What is the difference between a prep school and a private school?
Are prep school GPA's adjusted upward in the college admissions process to compensate for tough standards?
Many of the top colleges do know that some schools (prep schools and private schools) have tougher grading standards. If you're applying from a prep school, the college admissions office is likely to know more about your school than others and will likely compare your GPA to other prep school students from the same.
Until she was nine she attended a private Montessori school run by Franciscan nuns. For the next year or so, she attended an exclusive private prep school. When her family relocated to Wyominsing, PA, she attended another private school until junior high school, and then transferred to Wyomingsing Junior/Senior High School.
There are many private prep schools across New England. Ten of the most prestigious are Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, Groton School, The Hotchkiss School, Middlesex School, Milton Academy, Phillips Andover Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, St. Paul's School, and Northfield Mount Hermon School.
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This is a tricky question, because you need to define 'prep school'. If you mean a private, residential high school, then Oak Hill would be an obvious answer, though there are many good schools. See ESPN rise brackets for some names. If you want a private, residential school with a post graduate or 'prep' year, it gets even trickier. Because these schools work with a portion of their teams that are only there for one…