2018 Top 10 Connecticut Private High Schools

As more Connecticut public school districts face budgetary cuts, increase classroom sizes and social issues in high schools, more parents are choosing private high schools as an alternative.  Additionally, the growing number international families choosing Connecticut private high schools as well as families relocating from Manhattan to Connecticut (primarily Fairfield County) has increased the application pool and competition to gain admissions into coveted slots.

If you are looking for top schools based on college admissions acceptance, Niche released its 2018 Best Private High Schools ranking: Connecticut private high schools.

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools released its latest ranking of the best private schools in the US, specifically highlighting the best schools that prepare students for elite colleges.  By elite colleges, I am referring to colleges parents already know about: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, UPenn, Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, MIT, Duke, and Johns Hopkins.

Here are the top 10 private high schools in Connecticut by rank:

  1. Choate Rosemary Hall
  2. The Hotchkiss School
  3. Hopkins School
  4. Kent School
  5. Greenwich Academy
  6. Taft School
  7. Loomis Chaffee School
  8. Brunswick School
  9. Miss Porter’s School
  10. Westminister School


Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliates, Greenwich Admissions Advisors and Private School Admissions Advisors help students gain admissions to elite private schools in throughout Connecticut.  Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors also visit prestigious and elite schools where they have the unique opportunity of interacting one-on-one with heads of schools, directors of admissions and senior admissions personnel.