Highest Average SAT Scores

Among "Schools with < 200 Students", view the boarding schools with the highest average SAT scores (2022-23).
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.
Average SAT Score Range: 1030 1480 Avg. Average SAT Score: 1224

Highest Average SAT Scores

Among Schools with < 200 Students (out of 43 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
Average SAT Score
Grades
Location
Rank: #1-21.-2
Marvelwood School
Marvelwood School Photo - We offer a wide variety of competitive athletics each season.
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-0047
Rank: #1-21.-2
Thomas Jefferson School
Thomas Jefferson School Photo - TJ sits on 20 picturesque acres in suburban St. Louis, MO.
(2)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 7-12
4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63127
(314) 843-4151
Rank: #3-53.-5
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii Photo
(Christian)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 5-12, PG  | K-12, PG (day)
54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
(808) 670-1909
Rank: #3-53.-5
Excelsior School
Excelsior School Photo
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12
41 W Santa Clara St.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 623-6339
Rank: #3-53.-5
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
255 Olympic Valley Road | P.O. Box 2180
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-8665
Rank: #6-76.-7
Subiaco Academy
Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Students with Father Cassian
All-Boys (Catholic)
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 7-12
405 North Subiaco Avenue
Subiaco, AR 72865
(479) 422-9775
Rank: #6-76.-7
Wayland Academy
Wayland Academy Photo - Wayland Hall, the most historic buildings on campus, currently houses first-year and sophomore boys. The interior was remodeled recently and offers some of the nicest rooms and gathering spaces on any campus in America.
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12
101 North University
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(800) 860-7725
Rank: #8-158.-15
Brandon Hall School
Brandon Hall School Photo - Our Global Youth Leaders travel to Bermuda for service learning and to study ocean science, culture, and more.
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 6-12, PG
1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 394-8177
Rank: #8-158.-15
Cotter Schools
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 7-12  | PK-12 (day)
1115 West Broadway Street
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 453-5102
Rank: #8-158.-15
Dublin School
Dublin School Photo - There`s dramatic beauty that is apparent on your first visit to Dublin. Surrounded by unspoiled forests, pristine lakes and Mt. Monadnock - the most climbed mountain in the world, our 500-acre campus supports a vibrant and supportive community of scholars, artists and athletes.
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
Dublin, NH 03444
(603) 563-7075
Rank: #8-158.-15
Oakwood Friends School
Oakwood Friends School Photo - Autumn colors on campus
(Quaker)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 8-12  | 5-12 (day)
22 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 462-4200
Rank: #8-158.-15
The Orme School
The Orme School Photo - Three-hundred naturally-beautiful acres in the naturally socially distanced high Sonoran desert of the Southwest. The historic Orme School is an inspiring college preparatory education and life experience.
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 8-12, PG
1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
Mayer, AZ 86333
(928) 632-7601
Rank: #8-158.-15
Southwestern Academy
Southwestern Academy Photo - A unique learning environment
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 6-12, PG
2800 Monterey Road
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 799-5010
Rank: #8-158.-15
Westover School
Westover School Photo
All-Girls
(12)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
1237 Whittemore Rd.
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-4521
Rank: #8-158.-15
The White Mountain School
The White Mountain School Photo - In these mountains, we are "surrounded by things greater than ourselves." We connect with a purpose beyond ourselves. Our mountain setting inspires us to explore more broadly, to think more deeply, and to experience the fullness of life. Our setting also allows our students to explore and excel in unique outdoor offerings.
(Episcopal)
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
371 West Farm Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574
(603) 444-2928
Rank: #16-2816.-28
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)
(7)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
(434) 985-2811
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Buffalo Seminary
Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our oldest tradition may be forward thinking but we are anchored in many other traditions too. Roses and white dresses for commencement. Our Social & Academic Honor Code. Morning Meeting to start the day. ..
All-Girls
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 885-6780
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall Photo
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 8-12, PG (day)
785 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-0806
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Chatham Hall
Chatham Hall Photo - Chatham Hall's campus was built to promote community and collaboration.
All-Girls (Episcopal)
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
800 Chatham Hall Circle
Chatham, VA 24531
(434) 432-5516
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
500 Holden Way
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2562
Rank: #16-2816.-28
The Knox School
The Knox School Photo - Founded in 1904, The Knox School is Long Island`s oldest established private school. Our inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and Post-Graduate, providing students with a broad world perspective and a wide range of skills to prepare them for the next phase of their journeys.
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 6-12, PG
541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
(631) 686-1600
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Maharishi School
