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23 Private Schools to Consider for Your Child

We all want to help our child excel—in school, in athletics, and in life. For many parents, the idea of utilizing all of the special opportunities a private school has to offer is the best way to ensure their child thrives. From as early as Pre-K on through high school, there are many excellent independent schools which can help foster your child’s special talent, peak their curiosity about a subject or the world at large, and teach them the joy of learning.

Nearly 40,000 students attend independent schools throughout New England, and far from being “elitist” or expensive, an average 23 percent are students of color, and a median of 29 percent of families receive financial aid. So, start your quest by looking at the schools shown here. There is sure to be one that will spark your child’s desire and ability to learn and succeed.

Austin Preparatory School
Coed; grades 6-12

Bay Farm Montessori Academy 
Coed; 12 months to grade 8

Belmont Hill 
Boys; grades 7-12

Coed; pre-k-grade 12

British International School of Boston 
Coed; preschool-grade 12

Charles River School 
Coed; pre-k-grade 8

The Chestnut Hill School
Coed; ages 3-12

Commonwealth School
Coed; grades 9-12

Derby Academy
Coed; pre-k-grade 8

Fessenden School 
Boys; pre-k-grade 9

The Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center 
Coed; pre-k

Inly School 
Coed; k-grade 8

International School of Boston
Coed; pre-k-grade 12

Jackson-Walnut Park
Coed; pre-k-grade 6

Nashoba Brooks School
Coed; pre-k-grade 3
Girls; grades 4-8

The Newman School
Coed; grades 9-12

Newton Country Day School 
Girls; grades 5-12

Portsmouth Abbey School 
Coed; grades 9-12

Roxbury Latin 
Boys; grades 7-12

Thayer Academy
Coed; grades 6-12

The Sage School 
Coed; pre-k-grade 8

Xaverian Brothers High School 
Boys; grades 7-12