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American prep schools (private, quality high schools)

A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (also known as tertiary preparation and usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, tertiary prep, or prep school) is a secondary school, either public or private depending on the area, designed to prepare students for a college or university education. Some schools will also include a junior, or elementary school.
In North America, college prep schools are usually private schools that focus on providing a rigorous academic program, continuing athletic involvement, and varied extracurricular activities with leadership opportunities. Only one percent of U.S. and Canadian students attend college prep schools.
In many parts of Europe, such as Germany, the countries of former Austria-Hungary, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia, secondary schools specializing in college-preparatory education are called gymnasiaand/or in some countries athenaea. They are in most cases public schools.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University-preparatory_school
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College preparatory schools in the United States and Canada, commonly referred to as prep schools, are private independent secondary schools, funded by tuition fees and philanthropic donations and governed by independent boards of trustees.[citation needed] Prep schools may be day schools or boarding schools, or both, and may be co-educational or single-sex; however, in both the United States and Canada, day schools are more common than boarding, and co-educational schools are more common than single-sex.
The schools generally address all aspects of the "well rounded" person. This honors the classical ideal that is expressed in the Latin phrase, "Mens sana in corpore sano" ("A sound mind in a sound body") by providing rigorous academics and a strong emphasis on athleticism such as The Ten Schools Admissions Organization, Independent School Leagues or Ivy Preparatory School League. Many prep schools require students to participate in one or more of the school's sports teams, and some require students to participate in a sport during all three athletic seasons. Prep schools also provide many other activities, such as elaborate plays, musicals, clubs, and leadership opportunities that prepare the students for college.
Fewer than 1% of students enrolled in school in the United States attend an independent private preparatory school, a small fraction compared with the 9% who attend parochial schools and 88% who attendpublic schools.[citation needed] Some independent preparatory schools are affiliated with a particular religion or denomination, although unlike parochial schools, independent preparatory schools are not governed by a religious organization, and students are usually not required to receive instruction in one particular religion.[citation needed] While independent prep schools in the United States are not subject to government oversight or regulation, they are accredited by one of the six regional accreditation agencies for educational institutions.
Columbia International College is the largest university-prep school in Canada.


The Top Prep Schools in the US - Forbes Magazine, April 2010
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_Top_10_prep_schools_in_the_US
In April 2010, Forbes Magazine published a list of the top 20 (private) prep schools in the US. They based their rankings on "student/faculty ratio, percentage of faculty that possess advanced degrees, size of the school's endowment." They also took into account the percentage of graduates who enrolled into top 10 colleges (mostly Ivy League.)


1. Trinity School - Upper West Side, Manhattan
2. Horace Mann - Riverdale, NY
3. Phillips Academy Andover - Andover, MA
4. Brearley - Upper East Side, Manhattan
5. Roxbury Latin - West Roxbury, MA
6. Phillips Exeter Academy - Exeter, NH
7. Collegiate - Upper West Side, Manhattan
8. St. Paul's - Concord, NH
9. Spence - Upper East Side, Manhattan
10. Winsor - Boston, MA
11. Chapin - Upper East Side, Manhattan
12. Harvard-Westlake - Los Angeles, CA
13. Dalton - Upper East Side, Manhattan
14. Lawrenceville School - Princeton, NJ
15. Groton School - Groton, MA
16. Milton Academy - Boston, MA
17. College Preparatory School - Oakland, CA
18. Noble and Greenough School - Dedham, MA
19. Hopkins School - New Haven, CT
20. Deerfield Academy - Deerfield, MA

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1. Phillips Exeter Academy
2. Phillips Academy Andover
3. Deerfield Academy
4. Hotchkiss School
5. Lawrenceville
6. St. Paul's School
7. Middlesex School
8. Groton School
9. Taft School
10. Kent School
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http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/29/best-prep-schools-2010-opinions-private-education_slide.html

Kevin D. Ramsey/Trinity School

No. 1: Trinity School

Location: New York, N.Y.

