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
Canterbury School Private school, Boarding school, Coeducation - New Milford, CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deerfield Academy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
hiup added Deerfield Academy Independent school, Private school, Boarding school - Deerfield, MA

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Adam Sandler's School For The ... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Hotchkiss School is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
plokhovad added Hotchkiss School Boarding school

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Williston Northampton School is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Williston Northampton School Boarding school - Easthampton, MA

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

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Hopkins School is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Hopkins School Day school, Private school, High school - New Haven, CT

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Kimball Union Academy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Kimball Union Academy Private school, Boarding school - Meriden, NH

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Loomis Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Ivan“ivanzdobnov”Zdobnov added Loomis Chaffee Private school, Boarding school

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St. John's Prep is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Adam.Sandler added St. John's Prep All Boys-- Danvers, MA

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

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

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

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Miss Hall's School is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
MirandaMcGeary added Miss Hall's School Boarding school

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

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Worcester Academy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Worcester Academy Day school, Boarding school - Worcester, MA

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Kingswood-Oxford School is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Kingswood-Oxford School West Hartford, CT

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The Wheeler School is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
student added The Wheeler School

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

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

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Applewild School is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Applewild School Fitchburg, MA

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Maimonides School is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
MikhaelSmits added Maimonides School Brookline, MA

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Trinity-Pawling School is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
stevejwm added Trinity-Pawling School Boarding school, High school - Pawling, NY

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Derby Academy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Derby Academy Hingham, MA

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Landmark School is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Landmark School Private school, Boarding school - Beverly, MA

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

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Fessenden School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
1478130242043 added Fessenden School

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Emma Willard School is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
plokhovad added Emma Willard School Boarding school

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

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Boston University Academy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Boston University Academy High school, Secondary school - Boston, MA

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

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Moses Brown School is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Moses Brown School Private school - Providence, RI

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

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The Fenn School is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
CbasSidney added The Fenn School Private school - Concord, MA

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Fairfield College Preparatory ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
dd26 added Fairfield College Preparatory School High school, Private school, University-preparatory school - Fairfield, CT

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Falmouth Academy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Falmouth Academy Private school - Falmouth, MA

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Bancroft School is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Prep Schools in New England
Bancroft School Secondary education, Private school - Worcester, MA