Most Selective Private Schools in Massachusetts

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Massachusetts is approximately 71% per year (2020-21).
  • The most selective school in Massachusetts is currently Groton School, with an acceptance rate of 11%.
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Schools in Massachusetts (2020-21)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Groton School
    Groton School Photo - Groton Circle
    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 11%
    Grades: 8-12282 Farmers Row
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978) 448-3363

  • Rank: #22.Acceptance Rate: 13%
    Grades: 9-12180 Main Street
    Andover, MA 01810
    (978) 749-4050

  • Rank: #33.
    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-12170 Centre Street
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617) 898-1798

  • Rank: #44.
    Deerfield Academy
    Deerfield Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 15%
    Grades: 9-127 Boyden Lane
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    (413) 774-1400

  • Rank: #55.
    Middlesex School
    Middlesex School Photo - Eliot Hall
    Acceptance Rate: 18%
    Grades: 9-121400 Lowell Road
    Concord, MA 01742
    (978) 371-6524

  • Rank: #66.
    The Governors Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 9-121 Elm St
    Byfield, MA 01922
    (978) 465-1763

  • Rank: #77.Acceptance Rate: 24%
    Grades: 7-1210 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 326-3700

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Concord Academy
    Concord Academy Photo - The view of Concord Academy's chapel from the fields on the banks of the Sudbury River.
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: 9-12166 Main Street
    Concord, MA 01742
    (978) 402-2250

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Winsor School
    Winsor School Photo
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: 5-12103 Pilgrim Road
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 735-9503

  • Rank: #1010.
    Brooks School
    Brooks School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 26%
    Grades: 9-121160 Great Pond Road
    North Andover, MA 01845
    (978) 725-6272

  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Berkshire School
    Berkshire School Photo - The Gallery, which opened in the fall of 2013, is a modern and bright exhibition space located in the new Fine Arts Center. With Berkshire's commitment to artistic excellence, the gallery's exhibitions reflect a wide range of artwork representing all fields of study offered at Berkshire. Annual exhibits showcase artwork from students, alumni and friends of Berkshire.
    Acceptance Rate: 27%
    Grades: 9-12245 North Undermountain Road
    Sheffield, MA 01257
    (413) 229-1003

  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    St. Mark's School
    St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 27%
    Grades: 9-1225 Marlboro Road
    Southborough, MA 01772
    (508) 786-6000

  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    Acera
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-85 Lowell Ave.
    Arlington, MA 02476
    (781) 729-3489

  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    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.
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: 6-1254 Brookside Avenue
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    (617) 277-1118

  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-678 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 235-2282

  • Rank: #1616.Acceptance Rate: 32%
    Grades: 9-12One Lamplighter Way
    Gill, MA 01354
    (413) 498-3227

  • Rank: #1717.
    The Rivers School
    The Rivers School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 34%
    Grades: 6-12333 Winter St
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 235-9300

  • Rank: #1818.
    Lawrence Academy
    Lawrence Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: 9-1226 Powderhouse Rd
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978) 448-1530

  • Rank: #1919.
    Derby Academy
    Derby Academy Photo - Founded in 1784, Derby Academy is a coeducational, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 school that nurtures the development of the child by providing opportunities for the maximum intellectual, emotional and physical growth of each student.
    Acceptance Rate: 36%
    Grades: PK-856 Burditt Ave
    Hingham, MA 02043
    (781) 749-0746

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Tabor Academy
    Tabor Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 38%
    Grades: 9-1266 Spring Street
    Marion, MA 02738
    (508) 748-2000

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Thayer Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 38%
    Grades: 6-12745 Washington Street
    Braintree, MA 02184
    (781) 843-3580

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: NS-855 Interlaken Rd.
    Stockbridge, MA 01262
    (413) 637-0755

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.
    Birches School
    Birches School Photo - Kindergarden Geometry
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: K-8100 Bedford Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 728-5438

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Dana Hall fosters sisterhood and lifelong friendships.
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 5-1245 Dana Road
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 489-1331

  • Rank: #22-2522.- 25.Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-12172 Ash Street
    Winchendon, MA 01475
    (978) 297-4476

  • Rank: #2626.
    The Bement School
    The Bement School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 44%
    Grades: K-994 Old Main St
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    (413) 774-7061

  • Rank: #2727.
    Blessed Stephen Bellesini OSA Academy
    Blessed Stephen Bellesini OSA Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 5-894 Bradford St
    Lawrence, MA 01840
    (978) 989-0004

  • Rank: #2828.
    Walnut Hill School for the Arts
    Walnut Hill School for the Arts Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 47%
    Grades: 9-1212 Highland Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508) 650-5020

  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Atrium School
    Atrium School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-869 Grove St
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 923-4156

  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Cambridge Montessori School
    Cambridge Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-8161 Garden St
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 492-3410

  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Holy Trinity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-864 Lamphor St
    Fall River, MA 02721
    (508) 673-6772

  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    The Newman School
    The Newman School Photo - Every day Newman students benefit from the experiential learning of our "city classroom" in the Back Bay of Boston, "the education city".
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 7-12247 Marlborough Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 267-4530

  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Stetson School, An affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation
    Stetson School, An affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation Photo - Cutting Lodge
    All-boys | Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 3-12455 South St
    Barre, MA 01005
    (978) 355-4541

  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 6-12423 Main Street
    Wilbraham, MA 01095
    (413) 596-6811

  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: 9-1245 Georgian Road
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 642-8650

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