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  • Among "All-Girls Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates.
  • Acceptance rates listed below reflect the average rate of acceptance for all applicants (boarding and day applicants) in the previous year.
  • Keep in mind that acceptance rates may be lower or higher than the average acceptance rate depending on: what grade you are applying for, whether you are a boarding applicant or day student applicant, and the time of year you are applying.
  • Schools typically have the most openings for freshmen and sophomores (many schools do not accept incoming seniors), so applying for entrance into 9th or 10th grade may improve your chances of admission.
  • Acceptance rates between boarding applicants and day student applicants may differ (i.e., schools in certain areas may a higher ratio of day student applicants to day student openings, versus boarding applicants to boarding openings; the acceptance rate of some schools will actually be lower for day applicants and higher for boarding applicants).
  • Many, but not all, schools will accept applications after application deadlines, but admission generally becomes more difficult.

Lowest Acceptance Rates

Among All-Girls Schools (out of 16 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • 1.
    <25%
    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    11600 Welch Road
    DallasTX 75229
    214-360-6526
  • 2.-3.
    35%-40%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 2.-3.
    Oldfields School
    All-Girls 
    35%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    410-472-4800
  • 4.-6.
    45%-50%
    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    8604093530
  • 4.-6.
    Purnell School
    All-Girls 
    45%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    51 Pottersville Road, P.O. Box 500
    PottersvilleNJ 07979
    908-439-4009
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • 6.
    Westover School
    All-Girls 
    45%-50%
    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    203-577-4521
  • 7.-9.
    50%-55%
    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111
  • 7.-9.
    Grier School
    All-Girls 
    50%-55%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. Box 308
    TyronePA 16686
    814-684-3000
  • 7.-9.
    The Madeira School
    All-Girls 
    50%-55%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    703-556-8273
  • 10.-13.
    Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    55%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    440 St. Katherine Dr.
    La Canada FlintridgeCA 91011
    626-685-8521
  • 10.-13.
    Miss Hall's School
    All-Girls 
    55%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    413-499-1300
  • 10.-13.
    St. Timothy's School
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    55%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    410-486-7401
  • 10.-13.
    55%-60%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    413-774-2711
  • 14.
    Chatham Hall
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    60%-70%
    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    434-432-5516
  • 15.-16.
    Academy of the Holy Family
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    >70%
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    860-822-6279
  • 15.-16.
    St. Margaret's School
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12
    444 Water Lane PO Box 158
    TappahannockVA 22560
    804-443-3357

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