Maharishi School Photo - Maharishi School is a non-sectarian, PS-12, day and boarding school with students from over 30 countries. The School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and programs that expand a student's consciousness. Students start and end each day with yoga and meditation.
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12  | PK-12 (day)
804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-9400
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 5-12, PG
614 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-2167
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Midland School
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
PO Box 8 / 5100 Figueroa Mountain Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-5114
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12  | 6-12 (day)
505 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(360) 378-6393
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Stuart Hall School
Stuart Hall School Photo - Students socialize between classes in the historic arcade
(Episcopal)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
235 West Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 213-7774
Rank: #16-2816.-28
Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School Photo - World class rock climbing and hundreds of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails near our campus keep our afternoon activities program varied and exciting.
(12)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
3511 Verde Valley School Road
Sedona, AZ 86351
(928) 284-2272
Rank: #16-2816.-28
West Nottingham Academy
West Nottingham Academy Photo
(10)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12, PG
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917
(410) 658-4901
Rank: #29-3429.-34
Bishop Montgomery High School
Bishop Montgomery High School Photo - Students at Bishop Montgomery High School have access to an array of advanced-level courses, extracurriculars and athletics - all located just one mile away from the Pacific Ocean.
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12
5430 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 540-2021
Rank: #29-3429.-34
Grand River Academy
Grand River Academy Photo
All-Boys
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 8-12, PG
3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
(440) 275-2811
Rank: #29-3429.-34
Hyde School - Bath, ME
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo - Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on charactercourage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern-provides the cornerstone for learning-in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12, PG
616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-7101
Rank: #29-3429.-34
Michigan Lutheran High School
Michigan Lutheran High School Photo - Michigan Lutheran High School opened its best-in-class dormitory in August 2014. We are only one of six boarding schools recognized by the state of Michigan.
(Christian)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12
615 East Marquette Woods Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 429-7861
Rank: #29-3429.-34
Miss Hall's School
Miss Hall's School Photo - A talented, supportive community of learners awaits you at MHS. Our faculty are dedicated mentors who are passionate about their subjects and creative in their teaching, unafraid to ditch the textbook in favor of collaborative, project-based learning.
All-Girls
(6)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12, PG
492 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-1300
Rank: #29-3429.-34
North Cedar Academy
North Cedar Academy Photo - Welcome to North Cedar Academy!
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12
1500 Port Arthur Road
Ladysmith, WI 54848
(715) 609-1723
Rank: #35-4035.-40
Academy of the Holy Family
Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Thanksgiving Dinner
All-Girls (Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 9-12
54 W. Main Street Box 691
Baltic, CT 06330
(860) 822-6279
Rank: #35-4035.-40
Darrow School
Darrow School Photo
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 9-12, PG
110 Darrow Road
New Lebanon, NY 12125
(518) 704-2765
Rank: #35-4035.-40
Northwood School
Northwood School Photo
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 9-12, PG
92 Northwood Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3382
Rank: #35-4035.-40
Olney Friends School
Olney Friends School Photo - Each Wednesday, students take part in a dedicated three-hour art block with advanced art electives offered throughout the week. Recently, Olney has offered Murals, Digital Video, Impressionistic Art, Scaling and Scenery, Theater, Guitar, Native Art, Woodworking and Box Making courses.
(Society of Friends)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 9-12
61830 Sandy Ridge Road
Barnesville, OH 43713
(740) 425-3655
Rank: #35-4035.-40
St. John's Northwestern Academies
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo - St. John's Northwestern Academies is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 6-12. Since 1884, they develop moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to improve the world through two paths! Their Military Academy pursues its mission using military leader development principles. Their Prefect Academy pursues its mission using contemporary organizational leader development principles. #LeadershipLivesHere
(Episcopal)
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 6-12
1101 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018
(800) 752-2338
Rank: #35-4035.-40
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 9-12, PG
5201 SPIRE Circle
Geneva, OH 44041
(440) 466-1002
Rank: #41-4241.-42
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Photo
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1050-1100
Grades: 9-12
728 Ben Franklin Highway
Ebensburg, PA 15931
(814) 472-7500
Rank: #41-4241.-42
St. Thomas More School
St. Thomas More School Photo
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1050-1100
Grades: 8-12, PG
45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 823-3861
Rank: #4343
Hargrave Military Academy
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Hargrave is first and foremost a college preparatory boarding school. Our objective is to develop our cadets into leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.
All-Boys (Baptist)
(6)
Average SAT Score: <1050
Grades: 7-12, PG
200 Military Drive
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480

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