Founded: 1709

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 41%

Student/Faculty ratio: 6:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 82%

Endowment: $40.4 million

Notable alumni: Colson Whitehead, John and Patrick McEnroe, Katrina vanden Heuvel


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No. 2: Horace Mann

Location: Bronx, N.Y.

Founded: 1887

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 36%

Student/Faculty ratio: 12:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 94%

Notable alumni: Jack Kerouac, William Carlos Williams, James Schlesinger

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No. 3: Phillips Academy Andover

Location: Andover, Mass.

Founded: 1778

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 33%

Student/Faculty ratio: 5:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 73%

Endowment: $641.8 million

Notable alumni: Humphrey Bogart, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush

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No. 4: The Brearley School

Location: New York, N.Y.

Founded: 1884

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 37%

Student/Faculty ratio: 6:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 73%

Endowment: $106 million

Notable alumni: Caroline Kennedy, Tea Leoni, Kyra Sedgwick

More about Brearley




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No. 5: Roxbury Latin

Location: West Roxbury, Mass.

Founded: 1645

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 36%

Student/Faculty ratio: 8:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 76%

Endowment: $105 million

Notable alumni: James Pierpont (principal founder of Yale), biologist Jared Diamond, former Treasury Secretary Roger Altman

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Art Durity/Phillips-Exeter

No. 6: Phillips Exeter Academy

Location: Exeter, N.H.

Founded: 1781

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 29% (three-year average)

Student/Faculty ratio: 5:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 83%

Endowment: $854 million

Notable alumni: Gore Vidal, George Plimpton, Mark Zuckerberg

More about Phillips Exeter




No. 7: Collegiate School

Location: New York, N.Y.

Founded: 1628

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 40%

Student/Faculty ratio: 5:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 72%

Endowment: $61.7 million

Notable alumni: John F. Kennedy Jr., David Duchovny. Bill Kristol

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No. 8: St. Paul’s

Location: Concord, N.H.

Founded: 1856

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 30% (four-year average)

Student/Faculty ratio: 5:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 74%

Endowment: $346 million

Notable alumni: William Randolph Hearst, J. Pierpont Morgan, Sen. John F. Kerry

More about St. Paul’s




No. 9: The Spence School

Location: New York, N.Y.

Founded: 1892

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 33%

Student/Faculty ratio: 7:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 73%

Notable alumni: Helen Clay Frick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aerin Lauder

More about Spence




Alice F. Stern/Winsor School

No. 10: The Winsor School

Location: Boston, Mass.

Founded: 1886

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 31%

Student/Faculty ratio: 7:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 89%

Endowment: $50.4 million

Notable alumni: Olympic gold medalist Tenley Albright, film director Hilary Birmingham, former Vogue editor Barbara Cushing Mortimer Paley.

More about Winsor



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No. 11: The Chapin School

Location: New York, N.Y.

Founded: 1901

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 30%

Student/Faculty ratio: 7:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 82%

Endowment: $75.8 million

Notable alumni: Vera Wang, Ivanka Trump, Queen Noor of Jordan

More about Chapin




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No. 12: Harvard-Westlake

Location: North Hollywood, Calif.

Founded: 1900

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline*: 30%

Student/Faculty ratio: 8:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 84%

Endowment: $45 million

Notable alumni: Sally Ride, Candice Bergen, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal

More about Harvard-Westlake




No. 13: The Dalton School

Location: New York, N.Y.

Founded: 1919

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 31%

Student/Faculty ratio: 7:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 75%

Notable alumni: Anderson Cooper, Claire Danes, Chevy Chase

More about Dalton




No. 14: Lawrenceville School

Location: Lawrenceville, N.J.

