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World's Top 100 Boarding Schools

Based on percent estimate matriculation to MIT, Stanford, Ivy League, and Oxbridge¹

¹Oxbridge = Oxford and Cambridge

Rank Boarding Schools Country
1 - 5 Groton School US
1 - 5 Lawrenceville School US
1 - 5 Phillips Academy Andover US
1 - 5 Phillips Exeter Academy US
1 - 5 Westminster School London UK
5 - 10 Hotchkiss School US
5 - 10 Milton Academy US
5 - 10 Noble and Greenough School US
5 - 10 St. Paul's School US
5 - 10 St. Paul's School London UK
10 - 20 Belmont Hill School US
10 - 20 Cate School US
10 - 20 Choate Rosemary Hall US
10 - 20 Deerfield Academy US
10 - 20 Eton College UK
10 - 20 Middlesex School US
10 - 20 St. Albans School US
10 - 20 Thacher School US
10 - 20 Winchester College UK
10 - 20 Wycombe Abbey School UK
20 - 30 Cheltenham Ladies' College UK
20 - 30 Concord Academy US
20 - 30 Peddie School US
20 - 30 Sevenoaks School US
20 - 30 St. Andrew's School UK
20 - 30 St. Mary's School Ascot UK
20 - 30 St. Swithun's School UK
20 - 30 Taft School US
20 - 30 Tonbridge School UK
20 - 30 Upper Canada College Canada
30 - 40 Abingdon School UK
30 - 40 Badminton School UK
30 - 40 Benenden School UK
30 - 40 Blair Academy US
30 - 40 Brighton College UK
30 - 40 Harrow School UK
30 - 40 Hill School US
30 - 40 Loomis Chaffee School US
30 - 40 St. Mark's School US
30 - 40 Webb Schools US
40 - 50 Canford School UK
40 - 50 Charterhouse School UK
40 - 50 Headington School UK
40 - 50 Hun School of Princeton US
40 - 50 Kent School US
40 - 50 Northfield Mount Hermon School US
40 - 50 Radley College UK
40 - 50 Rugby School UK
40 - 50 St. George's School US
40 - 50 St. Mary's School Caln UK
50 - 60 Cranbrook Schools US
50 - 60 Downe House School UK
50 - 60 Dulwich College UK
50 - 60 Emma Willard School US
50 - 60 Georgetown Preparatory School US
50 - 60 Havergal College Canada
50 - 60 Hockaday School US
50 - 60 Mercersburg Academy US
50 - 60 Oundle School UK
50 - 60 Shady Side Academy US
60 - 70 Appleby College Canada
60 - 70 Branksome Hall Canada
60 - 70 Fettes College UK
60 - 70 Malvern College UK
60 - 70 McDonogh School US
60 - 70 Monmouth School UK
60 - 70 Robert Louis Stevenson School US
60 - 70 Santa Catalina School US
50 - 60 St. George's School Vancouver Canada
60- 70 Tabor Academy US
70 - 80 Ashbury College Canada
70 - 80 Asheville School US
70 - 80 Bishop Strachan School Canada
70 - 80 Christ's Hospital UK
70 - 80 Culver Academies US
70 - 80 Leys School UK
70 - 80 Marlbrough College UK
70 - 80 Miss Porter's School US
70 - 80 Shrewsbury School UK
70 - 80 St. Stephen's Episcopal School US
80 - 90 Badminton School UK
80 - 90 Canterbury School US
80 - 90 Cushing Academy US
80 - 90 Fountain Valley School of Colorado US
80 - 90 Hackley School US
80 - 90 Lawrence Academy US
80 - 90 Masters School UK
80 - 90 Oregon Episcopal School US
80 - 90 Trinity-Pawling School US
80 - 90 Wyoming Seminary US
90 - 100 Dana Hall School US
90 - 100 Ethel Walker School US
90 - 100 Madeira School US
90 - 100 Oakham School UK
90 - 100 Ridley College Canada
90 - 100 Shawnigan Lake School Canada
90 - 100 St. Michael's University School Canada
90 - 100 Westminster School US
90 - 100 Woodberry Forest School US
90 - 100 Worcester Academy US

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