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21. The Westminster Schools
Address : 1424 West Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30327
Telephone : (404) 355-8673
Website : westminster.net
Yearly Tuition : $ 26,815
Students : 1,862
Westminster is a Christian, independent day school for boys and girls, which seeks to develop the whole person for college and for life through excellent education.
For aim who lightly fire
and crave the kind of challenge that keeps us on our toes. We aim to light a fire under that raw talent. To be a catalyst that engage and inspires. Westminster faculty have the freedom to design experiences that continuously expand limits-intellectually, physically, and spiritually-and we incorporate character and professional development at every turn. In this way, we empower students to liberate their potential and grow into leaders of conscience.
22. Collegiate School
Address : 260 W 78th St New York, NY 10024
Telephone : (212) 812-8521
Website : collegiateschool.org/page
Yearly Tuition : $ 47,500
Students : 648
faculty are divided into Lower School (Kindergarten-Grade 4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Each division has its own administrative head and core faculty. Many faculty members teach in more than one division of the school. The students and faculty enjoy the advantages of a small-school environment while benefiting from the stimulation a college preparatory school can provide. The atmosphere at Collegiate is shaped by the close interaction of the student body and a sense of community within the school.
Collegiate is a founding member of Interschool, a consortium of eight independent schools working cooperatively to develop programs and activities involving students and teachers from the schools schools. Programs sponsored by Interschool includ e an annual College Night for juniors and their parents, the tenth- grade trip to Frost Valley, and meetings of special-interest groups to exchange ideas and organize events. The Interschool member schools are Brearley, Browning, Chapin, Collegiate, Dalton, Nightingale-Bamford, Spence, and Trinity.
23. The Hotchkiss School
Address : 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Telephone : (860) 435-3102
Website : hotchkiss.org
Yearly Tuition : $ 48,080
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding) : $ 56,545
Students : 632
The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of academic distinction to 613 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and around the world. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges.
MONITI MELIORA SEQUAMUR
Guided by each other, let us seek better paths.
24. Ransom Everglades School
Address : 3575 Main Highway Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Telephone : (305) 460-8800
Website : ransomeverglades.org/page
Yearly Tuition: $ 35,900
Received Financial Aid : 17%
Average Financial Aid: $ 27,000
Students : 1,084
Guided by the words of Paul C. Ransom, who founded Ransom Everglades in 1903, the school produces graduates who “believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for for what they can put into it. “The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation.
25. Stanford Online High School
Address : 220 Panama Street Stanford, CA 94305
Telephone : (650) 497-4224
Website : ohs.stanford.edu
Yearly Tuition : $ 21,350
Students : 667
Stanford Online High School, a selective, accredited school for grades 7–12, creates a worldwide learning community of intellectually passionate students and teachers.
OHS students discuss, debate, question, comment, and share in the same virtual classroom. Our rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Students enroll full-time, part-time, or take one course. Our robust student life cultivates lasting friendships, and our supportive environment fosters independence, strength of character, and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
26. Regis High School
Address: 55 E 84th St New York, NY 10028
Telephone: (212) 288-1100
Founded in 1914 by an anonymous benefactor and supported by the generosity of her family, its alumni and friends, Regis High School offers a tuition free Jesuit college preparatory education to Roman Catholic young men from the New York metropolitan area who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential. In the admissions process, special consideration is given to those who cannot otherwise afford a Catholic education.
As a Jesuit school Regis is committed to both academic excellence and fostering a spirit of generosity and service to those in need. With an emphasis on academic rigor and Catholic formation, the school’s program is designed to promote each student’s intellectual and spiritual growth grounded in a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. Regis seeks to inspire and train the ethnically diverse young men in its care to become imaginative leaders committed to promoting justice and exerting leadership in the Church, in the civic community, and in their chosen profession.
27. Westridge School
Address: 324 Madeline Dr. Pasadena, CA 91105
Telephone: (626) 799-1153
Yearly Tuition: $34,900
Received Financial Aid: 25%
The fundamental purpose of Westridge School is to develop in girls their intellectual and creative powers and their unique qualities as individuals. Essential to the school’s purpose is the commitment to be a community that reflects and values diversity, respects individual differences, and respond to a changing dynamic world.
An intellectually engaging and challenging curriculum prepares students to continue their education in college and beyond as discerning, motivated learners who are committed to excellence and goodness in everything they do. The program offers balance among humanities, mathematics and sciences, visual and performing arts, technology and athletics. A Westridge education offers both a path to self-discovery and personal fulfillment and an awareness of the essential interdependence of all peoples, places, and cultures.
Westridge strives to develop young women whose joy in learning, personal integrity, courage, compassion, and commitment to ethical action and social and environment responsibility, will lead them to meaningful lives as contributing citizens of the larger world.
28. Riverdale Country School
Address: 5250 Fieldston Road Bronx, NY 10471
Telephone: (718) 549-8810
Yearly Tuition: $42,805
Received Financial Aid: 20%
Average Financial Aid: $38,979
Founded in 1907, Riverdale Country School is a co-educational, independent school serving PreK to Grade 12 in New York City. Located on two campuses, Riverdale offers exceptional facilities and outdoor learning spaces. “Mind, Character, Community”—the school’s keywords—reflect the rigorous academics, extensive co-curricular offerings, focus on character strength development, and supportive culture. Innovative, research-based teaching in and outside of the classroom inspires purposeful learning. Local and global experiences linked to the academic program develop cultural fluency.
29. Castilleja School
Address: 1310 Bryant Street Palo Alto, CA 94301
Telephone: (650) 328-3160
Yearly Tuition: $44,580
Received Financial Aid: 20%
Average Financial Aid: $31,200
Castilleja School educates motivated young women to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders with a sense of purpose to effect change in the world.
“Women Learning, Women Leading” is the school’s motto and defines our expectation that our students participate as citizens of a small school and a larger world. We promote, through experience and example, the development of self-confidence and concern for others and the capacity for responsible risk-taking and ethical decision-making. Our mission and our motto are underscored by a commitment to our core values, the 5Cs—conscience, courtesy, character, courage, and charity.
30. The Hockaday School
Address: 11600 Welch Road Dallas, TX 75229
Telephone: (214) 363-6311
Yearly Tuition: $29,000
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding): $57,000
Received Financial Aid: 16%
Philosophy and Purpose
Hockaday, founded in 1913, provides a college preparatory education for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world.
It is the purpose of The Hockaday School to foster a community of concern and friendship and to instill in every girl a love of learning, an understanding of herself and the ethical principles
which guide her life, an appreciation of excellence in all its forms, and a commitment to what is right and good.
Through small classes, creative teaching, and an approach which emphasizes the process of learning, Hockaday seeks to discover unique aptitudes and awaken the intellectual curiosity of every girl. Through a strong physical education program and the challenge of competitive sports, Hockaday seeks to develop in each girl an enthusiastic spirit, a healthy body, and a sense of responsibility for herself and her actions.
Through a continual exposure to the arts, Hockaday seeks to engender an appreciation of beauty and a joy in self-expression that will bring added enrichment to each girl’s life.
Through constant emphasis on moral and ethical values, Hockaday seeks to nurture a courteous attitude, a sense of grace, respect for the ideals of human worth and dignity, and harmonious and mature character well-equipped to make responsible choices and be prepared for the future.