The 50 most expensive top private high schools in America

Facebook/Episcopal High SchoolStudents at Episcopal High School have an annual tuition of more than $US60,000, according to Niche.

Sending a child to a top private high school can be expensive.

We took a look at the 150 top-ranked private high schools in America according to Niche, and found the 50 schools from that list with the highest annual tuition.


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The lion’s share of the most expensive top-ranked schools is in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, especially the New York City area. 14 of the schools on the list are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Here are the 50 most expensive top-ranked private high schools in America, along with their location, annual tuition for the highest grade offered according to Niche, the Niche ranking of the school, and whether or not the school provides boarding. For schools that offer boarding, we’ve listed only the cost of tuition, without room and board.


50. Commonwealth School

Facebook/Commonwealth SchoolCommonwealth School.

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $US43,706

Niche ranking: 62

Offers boarding: No


49. Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School/FacebookBuckingham Browne & Nichols School.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Tuition: $US43,970

Niche ranking: 68

Offers boarding: No


48. Lick-Wilmerding High School

Lick-Wilmerding High School/FacebookLick-Wilmerding High School.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Tuition: $US44,127

Niche ranking: 80

Offers boarding: No


47. Winsor School

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $US44,300

Niche ranking: 29

Offers boarding: No


46. Dalton School

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US44,640

Niche ranking: 32

Offers boarding: No


45. The Packer Collegiate Institute

Facebook/The Packer Collegiate InstituteThe Packer Collegiate Institute.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Tuition: $US44,700

Niche ranking: 70

Offers boarding: No


44. Deerfield Academy

Facebook/Deerfield AcademyDeerfield Academy.

Location: Deerfield, MA

Tuition: $US44,735

Niche ranking: 22

Offers boarding: Yes


43. San Francisco University High School

FacebookSan Francisco University High School.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Tuition: $US44,750

Niche ranking: 71

Offers boarding: No


42. Boston University Academy

Boston University AcademyBoston University Academy.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Tuition: $US44,966

Niche ranking: 51

Offers boarding: No


41. ECF – Fieldston Middle/Upper School

Wikimedia CommonsECF – Fieldston Middle/Upper School.

Location: Bronx, NY

Tuition: $US45,100

Niche ranking: 128

Offers boarding: No


40. National Cathedral School

National Cathedral School/FacebookNational Cathedral School.

Location: Washington, DC

Tuition: $US45,440

Niche ranking: 55

Offers boarding: No


39. Rye Country Day School

Rye Country Day School/FacebookRye Country Day School.

Location: Rye, New York

Tuition: $US45,500

Niche ranking: 36

Offers boarding: No


38. Choate Rosemary Hall

Facebook/Choate Rosemary HallChoate Rosemary Hall.

Location: Wallingford, CT

Tuition: $US45,710

Niche ranking: 8

Offers boarding: Yes


37. Hackley School

Location: Tarrytown, NY

Tuition: $US45,775

Niche ranking: 65

Offers boarding: Yes


36. Lake Forest Academy

Facebook/Lake Forest AcademyLake Forest Academy.

Location: Lake Forest, IL

Tuition: $US45,950

Niche ranking: 126

Offers boarding: Yes


35. The College Preparatory School

The College Preparatory School/FacebookThe College Preparatory School.

Location: Oakland, CA

Tuition: $US46,000

Niche ranking: 4

Offers boarding: No


34. The Taft School

The Taft School/FacebookThe Taft School.

Location: Watertown, CT

Tuition: $US46,500

Niche ranking: 88

Offers boarding: Yes


33. Nightingale-Bamford School

Google EarthNightingale-Bamford School.

Location: New York, New York

Tuition: $US46,500

Niche ranking: 107

Offers boarding: No


32. Convent of the Sacred Heart

WikipediaConvent of the Sacred Heart.

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US46,524

Niche ranking: 121

Offers boarding: No


31. Crystal Springs Uplands School

Crystal Springs Uplands School/FacebookCrystal Springs Uplands School.

Location: Hillsborough, California

Tuition: $US46,780

Niche ranking: 19

Offers boarding: No


30. The Webb Schools

The Webb Schools/FacebookThe Webb Schools.

Location: Claremont, CA

Tuition: $US47,035

Niche ranking: 94

Offers boarding: Yes


29. The Spence School

WikipediaThe Spence School.

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US47,410

Niche ranking: 45

Offers boarding: No


28. The Loomis Chaffee School

Loomis Chaffee School/FacebookThe Loomis Chaffee School.

