High school education in the United States has long been popular, as local schools are progressing and the quality of educational services.
Below we will look at the top 20 most expensive and respectable schools in the United States, where studying is not only prestigious, but also enjoyable because of the special atmosphere and good educational prospects.
20. Berkshire School
Berkshire School opens this ranking. Its campus is located in Sheffield, Massachusetts, right at the foot of Mount Everett, which is one of the local landmarks. It can house up to 400 students, some of whom are in a residential setting. The school's community is multicultural, with students from different states in America as well as from more than 30 countries around the world.
Location: Sheffield, Massachusetts
Tuition: 64, 200 $
19. blair academy
The next school on the list is Blair Academy, founded in 1848. It is also one of America's oldest private high schools. It is distinguished by its prestige and, consequently, a high level of selectivity: only 18% of applicants get to study here. Funding for the school is a round sum of $105 million, which allows the school to be equipped with comfort and modernity. The school can accommodate up to 80% of its students (in boarding).
Location: Blairstown, New Jersey
Tuition: 64,200 $
18. Concord Academy.
Concord Academy bears the name of its town and refers to private residential schools. More than half of the students here are accommodated on a full board basis, 60% of the total, to be exact. Although tuition here is quite high, only 25% of students can qualify for financial aid (i.e. one in 4 students) and the financial fund is $5 million.
Location: Concord, Massachusetts
Tuition Article: 64,200 $
17. Tabor Academy.
Tabor Academy is one of the most prestigious and expensive boarding schools located in Massachusetts. When deciding to enroll each candidate, the selection committee pays special attention to his or her ability to pay, carefully examining information about the future student. Quoting the official Tabor Academy website, SMAPSE experts note that the final stage of the selection process is "necessity awareness": this means that the selection committee compares students' overall academic and personal qualities with their financial ability in making its decision.
Location: Marion, Massachusetts
16. Kent School
Like many prestigious private schools in America, Kent School offers boarding accommodation - up to 93% of students live on campus. Most of the teaching staff has academic degrees, and the school's educational program offers not only 28 AP subjects, but multi-level programs in several languages, including Chinese, Latin and Greek.
- Location: Kent, Connecticut
- Tuition: 64,600 $
- Ranking: 41.
15. Oregon Episcopal School
The Oregon Episcopal School is located on a rural campus near downtown Portland. The area of the school territory is 59 acres, and in total about 870 people study here from the pre-school level to the 12th grade of high school. Students have the opportunity to sit on the campus and enjoy a variety of menus: from vegan or gluten-free dishes to Chinese, Indian, Mexican or Thai cuisine.
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Tuition: 65,100 $
- Ranking: 34.
14. Cate School
Cate Private School, founded in 1910, is located in the state of Southern California. Today, about 300 students study here. According to official data from the site, of which 28% of people can expect to receive financial assistance if necessary. On the terms of the boarding school, about 220 people live here, and another 60 go through day time education.
- Location: Carpenteria, California
- Tuition: 65,500 $
- Ranking: 9.
13. Northfield Mount Hermon School
This is a secondary educational institution for co-education and living in a boarding format, the territory of which is located in the cozy countryside of Massachusetts. On the school’s official website, Northfield Mount Hermon considers its mission to create an environment that allows “to use the students' intellect, compassion and talents, enabling them to act with humanity and purpose.”
- Location: Mount Hermon, Massachusetts
- Tuition: 65,500 $
- Ranking: 37.
12. San Domenico School
One of the oldest schools in California offers its students 2 formats of education: boarding school and full-time. The campus covers an area of 515 acres in San Anselmo - it's a 35-minute drive north from San Francisco. The San Domenico School is the owner of an impressive 12.6 million $ charity, and although the cost of studying here is already quite high, almost 40% of students here pay for their studies at the lower price index.
- Location: San Anselmo, California
- Tuition: 65,610 $
- Ranking: 82.
11. The Webb Schools
The director of Webb schools, founded in 1922 in Clermont, on the official website gives an exhaustive description of this educational institution: “The admission of our graduates to the Ivy League, to the best women's colleges and small national liberal arts colleges, that is, in fact, to TOP-10 of all colleges and the country's universities, remains wonderful.” Institutions have a good track record of achievements and an excellent reputation, which is highly valued - the cost of education is appropriate.