Founded: 1810

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 27%

Student/Faculty ratio: 8:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 76%

Endowment: $270 million (reported)

Notable alumni: Malcolm Forbes, economist George Akerlof, musician Huey Lewis

More about Lawrenceville School




Courtesy of Groton

No. 15: Groton School

Location: Groton, Mass.

Founded: 1884

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline*: 26%

Student/Faculty ratio: 5:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 76%

Endowment: $270 million

Notable alumni: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Sam Waterston, Curtis Sittenfeld (author of bestselling Prep)

More about Groton School




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No. 16: Milton Academy

Location: Milton, Mass.

Founded: 1798

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline: 26% (2009)

Student/Faculty ratio: 5:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 78%

Endowment: $153 million

Notable alumni: T.S. Eliot, Buckminster Fuller, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy

More about Milton Academy




Peter Stone/The College Preparatory School

No. 17: College Preparatory School

Location: Oakland, Calif.

Founded: 1960

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline*: 29%

Student/Faculty ratio: 8:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 83%

Endowment: $12 million

Notable alumni: Artist Miranda July, billionaire Cher Wang, Academy Award-winning director Chris Tashima

More about College Preparatory School




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No. 18: Noble and Greenough School

Location: Dedham, Mass.

Founded: 1866

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline*: 27%

Student/Faculty ratio: 6:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 60%

Endowment: $73 million

Notable alumni: Louis Agassiz Shaw, inventor of iron lung; JFK attended lower school

More about Noble and Greenough




Chip Riegel Photography

No. 19: Hopkins School

Location: New Haven, Conn.

Founded: 1660

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline*: 23% (two-year average)

Student/Faculty ratio: 6:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 81%

Endowment: $60 million

Notable alumni: Composer Charles Ives, author Theodore Winthrop, engineer Paul MacCready

More about Hopkins School




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No. 20: Deerfield Academy

Location: Deerfield, Mass.

Founded: 1797

Ivy/MIT/Stanford pipeline*: 23% (2009)

Student/faculty ratio: 6:1

Faculty holding advanced degrees: 42%

Endowment: $306 million

Notable alumni: John McPhee, Matthew Fox, several Rockefellers

More about Deerfield Academy




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[size=1em]The U.S. is home to some of the top college prep schools in the world. They draw students from nearly every state and every country. Here is a list of the most highly selective, most competitive college prep schools. These top schools receive thousands of applications, with sometimes only a handful of placements available. Many graduates of these schools go on to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.

