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300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School  

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Many of the most powerful people in the world went to prep school. The children of wealthy parents - often "old money" and prep school alumni themselves - are often given the best opportunities in life, starting with top drawer education. This list of celebrities who went to prep school includes many of the more privileged actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians in the public sphere. 

What imagery does the term "prep school" bring to mind? These famous prep school alumni are sure to have worn trad uniforms in their days - khaki, OCBDs, and penny loafers. Far from the preppy fashionistas that flood the Internet these days, these celebrities are the real deal, with authentic battle scars and stories to prove it. After graduation, many have gone on to study at prestigious universities and, well, become famous.

Often private, exclusive, and expensive, college preparatory schools are designed to ready students for university & adult life. Students are shaped into well-rounded adults through challenging academics, competitive team and solo sports, and enriching extracurriculars like clubs and musical pursuits. 
Christian Slater is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Dalton School
Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
James Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
The Hill School
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Dalton School, Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Clancy Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
St. Albans School
Whitney Cummings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Shattuck-St Mary's School
Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Mercersburg Academy
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Sidwell Friends School
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
La Lumiere School
Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Topher Grace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Brewster Academy, Fay School
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Kent School
Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Ashbury College
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Bedales School, Millfield
Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Culver Military Academy
Leelee Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Jack Hanna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
The Kiski School
Yeardley Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Maret School
Luke Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
St. Mark's School of Texas
Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Horace Mann School
Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Waynflete School, York Preparatory School
Jim Rash is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Lawrenceville School