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  • Among "All Schools", view the boarding schools with the highest average SAT scores (2019-20).
  • 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 (2019-20)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Average SAT Score Grades Location
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    (925)362-7223
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT 06492
    (203)697-2239
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)402-2250
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-1400
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Boland Hall is the home to many of Prep's 110 resident students. Our campus is less than 5 miles from the Nation's Capital
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    (301)214-1215
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >1400

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    11 Interlaken Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (860)435-3102
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2500 Main Street
    LawrencevilleNJ 08648
    (800)735-2030
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)371-6524
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    6300 SW Nicol Road
    PortlandOR 97223
    (503)768-3115
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
    (978)749-4050
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401)643-1248
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631)907-5400
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 7-12
    1101 Genesee Street
    DelafieldWI 53018
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    St. Paul's School
    St. Paul's School Photo - SPS 1
    (Episcopal)
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    325 Pleasant Street
    ConcordNH 03301
    (603)229-4700
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)640-3210
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 7-12
    4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint LouisMO 63127
    (314)843-4151
  • 1.-18.Rank: #1-18
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    1175 West Baseline Road
    ClaremontCA 91711
    (909)482-5214
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400
    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805)684-4127
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
    (248)645-3610
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    (952)918-1800
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1350-1400

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    (717)626-8512
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    170 Centre Street
    MiltonMA 02186
    (617)898-2227
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    (402)238-1457
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302)285-4231
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    6500 St. Stephen's Drive
    AustinTX 78746
    (512)327-1213
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    (412)968-3180
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    (530)583-9393
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 7-12
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    (631)751-1800
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    (860)386-4440
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Woodbury Road
    WatertownCT 06795
    (860)945-7700
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    13051 Whittington Dr.
    HoustonTX 77077
    (281)496-7900
  • 19.-33.Rank: #19-33
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    (650)851-8223
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253)284-8600
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)254-6345
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Experimentation. Exploration. Creativity. Dana Hall`s visual artists are sensitive observers of themselves and the world around them.
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day)
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    (781)489-1331
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 5-12
    1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    (321)723-3211
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 5-12, PG (day)
    4800 139th Avenue SE
    BellevueWA 98006
    (425)641-0700
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719)391-5251
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814)684-3000
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    (610)326-1000
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School rests on 350 rolling acres in the Northern Berkshires in New York. Hoosac believes that the individual student is the centerpiece of their education. We structure our academic programs to suit the strengths and passions of each student, helping them to reach their full potential.
    (Episcopal)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518)686-7331
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    (860)687-6400
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    295 Main Street
    PittsfieldME 04967
    (207)487-2282
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day)
    49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs FerryNY 10522
    (914)479-6420
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    100 Academy Drive
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717)328-6173
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1415 Summit Avenue
    SeattleWA 98122
    (206)682-7309
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    (800)462-2338
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    2132 Ivy Road
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434)296-5106
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    St. Croix Academy
    St. Croix Academy Photo - St. Croix's lakeside family-style dormitory was built in 2015 and is located on a beautiful lake with walkways to the Mississippi River and within walking distance of over 50 shops and restaurants.
    (Christian)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 6-12
    1200 Oakdale Ave.
    St. PaulMN 55118
    (651)455-1521
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Saint James' picturesque 689-acre campus is conveniently located only 70 miles from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
    (Episcopal)
    1300-1350

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    (301)733-9330
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    (831)625-8309
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    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.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800)860-7725
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    (931)389-6003
  • 34.-57.Rank: #34-57
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-3060
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300
    Grades: 9-12
    1 Carmel Parkway
    MundeleinIL 60060
    (312)416-1955
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    811 W. Donovan Street
    HoustonTX 77091
    (312)416-1955
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    2250 Clays Mill Road
    LexingtonKY 40503
    (312)416-1955
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    (800)464-2866
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    171 Baylor School Road
    ChattanoogaTN 37405
    (423)267-5902
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    (904)256-5030
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770)394-8177
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our one-to-one tablet computer program gives each girl instant access to a wealth of information.
    All-Girls 
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    (716)885-6780
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Whether you ve been riding your whole life or have always wanted to you can find a place in our program. The Chatham Hall campus is home to more than 30 horses, three teaching arenas, a permanent Hunter Trials course, and plenty of trails. We teach hunt seat the Modern Forward Riding System with an emphasis on horse and rider
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434)432-5516
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - Successful math team - Cotter Schools has placed first or second in State competition the last 20 years!
    (Catholic)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    (507)453-5113
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503)843-3521
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-4200
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME 04426
    (207)564-8664
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day)
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    (218)739-3371
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - Our alumni consistently tell us that our student run Job Program was formative for their future success, noting proudly that they were supervisors, event planners, and project managers before they even graduated high school.
    (Episcopal)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603)536-1747
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603)469-2100
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    (304)233-1436
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    Miss Hall's School
    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
    All-Girls 
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    (413)499-1300
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    17235 Seventh Street
    MontverdeFL 34756
    (407)469-2561
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-8236
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845)462-4200
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
    BoiseID 83716
    (208)424-5000
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    (256)255-5890
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    St. Francis High School
    St. Francis High School Photo - Friars' Hall
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    4129 Lake Shore Road
    HamburgNY 14075
    (716)627-1200
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    St. George's School
    St. George's School Photo - Our 125-acre campus is on a hilltop overlooking the ocean.
    (Episcopal)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    P.O. Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    (401)842-6600
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    1500 Butterfield Road
    San AnselmoCA 94960
    (415)258-1905
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    16923 Norwood Road
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    (301)774-7455
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1 Community School Drive
    Sun ValleyID 83353
    (208)622-3955
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    (434)385-3607
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    (207)255-8301
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd.
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    (203)577-4521
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    (603)444-2928
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    423 Main Street
    WilbrahamMA 01095
    (413)596-9107
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413)529-3241
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    330 N. Glenview Avenue
    Milwaukee WI 53213
    (414)453-4567
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    (888)798-9371
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    81 Providence Street
    WorcesterMA 01604
    (508)459-5481
  • 58.-96.Rank: #58-96
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Sem offers an exciting range and long list of clubs, activities and leadership opportunities. Often student-initiated, these groups provide experiences not found in the classroom or on the playing fields.
    (United Methodist)
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    (570)270-2160
  • 97.-133.Rank: #97-133
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1200-1250
    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    (434)985-2811
  • 97.-133.Rank: #97-133
    1200-1250

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    (903)894-5000
  • 97.-133.Rank: #97-133
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury's student to teacher ratio is 11:1. The curriculum is extensive.
    (Catholic)
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 97.-133.Rank: #97-133
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)439-7250
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