Phillips Exeter Academy: Exeter,NewHampshire.[size=1em]www.exeter.edu
[size=1em]Founded: 1781 by John Phillips. The foundation of this top and oldest in the U.S., prep school's academic approach to teaching is the "Harkness Table" in which teachers instruct students in all subjects around an oval table in a "seminar style" discussion, similar to the Socratic Method.
[size=1em]Affiliations: Eight Schools Association (ESA) and the Ten Schools Administration Organization.
Enrollment and Classes: 1062 Grades 9-12 and postgraduate students Monday through Saturday (Wednesday and Saturday are half-days). The academy prides itself on its diversity, with one of its unofficial motto's being "Youth from Every Quarter."
[size=1em]Tuition: $29,920 (for day students) to $38,720 (for boarding students).
[size=1em]Athletics: Students are required to participate in intramural or interscholastic athletics with nearby Phillips Academy being its longtime rival.
[size=1em]Dress Code: Formal
[size=1em]Alumni: Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln; Government figures Daniel Webster, Franklin Peirce, Jay Rockefeller; historian George Bancroft, authors George Plimpton, John Knowles and Gore Vidal
Phillips Academy Andover: Andover, Massachusetts. [size=1em]www.andover.edu
[size=1em]Founded: 1778 by Samuel Phillips, Jr.
[size=1em]Affiliations: Eight Schools Association and Ten Schools Administration Organization
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 1,100 in Grades 9-12 and Post-graduate; classes Monday through Friday with Saturday classes once a month
[size=1em]Tuition: $31,100 (day students) $39,900 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Casual
[size=1em]Alumni: George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush; Bill Belicheck (NFL coach); Samuel Morse (inventor), Oliver Wendell Holmes (author); Lyman Spitzer (inventor).
Deerfield Academy: Deerfield, Massachusetts[size=1em]www.deerfield.edu
[size=1em]Founded: 1797
[size=1em]Affiliations: NEASC
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 630 in Grades 9-12 and Post-graduate; classes Monday through Friday
[size=1em]Tuition: $30,060 (day students) $41,900 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Formal
[size=1em]Alumni: King Abdullah (King of Jordan), John McPhee (author), Buddy Teveens (collegiate football coach)
The Hotchkiss School: Lakeville, Connecticut [size=1em]www.hotchkiss.org
[size=1em]Founded: 1891; This top prep school strives to develop a lifelong love of learning, responsiblecitizenship and personal integrity
[size=1em]Affiliations: NAIS,CAIS, TABS
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 595 in Grades 9-12 and Post-graduate; classes Monday through Friday with Saturday classes twice per month
[size=1em]Tuition: $35,700 (day students) $41,885 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Formal
[size=1em]Alumni: Archibald MacLeish (author); Henry Ford (Ford Motors); Potter Stewart (Supreme Court Justice); Harold Stanley (Morgan Stanley)
Lawrenceville: Lawrenceville, New Jersey [size=1em]www.lawrenceville.org
[size=1em]Founded: 1810; This top prep school practices the "Harkness Table" where classes are conducted in a discussion format around an oval table
[size=1em]Affiliations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, ESA, Ten Schools, G20
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 795 in Grades 9-12 and Post-graduate; classes Monday through Saturday
[size=1em]Tuition: $34,680 (day students) $42,350 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Casual
[size=1em]Alumni: Harold McGraw (McGraw Hill Publishing); Prince Turki bin Faisal al-Saud (Saudi Arabian Ambassador to U. S.); Michael Eisner (former CEO Disney); Ricardo Maduro (former president of Honduras)
St. Paul's School Concord, New Hampshire [size=1em]www.sps.edu
[size=1em]Founded: 1856; This top prep school stresses the importance of a blend of academics, athletics and student body involvement in this residential only campus of nearly 2000 acres
[size=1em]Affiliations: ESA, Ten Schools Admissions Organization
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 535 in Grades 9-12; classes Monday through Saturday
[size=1em]Tuition: $42,900 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Casual
[size=1em]Alumni: John Kerry (U.S. Senator); Gary Trudeau (cartoonist); Robert Mueller (Director, FBI); William Randolph Hearst (newspaper publisher)
Middlesex School Concord, Massachusetts [size=1em]www.mxschool.edu
[size=1em]Founded: 1901; This to prep school emphasizes the importance of a blend of critical thinking, dynamic classrooms and a spirited community
[size=1em]Affiliations: NEASC
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 375 in Grades 9-12; classes Monday through Saturday
[size=1em]Tuition: $36,870(day) $42,900 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Casual
[size=1em]Alumni: Steve Carell (Actor); William Weld (Former Governor of Mass); Anthony Lake (National Security Advisor under former President Clinton)
The Groton School Groton, Massachusetts [size=1em]www.groton.org
[size=1em]Founded: 1884; This top prep school places developing character, intellect and leadership as its top priorities
[size=1em]Affiliations: Independent School League; St. Grottlesex
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 375 in Grades 8-12; classes Monday through Saturday
[size=1em]Tuition: $35,090(day) $46,790 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Casual
[size=1em]Alumni: FDR (former U.S. president); Richard Whitney (President of U.S. Stock Exchange)
The Taft School Watertown, Connecticut [size=1em]www.taftschool.org
[size=1em]Founded: 1890; This top prep school's motto is "Not to be served, but to serve"
[size=1em]Affiliations: The Association of Boarding Schools
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 575 in Grades 9-12 and Post Graduate; classes Monday through Saturday
[size=1em]Tuition: $32,500(day) $43,775 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Casual
[size=1em]Alumni: Flemming Norcott (legal), Harry Bector (business), Robert Taft (government)
Kent School Kent, Connecticut [size=1em]www.kent-school.edu
[size=1em]Founded: 1906; This top prep school was founded on the principles of Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose and Self-Reliance
[size=1em]Affiliations: NEASC
[size=1em]Enrollment and Classes: 560 in Grades 9-12; classes Monday through Saturday
[size=1em]Tuition: $35,900(day) $45,300 (boarding)
[size=1em]Athletics: All students are required to participate in either intramural or interscholastic sports every term
[size=1em]Dress Code: Formal
[size=1em]Alumni: Hadley Case (president Case, Pomeroy and Co.), James Gould Cozzens (Pulitzer Prize winner literature), Baroness Scott of Needham (President of UK Liberal Democratic Party)
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4/29/2010 @ 6:00PM http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/29/best-prep-schools-2010-opinions-private-education.html America's Best Prep Schools



