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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.-4.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >2000
    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
  • 1.-4.
    >2000

    Grades: 8-12
    190 Woodward Drive
    Indian SpringsAL 35124
    888-843-9477
  • 1.-4.
    >2000

    Grades: 9-12
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-371-6524
  • 1.-4.
    >2000

    Grades: 9-12
    1175 West Baseline Road
    ClaremontCA 91711
    909-482-5214
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    9253627223
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
    2486453610
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-1400
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 5.-17.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - School spirit and camaraderie create lasting memories and life-long friendships.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    301-214-1215
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    952-918-1800
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12
    7600 Lyons Road
    Coconut CreekFL 33073
    954-305-6937
  • 5.-17.
    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)
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    401-842-6600
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    6500 St. Stephen's Drive
    AustinTX 78746
    512-327-1213
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    412-968-3180
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    530-583-9393
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    860-386-4440
  • 5.-17.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1305 Whittington Drive
    HoustonTX 77077
    847-840-3064
  • 18.-42.
    1800-1900
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    253-284-8600
  • 18.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    9042565030
  • 18.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 6-12
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    770-394-8177
  • 18.-42.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury's student to teacher ratio is 11:1. The curriculum is extensive.
    (Catholic)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 18.-42.
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Our traditions are a vital force: They bridge the generations, bond new students with old, and help us continually build our community. Best of all, they're a lot of fun (and they help make Chatham Hall the unique place it is).
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    434-432-5516
  • 18.-42.
    Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - Cotter Schools offers a variety of musical offerings: Jazz Band, Concert Band, Show Choir, and Choir. Concerts are performed throughout the school year.
    (Catholic)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12 | 7-12 (day)
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    507-453-5113
  • 18.-42.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Whether riding is the center of your life or a sport you've always wanted to pursue, at Dana Hall you can take the reins yourself.
    All-Girls 
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    781-489-1331
  • 18.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    610-326-1000
  • 18.-42.
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - Holderness is just a few miles from the slopes of Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, and Waterville Valley. Our Snow Sports athletes also train in Switzerland, Colorado, Utah and California - just to name a few.
    (Episcopal)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    603-536-1747
  • 18.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    295 Main Street
    PittsfieldME 04967
    207-487-2282
  • 18.-42.
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - Whatever a girl is passionate about can come to life at Miss Hall's. It's a community in which girls from around the world share their breakthrough ideas and opinions, where they contribute to the community and to the conversation.
    All-Girls 
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    413-499-1300
  • 18.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1415 Summit Avenue
    SeattleWA 98122
    206-682-7309
  • 18.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12
    2132 Ivy Road
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-296-5106
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Average SAT Score Grades Location
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900
    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    256-255-5890
  • 31.-42.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Daily chapel allows for quiet reflection and a way to connect with personal spirituality.
    (Episcopal)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    3017339330
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    2280 Watertower Road, Box 4000
    CollegevilleMN 56321
    1-800-525-7737
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    1500 Butterfield Road
    San AnselmoCA 94960
    415-258-1905
  • 31.-42.
    Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - Senior Cake Auction
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    831-655-9356
  • 31.-42.
    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)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    860-927-3539
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    831-625-8309
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    2072558301
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    931-389-6003
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-3060
  • 31.-42.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - An afternoon in the Student Center
    All-Girls 
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    203-577-4521
  • 31.-42.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    6034442928
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800
    Grades: 9-12
    2250 Clays Mill Road
    LexingtonKY 40503
    312-496-5533
  • 43.-67.
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - In addition to Mandarin, the School offers courses in Spanish and Portuguese.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    434-985-2811
  • 43.-67.
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - SEM is located in the heart of the historic Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, NY, just steps from cafes, shops and art galleries. As an urban boarding school, SEM students enjoy the culture, entertainment and shopping that only a city can offer.
    All-Girls 
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    716-885-6780
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    970-963-2562
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME 04426
    207-564-8664
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    6034692100
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    1 Morris Street
    New YorkNY 10004
    212-232-0266
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    304-233-1436
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    2 School Way
    WatsonvilleCA 95076
    831-768-6137
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    18454624200
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    928-632-7601
  • 43.-67.
    The Pennington School
    (United Methodist)
    1700-1800

