Schools The Best Prep Schools in the World  

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The absolute best college prep schools in the world, ranked by the community's votes. This list has the most popular prep schools in the world, and includes related images and location information. Choosing a school is one of the most important choices a parent can make for their children. What are the most famous prep schools in the world?

This list features the absolute best prep schools in the world. The schools are listed based on the number of votes cast for each institution and your votes can help determine the ranking as well. Among the best worldwide prep schools are Institut Le Rosey, Eton College, Brearley School, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrence Academy, Charterhouse School, Horace Mann School, Middlesex School, Foxcroft School, Trinity School, Hotchkiss School, Winsor School, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, and American School of Sao Paulo.

Cast your votes for the best prep schools in the world or add the preparatory schools, located anywhere in the world that you think are the greatest but aren't already on the list.
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Yew Chung International School... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Secondary education, Preschool, Kindergarten
Shanghai, China

2
53 28
Phillips Exeter Academy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Tod Hawks added Independent school, Day school, Private school

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38 27
Andover (phillips Academy) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Tod Hawks added Andover (phillips Academy)

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45 35
Eton College is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Public school, Boarding school, University
West Berkshire, UK

5
47 46
Trinity College is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
New York, NY

6
30 35
Institut Le Rosey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Rolle, Switzerland

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9 8
Westminster School is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Public school, Boarding school, Independent school

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7 6
Winchester College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Private High School, Public school, Independent school

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9 9
Phillips Academy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Independent school, Day school, Boarding school

10
8 8
Marlborough College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Boarding school, Independent school

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7 7
Oundle School is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Public school, Independent school, Mixed-sex education

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9 10
Harrow School is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Public school, Boarding school, Independent school

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6 6
Uppingham School is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Independent school, Boarding school, Independent school

14
26 35
The Lawrenceville School is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Lawrenceville, NJ

15
10 12
St. Paul's School is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
AnnaP added Private school, Boarding school

St. Paul's School in Concord, NH is a nationally ranking prep school. It's beautiful campus, and amazing academics give St. Paul's its reputation.

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19 25
Charterhouse School is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Surrey, UK

17
18 24
Hotchkiss School is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
Lakeville, CT

18
5 6
Wellington College, Berkshire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Independent school

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5 6
Wycombe Abbey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolsta added Boarding school, Independent school

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4 5
Xaverian Brothers High School is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
newenglandkid5 added Single-sex education, Private school

Westwood, MA

21
6 8
Rugby School is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Boarding school, Independent school

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3 4
St Mary's, Ascot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolsta added St Mary's, Ascot

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3 4
St Mary's, Calne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolsta added St Mary's, Calne

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4 6
Benenden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Benenden

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5 8
Oakham School is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Prep Schools in the World
MolstaTolstaMinecraftandmanymore added Boarding school, Independent school