Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in Massachusetts

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The average private elementary school acceptance rate in Massachusetts is approximately 74% per year (2021).
The most selective school in Massachusetts is currently Groton School, with an acceptance rate of 11%.
The most selective private elementary schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in Massachusetts (2021)

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

  • Rank: #44.
    Winsor School
    Winsor School Photo
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: 5-12103 Pilgrim Road
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 735-9503

  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Acera
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-105 Lowell Ave.
    Winchester, MA 01890
    (781) 729-3489

  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    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: #5-75.-7.Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-678 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 235-2282

  • Rank: #88.
    The Rivers School
    The Rivers School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 34%
    Grades: 6-12333 Winter St
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 235-9300

  • Rank: #99.
    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: #1010.
    Thayer Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 38%
    Grades: 6-12745 Washington Street
    Braintree, MA 02184
    (781) 843-3580

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: NS-855 Interlaken Rd.
    Stockbridge, MA 01262
    (413) 637-0755

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Birches School
    Birches School Photo - Kindergarden Geometry
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: K-8100 Bedford Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 728-5438

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    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: #1414.
    The Bement School
    The Bement School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 44%
    Grades: K-994 Old Main St
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    (413) 774-7061

  • Rank: #1515.
    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: #16-2116.- 21.
    Atrium School
    Atrium School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-869 Grove St
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 923-4156

  • Rank: #16-2116.- 21.
    Cambridge Montessori School
    Cambridge Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-8161 Garden St
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 492-3410

  • Rank: #16-2116.- 21.
    Holy Trinity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-864 Lamphor St
    Fall River, MA 02721
    (508) 673-6772

  • Rank: #16-2116.- 21.
    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: #16-2116.- 21.
    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: #16-2116.- 21.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 6-12423 Main Street
    Wilbraham, MA 01095
    (413) 596-6811

  • Rank: #2222.Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: NS-890 Sandy Valley Road
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 329-0850

  • Rank: #2323.
    Riverview School Inc
    Riverview School Inc Photo
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 56%
    Grades: 6-12551 Route 6A
    East Sandwich, MA 02537
    (508) 888-0489

  • Rank: #2424.
    Austin Preparatory School
    Austin Preparatory School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: 6-12101 Willow St.
    Reading, MA 01867
    (781) 944-4900

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Dearborn Academy
    Dearborn Academy Photo - Director, Howard Rossman, has been at Dearborn Academy since 1983.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 4-12575 WASHINGTON STREET
    Newton, MA 02458
    (781) 641-5992

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Lexington Montessori School
    Lexington Montessori School Photo - Lexington Montessori School: Hands-on, collaborative learning in a nurturing and engaging environment.
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-8130 Pleasant Street
    Lexington, MA 02421
    (781) 862-8571

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Sparhawk School
    Sparhawk School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-124 Noel St.
    Amesbury, MA 01913
    (978) 388-5354

  • Rank: #2828.
    Friends Academy
    Friends Academy Photo - In the classrooms...
    Acceptance Rate: 64%
    Grades: PK-81088 Tucker Road
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (508) 999-1356

  • Rank: #2929.
    Cambridge Friends School
    Cambridge Friends School Photo - CFS students with their teacher outdoors.
    (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: PK-85 Cadbury Road
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 354-3880

  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    Catholic Memorial
    Catholic Memorial Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 7-12235 Baker St
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (617) 469-8000

  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    Falmouth Academy
    Falmouth Academy Photo - Harnessing the power of inspired learning in a world-renowned scientific and vibrant artistic community, Falmouth Academy emboldens each student to take creative and intellectual risks to confidently engage the challenges of our times.
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 7-127 Highfield Dr.
    Falmouth, MA 02540
    (508) 457-9696

  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    Lexington Christian Academy
    Lexington Christian Academy Photo - Our MakerSpace provides space, time, and technology to the community for the purposes of experiencing and exploring relevant connections to the physical world through innovation and experimentation. It’s a dynamic space for students to experiment, explore, create, and discover. Have an idea? You can build it here.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 6-1248 Bartlett Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420
    (781) 457-6000

  • Rank: #33-3633.- 36.Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-8200 Strawberry Hill Road
    Concord, MA 01742
    (978) 369-4591

  • Rank: #33-3633.- 36.
    Northbrook Academy
    Northbrook Academy Photo - group
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 5-1240 North Main Street
    Middleboro, MA 02346
    (508) 947-8047

  • Rank: #33-3633.- 36.
    St. Bernadette Elementary School
    St. Bernadette Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-8266 Main St
    Northborough, MA 01532
    (508) 351-9905

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