For some families, the college application process starts early–well before campus visits, entrance exams, or even before a student learns to read. It starts as early as kindergarten, with entrance into the most elite and prestigious college-preparatory schools.

These private educational institutions, colloquially known as “prep schools” in the United States, can be boarding or day schools, affiliated with a particular faith or completely secular. At the high end of the spectrum, they’re known for ultra-competitive admissions, high tuition and top-notch facilities. Their aim is to provide students with education that funnels them into the very best universities.

These institutions all offer high-caliber instruction and uniquely valuable experiences to their students. But in a world where education is so competitive and expensive, and where the name of your high school can open doors for life, it’s worth measuring the best of the best.

See The Full List: America’s 20 Best Prep Schools

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The top prep school in the U.S. is the Trinity School, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in New York City. Founded in 1709, this co-ed day school has an average enrollment of 960 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. There’s one teacher for every six students, more than 80% of the faculty hold an advanced degree and the school’s $40 million endowment helps assure the facilities are first-rate. Tuition for one year of schooling in the Upper School (grades 9-12) is $34,535, though the school offers financial aid.

In order to rank the 20 best prep schools, we started by creating a candidate list of 55 top private educational institutions. We then collected a series of statistics about each school and used them to create the ranking. Half of the ranking was weighed equally between student/faculty ratio, percentage of faculty that possess advanced degrees and size of the school’s endowment. The other half was based on percentage of graduates, over the last five years, that matriculated into 10 top colleges: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. This list, while arbitrary, reflects the fact that many parents send their kids to prep school specifically so they can get into the most prestigious universities.

So do prep schools really provide a pipeline to elite higher education? It turns out they do. In the past five years Trinity School sent 41% of its graduates to the Ivies, MIT or Stanford. On average our 20 top schools sent nearly one-third of their graduates to those 10 schools. (In contrast, less than 0.01% of all U.S. high school graduates ended up in those schools in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Education.) Plenty of prep schools that did not make our list–such as Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school in Washington, D.C., which President Obama’s daughters attend–also have high matriculation rates, and their exclusion in no way means they are not excellent schools.

“Prep schools are organized to ensure elite college placement–that’s the whole idea,” says Mitchell L. Stevens, associate professor of education at Stanford University and author of Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites. Stevens worked for a year and a half at the admissions office at an elite liberal arts college, traveling to high schools mainly in the Western U.S. and the East Coast to recruit applicants. “A [big] name high school provides assurance to college admissions. It’s about the reliability of applicants.”

Tiny classes, individualized attention–and in the case of boarding schools, 24 hours access to faculty–certainly help students earn their way into the best colleges. But Stevens stresses it’s not just academics that count. “There’s a much lower likelihood that a student from a boarding school is going to freak out” when they get to an extremely competitive university, he says.


