Founded in 1907 and located in Palo Alto, California, Castilleja School is the only girl-only school in the San Fransisco Bay area. The “5 c’s” which represent the core values of this institution are courtesy, charity, conscience, character, and courage. It has been in its present location since 1910 and was nominated by the Wall Street Journal, as one of the 50 top schools in the world, known for their success.
Students have a range of learning programs to choose from including humanities, arts, STEAM, and experiential learning. Castilleja also has excellent college counselling and student wellness programs. A standout program, however, is its center on Teaching and Learning Antiracism – a thoughtful framework to creating an equitable community. Its motto of “Empowering Young Women” emphasizes its key goal, and that is providing young women of today, with the best tools for life, assuring great days for the women of the future.
The Loomis Chaffee School - $47,800 Yearly Tuition
Only 20% of applications complete the enrolment process at The Loomis Chaffee School. It was established in 1874, purposed to be a memorial to the Loomis sibling's children who passed away too early in life. It was intended to be a gift for the children of the future. Loomis Chaffee School was tuition-free for the first four decades, thanks to a donation of over one million dollars, generously given by one of the Loomis family members.
Students at Loomis can study Arabic and Chinese, enjoy a writing workshop and theater arts. The school has an internal newspaper, edited and managed by the students, keeping all relevant topics up to date.
Rye Country Day School - $47,900 Yearly Tuition
Located in Rye, New York, and with almost six million dollars in tuition finances, it provides scholarships to almost 16% of the students who attend daily. The campus includes two libraries, a performing arts center, and a theater auditorium. Signature Programs include ones on Public Purpose, Health and Wellness, Global Studies, STEM, Educational Technology, and Sustainability.
It has two dining rooms that serve lunch on a daily basis, which is located not far from the 40K square foot athletic center. Barbara Bush is one of the great names who graduated from Rye Country Day School, adding to its great and noble reputation.
The Madeira School - $48,300 Yearly Tuition
The Madeira School is both a day and boarding school, located in McLean, Virginia. It started its early days in Washington D.C but shortly after moved to its current location. The school has consistently placed at the top of the Niche Best Boarding Schools list. It holds over 34 separate buildings which overlook the Potomac River, making the surroundings exquisite.
Like all major schools, The Maderia School specializes in arts, sports, English studying, and foreign languages. The number of clubs the students can join is endless, turning this school into one of the first preferences among the students enrolling. What distinguishes Madeira is its emphasis on students exploring interests and passions, not sitting in long classes. Madeira is also well-known for its engaging Co-curriculum Internship Program.
The College Preparatory School - $48,300 Yearly Tuition
Also known as CPS, The College Preparatory School accommodates mainly students in Grades 9 to 12 from the San Francisco area. CPS has a diverse student body with at least 71% identifying as students of color. The School's motto (originally in Latin), translates into "A mind aware of what is right". CPS is relatively a new school, only founded in the 1960s by Mary Harley Jenks and Ruth Willis, but in this time, the school has made a tremendous impact in shaping a community of curious, intellectual, and kind-hearted learners
English studies are a big thing in this school, and it has adopted the "Harkness Tables" method, believing this encourages students to participate and bring their own personal voice to life. Apart from the rigorous core curriculum, the school’s Applied Learning programs in STEM and Blended Learning are also a big draw.