Highest Average SAT Scores

Among "Schools with 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 400+ Students (out of 61 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
Average SAT Score
Grades
Location
Rank: #1-81.-8
Cranbrook Schools
Cranbrook Schools Photo
(10)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3610
Rank: #1-81.-8
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Photo
(14)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-1400
Rank: #1-81.-8
Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Average class size is 16. Student to teacher ratio is 8:1. Boarding Faculty to Student Ratio is 1:5
All-Boys (Catholic)
(3)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12
10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 214-1215
Rank: #1-81.-8
Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville School Photo - The Lawrenceville School: Campus Overview (Note Solar Farm at top of photo, which provides more than 90 percent of the campus' electrical needs)
(6)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
2500 Main Street, PO Box 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 895-2030
Rank: #1-81.-8
Middlesex School
Middlesex School Photo - English Class
(29)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12
1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 371-6524
Rank: #1-81.-8
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Photo - Milton Academy is only eight miles from Boston's museums, schools and attractions, but it has the benefits of a 130-acre New England campus-with green quads and lots of fall foliage.
(8)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12  | K-12 (day)
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 898-2227
Rank: #1-81.-8
Oregon Episcopal School
Oregon Episcopal School Photo - Since 1869, our mission has been to inspire intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that students realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
(Episcopal)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12, PG  | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 768-3115
Rank: #1-81.-8
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Academy Andover Photo - The quintessential New England campus is 21 miles to Boston by car or train, and a 10 minute walk to downtown Andover.
(16)
Average SAT Score: >1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 749-4050
Rank: #9-179.-17
The Athenian School
The Athenian School Photo - Athenian students
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 362-7223
Rank: #9-179.-17
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo
(30)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2239
Rank: #9-179.-17
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Academy Photo
(20)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
100 Academy Drive
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(717) 328-6173
Rank: #9-179.-17
St. Paul's School
St. Paul's School Photo - SPS 1
(Episcopal)
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12
325 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 229-4700
Rank: #9-179.-17
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Photo
(Episcopal)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 8-12  | 6-12 (day)
6500 St. Stephen's Drive
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-1213
Rank: #9-179.-17
Shady Side Academy
Shady Side Academy Photo - Rowe Hall is the Senior School's main academic building residing at the heart of its 130 acre campus which feels like a small college. The campus also includes 2 dormitories, dedicated buildings for the visual and performing arts, an extensive athletic complex and ice rink, and in 2018 the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation.
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 968-3180
Rank: #9-179.-17
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Photo - The Bell on Suffield's Bell Hill is a central school symbol. All students ring it after receiving their Suffield diplomas at Commencement, and victorious athletic teams ring it throughout the year.
(12)
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
Suffield Academy
Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 386-4440
Rank: #9-179.-17
The Village School
The Village School Photo - The Village School boarding students reside in newly-built, on-campus dormitories. We take pride in providing a safe, nurturing living environment.
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 7-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
13051 Whittington Drive
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 496-7900
Rank: #9-179.-17
Average SAT Score: 1350-1400
Grades: 9-12, PG
115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 650-9717
Rank: #18-2918.-29
Chaminade College Preparatory School
Chaminade College Preparatory School Photo - Chaminade is located 20 minutes outside of Downtown St. Louis in the lovely, safe, green neighborhood of Creve Coeur. Our 55 acre campus is fun and lively throughout the school year and a wonderful place not only to study and play but also to become part of the family.
All-Boys (Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 6-12
425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 692-6645
Rank: #18-2918.-29
Dana Hall School
Dana Hall School Photo - The Dana Hall Dragons are ready to roar.
All-Girls
(6)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12  | 5-12 (day)
45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 489-1331
Rank: #18-2918.-29
Hill School
Hill School Photo - Small classes give faculty and students the opportunity to engage in classroom discussions.
(8)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12, PG
860 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-1000
Rank: #18-2918.-29
Iolani School
Iolani School Photo
(Episcopal)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12  | K-12 (day)
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 943-2279
Rank: #18-2918.-29
Loomis Chaffee
Loomis Chaffee Photo - Loomis` beautiful 300-acre campus is located at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers in Windsor, Connecticut. Affectionately referred to as the Island, Loomis is within walking distance of the town`s center, Amtrak train station, and other areas of interest.
(30)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12, PG
4 Batchelder Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 687-6400
Rank: #18-2918.-29
The Masters School
The Masters School Photo - The Masters School was founded in 1877.
(8)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12  | 5-12 (day)
49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 479-6420
Rank: #18-2918.-29
The Northwest School
The Northwest School Photo - The Northwest School is a thriving and exciting place to learn. Step into our historic main building and our new vibrant facilities in downtown Seattle, and you will see energy and enthusiasm emanating from every classroom, lab, and studio at all hours of the day.
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
1415 Summit Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 682-7309
Rank: #18-2918.-29
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-5106
Rank: #18-2918.-29
St. Croix Academy
St. Croix Academy Photo - St. Croix's lakeside family-style dormitory was built in 2015 and is located on a beautiful lake with walkways to the Mississippi River and within walking distance of over 50 shops and restaurants.
(Christian)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 6-12
1200 Oakdale Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
(651) 455-1521
Rank: #18-2918.-29
St. Mary's School
(Catholic)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 6-12  | 5-12 (day)
816 Black Oak Drive
Medford, OR 97504
(541) 773-7877
Rank: #18-2918.-29
Stevenson School
Stevenson School Photo
(11)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
3152 Forest Lake Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(831) 625-8300
Rank: #18-2918.-29
The Taft School
The Taft School Photo - Our beautiful campus features facilities that rival those of many small colleges, including a library with 55,000 print volumes; a 45,000 square foot science and mathematics building; two theaters; two ice hockey rinks; and an 18-hole golf course.
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1300-1350
Grades: 9-12, PG
110 Woodbury Road
Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 945-7700
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
1 Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060
(312) 416-1955
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
811 W. Donovan Street
Houston, TX 77091
(312) 416-1955
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms School Photo - Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing boys to become men.
All-Boys
(6)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 464-2866
Rank: #30-4330.-43
The Bolles School
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG  | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 256-5030
Rank: #30-4330.-43
The Brook Hill School
The Brook Hill School Photo - The Brook Hill School. Christ-Centered. College Prep.
(Christian)
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 8-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
1051 N Houston
Bullard, TX 75757
(903) 894-5000
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Foxcroft Academy
Foxcroft Academy Photo - www.foxcroftacademy.org or follow us on Twitter @foxcroftacademy
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
975 West Main Street
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
(207) 564-8664
Rank: #30-4330.-43
The Linsly School
The Linsly School Photo - Linsly's lower school (grades 5-8) program of studies emphasizes the mastery of fundamental concepts through innovative cross-curricular programs and regimented learning, all of which are designed to prepare students for college preparatory curriculum of the upper school (grades 9-12).
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 7-12  | 5-12 (day)
60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-1436
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Montverde Academy
Montverde Academy Photo - Montverde Academy offers considerable advantages to parents and students seeking the highest quality education for entrance into the world's elite colleges and universities. Montverde Academy is an international, coeducational, independent college preparatory school for grades PK3-12, with our boarding program serving grades 7-12, and post-graduate studies located conveniently in beautiful central Florida. Come and see the Montverde difference today!
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 7-12, PG  | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
17235 Seventh Street
Montverde, FL 34756
(407) 469-2561
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Sandy Spring Friends School
Sandy Spring Friends School Photo - At Sandy Spring Friends School, students develop a curiosity and love for learning that helps them discover their true passions and purpose.
(Quaker)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
16923 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
(301) 774-7455
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
1 Community School Drive
Sun Valley, ID 83353
(208) 622-3955
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham & Monson Academy Photo
(11)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 8-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
(413) 596-9107
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo - Wisconsin Lutheran High School's graduates are accepted to the nation's most prestigious schools, including Harvard College, Vanderbilt University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, New York University, Boston College, Villanova University, University of Miami, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Chicago
(Christian)
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
330 N. Glenview Avenue
Milwaukee , WI 53213
(414) 453-4567
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest School Photo
All-Boys
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12
241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
(888) 798-9371
Rank: #30-4330.-43
Wyoming Seminary Upper School
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Wyoming Seminary's athletic success stretches across all three seasons of competition. The Blue Knights field hockey team won their seventh state championship in 2018, while the wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the country. Sem offers 22 varsity sports, including rowing and girls wrestling.
(United Methodist)
(5)
Average SAT Score: 1250-1300
Grades: 9-12, PG
201 North Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 270-2160
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
4026 Maher St.
Napa, CA 94558
(312) 416-1955
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
112 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(312) 416-1955
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Baylor School
Baylor School Photo - Baylor School is situated on 690-acres along the Tennessee River.
(4)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12  | 6-12 (day)
171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5902
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Culver Academies
Culver Academies Photo - An aerial view of Memorial Chapel and Lake Maxinkuckee. Situated on 1,800 acres of picturesque landscapes, Culver's storied campus is home to three distinct leadership-development experiences: Culver Military Academy, Culver Girls Academy, and Culver Summer Schools and Camps.
(21)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
(574) 842-7100
Rank: #44-5844.-58
EF Academy New York
EF Academy New York Photo - EF Academy New York hosts over 650 students from over 75 different countries including the United States.
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
582 Columbus Avenue
Thornwood, NY 10594
(914) 495-6056
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Garrison Forest School
Garrison Forest School Photo - G. Peter O'Neill Middle School
All-Girls
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 559-3111
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy Photo
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
44 Main Street, PO Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1530
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 6-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
7600 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(954) 247-0011
Rank: #44-5844.-58
North Cross School
North Cross School Photo - Students at North Cross pursue a variety of interests, from champion athletics teams to drama, STEM to Global Studies, all set in a beautiful campus with passionate, dedicated teachers to guide them.
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
4254 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 989-6641
Rank: #44-5844.-58
The Pennington School
(United Methodist)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 8-12  | 6-12 (day)
112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 737-6128
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Photo
(Presbyterian)
(1)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 7-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
(706) 746-7720
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Saint Andrew's School
Saint Andrew's School Photo
(Episcopal)
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 9-12
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 210-2020
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Tallulah Falls School
Tallulah Falls School Photo - So much of a student's success in school can be related to their peers. Our students come from all walks of life with the common goal of reaching their highest potential personally and academically. As a community, they encourage each other to greater success.
(2)
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 7-12  | 5-12 (day)
201 Campus Drive, PO Box 10
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
(706) 754-0400
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Thornton Academy
Thornton Academy Photo - Thornton Academy has been preparing students for a changing world since 1811. A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world.
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 6-12
438 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-5383
Rank: #44-5844.-58
Average SAT Score: 1200-1250
Grades: 7-12  | Pre-K-12 (day)
6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd
Windermere, FL 34786
(407) 905-7737
Rank: #5959
Darlington School
Darlington School Photo - Darlington's vibrant fine arts program features a multitude of offerings in drama and musical theater, visual arts, choral music, instrumental music, and communication arts.
(11)
Average SAT Score: 1150-1200
Grades: 9-12, PG  | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
Rome, GA 30161
(706) 235-6051
Rank: #60-6160.-61
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 9-12
1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(312) 416-1955
Rank: #60-6160.-61
St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo - One of the most beautiful campuses in America, in one of the most beautiful states.
(3)
Average SAT Score: 1100-1150
Grades: 9-12, PG
1000 Main Street, PO Box 906
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 751-2130

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