Highest Average SAT Scores

Among "Schools with 200-400 Students", view the boarding schools with the highest average SAT scores (2022).
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

Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 65 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
Average SAT Score
Grades
Location
Rank: #1-61.-6
Concord Academy
Concord Academy Photo - Students live in one of six student houses on campus.
(9)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 402-2250
Rank: #1-61.-6
Groton School
(Episcopal)
(19)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 8-12
282 Farmers Row, Box 991
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-7510
Rank: #1-61.-6
Portsmouth Abbey School
Portsmouth Abbey School Photo
(Catholic)
(5)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12
285 Cory's Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 643-1248
Rank: #1-61.-6
Ross School
Ross School Photo
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 6-12, PG  | K-12, PG (day)
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 907-5400
Rank: #1-61.-6
The Thacher School
The Thacher School Photo - In courses designed for intellectual and creative expansion, students and teachers meet in seminar circles, studios, and laboratories to create a learning environment that is vigorous and supportive, galvanizing and nurturing.
(26)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12
5025 Thacher Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-3210
Rank: #1-61.-6
The Webb Schools
The Webb Schools Photo - Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.
(29)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 482-5214
Rank: #7-147.-14
Cate School
Cate School Photo - Day Walk
(19)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12
1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4127
Rank: #7-147.-14
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 8-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
6385 Beach Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(952) 918-1800
Rank: #7-147.-14
The Madeira School
The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
All-Girls
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102-1200
(703) 556-8273
Rank: #7-147.-14
Mount Michael Benedictine School
Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
All-Boys (Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 238-1457
Rank: #7-147.-14
St. Andrew's School, DE
St. Andrew's School, DE Photo - St. Andrew's seminar style discussions, which include faculty and students seated at a central round table, are heard throughout English, history and language classes.
(Episcopal)
(13)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12
350 Noxontown Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 285-4231
Rank: #7-147.-14
Saint John's Preparatory School
Saint John's Preparatory School Photo - We are located on 2900 of woodlands and lakes in Collegeville, MN
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
2280 Watertower Road
Collegeville, MN 56321
(320) 363-3315
Rank: #7-147.-14
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 7-12, PG (day)
19 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 529-3241
Rank: #7-147.-14
Woodside Priory School (Priory)
Woodside Priory School (Priory) Photo - Woodside Priory is a Benedictine Catholic, independent college preparatory school. Founded by Hungarian monks in 1957, Priory has been an international school from its very beginning.
(Catholic)
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
302 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-8223
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Annie Wright Schools
Annie Wright Schools Photo - Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are nestled in the beautiful North End neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, overlooking the Puget Sound.
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12
827 N. Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 284-8601
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Asheville School
Asheville School Photo - Asheville School. An Education for an Inspired Life.
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12
360 Asheville School Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 254-6345
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School Photo
All-Girls
(9)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12, PG
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 833-1320
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Photo - Situated on 19 acres, the Forest Ridge campus is home to 9 different buildings, including the Lee Theatre and Performing Arts Center and Shumway Field. In 2006, the school added a new High School building and Sacred Heart Center.
All-Girls (Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 8-12  | 5-12 (day)
4800 139th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 641-0700
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12
6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(719) 391-5251
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Grier School
Grier School Photo
All-Girls
(6)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 7-12, PG
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Hoosac School
Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School was founded in 1889.
(Episcopal)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 8-12, PG
PO Box 9
Hoosick, NY 12089
(518) 686-7331
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (MH-MA)
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (MH-MA) Photo
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12
1000 Green St.
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-5482
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Queen of All Saints Academy
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 7-12, PG  | 1-12, PG (day)
20120 Barnett Rd
Brooksville , FL 34601
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Riverside Military Academy
Riverside Military Academy Photo
All-Boys
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 6-12
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
(877) 692-2338
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 424-5000
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Saint Bede Academy
Saint Bede Academy Photo - With an average student population of 300, our small class sizes offer students one-on-one interaction with their instructors.
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12
24 W US Highway 6
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 250-0285
Rank: #15-2815.-28
The Webb School
The Webb School Photo
(10)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 7-12  | 6-12 (day)
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
(931) 389-6003
Rank: #15-2815.-28
Westminster School
Westminster School Photo - Gund Reading Room in the Cole Library, a stunning place to study, meet and hold events.
(10)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12, PG
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-3060
Rank: #29-4129.-41
Delphian School
Delphian School Photo - Delphian is located just one hour from Portland, OR. on a large 720 acre wooded campus. The residential community is in constant motion, alive with students from all around the world.
(19)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 5-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
20950 SW Rock Creek Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
(503) 843-3521
Rank: #29-4129.-41
The Ethel Walker School
The Ethel Walker School Photo - Beaver Brook Building - This building houses many of our academic classes as well as administrative offices, meeting spaces, art rooms, and our computer lab.
All-Boys
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 7-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-4200
Rank: #29-4129.-41
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)
(8)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
PO Box 1879
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-1747
Rank: #29-4129.-41
Kimball Union Academy
Kimball Union Academy Photo
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
64 Main Street
Meriden, NH 03770
(603) 469-2100
Rank: #29-4129.-41
La Lumiere School
La Lumiere School Photo - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
6801 N. Wilhelm Road
La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 326-7450
Rank: #29-4129.-41
The MacDuffie School
The MacDuffie School Photo - Aerial view of MacDuffie's 250 acre campus
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 6-12, PG
66 School Street
Granby, MA 01033
(413) 255-0000
Rank: #29-4129.-41
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Photo
All-Girls
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 409-3530
Rank: #29-4129.-41
St. Bernard Preparatory School
St. Bernard Preparatory School Photo - Academic achievement is high on the list of St. Bernard Prep priorities, with students consistently ranking above national and state averages in ACT and National Merit Exams.
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 7-12
1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
Cullman, AL 35055
(256) 255-5890
Rank: #29-4129.-41
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)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 8-12
17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 733-9330
Rank: #29-4129.-41
Testing12345
Testing12345 Photo
All-Girls (Catholic)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: PK-7  | K-11 (day)
4000 Connecticut Avenue
new york, NY 10002
(124) 784-4212
Rank: #29-4129.-41
Villanova Preparatory School
Villanova Preparatory School Photo - Founded in 1924, Villanova Prep is the only Catholic boarding school in the Augustinian tradition. In this supportive environment, students are comfortable taking risks and learning more about themselves throughout their Villanova experience.
(Catholic)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
12096 N. Ventura Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-1464
Rank: #29-4129.-41
Virginia Episcopal School
Virginia Episcopal School Photo - Jett Hall is our main building on the VES campus. This original building, constructed in 1916, is where we welcome guests to campus. It houses our administration, Admissions, Development, Marketing and Business offices, holds classrooms and our Day Student Lounge.
(Episcopal)
(7)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
400 VES Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
(434) 385-3607
Rank: #29-4129.-41
Washington Academy
Washington Academy Photo - Students can choose Art, Honors Art, AP Studio Art, as well as performance art, including music and dance classes.
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
East Machias, ME 04630
(207) 255-8301
Rank: #42-5442.-54
The Calverton School
The Calverton School Photo - Friendships are made across divisions at Calverton.
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12, PG  | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
300 Calverton School Rd
Huntingtown, MD 20639
(410) 535-0216
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Photo - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
(Catholic)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 210-3832
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Cheshire Academy
Cheshire Academy Photo - Character development has long been a priority at Cheshire Academy. The Eight Pillars of Bowden are the ways in which we demonstrate our core values and basic beliefs: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Civility, Citizenship, Morality, Fairness and Trustworthiness.
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
10 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 439-7250
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Dunn School
Dunn School Photo - In 2020 the new Leadership Center was completed. Overlooking the open space known as Munger Common, the center provides state of the art meeting rooms and learning facilities, is home to the student-run Earwig Cafe, and hosts our college counseling team. Students can be found gathering both indoors and outside the center for conversation and relaxation.
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(800) 287-9197
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Gould Academy
Gould Academy Photo - A rigorous academic curriculum is at the core of the Gould Academy experience. Our students are innovators, creators, risk-takers, and complex problem solvers.
