School
6 St. Paul's School
7 Asheville School
8 Shattuck-St. Mary's School
9 St. Andrew's School
10 The Thacher School


Top 10 private high schools in America according to Best Colleges

1 The Lawrenceville School
2 Phillips Exeter Academy
3 Lakeside School

The Latin School of Chicago

5 Albuquerque Academy

Detroit Country Day School

7 Harvard-Westlake School
8 The Harker School

The College Preparatory School

10 Polytechnic School


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