- Location: Clermont, California
- Tuition fee: 66,613 $
- Ranking: 26.
10. The Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville Private School, located on an area of 700 acres, is based in the historic district of the city of the same name in the state of New Jersey. The boarding school accepts high school students from grades 9 to 12, has an impressive financial fund of 470 million $.
- Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
- Tuition: 66,636 $
- Ranking: 4.
9. Worcester Academy
More than 500 middle and high school students attend the Worcester Academy in the state of Massachusetts, with 35% of high school students living in a suburban area of the school. This boarding school, of course, can be called expensive, but the selection committee is ready to meet its candidates in order to overcome this barrier. The information on the school’s website says that “If WA is the right place for your child, and finance is the problem, then we will work out a plan with you.”
- Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
- Tuition: 66,672 $
- Ranking: 99.
8. St. Albans School
St. Albans Private School, located in Washington, was founded in 1990. This educational institution is exclusively for boys, where 30 students from grades 9 to 12 from different parts of the world are currently studying. Since the decor in St. Albans School is very chamber due to the small number of students, every day students of the boarding school participate in almost family dinners in the company of classmates and teachers: this allows you to create an atmosphere of community and unity in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Location: Washington DC
- Tuition: 66,918 $
- Ranking: 16.
7. Stevenson School
Studying at Stevenson’s school, located almost on the pebble beach of Pebble Beach, will undoubtedly cost a large sum of people: the cost of studying in high school will be about 67,000 $. Participants in the preschool education program pay about 17,000 $ for one academic year.
- Location: Pebble Beach, California
- Tuition: 67,500 $
- Ranking: 68.
6. The Village School)
The Village School in Houston, Texas, now has an area of 28 acres and is not going to stop there. Students in full board are accommodated in a new 4-storey hostel: this is a luxurious residence, on each floor of which there is a fully equipped kitchen, vending machines and a laundry room (washing machine with dryer). In the courtyard, students will even find a grill and an entertainment area with an open area for cooking (of course, under the supervision of staff).
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Tuition: 67,750 $
- Ranking: 47.
5. The Athenian School
This elite high school is located in the sunny city of Danville, where it offers prestigious quality education and campus accommodation in a friendly atmosphere. The Athenian school has a capacity of 530 students, of which 60 live on campus. In addition, almost 60% of “Athenian students” are people from different ethnic groups, so a multicultural community has been formed here.
- Location: Danville, California
- Tuition: from 68,700 $
- Ranking: 28.
4. Woodside Priory School
Education at Woodside Elementary School costs more than 70,000 $ per academic year (price with full board). Full-time tuition costs slightly less - about 46,000 $ per year. It should be noted that life on campus is without exaggeration luxurious: on the institution’s website it is indicated that among the students' favorite dinners are filet mignon and Malaysian crab. Woodside Priory School's residential environment includes billiard tables, ping-pong tables, flat-screen TVs, and access to a heated school pool.
- Location: Portola Valley, California
- Tuition: 71,975 $
- Ranking: 23.
3. The Masters School
It is one of the most expensive schools among the best boarding schools in the country, based on the official information of the website of the educational institution. During the weekend, students can go for a walk in New York or spend time on the beautiful historic campus.
- Location: Dobbs Ferry, New York
- Tuition: 72,000 $
- Ranking: 51.
2. Ross School
Founded in 1991, Ross School Private School offers students a full-cycle secondary education - from the preschool level to the 12th grade of high school. It is the only private school in the southern region of Long Island that provides such a wide range of curricula. The annual price for programs here starts at 71,048 $ per year.
- Location: East Hampton, NY
- Tuition: from 71,048 $
First on our list is a modern and high-tech American school located in the heart of Manhattan. Here instruction is offered from students as young as 3 years old (preschool level) to high school. The school takes pride in the academic performance of its students, as since 2013 (the first graduation) they have consistently entered the country's leading universities - Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and other regions. Tuition, like the school's prestige, is at a very high level: in 2020, the price reaches $93,000 (including housing).
Location: Manhattan, New York