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Choosing a private high school involves various factors to ensure the best fit for your child. Here are some pointers to help you make an informed decision:


Research the academic reputation of the schools you're considering. Look into factors such as college acceptance rates, standardized test scores, and academic achievements of students. Consider if the school offers advanced placement (AP) courses or specialized academic tracks that align with your child's interests and goals.

Curriculum and Programs
Evaluate the curriculum and programs offered by each school. Consider if the school provides a well-rounded education that includes not only core subjects like math, science, English, and history but also opportunities for enrichment, extracurricular activities, and experiential learning. Look for programs that cater to your child's interests, whether in STEM fields, the arts, humanities, or athletics.

Class Size and Teacher-Student Ratio
Smaller class sizes and lower student-to-teacher ratios often allow for more personalized attention, individualized instruction, and opportunities for student-teacher interaction

Extracurricular Activities and Enrichment
Explore the extracurricular activities, clubs, and enrichment opportunities available at each school. Consider if the school offers a diverse range of options that allow students to explore their interests, develop leadership skills, and pursue their passions outside the classroom.

Campus Culture and Environment
Visit each school and observe the campus culture and environment. Pay attention to the atmosphere, student body diversity, and overall sense of community. Consider if the school fosters a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment where students feel valued, respected, and challenged to grow academically and personally.

Facilities and Resources
Assess the facilities and resources available at each school. Consider if the school has modern classrooms, well-equipped science labs, libraries, arts facilities, athletic fields, and technology resources that support student learning and engagement. Look for evidence of ongoing investments in infrastructure and technology to ensure that the school remains competitive and able to meet the evolving needs of students

Cost and Financial Aid
Evaluate the cost of tuition and fees for each school, as well as the availability of financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans. Consider if the school's tuition aligns with your budget and if the financial aid options make it accessible to students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.


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List of Private High Schools in the Boston Area

Bradford Christian AcademyChristian1-12Bradford
Clark SchoolIndependent1-12Rowley
Sterling Education Independent-4-12Westwood
Winsor SchoolIndependent5-12Boston
The Accord SchoolAlternative-6-12Norwell
Austin Preparatory SchoolCatholic6-12Reading
Montrose SchoolCatholic6-12Medfield
St Marys High SchoolCatholic6-12Lynn
Boston Trinity AcademyChristian6-12Boston
Lexington Christian AcademyChristian6-12Lexington
The Tremont SchoolIndependent-6-12Lexington
Beaver Country Day SchoolIndependent6-12Chestnut Hill
Meridian AcademyIndependent6-12Jamaica Plain
The Rivers SchoolIndependent6-12Weston
Thayer AcademyIndependent6-12Braintree
The Woodward SchoolIndependent6-12Quincy
Waring SchoolIndependent6-12Beverly
St Johns Preparatory SchoolIndpendent6-12Danvers
Al-noor AcademyIslamic6-12Mansfield
Mt Alvernia High SchoolCatholic7-12Newton
Archbishop Williams High SchoolCatholic7-12Braintree
Boston College High SchoolCatholic7-12Dorchester
Cathedral High SchoolCatholic7-12Boston
Catholic MemorialCatholic7-12West Roxbury
Ursuline AcademyCatholic7-12Dedham
Xaverian Brothers High SchoolCatholic7-12Westwood
Notre Dame AcademyCatholic7-12Hingham
Pope John Xxiii High SchoolCatholic7-12Everett
Belmont Hill SchoolIndependent7-12Belmont
The Newman SchoolIndependent7-12Boston
Noble And Greenough SchoolIndependent7-12Dedham
Arlington Catholic High SchoolCatholic9-12Arlington
Notre Dame Cristo Rey High SchoolCatholic9-12Lawrence
Central Catholic High SchoolCatholic9-12Lawrence
Cristo Rey Boston High SchoolCatholic-9-12Dorchester
Fontbonne AcademyCatholic9-12Milton
Bishop Fenwick High SchoolCatholic9-12Peabody
Marian High SchoolCatholic9-12Framingham
Brooks SchoolEpiscopal9-12North Andover
St Mark's SchoolEpiscopal9-12Southborough
Boston University AcademyIndependent9-12Boston
Phillips AcademyIndependent9-12Andover
The Governors AcademyIndependent9-12Byfield
The Newman SchoolIndependent9-12Boston
Waldorf High School Of Massachusetts BayIndependent9-12Belmont
Cats Academy BostonIndependent9-12Braintree
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall SchoolIndependent9-12Waltham
The Cambridge School Of WestonIndependent9-12Weston
The Academy At Penguin HallIndependent9-12Wenham
Pingree SchoolIndependent9-12South Hamilton
Walnut Hill School For The ArtsIndependent9-12Natick
Bais Yaakov Of Boston High SchoolJewish--9-12Brighton
Gann Academy the New Jewish High SchoolJewish9-12Waltham
Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael High School For BoysJewish--9-12Chestnut Hill
Torah AcademyJewishpreK-11Brookline
Academy Of Notre DameCatholicpreK-12Tyngsboro
Calvary Chapel AcademyChristianpreK-12Rockland
Covenant Christian AcademyChristianpreK-12Peabody
Fellowship Christian AcademyChristianpreK-12Methuen
Brimmer & May SchoolIndependentpreK-12Chestnut Hill
British International School Of BostonIndependentpreK-12Boston
Buckingham Browne & Nichols SchoolIndependentpreK-12Cambridge
German International School BostonIndependent-preK-12Boston
International School Of BostonIndependentpreK-12Cambridge
Sudbury Valley SchoolIndependent-preK-12Framingham
Islamic Academy Of New EnglandIslamic-preK-12Sharon
Dana Hall SchoolIndependent5-12Wellesley
Deerfield AcademyIndependent9-12Deerfield
Milton AcademyIndependentK-12Milton
Commonwealth SchoolIndependent8-12Boston
Mesivta High SchoolJewish--9-12Brighton



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