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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Connecticut is approximately 69% per year (2019-20).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in Connecticut is currently Brunswick School, with an acceptance rate of 20%.

Most Selective Private Schools in Connecticut (2019-20)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Brunswick School
    Brunswick School Photo - Library in the Middle School building on the King Street campus
    Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: PK-12100 Maher Avenue
    Greenwich, CT 06830

  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    The Taft School
    The Taft School Photo - Taft's 226-acre campus is in New England's beautiful Litchfield County, Connecticut.
    Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: 9-12110 Woodbury Road
    Watertown, CT 06795

  • Rank: #33.
    Choate Rosemary Hall
    Choate Rosemary Hall Photo - Choate has adopted a one-to-one iPad program. We have taken the iPad, a transformative device in our students' personal lives and made it a powerful ally in our academic work and in the classroom.
    Acceptance Rate: 21%
    Grades: 9-12333 Christian Street
    Wallingford, CT 06492

  • Rank: #44.
    Westminster School
    Westminster School Photo - Armor Academic Center on the campus of Westminster School.
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: 9-12995 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070

  • Rank: #55.Acceptance Rate: 27%
    Grades: 9-124 Batchelder Road
    Windsor, CT 06095

  • Rank: #66.
    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-5770 Pacific St
    Stamford, CT 06902

  • Rank: #77.
    Suffield Academy
    Suffield Academy Photo - Bell Hill
    Acceptance Rate: 29%
    Grades: 9-12185 N Main St
    Suffield, CT 06078

  • Rank: #88.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: 9-12101 Aspetuck
    New Milford, CT 06776

  • Rank: #99.
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School Campus
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 36%
    Grades: 9-12251 Canaan Road
    Salisbury, CT 06068

  • Rank: #1010.
    St. Luke's School
    St. Luke's School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 5-12377 North Wilton Road
    New Canaan, CT 06840

  • Rank: #11-1211.-12.
    Hopkins School
    Hopkins School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 42%
    Grades: 7-12986 Forest Road
    New Haven, CT 06515

  • Rank: #11-1211.-12.
    Kent School
    Kent School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 42%
    Grades: 9-121 Macedonia Road
    Kent, CT 06757

  • Rank: #1313.
    St Timothy Middle School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 6-8225 King Philip Dr
    West Hartford, CT 06117

  • Rank: #1414.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 46%
    Grades: 9-121237 Whittemore Road
    Middlebury, CT 06762

  • Rank: #15-1615.-16.
    Ethel Walker School
    Ethel Walker School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 48%
    Grades: 6-12230 Bushy Hill Road
    Simsbury, CT 06070

  • Rank: #15-1615.-16.
    Miss Porter's School
    Miss Porter's School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 48%
    Grades: 9-1260 Main Street
    Farmington, CT 06032

  • Rank: #1717.
    Winston Preparatory School CT
    Winston Preparatory School CT Photo
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 4-1257 West Rocks Road
    Norwalk, CT 06851

  • Rank: #1818.
    Sacred Heart Greenwich
    Sacred Heart Greenwich Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: NS-121177 King Street
    Greenwich, CT 06831

  • Rank: #1919.Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: NS-8115 Laurel Brook Road
    Middlefield, CT 06455

  • Rank: #20-2320.-23.
    Christian Heritage School
    Christian Heritage School Photo - CHS has one of the strongest Math and Science programs in the area. Concepts of the science curriculum are reinforced through "on-site" fieldwork, such as this 4th-grade field trip to the shore.
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: K-12575 White Plains Rd
    Trumbull, CT 06611

  • Rank: #20-2320.-23.
    Indian Mountain School
    Indian Mountain School Photo - The Main Building.
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-9211 Indian Mountain Road
    Lakeville, CT 06039

  • Rank: #20-2320.-23.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 6-12170 Kingswood Road
    West Hartford, CT 06119

  • Rank: #20-2320.-23.
    South Kent School
    South Kent School Photo - Computer Aided Design classroom.
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 9-1240 Bulls Bridge Road
    South Kent, CT 06785

  • Rank: #2424.
    The Unquowa School
    Acceptance Rate: 62%
    Grades: PK-8981 Stratfield Road
    Fairfield, CT 06825

  • Rank: #25-2825.-28.
    Bridgeport International Academy
    Bridgeport International Academy Photo - Class of 2017
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-12285 Lafayette Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

  • Rank: #25-2825.-28.
    Rumsey Hall School
    Rumsey Hall School Photo - A Tradition of Effort, Family & Community
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: K-9201 Romford Rd
    Washington Depot, CT 06794

  • Rank: #25-2825.-28.
    St. Thomas More School
    St. Thomas More School Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 8-1245 Cottage Road
    Oakdale, CT 06370

  • Rank: #25-2825.-28.
    Watkinson School
    Watkinson School Photo - 230 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
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 6-12180 Bloomfield Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105

  • Rank: #2929.Acceptance Rate: 68%
    Grades: NS-9635 Frogtown Road
    New Canaan, CT 06840

  • Rank: #30-3230.-32.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-8283 Lafayette Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

  • Rank: #30-3230.-32.
    Greenwich Catholic School
    Greenwich Catholic School Photo - Rooted in Faith. Surrounded by Community. Committed to Excellence.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-8471 North Street
    Greenwich, CT 06830

  • Rank: #30-3230.-32.
    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.
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 8-121393 Boston Post Road
    Westbrook, CT 06498

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Our Lady Of Grace Nursery School & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-K635 Glenbrook Road
    Stamford, CT 06906

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Villa Maria Education Center
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: K-8161 Sky Meadow Drive
    Stamford, CT 06903

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    The Woodhall School
    The Woodhall School Photo - The Woodhall School as seen from above. Photographed by student Gabe M. '12, licensed pilot.
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 9-1258 Harrison Ln
    Bethlehem, CT 06751

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