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    112 West Delaware Avenue
    PenningtonNJ 08534
    609-737-6128
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    802-387-6219
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    16923 Norwood Road
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    301-774-7455
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    1-319-519-1856
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    42605 RCR 36
    Steamboat SpringsCO 80487
    970-879-1350
  • 43.-67.
    Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Academic inquiry and risk-taking lay an important foundation to our curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore new courses and areas of study they hadn't previously considered. Because of our small class size, every student is known, supported, and challenged to grow as an individual throughout their time at Stuart Hall.
    (Episcopal)
    1700-1800

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    540-213-3746
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1 Community School Drive
    Sun ValleyID 83353
    208-622-3955
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    3511 Verde Valley School Road
    SedonaAZ 86351
    928-284-2272
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    434-385-3607
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    423 Main Street
    WilbrahamMA 01095
    413-596-9107
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413) 529-3241
  • 43.-67.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    81 Providence Street
    WorcesterMA 01604
    508-459-5481
  • 43.-67.
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - The Louis Maslow Stem School at Wyoming Seminary creates real world opportunities to study robotics, engineering and environmental issues.
    (United Methodist)
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    570-270-2160
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700
    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    7401 Monticello Rd.
    ColumbiaSC 29203
    803-807-4145
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    903-894-5000
  • 68.-86.
    Christchurch School
    Christchurch School Photo - "Set your course at the river. " Established in the Episcopal tradition, Christchurch is inclusive, welcoming students and families of all faiths and backgrounds.
    (Episcopal)
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12
    49 Seahorse Lane
    ChristchurchVA 23031
    804-758-2306
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    814-866-6979
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    808-881-4321
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    218-739-3371
  • 68.-86.
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Athletics are an important part of any school. Hoosac offers many opportunities for students to have success. Hoosac Boys Basketball is two-time defending New England Champions. Our student-athletes are recruited by all levels of college coaches.
    (Episcopal)
    1600-1700

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    518-686-7331
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    207-443-7101
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    6316861600
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    860-927-0047
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    805-688-5114
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    603-735-6652
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    706-746-7720
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA 91108
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    8028696229
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    800-860-7725
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    4106589279
  • 68.-86.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12
    6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd
    WindermereFL 34786
    954-305-6937
  • 87.-95.
    1500-1600
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    781-314-0806
  • 87.-95.
    Fork Union Military Academy
    Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    1500-1600

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862
  • 87.-95.
    Hargrave Military Academy
    Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    1500-1600

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    800-432-2480
  • 87.-95.
    1500-1600

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    207-966-5225
  • 87.-95.
    Randolph-Macon Academy
    Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
    (United Methodist)
    1500-1600

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    540-636-5484
  • 87.-95.
    1500-1600

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    631-907-5400
  • 87.-95.
    St. John's Military School
    St. John's Military School Photo - St. John's is very proud of it's involvement in Community. Pictured here are cadets playing at the POW/MIA ceremony held annually in Salina. All cadets attend, and our band members participate as well. It is a fulfilling and rewarding experience.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1500-1600

    Grades: 6-12
    Po Box 5020
    SalinaKS 67402
    866-252-1995
  • 87.-95.
    1500-1600

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1000 Main Street, PO Box 906
    St. JohnsburyVT 05819
    802-751-2130
  • 87.-95.
    1500-1600

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall on HudsonNY 12520
    845-458-7542
  • 96.-153.
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Boarding students weekend trip to Boston
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    <1500
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    860-822-6279
  • 96.-153.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    4334 Hobbs Road
    GreensboroNC 27410
    336-217-7070
  • 96.-153.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    700 Ashland Avenue
    Chicago HeightsIL 60411
    312-496-5533
  • 96.-153.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    3701 Sinclair Lane
    BaltimoreMD 21213
    312-496-5533
  • 96.-153.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    4026 Maher St.
    NapaCA 94558
    312-496-5533
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