Top 5 Best Boston Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 private schools serving 3,088 students in Boston, MA (there are 12 public schools, serving 7,750 public students). 28% of all K-12 students in Boston, MA are educated in private schools (compared to the MA state average of 12%).
The top ranked private schools in Boston, MA include Winsor School, Boston University Academy and Cathedral High School.
The average acceptance rate is 65%, which is lower than the Massachusetts private school average acceptance rate of 70%.
24% of private schools in Boston, MA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Boston Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Commonwealth School
Commonwealth School Photo - Two blocks from Copley Square, nestled in a pair of brownstones in Boston's Back Bay, the feeling of family persists at Commonwealth, and its location gives students unparalleled access to Boston's resources, fostering meaningful scholarly research, independent projects, and community service.
(1)
151 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-7525
Grades: 9-12
| 154 students
Kingsley Montessori School
Kingsley Montessori School Photo - Elementary students exploring a geography work. A key component of the Kingsley mission is raising empathetic global citizens-students who care deeply for the world and work together to improve it.
Montessori School
(2)
26 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 226-4927
Grades: NS-6
| 303 students
The Newman School
The Newman School Photo
(4)
247 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4530
Grades: 7-12
| 255 students
The Advent School
The Advent School Photo - Students integrate art, science, and Spanish in the Atelier.
15 Brimmer Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-0520
Grades: NS-6
| 200 students
Boston University Academy
Boston University Academy Photo - Boston University Academy provides a "ceilingless" educational experience, one in which students' zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable.
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
One University Road
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-9000
Grades: 9-12
| 233 students
Cathedral High School
Cathedral High School Photo - Cathedral 7-12 High School students are challenged by a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and enriched through a selection of extracurricular activities, athletics, and support services.
(Catholic)
74 Union Park St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-2325
Grades: 7-12
| 287 students
1525 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 990-6525
Grades: NS-1
| 69 students
St. John School
(Catholic)
9 Moon St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-3143
Grades: PK-8
| 290 students
Winsor School
Winsor School Photo
All-girls
103 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 735-9503
Grades: 5-12
| 471 students
Beacon Hill Nursery School
Daycare / Preschool
74 Joy St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-0822
Grades: PK-K
| 105 students
Boston Children's School
Boston Children's School Photo
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
8 Whittier Place
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-6239
Grades: PK-3
| 31 students
Cooper Community Child Development Center
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
1891 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 445-1813
Grades: K
| 16 students
Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center
Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center Photo
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
477 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 739-6455
Grades: NS-K
| 80 students
John Winthrop School
Daycare / Preschool
66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-7159
Grades: NS-PK
| 54 students
107 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-8427
Grades: K-6
| 118 students
Mercantile KinderCare
Mercantile KinderCare Photo - Building
Daycare / Preschool
117 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 248-9775
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Park Street School
Park Street School Photo - Toddler friends learn about habitats with an ant farm. Exploring and learning are are a fun part of our day. This foundation in science will be built upon over multiple years creating important background knowledge necessary for future learning.
(Christian)
(10)
67 Brimmer St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 523-7577
Grades: NS-6
| 228 students
School Street KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
44 School St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-0554
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Seaport KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
130 Autumn Lane
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 345-5453
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Torit Montessori School
Torit Montessori School Photo - Torit Montessori Preschool Math Concepts
Montessori School
(2)
300 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 350-4840
Grades: NS-6
| 133 students
Transportation Children's Center
Daycare / Preschool
10 Park Plaza Room 3330
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 973-8200
Grades: NS
| 64 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Boston, MA?
The top ranked private schools in Boston, MA include Winsor School, Boston University Academy and Cathedral High School.
How many private schools are located in Boston, MA?
21 private schools are located in Boston, MA.
How diverse are private schools in Boston, MA?
Boston, MA private schools are approximately 41% minority students, which is higher than the Massachusetts private school average of 30%.
What percentage of students in Boston, MA go to private school?
28% of all K-12 students in Boston, MA are educated in private schools (compared to the MA state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Boston, MA?
24% of private schools in Boston, MA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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