Other benefits of going to a prep school include top-notch facilities and extracurricular activities. St. Paul’s, a boarding school in Concord, N.H., which places No. 8 on our list, has nine athletic fields, two ice rinks, 15 tennis courts and an eight-lane competition swimming pool. The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J., (No. 14) has a nine-hole regulation golf course. Horace Mann in New York City (No. 2) has a nature laboratory comprising 100 acres in Washington, Conn. And the Phillips Academy Andover (No. 3) houses one of the world’s most important collections of American art in its Addison Gallery.

“Colleges are not only looking for the best, they are looking for a diverse student body,” says Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández, assistant professor of education at the University of Toronto and author of The Best of the Best: Becoming Elite at an American Boarding School. “There are lots of different ways to be the best … and prep schools give ample space to be good at something.” Of course those resources don’t come cheap; the most elite prep schools have very high tuitions (typically over $30,000) and endowments that rival many colleges (No. 6 Phillips Exeter Academy‘s is over $840 million).

But in the end, the real value of a prep school education is more than just getting into Harvard. Prep school kids have, as assistant professor at Columbia University Shamus Raham Khan says, “the ability to treat hierarchies as ladders, not ceilings.” Khan, who not only attended St. Paul’s School but later taught there, says small classes and individualized attention gives prep school kids a unique self-confidence and ease in their exchanges with authority figures. That translates to higher wages post-college, compared with their peers. “Prep schools teach students something, or better, provides them with resources, that others do not learn or have,” he says.

See The Full List: America’s 20 Best Prep Schools

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Kevin D. Ramsey/Trinity School

America’s Best Prep Schools

To rank the 20 best prep schools, we started by creating a candidate list of 55 top private educational institutions. We then ranked them on four data points. Half of the ranking was based on the school’s student/faculty ratio, percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, and size of its endowment. The other half was based on the percentage of graduates, over the last five years (unless otherwise noted), who matriculated into 10 top colleges. Click here for a full methodology.


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Movies about American prep schools / British "public" schools

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美国/英国贵族学校之类电影 Movies about American prep schools / British "public" schools

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预告片 trailer: 死亡诗社 预告片 Dead Poets Society trailer, http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTU2NTI5MzEy.html
Dead Poets Society 死亡诗社
(USA,1989) 又名: 春风化雨 / 暴雨骄阳 / 壮志骄阳
威尔顿预备学院以其沉稳凝重的教学风格和较高的升学率闻名,作为其毕业班的学生,理想就是升入名校。新学期文学老师John KeatingRobin Williams)的到来如同一阵春风,一反传统名校的严肃刻板。   Keating带学生们在校史楼内聆听死亡的声音,反思生的意义;让男生们在绿茵场上宣读自己的理想;鼓励学生站在课桌上,用新的视角俯瞰世界。老师自由发散式的哲学思维让学生内心产生强烈的共鸣,他们渐渐学会自己思考与求索,勇敢的追问人生的路途,甚至违反门禁,成立死亡诗社,在山洞里击节而歌!   Professor Keating, Mr. Keating, Captain Keating, 他的教育宛若春风化雨,润物无声的留在每个人心里… A controversial prep school English instructor inspires his students to express themselves and make their dreams happen while upsetting the status quo with his highly unorthodox teaching methods.  - - -


预告片 trailer:  万世师表(Goodbye Mr. Chips)经典片段, http://v.ku6.com/show/fCySQRFvNU8Y_qUyGksknw...html?loc=tashangchuan

预告片 trailer:  电影Goodbye, Mr. Chips 万事师表(UK,1969) -预告片, http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/UrV6voSNNBk/
预告片 trailer:  Goodbye Mr Chips 万事师表(UK,2002)BBC version,w/Victoria Hamilton,Martin Clunes, http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/7Dmmp9gBTwM/

