Most Selective Private Schools in Connecticut

The average private school acceptance rate in Connecticut is 69% per year (2024).
The most selective school in Connecticut is Choate Rosemary Hall, with an acceptance rate of 11%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 11% 75% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 48%

Most Selective Private Schools in Connecticut (2024)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo - A community like no other, Choate is a place where you never have to do it alone. Advisers, peers, and the entire community are bonded by mutual respect, a passion for learning, and a spirit of supporting and challenging one another:
Acceptance Rate: 11%
Grades: 9-12
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2000
Rank: #22.
The Hotchkiss School
The Hotchkiss School Photo - Varsity Sailing Blue
Acceptance Rate: 13%
Grades: 9-12
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-3102
Rank: #33.
The Taft School
The Taft School Photo - Taft's 226-acre campus is in New England's beautiful Litchfield County, Connecticut.
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 19%
Grades: 9-12
110 Woodbury Road
Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 945-7777
Rank: #44.
Westminster School
Westminster School Photo - Armor Academic Center on the campus of Westminster School.
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: 9-12
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-3060
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Brunswick School
Brunswick School Photo - Middle School Campus on King Street
All-boys
Acceptance Rate: 27%
Grades: PK-12
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 625-5800
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Acceptance Rate: 27%
Grades: 9-12
4 Batchelder Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 687-6000
Rank: #77.
Waterside School
Waterside School Photo - During the week of June 18, Waterside School welcomed back rising juniors and seniors for an intensive College Boot Camp. Students from Waterside's class of 2012 and class of 2013 worked all week on college essays, resumes, and interview practice. Guidance counselors and directors of admission shared their expertise on college affordability and the college search, and juniors and seniors.
Acceptance Rate: 28%
Grades: PK-5
770 Pacific St
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 975-8579
Rank: #88.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Photo - Bell Hill
Acceptance Rate: 29%
Grades: 9-12
185 North Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 386-4400
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Photo - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: 9-12
101 Aspetuck
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 210-3800
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: PK-9
211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-0871
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Photo
All-boys (Episcopal)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: 9-12
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-5732
Rank: #1212.
St. Luke's School
St. Luke's School Photo - An aerial view of the St. Luke's 40-acre campus in New Canaan, CT.
Acceptance Rate: 39%
Grades: 5-12
377 North Wilton Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 801-4833
Rank: #1313.
Kent School
Kent School Photo
(Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 42%
Grades: 9-12
1 Macedonia Road
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-6035
Rank: #1414.
Winston Preparatory School CT
Winston Preparatory School CT Photo
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 43%
Grades: 4-12
57 West Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 229-0465
Rank: #1515.
St. Timothy Middle School
(Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 6-8
225 King Philip Dr
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 236-0614
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School Photo
All-girls
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Grades: 6-12
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-4200
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Photo
All-girls
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Grades: 9-12
60 Main St.
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 409-3500
Rank: #1818.
Hopkins School
Hopkins School Photo - Hopkins is a grade 7-12 grade gender-inclusive learning community located on 108 acres overlooking New Haven.
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 7-12
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 397-1001
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Sacred Heart Greenwich
Sacred Heart Greenwich Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: PK-12
1177 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
(609) 261-2273
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Watkinson School
Watkinson School Photo - 225 students from 43 towns, reflecting a wide range of academic, personal and socioeconomic backgrounds. Faculty includes 43 teachers, 26 of whom hold master's degrees or above. Student-teacher ratio 6:1. Average class size 14
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: 6-12
180 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5618
Rank: #2121.
The Independent Day School
The Independent Day School Photo - Located in the rolling hills of Middlefield, Connecticut, IDS sits on a beautiful 33-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional teachers dedicated to Fearless Learning!
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 58%
Grades: NS-8
115 Laurel Brook Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
(860) 347-7235
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Christian Heritage School
Christian Heritage School Photo - CHS Kindergarten is reputed to have one of the highest quality programs in all of Fairfield County. Small classes, with a supportive and engaging environment are what gives young children their educational advantage.
(Christian)
(21)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: K-12
575 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 209-6321
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford School Photo - Our mission and core values are the grounding force within our school, its very soul. Our mission is why we are here. Our values are what we do. Ask any KO student about the core value that resonates with them the most, and you`ll get thoughtful and meaningful answers. 'Care beyond self' always tops the list.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 6-12
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 727-5000
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Westover School
Westover School Photo
All-girls
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 9-12
1237 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-4521
Rank: #2525.
The Unquowa School
Acceptance Rate: 62%
Grades: PK-8
981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801
Rank: #2626.
Cheshire Academy
Cheshire Academy Photo - Character development has long been a priority at Cheshire Academy. The Eight Pillars of Bowden are the ways in which we demonstrate our core values and basic beliefs: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Civility, Citizenship, Morality, Fairness and Trustworthiness.
Acceptance Rate: 63%
Grades: 9-12
10 Main St
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 439-7250
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 9-12
285 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 334-3434
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
St. Thomas More School
St. Thomas More School Photo
All-boys | Special Program Emphasis
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 8-12
45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 823-3861
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Willow Tree Montessori
Willow Tree Montessori Photo - A glimpse inside the Casa math and geography area during the afternoon work cycle. Our multi-aged prepared environment supports the child's need to choose work, move freely, and repeat their work without interruption. This is AMI Montessori. You are invited to join us.
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: PK-K
171 Amity Road
Bethany, CT 06524
(203) 393-3100
Rank: #3030.
New Canaan Country School
New Canaan Country School Photo - Academics, arts, music and athletics are woven into our students' day to pique their curiosity and instill a joy of learning.
(9)
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Grades: NS-9
635 Frogtown Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 972-0771
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Bridgeport Hope School
Bridgeport Hope School Photo - Students March in Bridgeport's St. Patrick's Day Parade
(10)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: K-8
283 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-6773
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Greenwich Catholic School
Greenwich Catholic School Photo - Rooted in Faith. Surrounded by Community. Committed to Excellence.
(Catholic)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: NS-8
471 North Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-4000
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
The Oxford Academy
The Oxford Academy Photo - Oxford Academy is set along the vibrant shoreline of Connecticut. Our family style community of students and faculty are stewards to local beaches and waterways. They embrace the many rich offerings of the area including museums, volunteering and athletic competitions with shoreline schools.
All-boys
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 8-12
1393 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-6247
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics
Talcott Mountain Academy Of Science Mathematics Photo - Talcott Mountain Academy inspires a love for learning with a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to learning.
Special Program Emphasis
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: K-8
324 Montevideo Rd
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-0035
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Our Lady Of Grace Nursery School & Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool (Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-K
635 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06906
(203) 348-5531
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Connecticut average Private Schools acceptance rate?
The Connecticut average Private Schools acceptance rate is 69% for 2024.
What are the most selective Private Schools in Connecticut?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Connecticut include Choate Rosemary Hall, The Hotchkiss School and The Taft School.
What is the most selective high school and elementary school in Connecticut?
The most selective private high school in Connecticut is Choate Rosemary Hall, with an acceptance rate of 11%. The most selective private elementary school is Brunswick School, with an acceptance rate of 27%.

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