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The best private schools in the USA in 2022

The best private schools in the USA in 2022

The best private schools in the USA, compiled by Spear’s in partnership with Carfax Education 

The 2022 Spear’s Schools Index in partnership with Carfax Education includes the 100 leading private schools in the world.

The USA has become a prime destination for international university students, with the Ivy League competing on an equal footing with Oxford and Cambridge for the brightest undergraduates in the world. The Spear’s Index highlights those of its schools that reach the same exacting standards.

In the table below, click on an individual school to be directed to a more detailed profile on The table is ordered alphabetically.

Where there is a range of fees available, the highest figure is shown.

To explore all the Spear’s Schools, go to the index on the Spear’s 500 website.

If you are a school featured in index and would like to update your profile or provide additional information, please email

Carfax Education is the leading private education consultancy whose motto, 'academic excellence without borders' is underlined by a network of offices that stretches across London, Oxford, Monaco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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