Highest Average SAT Scores

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  • Among "Schools with 200-400 Students", 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)

Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 61 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Average SAT Score Grades Location
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >1400
    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)402-2250
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo - Emma Girls share a laugh in one of our historic dormitories.
    All-Girls 
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >1400

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401)643-1248
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >1400

    Grades: 7-12
    1101 Genesee Street
    DelafieldWI 53018
  • 1.-6.Rank: #1-6
    >1400

    Grades: 9-12
    5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)640-3210
  • 7.-11.Rank: #7-11
    1350-1400
    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805)684-4127
  • 7.-11.Rank: #7-11
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    (952)918-1800
  • 7.-11.Rank: #7-11
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1350-1400

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    (717)626-8512
  • 7.-11.Rank: #7-11
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo - Mount Michael Benedictine School
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    (402)238-1457
  • 7.-11.Rank: #7-11
    1350-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    (650)851-8223
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    1300-1350
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253)284-8600
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)254-6345
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814)684-3000
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - The Athletic Department at Miss Hall's instills in student-athletes the values of fitness, teamwork, and competition while inspiring each girl to master physical skills, envision her potential, strive to attain goals, build confidence, and experience the power of community pride.
    All-Girls 
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    (413)499-1300
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302)285-4231
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    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
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    1300-1350

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    (931)389-6003
  • 12.-19.Rank: #12-19
    1300-1350

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-3060
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    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
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503)843-3521
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-4200
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719)391-5251
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    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
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603)469-2100
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
    BoiseID 83716
    (208)424-5000
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    (256)255-5890
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    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
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    (434)385-3607
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    (207)255-8301
  • 20.-31.Rank: #20-31
    1250-1300

    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    (888)798-9371
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    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
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800)287-9197
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    (814)866-6979
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    (218)739-3371
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-1530
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413)255-0000
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    4910 Honoapiilani Hwy
    LahainaHI 96761
    (808)665-9966
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)409-3530
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    (603)735-6652
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-6219
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    6279 Hobbs Road
    SalisburyMD 21804
    (410)742-4464
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School Dinning Hall
    All-Boys 
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    (860)435-5732
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New HopePA 18938
    (215)862-5261
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Students at Stuart Hall School come from all over the nation and the world. Our community is built on mutual trust and academic inquiry, and we seek to develop the personal character, honor, and creativity of each member of our school.
    (Episcopal)
    1200-1250

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540)213-3746
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    (802)869-6229
  • 32.-47.Rank: #32-47
    1200-1250

    Grades: 9-12
    12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1464
  • 48.-53.Rank: #48-53
    1150-1200
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)439-7250
  • 48.-53.Rank: #48-53
    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)
    1150-1200

    Grades: 9-12
    49 Seahorse Lane
    ChristchurchVA 23031
    (804)758-2306
  • 48.-53.Rank: #48-53
    1150-1200

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808)881-4321
  • 48.-53.Rank: #48-53
    1150-1200

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    (603)286-1733
  • 48.-53.Rank: #48-53
    1150-1200

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    120 South 100 West
    Mt. PleasantUT 84647
    (435)462-1400
  • 48.-53.Rank: #48-53
    1150-1200

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    (978)297-4476
  • 54.-60.Rank: #54-60
    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)
    1100-1150
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    (800)462-3862
  • 54.-60.Rank: #54-60
    1100-1150

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    339 Paris Road PO Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207)966-5225
  • 54.-60.Rank: #54-60
    1100-1150

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951)468-7223
  • 54.-60.Rank: #54-60
    1100-1150

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    (573)581-1776
  • 54.-60.Rank: #54-60
    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)
    1100-1150

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    (540)636-5484
  • 54.-60.Rank: #54-60
    1100-1150

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631)907-5400
  • 54.-60.Rank: #54-60
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1100-1150

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845)855-4825
  • 61.Rank: #61
    1050-1100
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800)948-6291

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