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  • Among "All-Girls Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates (2018-19).
  • 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 (2018-19)

Among All-Girls Schools (out of 17 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
    Oldfields School Photo - CAMPUS* 130 acres* Located just 20 miles from Baltimore* 30 minutes from BWI* 1 hour from Washington, DC* 90 minutes from Philadelphia* 40 minutes from Annapolis* 3 hours from New York City(PICTURE: Birds eye view of campus)
    All-Girls 
    35%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    (410)472-4800
  • 4.-8.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - All the world's a stage??especially for Dana Hall actresses.
    All-Girls 
    45%-50%
    Grades: 9-12
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    (781)489-1331
  • 4.-8.
    45%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-4200
  • 4.-8.
    45%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)409-3530
  • 4.-8.
    Purnell School
    Purnell School Photo - Students working on a History project with the help of their teacher.
    All-Girls 
    45%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    51 Pottersville Road, P.O. Box 500
    PottersvilleNJ 07979
    (908)439-4009
  • 4.-8.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Life in the Dorms
    All-Girls 
    45%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    (203)577-4521
  • 9.-10.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    50%-55%
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814)684-3000
  • 9.-10.
    The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's award-winning riding team competes in regional IEA shows.
    All-Girls 
    50%-55%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703)556-8273
  • 11.-13.
    Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
    Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Photo
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    55%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    440 St. Katherine Dr.
    La Canada FlintridgeCA 91011
    (626)685-8521
  • 11.-13.
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - We value challenge in a nurturing environment. We also value curiosity, clear thinking, and academic accomplishment. We encourage the development of resilience, determination, and self-confidence for a lifetime of learning in a world of constant change.
    All-Girls 
    55%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    (413)499-1300
  • 11.-13.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - Completed in 2012, Dixon Hall is our state-of-the-art academic building. The technology-rich facility features the Taft Lecture Hall, the Coleman World Languages and Cultures Center, and a Center for Learning and Teaching.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    55%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    (410)486-7401
  • 14.
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Chatham Hall is known for our STEAM offerings-including the award winning FTC Robotics team- The Tutu Turtles!
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    60%-70%
    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434)432-5516
  • 15.-17.
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Weekend trip to the Renaissance Fair
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    >70%
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860)822-6279
  • 15.-17.
    St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - BELONG TO A SISTERHOOD * Friends from around the world and across the U.S. who learn, live, and play together, building strong bonds and creating cherished memories. * Whether you a day student, five-day boarding, or full-time boarding student, SMS is home.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    (804)443-3357
  • 15.-17.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    (413)774-2711

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