Top Private High Schools in the Boston Area
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Dorchester, MA
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$18,700

Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school. It is highly selective (about 18% of applicants are accepted). The school offers a rigorous curriculum with the aim to foster characteristics and qualities that reflect the tradition and ideals of a Jesuit education.

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Andover, MA
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1131
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$44,500(Day) - 55,900(Boarding)

Phillips Academy is a prestigious private high school located in Andover, MA. It is a selective boarding school that has been serving students for the last 230 years on a beautiful 500-acre campus, about an hour from Boston. 

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Cambridge, MA
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1012
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$30,890 - $42,320

Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N) is a highly respected day school in Cambridge for pre-K through 12th grade.  The school offers a rich and high-quality educational experience for students from a range of backgrounds and talents. Admission to the school is very selective with about an 18% acceptance rate. 

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Milton, MA
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997
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$39,000(Day) - 45,520(Boarding)

Milton Academy is a prestigious private school located in Milton, MA and serves students between kindergarten and 12th grade. The academy is a college preparatory school known for its strong academics and broad based programs. Students can either board at the school or live locally.

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West Roxbury, MA
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732
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$17,900

Catholic Memorial School is a Catholic college preparatory boys school located in the West Roxbury neigborhood of Boston.  The school provides rigorous academics for boys rooted in the Catholic faith.

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Boston, MA
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434
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$12,600 - $44,600

Winsor is an independent day school for academically promising and motivated girls in grades 5-12. The school was founded in 1886 and is located in the Longwood area. Winsor’s historic seven acre campus is nestled amid Simmons and Wheelock Colleges, Harvard Medical School and many of Boston’s renowned teaching hospitals.

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Belmont, MA
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433
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$42,800 (Day), $49,800(Boarding)

Belmont Hill is a prestigious boy's school located in Belmont and offering middle and high school programs.  The school offers a day school option as well as 5-day boarding plan. Admission to the school is selective with an acceptance rate of 28%.

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Byfield, MA
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400
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$44,500(Day) - 55,900(Boarding)

The Governor's Academy is a prestigious private boarding school in Byfield, about 30 miles north of Boston. The school serves students from grade 9 to 12 and is considered very selective. The Academy is one of the oldest operating boarding schools in the country and is located on a beautiful 450 acre campus.

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North Andover, MA
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352
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$42,450 (Day) - $55,560 (Boarding)

Brooks School is a selective private boarding school located in North Andover, MA. The school serves students between the 9th and12th grades and provides a broad education with high academic standards. The school is located about 35 miles from Boston on a beautiful 251 acre campus.

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Milton, MA
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314
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$15,600

Fontbonne Academy is a Catholic high school for women located in Milton, MA. The school serves students between grades 9 and 12 and offers an education with academic excellence and Catholic core values.

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Boston, MA
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266
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$13,550

Cathedral High School is an urban, multicultural Catholic, college preparatory school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades seven through 12. The school is rooted in gospel values, and prepares  students for college and leadership for life.

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Boston, MA
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250
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$21,500(Domestic) - $33,000(International)

The Newman School is an independent day school in the Catholic tradition. It serves high-school age students from Greater Boston and around the world and prepares them for success in college. The school is moderately selective with an acceptance rate of about 50%.

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Boston, MA
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234
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$16,900

Boston Trinity Academy is a nondenominational Christian college preparatory day school located in the Hyde park area of Boston. The school has a strong emphasis on academics and faith and is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate around 40%.

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Boston, MA
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191
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$11,900

Saint Joseph Preparatory High School is a co-educational, college preparatory high school founded upon academic excellence, personal integrity and Catholic tradition. The school is a diverse, multi-cultural and family centered school rooted in Christian gospel values.

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Boston, MA
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172
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$49,483

Boston University Academy  (BUA) is a college preparatory High School located on the campus of Boston University. The school is for academically talented bright boys and girls and has established itself as a top-notch college preperatory school.  The school makes use of the vast resources of the parent university.  Admission is very selective.

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Boston, MA
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150
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$38,342

The Commonwealth School is a small, independent college preparatory high school located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.  The school is known for its high academic standards and offers rigorous college preparation as well as a balanced and well-rounded high school, education.