The trouble with rating or ranking private schools is that they do not factor in the specific needs of your child. We place greater importance on identifying those needs and finding schools that meet them then rankings. Some students are motivated by sports while others have a passion for the arts. Some other students are may require additional help with their studies. That said, using ratings as part of your decision making can help you feel confident in the school you choose or help you uncover important questions you should ask about a school you are considering. As long as utilizing rankings is a portion of your decision and not the entire basis of it, then rankings done by credible sources can be helpful.