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  • Among "All Schools", view the boarding schools with the highest average SAT scores (2018-19).
  • For several key reasons (listed below), these comparisons are intended only as informal reference points for evaluating the SAT taking ability of a school's student body.
  • A school's average SAT score is based on a relatively small sample of students from year to year (typically less than 100 students for a graduating class).
  • Average SAT scores, then, can naturally fluctuate year to year while the quality of the overall program and strength of the student body remains consistent.
  • Schools in the list below are often separated by small statistical differences, which for all intents and purposes, are not meaningful in determining the overall strength of the student body between two schools.
  • As a final note: average SAT scores should never be used by a family as an expectation of what score they can expect their child to receive if they go to a particular institution.
  • The SAT correlates very closely with the SSAT: Students who have high SSAT scores invariably have high SAT scores and vise versa - SAT scores generally reflect the testing ability of the student prior to being admitted at a school.

Highest Average SAT Scores (2018-19)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Average SAT Score Grades Location
  • 1.-17.
    >1400
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    9253627223
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-402-2250
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-1400
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 1.-17.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - GP has a world class lacrosse program
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    301-214-1215
  • 1.-17.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >1400

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    11 Interlaken Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    860-435-3102
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 8-12
    190 Woodward Drive
    Indian SpringsAL 35124
    888-843-9477
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2500 Main Street
    LawrencevilleNJ 08648
    8007352030
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-371-6524
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    170 Centre Street
    MiltonMA 02186
    617-898-2227
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    6300 SW Nicol Road
    PortlandOR 97223
    503-768-3115
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
    978-749-4050
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    603-777-3437
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    401-643-1248
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-640-3210
  • 1.-17.
    >1400

    Grades: 7-12
    4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint LouisMO 63127
    314-843-4151
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400
    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    8056844127
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT 06492
    203-697-2239
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
    2486453610
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    952-918-1800
  • 18.-33.
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1350-1400