Location: Windsor, CT

Tuition: $US47,440

Niche ranking: 38

Offers boarding: Yes


27. Woodside Priory School

Facebook/Woodside-Priory-SchoolWoodside Priory School.

Location: Portola Valley, CA

Tuition: $US47,775

Niche ranking: 81

Offers boarding: Yes


26. Trinity School

Google MapsTrinity School.

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US47,965

Niche ranking: 5

Offers boarding: No


25. Castilleja School

Castilleja School/FacebookCastilleja School.

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Tuition: $US47,970

Niche ranking: 9

Offers boarding: No


24. The Urban School of San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA

Tuition: $US48,091

Niche ranking: 78

Offers boarding: No


23. Marin Academy

Location: San Rafael, CA

Tuition: $US48,272

Niche ranking: 129

Offers boarding: No


22. The Harker School

HarkerThe Harker School.

Location: San Jose, CA

Tuition: $US48,500

Niche ranking: 46

Offers boarding: No


21. The Nueva School

Tim Griffith/Kyle JeffersThe Nueva School.

Location: Hillsborough, CA

Tuition: $US48,645

Niche ranking: 24

Offers boarding: No

Tuition from The Nueva School’s website.


20. Poly Prep Country Day School

Facebook/Poly Prep Country Day SchoolPoly Prep Country Day School.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Tuition: $US48,800

Niche ranking: 116

Offers boarding: No


19. Peddie School

Location: Hightstown, NJ

Tuition: $US48,800

Niche ranking: 63

Offers boarding: Yes


18. Riverdale Country School

Riverdale Country School/FacebookRiverdale Country School.

Location: Bronx, NY

Tuition: $US49,210

Niche ranking: 40

Offers boarding: No


17. The Hotchkiss School

The Hotchkiss School/FacebookThe Hotchkiss School.

Location: Lakeville, CT

Tuition: $US49,550

Niche ranking: 17

Offers boarding: Yes


16. Brearley School

Google EarthBrearley School.

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US49,680

Niche ranking: 15

Offers boarding: No


15. Cate School

Location: Carpinteria, CA

Tuition: $US49,700

Niche ranking: 26

Offers boarding: Yes


14. Noble and Greenough School

Noble and Greenough School/FacebookNoble and Greenough School.

Location: Dedham, MA

Tuition: $US50,200

Niche ranking: 21

Offers boarding: Yes


13. St. Mark’s School

Facebook/St. Mark’s SchoolSt. Mark’s School.

Location: Southborough, MA

Tuition: $US50,380

Niche ranking: 86

Offers boarding: Yes


12. Belmont Hill School

Belmont Hill School/FacebookBelmont Hill School.

Location: Belmont, MA

Tuition: $US50,800

Niche ranking: 103

Offers boarding: No


11. Middlesex School

Wikimedia CommonsMiddlesex School.

Location: Concord, MA

Tuition: $US51,212

Niche ranking: 28

Offers boarding: Yes


10. The Lawrenceville School

Facebook/The Lawrenceville SchoolThe Lawrenceville School.

Location: Lawrenceville, NJ

Tuition: $US51,440

Niche ranking: 10

Offers boarding: Yes


9. Concord Academy

Wikimedia CommonsConcord Academy.

Location: Concord, MA

Tuition: $US51,455

Niche ranking: 57

Offers boarding: Yes


8. Milton Academy

Location: Milton, MA

Tuition: $US51,460

Niche ranking: 39

Offers boarding: Yes


7. Marymount School of New York

Facebook/Marymount School of New YorkMarymount School of New York.

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US51,750

Niche ranking: 110

Offers boarding: No


6. Horace Mann School

Via Horace Mann SchoolHorace Mann School.

Location: Bronx, NY

Tuition: $US53,200

Niche ranking: 12

Offers boarding: No


5. Collegiate School

Google MapsCollegiate School.

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $US53,900

Niche ranking: 13

Offers boarding: No


4. St. Andrew’s School

Facebook/St. Andrew’s SchoolSt. Andrew’s School.

Location: Middletown, Delaware

Tuition: $US55,500

Niche ranking: 53

Offers boarding: Yes


3. Avenues: The World School

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Location: New York, New York

Tuition: $US56,400

Niche ranking: 104

Offers boarding: No


2. Episcopal High School

Facebook/Episcopal High SchoolEpiscopal High School.

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Tuition: $US60,900

Niche ranking: 141

Offers boarding: Yes


1. St. Paul’s School

Facebook/St. Paul’s SchoolSt. Paul’s School.

Location: Concord, NH

Tuition: $US62,000

Niche ranking: 18

Offers boarding: Yes

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