Top Boarding Schools in the US

Following are the top leading boarding schools in the US:

Phillips Academy in Andover - Andover's academic program offers a strong and broad foundation in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. Phillips Academy has produced many noteworthy alumni, including Levi Hutchins, later inventor of the alarm clock.

Deerfield Academy - It is an independent, co-educational boarding school located in Western Massachusetts. The Academy is committed to enrolling a talented and diverse student body. Admission to Deerfield is competitive and is especially difficult for non-U.S. citizens who need financial aid; however it does award financial aid to a few foreign students each year.

The Lawrenceville School - It is a four-year co-educational boarding and day school five miles south of Princeton, New Jersey. Each year Lawrenceville receives many more applications from prospective students than there are spaces available.

Milton Academy - It is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located eight miles south of Boston. Milton graduates put their well-developed skills to work in the most competitive colleges in the country.

Georgetown Preparatory School - Founded in 1789 by America's first Catholic bishop, Prep is the nation's oldest Jesuit school and the only Jesuit boarding school. Georgetown Prep is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition it is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association, the Jesuit High School College Counselors Association, the National Catholic Education Association, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Secondary School Admission Test Board, the College Board, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

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