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12, PG
PO Box 860
Bethel, ME 04217
(207) 824-7777
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Proctor Academy
Proctor Academy Photo - Proctor`s campus includes over forty-five buildings, twenty small dormitories, its own privately owned and operated ski hill, state of the art classrooms and art facilities, 3,000 acres of forest and ponds surrounding beautiful natural and synthetic playing fields that are tucked against Ragged Mountain`s south slope.
(12)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
Andover, NH 03216
(603) 735-6652
Rank: #42-5442.-54
The Putney School
The Putney School Photo
(14)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-6201
Rank: #42-5442.-54
St. George's School
St. George's School Photo - Our 125-acre campus is on a hilltop overlooking the ocean.
(Episcopal)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
P.O. Box 1910
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 842-6600
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School
All-Boys
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-5732
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Solebury School
Solebury School Photo - Solebury School's Math and Science (STEM) program offers students opportunities to pursue AP and Honors classes, as well as Engineering courses that will prepare them for college.
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-5261
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Find your home away from home on our stunning 230-acre campus. We're a buzzing community, with 8 dorms, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, a chapel, and an Arts Center with a theater and painting studios. Zip into New York City by train for cultural activities, or enjoy the great outdoors just minutes from campus.
All-Boys (Episcopal)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12, PG  | 7-12, PG (day)
700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
(845) 855-4825
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Vermont Academy
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154
(802) 869-6229
Rank: #42-5442.-54
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 6-12  | K-12 (day)
101 School House Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 378-5263
Rank: #55-5855.-58
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)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12
49 Seahorse Lane
Christchurch, VA 23031
(804) 758-2306
Rank: #55-5855.-58
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy Photo - The HPA football team plays schools on island and across the state.
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12, PG  | K-12, PG (day)
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 881-4321
Rank: #55-5855.-58
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 8-12, PG
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 818-1385
Rank: #55-5855.-58
Tilton School
Tilton School Photo - Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from 9th to 12th grade and postgraduates. Tilton's student body of 250 consists of day students and boarding students from 20 states and 17 countries. Although the Tilton Experience is different for every student, it challenges all students to try new things, learn new skills, and try new things.
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12, PG
30 School Street
Tilton, NH 03276
(603) 286-1733
Rank: #59-6259.-62
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)
(6)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 7-12, PG
P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(800) 462-3862
Rank: #59-6259.-62
Hebron Academy
Hebron Academy Photo - We do admit, at first glance we might look like a "traditional" New England boarding school, but our location in Maine provides advantages other boarding schools can't.
(9)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 6-12, PG
339 Paris Road PO Box 309
Hebron, ME 04238
(207) 966-5225
Rank: #59-6259.-62
Missouri Military Academy
Missouri Military Academy Photo - Established in 1889, Missouri Military Academy has transformed young men into leaders who are well-educated, prepared gentlemen of character. Our long history and distinct traditions inspire a sense of pride and duty among the young men who seek to fulfill their potential at MMA.
All-Boys
(6)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 7-12, PG
204 Grand Street
Mexico, MO 65265
(573) 581-1776
Rank: #59-6259.-62
San Marcos Academy
San Marcos Academy Photo - San Marcos Academy has offered a tradition of excellence in private, Christian education since 1907.
(Baptist)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 6-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
(800) 428-5120
Rank: #63-6563.-65
Camden Military Academy
Camden Military Academy Photo - A Proud Family!
All-Boys
(18)
Average SAT Score: 1050-1100
Grades: 7-12, PG
520 Hwy. 1 North
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-6001
Rank: #63-6563.-65
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo - InterArts and Fashion Design offers students the chance to explore and combined multiple art forms or to focus in Fashion Design. Students present their work in two fully choreographed Fashion Shows each year.
(18)
Average SAT Score: 1050-1100
Grades: 9-12, PG
52500 Temecula Road
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 468-7223
Rank: #63-6563.-65
Valley Forge Military Academy
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
All-Boys
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1050-1100
Grades: 7-12
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 989-1200

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