Trinity School is known as a highly selective private, co-ed day school stationed in New York City and a member of both the Ivy League’s Preparatory Schools and the New York Interschool. Established in 1709, Trinity School is the fifth oldest school in the U.S. and the oldest school to have continually run in New York City.
It started as a charity school with a clear purpose – schooling that aimed to connect students to the city’s needs. Being located right in the middle of NYC gives meaning and action to this purpose. There’s no better location to practice global citizenship. Notable alumni comprise the well-known journalist David Faber, tennis players John and Patrick McEnroe, composer Charles Wuorinen and Facebook CFO David Ebersman.
The Lawrenceville School - $51,440 Yearly Tuition
Located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, the Lawrenceville School is a top-rated private boarding school. The Lawrenceville approach to learning is over 200 years in the making. History and long-standing tradition are evident in the ornate academic buildings and arts facilities. The school is a former member of the G20 Schools group, a member of the Eight Schools Association, and the Ten Schools Admissions Organization.
Lawrenceville also has a robust arts and sports programs. With a student-to-teacher ratio of seven to one, this school also boasts 18 athletics fields, 12 outdoor tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, all-weather and indoor tracks, a hockey arena, a boathouse, and a mountaineering course.
The Rivers School - $51,400 Yearly Tuition
The Rivers School believes that students can achieve their potential through an innovative and challenging curriculum, taking risks, and feeling valued and nurtured. It has been doing this since 1915 when the school first came into being. Among the school’s many draws is the outstanding faculty. The school campus has a yearly tuition of $51,400.
The campus has more than 12 acres of playing fields that include a 54,000-square-foot multi-sport synthetic turf field, a Waterman Field, and six outdoor tennis courts. The indoor athletic facilities include the Haffenreffer Gymnasium with a full-size basketball court and the 78,000-square-foot MacDowell Athletic Center.
Horace Mann School - Yearly Tuition: $48,600
Horace Mann School was founded in 1887 and ranked as the second-best preparatory School in the country in 2010. The school was maned after Horace Mann, an eminent educationist, lawyer, and member of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts. He believed every person should receive a public education regardless of their background. This vision continues to guide the school. Notable alumni include former U.S. Attorney General Willam Barr, Washington Post writer Marc Fisher, and former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer.
It turns out that Horace Mann School is also a founding member of the Ivy Preparatory School Athletic League. Since way back in 1946, the school's teams have reigned victorious in a whopping 214 league championships and 25 state ones too. The school is always trying to help its students grow both athletically and academically. They want every student to develop a strong sense of purpose.
Middlesex School - Yearly Tuition: $47,810
Middlesex School was founded in Concord, Massachusetts, as a coeducational, non-sectarian, day and boarding independent secondary school. It was established as an all-boys academy in 1901 by a Roxbury Latin School alumnus, named Frederick Winsor, who supervised the school until 1937.
The school prides itself on a close-knit community, evident in its many facilities – a theater, chapel, student center, and sprawling fields where students and faculty mingle, exchange ideas, celebrate life, or just be. Notable alumni include actor Steve Carell, former New Mexico Governor and Presidential candidate Bill Richardson, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom.