Most Selective Private Schools in Massachusetts

The average private school acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% per year (2024).
The most selective school in Massachusetts is Dearborn Academy, with an acceptance rate of 8%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 8% 50% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 32%

Most Selective Private Schools in Massachusetts (2024)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Dearborn Academy
Dearborn Academy Photo
Special Education School
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 8%
Grades: 3-12
575 WASHINGTON STREET
Newton, MA 02458
(781) 641-5992
Rank: #22.
Groton School
Groton School Photo - Groton Circle
(Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 9%
Grades: 8-12
282 Farmers Row
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-3363
Rank: #33.
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 12%
Grades: 9-12
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-1400
Rank: #44.
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover Photo - We are the Big Blue! With Big Blue sports, it's team first.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 13%
Grades: 9-12
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 749-4050
Rank: #55.
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Photo - Milton Academy is only eight miles from Boston's museums, schools and attractions, but it has the benefits of a 130-acre New England campus-with green quads and lots of fall foliage.
Acceptance Rate: 14%
Grades: K-12
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 898-1798
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Middlesex School
Middlesex School Photo - Eliot Hall
Acceptance Rate: 18%
Grades: 9-12
1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 371-6524
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Shady Hill School
Shady Hill School Photo
Acceptance Rate: 18%
Grades: PK-8
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 520-5200
Rank: #88.
Concord Academy
Concord Academy Photo - The view of Concord Academy's chapel from the fields on the banks of the Sudbury River.
Acceptance Rate: 19%
Grades: 9-12
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 402-2250
Rank: #99.
The Governors Academy
The Governors Academy Photo
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 23%
Grades: 9-12
1 Elm St
Byfield, MA 01922
(978) 465-1763
Rank: #1010.
Acceptance Rate: 24%
Grades: 7-12
10 Campus Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 320-7271
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Brooks School
Brooks School Photo
(Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: 9-12
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 725-6272
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Winsor School
Winsor School Photo
All-girls
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: 5-12
103 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 735-9503
Rank: #1313.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Photo - Founded in 1907, Berkshire School is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school for 400 ninth-12th graders and post-graduates, offering a forward-thinking curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities on a 400-acre campus in Sheffield, Mass.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 27%
Grades: 9-12
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-1003
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Photo
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 29%
Grades: 9-12
26 Powderhouse Rd
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1530
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
St. Mark's School
St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
(Episcopal)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 29%
Grades: 9-12
25 Marlboro Road
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 786-6000
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
Landmark High School
Landmark High School Photo
Special Education School
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: 2-12
429 Hale St
Prides Crossing, MA 01965
(978) 236-3266
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
Meridian Academy
Meridian Academy Photo - Students in our 8th grade Marine Science class carry out original field research in the Charles River with Sea Perches -- remotely-operated submersible vessels designed at MIT and built by the students.
Special Program Emphasis
(9)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: 6-12
54 Brookside Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 277-1118
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
The Rivers School
The Rivers School Photo
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: 6-12
333 Winter St
Weston, MA 02493
(781) 235-9300
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
Tenacre Country Day School
Tenacre Country Day School Photo - Tenacre fifth and sixth graders play interscholastic sports every season. Centennial Field is used for soccer, field hockey and flag football in the fall and baseball and softball in the spring. The Dareshori Gymnasium is used for boys' and girls' basketball in the winter.
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: PK-6
78 Benvenue Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-2282
Rank: #2020.
Acceptance Rate: 32%
Grades: 9-12
One Lamplighter Way
Gill, MA 01354
(413) 498-3227
Rank: #2121.
League School for Autism
League School for Autism Photo
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 33%
Grades: PK-12
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
East Walpole, MA 02032
(508) 850-3900
Rank: #2222.
The Winchendon School
The Winchendon School Photo
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: 9-12
172 Ash Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
(978) 297-1223
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy Photo - Situated on the shores of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's 88-acre campus includes direct and immediate access to the water allowing for place-based learning like no other.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 38%
Grades: 9-12
66 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738
(508) 748-2000
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Thayer Academy
Acceptance Rate: 38%
Grades: 5-12
745 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 664-2210
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: NS-8
55 Interlaken Rd.
Stockbridge, MA 01262
(413) 637-0755
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Dana Hall School
Dana Hall School Photo
All-girls
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: 5-12
45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 489-1331
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 5-8
94 Bradford St
Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 989-0004
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
The Chestnut Hill School
The Chestnut Hill School Photo - The Chestnut Hill School is conveniently located approximately 5 miles from downtown Boston
(9)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: NS-6
428 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 566-4394
Rank: #2929.
Acceptance Rate: 47%
Grades: 9-12
12 Highland Street
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 650-5085
Rank: #30 - 3930. - 39.
Atrium School
Atrium School Photo
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
69 Grove St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-4156
Rank: #30 - 3930. - 39.
Cambridge Montessori School
Cambridge Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-8
161 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-3410
Rank: #30 - 3930. - 39.
Dedham Country Day School
Dedham Country Day School Photo - Welcome to Dedham Country Day!
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-8
90 Sandy Valley Road
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 329-0850
Rank: #30 - 3930. - 39.
Holy Trinity School
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
64 Lamphor St
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 673-6772
Rank: #30 - 3930. - 39.
Landmark Elementary•Middle School
Landmark Elementary•Middle School Photo
Special Education School
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 2-8
167 Bridge Street
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 236-3100
Rank: #30 - 3930. - 39.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 6-12
280 Locke Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 205-4270
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Massachusetts average Private Schools acceptance rate?
The Massachusetts average Private Schools acceptance rate is 71% for 2024.
What are the most selective Private Schools in Massachusetts?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Massachusetts include Dearborn Academy, Groton School and Deerfield Academy.
What is the most selective high school and elementary school in Massachusetts?
The most selective private high school in Massachusetts is Dearborn Academy, with an acceptance rate of 8%. The most selective private elementary school is Dearborn Academy, with an acceptance rate of 8%.

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