New England Private Schools

Find East Coast (USA) schools listed below.

New England is home to some of the most prestigious private schools and boarding schools on the continent. Private schools in this region have a tradition of excellence dating back to the earliest formalized education in the United States in North America. Our Kids lists numerous academically rigorous boarding schools and other private schools in the Eastern United States. Read more

List of New England Private Schools

Thetford, Vermont(USA)
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"TA’s award-winning faculty are recognized for their innovative teaching practices, learners are engaged, and diversity is celebrated. TA students work collaboratively and independently to reach their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • US $20,963 to US $49,545
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Thetford Academy 20963 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
South Wales, New York(USA)
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"The Gow School is a college-prep boarding and day school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • US $58,750 to US $80,000
  • Day, Boarding
  • 150 students
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The Gow School 58750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed

Advantages of private schools on the East Coast

Sending your son or daughter to a private school on the east coast presents plenty of distinct advantages, such as:

A brief history of east coast private schools

In 1642, Massachusetts Bay was the first colony to make formal education compulsory. All of the schools that operated around this time were private schools (mostly with religious affiliations). Since this beginning, east coast education has led the way in academic innovation in the United States. For example, Horace Mann was the first to create a statewide system of common schools. New England private schools are still at the top in terms of academic challenges, international reputation, and contribution of some of the world's finest minds in industry, finance, education and various other spheres. Some notable alumni of New England and east coast private schools include:

Choosing a private chool

Prior to selecting a private school, consider some, if not all, of the following questions:

Click on one Our Kids' listings on this page to find out much more about enrolling your son or daughter in a private school in the eastern United States.

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