Goodbye, Mr. Chips
万事师表
UK, 1939, 1969, 2002 版本)  导演萨姆·伍德采取倒叙手法,交代拉丁文老师奇普斯从青年时代进入英国布鲁菲学校作画教,一直到六十年后他从该校退休的整个教学生涯,期间经历年轻时的认真木纳,中年时的婚姻幸福与丧妻之痛,乃至晚年的慈蔼宽容,将一个坚守岗位努力教学的好老师从平凡中见伟大的精神发挥得淋漓尽致。(豆班) This tale of friendship, love, guidance and life tells the story of a former headmaster at Brookfield private boys' school. Mr. Chips thinks back on his career as a Latin professor, various friends and co-workers and pupils, and the courtship and marriage that forever changed his life.- - -


预告片 trailer:  Mona Lisa Smile, http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/OfBL6lagGl4

Mona Lisa Smile 蒙娜丽莎的微笑
(USA,2003)  1950年代,美国女性的社会地位表面看来有了明显提高,然而在如威斯理般著名的女子大学里,教师们教授学生,仍是一切围绕将来的好姻缘打转,并不鼓励她们主动获取自己感兴趣的知识,也不注重培养她们的心里素质。美丽成熟的凯瑟琳(朱莉娅罗伯茨)大学毕业,怀揣理想和热情来到该学校担任艺术史教师时,便因想散播自由的种子碰壁连连。
  然而因为风趣、率直、热情、渊博,凯瑟琳很快赢得了学生们的喜爱,她的几个学生,想同男孩一样干出一番事业的琼(朱丽娅斯黛尔斯)、活泼好动的丽薇(玛吉葛伦霍)等,也慢慢地展露出真性情。然而,另一名学生贝蒂(克莉斯汀邓丝特)要结婚的消息,又将自由浪漫的氛围打破。  In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry. Encouraging these women to strive for a more enlightened future, Watson challenges the administration and inspires her students to look beyond the image of what is, and consider the possibilities of what could be--contrary to popular belief. - - -

白朗宁版本.The.Browning.Version.1951.D9.MiniSD-TLF.mkv, http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=214330&uk=2184149922

预告片 trailer:  The Browning Version (1994),  http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/CF8wESEJHp4/

The Browning Version
白朗宁版本
UK,1951 & 1994)  一个人生失败的古典文学老师哈里斯,在学期结束时被迫从一所私立男校提前退休。回顾自己二十年来的教学生涯,发现自己是一个与时代脱节无用的老人,学生不知感恩,美丽迷人的妻子又跟年轻的化学老师关系暧昧。就在他感到心灰意冷之际,一名学生送了一本拉丁文的希腊诗集给他,从而使他对人生有了新的希望。Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British Public school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The boys regard him as a Hitler, with some justification. His wife Laura (Greta Scacchi) is unfaithful, and lives to wound him any way she can. Andrew must come to terms with his failed life and regain at least his own self-respect. - - -


预告片 trailer:  The Emperor s Club 皇家俱乐部 (USA,2002) 又名 天之骄子 -预告片, http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/wybyYGi_gro/

