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A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. (In the United Kingdom the term preparatory school has a different meaning, as they are designed to prepare students under thirteen for prestigious private secondary schools.) Japanese high school students in uniform Secondary education is a period of education which, in most contemporary educational systems of the world, follows directly after primary education, and which may be followed by tertiary, post-secondary, or higher education (e. ... A preparatory school, or prep. ... A public school, in current British usage, is a (usually) prestigious school, for children usually between the ages of 11 or 13 and 18, which charges fees and is not financed by the state. ...


Many prep schools are boarding schools; often, such schools are highly selective and academically challenging; they are largely independent of state or local authority control. Such schools are usually expensive, with high tuition used to pay excellent teachers and provide enriched learning environments, through features such as large libraries, advanced science laboratories, and new computers. Many preparatory schools place a strong emphasis on sports. (In America, see Independent School League.) A boarding school is a self-contained educational establishment where students not only study but where some or all students may live. ... Tuition means instruction, teaching or a fee charged for educational instruction especially at a formal institution of learning. ... The Independent School League or ISL is a group of sixteen United States, (Boston, Massachusetts-area,) preparatory schools that compete with each other athletically. ...


In the United States, college preparatory schools often place an emphasis on offering a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses, rigorous academic programs, and small class sizes of 20 or less. Admission is rigorously selective and often based on standardized college entrance exams like the SAT. The Advanced Placement Program, commonly known as Advanced Placement, or AP, is a United States program that offers high school students the opportunity to receive university credit for their work during high school. ... The SATs (pronounced S-A-T not sat) are standardized tests, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming freshmen. ...


The preparation for college that such courses provide, the higher-than-average SAT scores, and other attributes of their students lead many colleges and universities to actively recruit prep school students. In the United States, preparatory education is also often associated with the Preppy subculture. The SATs (pronounced S-A-T not sat) are standardized tests, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming freshmen. ... Preppy is a chiefly American adjective traditionally used to describe the characteristics of White, Anglo-Saxon, patrician Protestants (usually with some personal or familial connection to New England, even if only historic) who attend or attended major private, secondary preparatory schools. ...


Because they pay well (and/or offer superior working conditions), American college preparatory schools are often able to recruit faculty and staff with graduate degrees from the top universities, particularly the Ivy League. In contrast, most teachers at public schools usually hold only a bachelor's degree (which may not even be in the field that they teach) and a teaching certificate. The Ivy League is an athletics association, founded in 1954, of eight universities located in the eastern United States. ...


In France, some high schools offer special postgraduate classes, equivalent in level to the first years of university, for students who wish to enter Grandes Écoles. A professor giving a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... The grandes écoles (French: great schools) of France are higher education establishments outside the mainstream framework of the public universities. ...

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Partial list of international preparatory schools

Schule Schloss Salem (Salem, Germany)
Institut Alpin Videmanette (Rougemont, Switzerland)
Institute Le Rosey (Rolle, Switzerland)
Schule Schloss Salem is a boarding school in Salem, Southern Germany. ... Salem, ca. ... Institut Le Rosey, established in 1880, is the oldest private boarding school in Switzerland and one of the most exclusive private education institutions in the world. ...


