The Best High Schools in America Hong Kong Students Can Attend

private school pic 1Niche.com recently released their 2016 Private High Schools with the Best Academics in America list which evaluates the following variables in deciding their list of elite educational institutions:

  • Composite SAT/ACT Score (30%)
  • Top Colleges Score (30%)
  • Four-Year Matriculation Rate (20%)
  • Parent/Student Surveys on Academics (10%)
  • Student-Teacher Ratio (10%)

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However, our team of Middle School Academic professionals at The Edge went a step further.  We highlighted the various options that students from Hong Kong could attend without their families.  Obviously, if the students of all the parents here in Hong Kong could uproot themselves and satisfy all the visa requirements that can be daunting and painful for the United States of America, every student from our little S.A.R. could attend any school in the United States.  We could open up this list to all the top public schools in the U.S.A. as well.

Top 15 Schools/Programs in the USA for Hong Kong Citizens (in Red)

  1. Phillips Academy, Andover Town, MA 
  2. Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH 
  3. The Hotchkiss School, Salisbury Town, CT 
  4. Groton School, Groton Town, MA 
  5. Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
  6. The Lawrenceville School, Lawrence Township, NJ 
  7. St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH 
  8. Stanford Online High School, Stanford, CA (Online)
  9. The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX (Girls)
  10. Cate School, Carpinteria Township, CA 
  11. Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford Town, CT
  12. Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI 
  13. St. Albans School, Washington, D.C. (Boys)
  14. Middlesex School, Concord Town, MA
  15. Noble & Greenough School, Dedham, MA

Here is their list of Top 50, but the boarding schools or programs that don’t require you to be a resident are demarcated in red with details in the parentheses.  This can help you gauge the boarding schools against other private day/independent schools.  For instance, in the Top 15, there are many of the top boarding schools listed, but after #14, you see a smaller representation of boarding, but a much larger private day/independent schools in the list.  

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  1. Phillips Academy, Andover Town, MA (Yes – Boarding School) – #1
  2. Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH (Yes – Boarding School) – #2
  3. The Harker School, San Jose, CA (No Boarding)
  4. The Hotchkiss School, Salisbury Town, CT (Yes – Boarding School) – #3
  5. Groton School, Groton Town, MA (Yes – Boarding School) – #4
  6. Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA (No Boarding)
  7. St. John’s School, Houston, TX (No Boarding)
  8. Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA (Yes – Boarding School) – #5
  9. The Lawrenceville School, Lawrence Township, NJ (Yes – Boarding School) – #6
  10. Winsor School, Boston, MA (No Boarding)
  11. The College Preparatory School, Oakland, CA (No Boarding)
  12. St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH (Yes – Boarding School) – #7
  13. Stanford Online High School, Stanford, CA (Yes – Online) – #8
  14. Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA (No Boarding)
  15. St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX (No Boarding)
  16. Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (aka BB&N), Cambridge, MA (No Boarding)
  17. Horace Mann School, The Bronx, NY (N0 Boarding)
  18. Dalton School, New York, NY (No Boarding)
  19. Trinity School, New York, NY (No Boarding)
  20. Collegiate School, New York, NY (No Boarding)
  21. National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C. (No Boarding)
  22. The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX (Yes – Boarding School for Girls) – #9
  23. Cate School, Carpinteria Township, CA (Yes – Boarding School) – #10
  24. Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY (No Boarding)
  25. Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA (No Boarding)
  26. The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA (No Boarding)
  27. Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA (No Boarding)
  28. Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford Town, CT (Yes – Boarding) – #11
  29. Hopkins School, New Haven, CT – formerly “Hopkins Grammar School” (No Boarding)
  30. Flintridge Preparatory School, La Cañada Flintridge, CA (No Boarding)
  31. The Roxbury Latin School, Boston, MA (No Boarding)
  32. Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, CA (No Boarding)
  33. Lakeside School, Seattle, WA (No Boarding)
  34. The Branson School, Ross Valley Township, CA  (No Boarding)
  35. Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI (Yes – Boarding School) – #12
  36. Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT  (No Boarding)
  37. The Chapin School, New York City, NY  (No Boarding)
  38. The Bishop’s School, San Diego, CA  (No Boarding)
  39. Riverdale Country School, The Bronx, NY  (No Boarding)
  40. St. Albans School, Washington, D.C. (Yes – Boarding School for Boys) – #13
  41. Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA (No Boarding) …
  42. Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT (No Boarding)
  43. Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. (No Boarding)
  44. Middlesex School, Concord Town, MA (Yes – Boarding School) – #14
  45. Riverstone International School, Boise, ID (No Boarding)
  46. Ransom Everglades School, Miami, FL (No Boarding)
  47. The Potomac School, McLean, VA (No Boarding)
  48. Noble & Greenough School, Dedham, MA (Yes – Boarding School) – #15
  49. Newark Academy, Livingston Township, NJ (No Boarding)
  50. The Pingry School, Warren Township, NJ (No Boarding)