Top Massachusetts Private Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 897 top private schools in Massachusetts, serving 131,315 students.
- The average private school tuition is $12,823 for elementary schools and $31,694 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 72% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 21% and the student:teacher ratio is 8:1.
Delphi Academy of Boston Photo - Small class sizes, big thinkers & challenging environment. Caring faculty provide personal, one-on-one attention for every child. Over 40 years of educational experience and success.
Miss Hall's School Photo - "The best thing about MHS is how friendly everyone is and how easy it is to become part of the community. I had an abundance of new friends on the first day of orientation, and I had bonded with my teachers by the end of the first week of classes." - Current Student
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo - The culture and curriculum at Bay Farm spring from a strong Montessori foundation.
The Tobin School Photo - Inside and out, we believe in supporting children in active learning throughout their days at Tobin.
Fay School Photo - Fay School is located on a 66-acre campus 25 miles from Boston in Southborough, Massachusetts, and is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States. Fay currently serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine, with an optional boarding program starting in grade seven.
The Newman School Photo - We take advantage of our Back Bay location by using the rich resources of the City of Boston, This lends richness and excitement to learning at Newman.
Top Massachusetts Private Schools by County (2020)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 27 Schools2,343 Students9% Minority
- 20 Schools2,268 Students17% Minority
- 73 Schools9,751 Students11% Minority
- 1 Schools45 Students- Minority
- 104 Schools18,691 Students19% Minority
- 11 Schools2,174 Students30% Minority
- 49 Schools6,181 Students20% Minority
- 16 Schools1,696 Students18% Minority
- 240 Schools34,382 Students23% Minority
- 3 Schools292 Students7% Minority
- 122 Schools19,727 Students22% Minority
- 56 Schools7,408 Students18% Minority
- 78 Schools12,918 Students37% Minority
- 97 Schools14,065 Students20% Minority
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Teachers and parents are concerned about the teaching that will take place post-pandemic. I have tried to cover their concerns in the following set of questions and answers.