Partial list of U.S. preparatory schools

The American Hebrew Academy (AHA) opened on September 10, 2001 in Greensboro, NC as Americas first and only liberal, coeducational, pluralistic Jewish boarding school. ... Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Avon Old Farms School is a boys prep school in Avon, Connecticut. ... Avon is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Bellarmine College Preparatory is the oldest secondary school in California and one of the oldest private secondary schools in the United States. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Blair Academy is a private, co-educational, secondary boarding school with an enrollment of about 400 students and 70 faculty members located in Blairstown, New Jersey. ... Blairstown Township is a township located in Warren County, New Jersey. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Brewster Academy (also called BA) is a co-educational independent boarding school located on 80 acres (324,000 m²) in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, USA, two hours north of Boston. ... Crescent Lake, Wolfeboro, NH Wolfeboro is a town located in Carroll County, New Hampshire. ... Brownell-Talbot School is Nebraskas oldest school, founded in 1863, and the states only private, independent, co_educational, college preparatory day school. ... Location in Nebraska Founded  -Incorporated 1854 1857  County Douglas County Mayor Michael Fahey Area  - Total  - Water 1290. ... City Hall - Cambridge MA Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... This page should be renamed to Buckley (geography) For more references to Buckley, see Buckley (disambiguation) Buckley (Welsh: Bwcle) is a town in Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom. ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles , meaning the angels), also known as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... Castilleja School is a private college preparatory school for girls located in Palo Alto, California. ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California), and to... Carpinteria is a city located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Choate Rosemary Hall Pond view, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut. ... Wallingford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... The Collegiate School was also the name under which Yale University was founded in 1701 Prestigious private school for boys located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Cranbrook Kingswood is a private, K-12 school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. ... Bloomfield Hills is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... The Dalton School, originally called the Childrens University School, is a private school in New York City. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Deerfield Academy is a prep school located in Deerfield, Massachusetts. ... Deerfield is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Looking out on Broadway in downtown Troy. ... Aerial photograph of Episcopal High School. ... Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a private school in New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Fordham Preparatorys seal Fordham Preparatory School (also known as Fordham Prep) is a private Jesuit all-boys high school located in the The Bronx, NY with an enrollment of approximately 900 students. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Girard College is a private, U.S. boarding school on a 43-acre campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for academically capable students, grades 1 through 12, from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... Governor Dummer Academy was established in 1763, on 450 acres in Byfield, Massachusetts, north of Boston. ... Byfield Massachusetts is located north of Boston, on the coast. ... Groton School is a private Episcopal boarding school located in Groton, Massachusetts. ... The First Parish Church is a landmark on Main Street in Groton. ... Wormleysburg is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... Harvard-Westlake School is a college preparatory institution in Los Angeles, California. ... North Hollywood is a district in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, California. ... The Hill School (a. ... Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Hockaday School is an independent, non-religious college preparatory day and boarding school for girls located in Dallas, Texas. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... The Holderness School is a private, coeducational college_preparatory school in Plymouth, New Hampshire. ... Plymouth is a town located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... Bensalem Township is a township located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Hopkins School, previously known as Hopkins Grammar School, is a coeducational private school in New Haven, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Elm City Location in the state of Connecticut Founded April 24, 1638 County New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... Horace Mann School Magna est veritas et prævalet (Great is the truth and it prevails)   Founded in 1887, the Horace Mann School is a prestigious college preparatory school located in New York City. ... Riverdale (population 46,013) is a well-to-do residential neighborhood in the northwest Bronx in New York City. ... The Hotchkiss School is a private, coeducational preparatory school in Lakeville, Connecticut, USA. // History Hotchkiss was founded in 1891 by Maria Bissell Hotchkiss with the encouragement of Yale University president Timothy Dwight V. Maria Hotchkiss was the widow of Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, who founded the French arms company Hotchkiss et... Lakeville, Connecticut is a village in Salisbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut, on Lake Wononskopomuc. ... Founded in 1923, John Burroughs School (JBS) is a private, non-sectarian preparatory school with nearly 600 students in grades 7-12. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Kent School is an independent (private) co-ed prep school in Kent, Connecticut. ... Kent is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. ... The Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania is the oldest remaining all-male boarding school in the United States. ... Saltsburg is a borough located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. ... General The La Jolla Country Day School (known informally as Country Day, LJCDS or LJCD) is a highly selective private school in San Diego, California. ... One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove. ... Lakeside crest Lakeside School is a private school (grades 5 through 12) located in the Haller Lake neighborhood at the north city limits of Seattle, Washington, USA. It was founded in 1914 by Frank Moran as the Moran School on Bainbridge Island. ... Seattle skyline City nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington County King Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 369. ... Wyndmoor is a census-designated place located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ... The First Parish Church is a landmark on Main Street in Groton, set at the northern end of Lawrence Academys campus. ... The First Parish Church is a landmark on Main Street in Groton. ... Memorial Hall, a classroom building on the campus of The Lawrenceville School The Lawrenceville School is a historic American boarding school for grades nine through twelve, and is considered by many to be one of the most prestigious secondary schools in the United States. ... Lawrenceville is a census-designated place and village located in Lawrence Township in Mercer County, New Jersey. ... The Loomis Chaffee School is a college preparatory school located in Windsor, Connecticut. ... Windsor is located just north of Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Loyola Blakefield is a Jesuit college preparatory school in Towson, Maryland. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Malvern Preparatory School, commonly referred to as Malvern Prep, is an independent, Catholic middle and high school for boys located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. ... Malvern is a borough located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... McLean is an unincorporated community located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Mary Institute & St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... The McCallie School is an all-male college preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... This article is about a city in the US State of Tennessee. ... Mercersburg is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Middlesex School is an independent secondary school for grades 9 - 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Concord, MA Concord is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 16,993. ... Millbrook School Millbrook School is a private, coeducational prepratory school located in Dutchess County New York. ... Millbrook is a village located in Dutchess County, New York. ... Location in Independent City, Virginia Founded  -Incorporated 1762   County Independent City Mayor David Brown Area  - Total  - Water 177. ... The Harrison Otis Apthorp Chapel, constructed in 1921. ... Milton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Miss Porters School is a preparatory school for girls located in Farmington, Connecticut. ... Farmington is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, New Jersey is located in affluent Morris County, New Jersey. ... Morristown is a town located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... // History The Noble & Greenough school, often simply called Nobles is a private school located in Dedham, Massachusetts. ... Dedham is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Northfield Mount Hermon Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) is a ninth-twelfth grade private college-preparatory high school (secondary school) located in western Massachusetts, U.S.A. Its Northfield campus is located in Northfield, Massachusetts, and its Mount Hermon campus is located in nearby Gill, Massachusetts. ... Northfield is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... North Hollywood is a district in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, California. ... The Peddie School, founded in 1864 as the Hightstown Female Seminary, was originally a Baptist preparatory school. ... Hightstown highlighted in Mercer County. ... The Pennington School (also called Pennington or TPS) is a co-educational independent boarding school enrolling approximately 450 students located in Pennington, New Jersey a small town midway between New York and Philadelphia. ... Pennington highlighted in Mercer County. ... The Pembroke Hill School or Pembroke Hill is a preparatory school located on two campuses near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. ... City nickname: City of Fountains, Heart of the Nation Location in the state of Missouri Country State County United States Missouri Cass/Clay/Jackson/Platte Mayor Kay Barnes Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 318 sq. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Andover and Phillips Andover) is a coed high school for boarding and day students grades 9-12 located in Andover, Massachusetts, near Boston. ... Seal of Andover, MA Andover is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Phillips Exeter Academy (also called Exeter or PEA) is a co-educational independent boarding school located on 471 acres (1. ... Exeter is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... The Pingry School is a private college preparatory day school for K-12 education with two campuses in New Jersey. ... Bridgewater Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Polytechnic School is a K-12 college preparatory private school in Pasadena, California. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Rutgers Preparatory School (also known as Rutgers Prep or RPS) is a private, co-educational day school located in Somerset, New Jersey. ... Somerset is a census-designated place located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... St. ... Middletown is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... St. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... St. ... Middletown is a town located in Newport County, Rhode Island. ... St. ... Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ... Saint Ignatius College Preparatory or SI or the Prep is a preparatory school located in the Sunset District of San Francisco, California. ... The downtown San Francisco skyline, looking east from the central part of the city. ... St. ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... see also St. ... Southborough is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... St. ... Orchard Lake Village is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Saint Paul Academy and Summit School (commonly known as SPA) is a private school in Saint Paul, Minnesota consisting of grades K-12. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... St. ... Concord is the capital of New Hampshire, a state of the United States of America. ... Mobile and Mobile Bay from space, June 1991 Mobile (pronounced mo-BEEL) is a city located in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. ... Sidwell Friends School is a Quaker private school located in Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is a Jesuit preparatory school for young men in southwest Houston, Texas, founded on June 21, 1960. ... Downtown Houston Uptown Houston City nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Founded   â€” Incorporated 1836 1837 Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area   â€” Land   â€” Water 601. ... Tabor Academy Lillard Hall SSV Tabor Boy Tabor Academy is a four-year independent preparatory school located in Marion, Massachusetts. ... Marion is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Thacher School Study Hall The Thacher School (also called Casa de Piedra) is a co-educational independent boarding school located on 380 acres (1. ... Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced O-High) is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Downtown San Antonio as viewed from the Tower of the Americas Nickname: Alamo City Location in Texas Founded  -Incorporated 1731 {{{incorporated}}}  County Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - Total  - Water 1,067. ... Thacher School Study Hall The Thacher School (also called Casa de Piedra) is a co-educational independent boarding school located on 380 acres (1. ... Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced O-High) is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Walnut Hill School is a private, coeducational, boarding and day high school for the arts, for grades 9–12 (ages 13–18). ... Natick Common, Halloween 2004 Natick is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... The chapel of Western Reserve Academy Located in Hudson, Ohio, Western Reserve Academy (also known as WRA or Reserve) is a private, mid-sized, coeducational boarding and day college prepatory school. ... Location of Hudson, Ohio Main Street (State Route 91) in Hudson, Ohio The First and Main shopping district of Hudson, Ohio The chapel of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio Hudson is a city located in Summit County, Ohio. ... Motto: Dat Deus Incrementum Westminster School (in full, The Royal College of St. ... Simsbury is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Name The Westminster Schools Address 1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW Town Atlanta, Georgia 30327 Established 1951; traces origins to 1878 Community Suburban Type Private Primary and Secondary Religion Christian (non-denominational) Students Coeducational Grades Pre-first to 12 Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Nickname Westminster Mascot Wildcat... Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Overview The Williston Northampton School, more commonly known simply as Williston, is a co-ed private preparatory school in Easthampton, Massachusetts for students from grades seven through twelve. ... Easthampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Woodberry Forest School is a private all male boarding school located in Woodberry Forest, Madison County, Virginia. ... Worcester Academy is a private preparatory school located in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town) Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ...

Partial list of Canadian preparatory schools

Appleby College is a high school (grades 7-12) located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, founded in 1911 by John Guest. ... Oakville (2004 population 171,894) is a town on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto (about 31 km away) and Hamilton (about 20 km away). ... The Bishop Strachan School (BSS), named after Anglican Bishop John Strachan, is an all girls school in Toronto. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... Brentwood College School (often shortened to Brentwood College) is a independent co-educational secondary-level preparatory boarding school located in Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada. ... St. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... St. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... St. ... The arms of Victoria. ... Trinity College School is an independent boarding/day school on the outskirts of Port Hope, Ontario, founded in 1865. ... Port Hope (2001 population 15,605) is a picturesque town in the Canadian province of Ontario, Canada, about 70 km east of Toronto city limits or 100 km from downtown Toronto. ... Drawing of former UCC campus at King and Simcoe Streets in downtown Toronto Upper Canada College (UCC) is an all-male elementary and secondary school in Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ...

Partial list of South African preparatory schools


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