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The Best Prep Schools in New England 

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Updated July 5, 2020 27.2k votes 5.9k voters 168.1k views 62 items

List Rules Upvote the greatest prep schools located in the New England region of the United States. Day schools only.

A list of the absolute best New England prep schools, ranked by the community's votes. The list includes prep schools in MA (Massachusetts), the best private schools in CT (Connecticut), and NH prep schools (New Hampshire). What is a prep school? The term is short for college preparation, meant to prepare its students for college coursework, and is a type of second education institution. Boarding schools in New England are also popular, but this list focuses on day schools. Private high school rankings can be an important factor for parents deciding between New England independent schools. 

This list has the most popular prep schools in New England region of the Northeastern United States, and includes related images and location information. Choosing a school for one's child is one of the most important choices a parent can make. What are the absolute best prep schools in New England?

Many of the most elite prep schools are famous for both excellence in academics and their historical origins. This list features the New England prep schools, based on the number of votes cast for each institution. Your votes can help determine the ranking. On the list of New England college prep schools are The Albany Academy, Canterbury School, Kent School, The Marvelwood School, Berkshire School, Landmark School, Taft School, and Darrow School. 
 
Cast your votes for the best New England prep schools below, or add a prep school you think is great, as long as it is located in New England and does not already appear on the list. Another list references the top prep schools in the US, as well as world's best preparatory schools. Also, check out the list of celebs who attended boarding school.

 

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Adam Sandler's School Fo... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Adam.Sandler added Adam Sandler's School For The Gifted

Adamsville, MA -- "Turning big boys into little men since 1966"

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Berwick Academy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Jules Cook added Day school, Private school
3
Loomis Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Ivan“ivanzdobnov”Zdobnov added Private school, Boarding school
4
The Hotchkiss School is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
plokhovad added Boarding school
5
Canterbury High School ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school, Boarding school, Coeducation
New Milford, CT
6
Phillips Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Boarding school, Day school
Andover, MA
7
Noble and Greenough Scho... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
blacksharkfilms1 added Private school
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Kent School is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school, Boarding school
Kent, CT
9
Taft School is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Mixed-sex education, Private school, Boarding school
Watertown, CT
10
Thayer Academy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school
Braintree, MA
11
Avon Old Farms School is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
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Deerfield Academy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
hiup added Private school, Boarding school
Deerfield, MA
13
Lawrence Academy at Grot... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
CbasSidney added
Groton, MA
14
St. John's Prep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Adam.Sandler added St. John's Prep

All Boys-- Danvers, MA

15
Miss Porter's School is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Conrad K Allen added Private school, Boarding school
16
Tabor Academy, Massachus... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Cbarley6 added Private school, Boarding school
17
Northfield Mount Hermon ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
nimimim added Mixed-sex education, Boarding school, Secondary school
18
The Gunnery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
gfsgdgsfd added Boarding school
Washington, CT
19
Berkshire School is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Boarding school
Sheffield, MA
20
Portsmouth Abbey School ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Mixed-sex education, Private school, Boarding school
Portsmouth, RI
21
Gann Academy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school
Waltham, MA
22
Cheshire Academy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
CaytlinGarzi added
Cheshire, CT
23
Westminster School is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
applejax added Private school, Boarding school
Simsbury, CT
24
Williston Northampton Sc... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Boarding school
Easthampton, MA
25
Hopkins School is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Day school, Private school, High school
New Haven, CT