Highest Average SAT Scores

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

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

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Average SAT Score Grades Location
  • 1.-2.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    >2000
    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
  • 1.-2.
    >2000

    Grades: 8-12
    190 Woodward Drive
    Indian SpringsAL 35124
    888-843-9477
  • 3.-5.
    1900-2000
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 3.-5.
    1900-2000

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    952-918-1800
  • 3.-5.
    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
  • 6.-18.
    1800-1900
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    253-284-8600
  • 6.-18.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury offers students many opportunities for community service. Each summer a group of students spend a week volunteering in Lourdes, France. Students have also volunteered in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.
    (Catholic)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 6.-18.
    Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - The Cotter Campus spans 9 acres and includes seven buildings. Cotter Schools was established in 1911, and has offered a boarding program for more than 20 years!
    (Catholic)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12 | 7-12 (day)
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    507-453-5113
  • 6.-18.
    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
  • 6.-18.
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - At MHS we are committed to helping each girl to develop, test, comprehend, and act from her own spirit, core values, abilities, expertise, and judgment.
    All-Girls 
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    413-499-1300
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Average SAT Score Grades Location
  • 11.-18.
    1800-1900
    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    256-255-5890
  • 11.-18.
    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)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    3017339330
  • 11.-18.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    2280 Watertower Road, Box 4000
    CollegevilleMN 56321
    1-800-525-7737
  • 11.-18.
    Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - Another Great Musical Production!
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    831-655-9356
  • 11.-18.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    2072558301
  • 11.-18.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    931-389-6003
  • 11.-18.
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-3060
  • 11.-18.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Red Hall
    All-Girls 
    1800-1900

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    203-577-4521
  • 19.-24.
    1700-1800
    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111
  • 19.-24.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    6034692100
  • 19.-24.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    802-387-6219
  • 19.-24.
    Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Founded in 1844, Stuart Hall School is one of the oldest and most respected independent schools in the nation. Our students enjoy the benefits of a long-standing, global alumni network upon graduating.
    (Episcopal)
    1700-1800

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    540-213-3746
  • 19.-24.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1 Community School Drive
    Sun ValleyID 83353
    208-622-3955
  • 19.-24.
    1700-1800

    Grades: 9-12
    400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    434-385-3607
  • 25.-32.
    1600-1700
    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    7401 Monticello Rd.
    ColumbiaSC 29203
    803-807-4145
  • 25.-32.
    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
  • 25.-32.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197
  • 25.-32.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    814-866-6979
  • 25.-32.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    808-881-4321
  • 25.-32.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    218-739-3371
  • 25.-32.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    603-735-6652
  • 25.-32.
    1600-1700

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    8028696229
  • 33.-38.
    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
  • 33.-38.
    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
  • 33.-38.
    1500-1600

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    207-966-5225
  • 33.-38.
    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
  • 33.-38.
    1500-1600

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    631-907-5400
  • 33.-38.
    St. John's Military School
    St. John's Military School Photo - Through the main gate of campus, the Teardrop (named for the shape of the area) welcomes visitors with over 150 flags donated by alumni, friends, and family of St. John's Military School. Vanier Academic Center faces the main gate.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1500-1600

    Grades: 6-12
    Po Box 5020
    SalinaKS 67402
    866-252-1995
  • 39.-61.
    <1500
    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    828-254-6345
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    800-948-6291
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    8056844127
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-402-2250
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    503-843-3521
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-4200
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    719-391-5251
  • 39.-61.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    <1500

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    814-684-3000
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    19514687223
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-1530
  • 39.-61.
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    <1500

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    717-626-8512
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    413-255-0000
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    8604093530
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776
  • 39.-61.
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    402-238-1457
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    401-643-1248
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    3022854231
  • 39.-61.
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - The Wachtmeister Math and Science Building
    All-Boys 
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    860-435-5732
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 7-12
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    631-751-1800
  • 39.-61.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Make yourself at home at Trinity-Pawling. And then leap out of your comfort zone. As a brotherhood, we're a caring community that will push you to be nothing short of extraordinary.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    <1500

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    845-855-4825
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-1464
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    888-798-9371
  • 39.-61.
    <1500

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    650-851-8223

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