Schools The Best Prep Schools in New England  

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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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Canterbury High School is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school, Boarding school, Coeducation - New Milford, CT

2
453 525
Phillips Academy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Independent school, Day school, Boarding school - Andover, MA

3
675 879
Thayer Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school - Braintree, MA

4
503 647
Kent School is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school, Boarding school - Kent, CT

5
435 575
Taft School is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Mixed-sex education, Private school, Boarding school - Watertown, CT

6
434 583
Avon Old Farms School is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England

7
414 559
Lawrence Academy at Groton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
CbasSidney added Groton, MA

8
53 19
Adam Sandler's School For The ... is listed (or ranked) 8 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"

9
305 463
Deerfield Academy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
hiup added Independent school, Private school, Boarding school - Deerfield, MA

10
83 107
Hotchkiss School is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
plokhovad added Boarding school

11
313 594
Cheshire Academy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
CaytlinGarzi added Cheshire, CT

12
254 475
Gann Academy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school - Waltham, MA

13
153 268
Tabor Academy, Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Cbarley6 added Private school, Boarding school

14
224 425
Portsmouth Abbey School is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Mixed-sex education, Private school, Boarding school - Portsmouth, RI

15
268 519
Berkshire School is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Boarding school - Sheffield, MA

16
66 110
Northfield Mount Hermon School is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
nimimim added Mixed-sex education, Boarding school, Secondary school

17
74 139
The Gunnery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
gfsgdgsfd added Boarding school - Washington, CT

18
13 7
Loomis Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Ivan“ivanzdobnov”Zdobnov added Private school, Boarding school

19
111 241
Westminster School is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
applejax added Private school, Boarding school - Simsbury, CT

20
156 352
Williston Northampton School is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Boarding school - Easthampton, MA

21
185 430
Hopkins School is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Day school, Private school, High school - New Haven, CT

22
13 15
St. John's Prep is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Adam.Sandler added St. John's Prep

All Boys-- Danvers, MA

23
146 349
Kimball Union Academy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school, Boarding school - Meriden, NH

24
19 34
Miss Porter's School is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Conrad K Allen added Independent school, Private school, Boarding school

25
159 388
The Governor's Academy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school, Boarding school - Byfield, MA

26
126 317
Holderness School is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
High school, Private school, Boarding school - Holderness, NH

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3 2
Xaverian Brothers High School is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
newenglandkid5 added Private, All Boys Prep School -

Westwood, MA

28
18 48
Derryfield School is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Brock George Higley added Independent school, High school

29
1 2
Miss Hall's School is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
MirandaMcGeary added Boarding school

30
131 358
Worcester Academy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Day school, Boarding school - Worcester, MA

31
115 315
Kingswood-Oxford School is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
West Hartford, CT

32
2 6
The Wheeler School is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
student added The Wheeler School

33
109 310
The Marvelwood School is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England

34
35 105
Trinity-Pawling School is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
stevejwm added Boarding school, High school - Pawling, NY

35
91 264
Applewild School is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Fitchburg, MA

36
81 236
Maimonides School is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
MikhaelSmits added Brookline, MA

37
9 36
Fessenden School is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
1478130242043 added

38
83 260
Derby Academy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Hingham, MA

39
133 409
St. Sebastian's School is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England

40
76 242
Landmark School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school, Boarding school - Beverly, MA

41
80 266
Boston University Academy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
High school, Secondary school - Boston, MA

42
66 224
Montrose School is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Medfield, MA

43
73 249
Moses Brown School is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school - Providence, RI

44
61 214
New Hampton School is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
mfana3 added New Hampton, NH

45
11 50
Emma Willard School is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
plokhovad added Boarding school

46
80 294
Greenwich Academy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Independent school - Greenwich, CT

47
0 6
The Wheeler School is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
student added The Wheeler School

48
14 78
The Fenn School is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
CbasSidney added Private school - Concord, MA

49
23 115
Fairfield College Preparatory ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
dd26 added High school, Private school, University-preparatory school - Fairfield, CT

50
39 181
Falmouth Academy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Private school - Falmouth, MA