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    717-626-8512
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    7600 Lyons Road
    Coconut CreekFL 33073
    954-305-6937
  • 18.-33.
    St. George's School
    St. George's School Photo - Our students will be inspired - not just by the extraordinary beauty of our location, but by the examples and energy of their teachers, classmates, and community.
    (Episcopal)
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    401-842-6600
  • 18.-33.
    St. Paul's School
    St. Paul's School Photo - SPS 1
    (Episcopal)
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    325 Pleasant Street
    ConcordNH 03301
    603-229-4700
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    6500 St. Stephen's Drive
    AustinTX 78746
    512-327-1213
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    412-968-3180
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    530-583-9393
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    860-386-4440
  • 18.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Woodbury Road
    WatertownCT 06795
    860-945-7700
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Average SAT Score Grades Location
  • 31.-33.
    1350-1400
    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1305 Whittington Drive
    HoustonTX 77077
    847-840-3064
  • 31.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    1175 West Baseline Road
    ClaremontCA 91711
    909-482-5214
  • 31.-33.
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    650-851-8223
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    253-284-8600
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    828-254-6345
  • 34.-59.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury's student to teacher ratio is 11:1. The curriculum is extensive.
    (Catholic)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 34.-59.
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Our signature travel program take our girls all over the world!
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    434-432-5516
  • 34.-59.
    Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - Cotter family spirit; Fall, Spring, and Winter sports offered for boys and girls including football, soccer, cross country running, golf, tennis, swimming, and volleyball.
    (Catholic)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12 | 7-12 (day)
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    507-453-5113
  • 34.-59.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Step Sing - one of the many special traditions at Dana Hall. They're a little hard to explain, but traditions play an important role in life at Dana Hall School, serving not only as symbols of the past, but also staples in the present. These special activities also provide amazing opportunities for teamwork and organization.
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    781-489-1331
  • 34.-59.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    814-684-3000
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    610-326-1000
  • 34.-59.
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac Hockey won the New England Championship in 2007. Our team has great history at Hoosac and we play several tournaments each year, like this one at RPI.
    (Episcopal)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    518-686-7331
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    860-687-6400
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    295 Main Street
    PittsfieldME 04967
    207-487-2282
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
    717-328-6173
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-823-4805
  • 34.-59.
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - We encourage a student's life-long relationship with the arts, challenging her to find her own confident artistic voice and to gain a respect for artistic tradition based on our belief that the arts are an intrinsic part of the human experience.
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    413-499-1300
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1415 Summit Avenue
    SeattleWA 98122
    206-682-7309
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    1-800-462-2338
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    3022854231
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    2132 Ivy Road
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-296-5106
  • 34.-59.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - 75% of Saint James students are actively engaged in the fine arts, comprised of music, visual art, dance, and theater.
    (Episcopal)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    3017339330
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    2280 Watertower Road, Box 4000
    CollegevilleMN 56321
    1-800-525-7737
  • 34.-59.
    Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - A Catalina Classroom
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    831-655-9356
  • 34.-59.
    South Kent School
    South Kent School Photo - Since its founding in 1923, South Kent School has provided its students with the intellectual, moral, physical and social framework for scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    860-927-3539
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    831-625-8309
  • 34.-59.
    Subiaco Academy
    Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Abbey and Academy
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12
    405 North Subiaco Avenue
    SubiacoAR 72865
    479-934-1034
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    931-389-6003
  • 34.-59.
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-3060
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300
    Grades: 9-12
    2250 Clays Mill Road
    LexingtonKY 40503
    312-496-5533
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    800-464-2866
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    9042565030
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 6-12
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    770-394-8177
  • 60.-96.
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - SEM students think globally - in this opportunity, through Model UN competitions.
    All-Girls 
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    716-885-6780
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    970-963-2562
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    503-843-3521
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-4200
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    719-391-5251
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME 04426
    207-564-8664
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    860-868-7334
  • 60.-96.
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - In the Holderness classroom each student is??literally??in the front row, with an average class size of 12. We offer AP courses spanning multiple disciplines, and encourage students to pursue an intellectual passion of their own in their twelfth-grade year as part of the Senior Thesis program.
    (Episcopal)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    603-536-1747
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    6034692100
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    1 Morris Street
    New YorkNY 10004
    212-232-0266
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    304-233-1436
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    2 School Way
    WatsonvilleCA 95076
    831-768-6137
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    17235 Seventh Street
    MontverdeFL 34756
    407-469-2561
  • 60.-96.
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    402-238-1457
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-8236
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    18454624200
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    Riverstone International School 5521 Warm Springs Ave
    BoiseID 83716
    208-424-5000
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    256-255-5890
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    4129 Lake Shore Road
    HamburgNY 14075
    716-627-1200
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    1500 Butterfield Road
    San AnselmoCA 94960
    415-258-1905
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    16923 Norwood Road
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    301-774-7455
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    42605 RCR 36
    Steamboat SpringsCO 80487
    970-879-1350
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    631-751-1800
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1 Community School Drive
    Sun ValleyID 83353
    208-622-3955
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    2072558301
  • 60.-96.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Red Hall
    All-Girls 
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    203-577-4521
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    6034442928
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    423 Main Street
    WilbrahamMA 01095
    413-596-9107
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413) 529-3241
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    888-798-9371
  • 60.-96.
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    81 Providence Street
    WorcesterMA 01604
    508-459-5481
  • 60.-96.
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Sem offers more than 160 courses spanning all major disciplines including over 25 AP courses. Sem has an 8:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 13.
    (United Methodist)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    570-270-2160
  • 97.-129.
    1200-1250
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    4334 Hobbs Road
    GreensboroNC 27410
    336-217-7070
  • 97.-129.
    1200-1250

    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    7401 Monticello Rd.
    ColumbiaSC 29203
    803-807-4145
  • 97.-129.
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - The Fine and Performing Arts Department offers artistic boys a creative outlet and others a chance to discover their creativity.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    434-985-2811
  • 97.-129.
    1200-1250

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    903-894-5000
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