The Emperor's Club
皇家俱乐部
(USA2002) 又名: 天之骄子   影片根据伊桑·坎宁Ethan Canin所著的短篇小说《The Palace Thief》改编,凯文·克莱恩扮演的威廉·汉德尔特是一所预科学校里教古典文学的老师,他生性热情又很有原则,而当一名新来的学生塞德里克·贝尔(埃米尔·赫斯基饰)闯进他的课堂后,威廉发现自己那看似牢固的世界发生了剧烈震荡并很快被无情的粉碎了……这场爆发在教师与学生之间的激烈冲突缔结了二人之间的深厚友谊,也给威廉上了人生最重要的一课,四分之一世纪后,仍不能忘却。
  Mr.HWilliam Hundert(Kevin Kline扮演),是一个私立贵族男校的老师,教古希腊罗马文明史。那段历史就仿佛是他的信仰,他坚信对于十五六的孩子,文明史教给他们的绝不仅仅是年代、事件,那些伟人的伟大品格可以塑造他们的灵魂。片子开始十分钟的时候Mr.H.给学生们上第一节课,从他眼睛里的光芒我们就可以看到,不只是一个老师那么简单,这是一个为教育献身的学者,教书不是他的职业,而是生命。每个学校都一定会有一个问题孩子,而且大部份问题孩子还都是民间领袖,这里的小领袖就是Sedgewick Bell(Emile Hirsch扮演),参议员的儿子,不听讲不学习带头戏弄老师,床底下藏着《Playboy》、烈酒、避孕套和香烟。而Mr.H.不把他看成是个害虫,而知道他是个聪明过人的可造之材。经过Mr.H.的鼓励爱护还有爸爸的威逼恐吓,Sedgewick的成绩提高很快。在一年一度的凯撒知识问答大赛的选拔排名里,他排第四。因为进入决赛的只能有三个人,Mr.H.对着名单和Sedgewick的论文斟酌了很长时间,终于把他的成绩改成了第三。我们当然可以解释成Sedgewick确实是够资格成为第三的,但是骗得了谁呢?连Mr.H.多年以后都清楚的知道,这完全是因为这个孩子的反抗、不羁让他比别的孩子更加鲜活更加可爱。在全校以及爸爸妈妈们面前,凯撒知识问答大赛开始了,Sedgewick为了胜出,不惜做弊。Mr.H.一眼就看出有奥妙,可是校长为了参议员的面子,不让Mr.H.处理SedgewickMr.H.就出了一道书本外的题,Sedgewick输了。事后两个人对峙,Sedgewick问说是因为我爸爸吗?Mr.H.否认,Sedgewick很讽刺的回道,是吗?!
  25年以后,Mr.H.当了17年的助理校长居然没有被选做校长,愤而辞职,Sedgewick已经是一界商场巨人,邀请所有老同学聚会,提出要重新凯撒知识大赛。Mr.H.满心以为这是Sedgewick要对自己的不实过去、对Mr.H.做个了断,欣然前往。没有想到,在比赛中,Sedgewick再次做弊,事后还振振有词告诉Mr.H.在弱肉强食的社会,谎言是生存的必须,如果要撒谎才能得到自己想要的东西,so be it(那又怎么样?!)。Mr.H.目瞪口呆,痛心疾首,对自己,也对Sedgewick说,I failed you(我毁了你)。
William Hundert, St. Benedict's assistant headmaster, practices what he teaches. Striving to inspire his students to live rightly, he's the kind of impassioned Classics professor who believes the history of the Greeks and Romans is more than just a lesson about the past. He also believes the role of a teacher is not only to educate the pupil but to mold his character. But in the fall of 1972, Hundert finds his cloistered world of tradition and influence upended with the arrival of new freshmen Sedgewick Bell, the son of a West Virginia senator. Almost immediately, teacher and student become embroiled in a turbulent battle of wills with repercussions that would still be felt a quarter of a century later.- - -


预告片 trailer:  历史系男生 The History Boys,  http://www.verycd.com/entries/328296/video/view/11922/
The History Boys 历史系男生
(UK,2006) 又名: 历史男孩 / 历史系男孩 / 高校男生    二十世纪八十年代,英国北部的一所只有男生的文法中学里,八个十来岁的男生准备着牛津和剑桥大学的招生考试。这些男孩各有不同,有高大帅气却傲慢自大的达肯Dakin(多米尼克·库珀饰),还有性格粗暴、说话时吐字不清的拉什Rudge(拉塞尔·托维饰),他们都有一个主要的目的便是能够通过他们的勇敢和强壮考入牛津或剑桥大学。
  他们的老师是一个肥胖的、长得很老气、又爱讥笑人的赫克特Hector(理查德·格利菲斯饰),他常常打学生们的膝盖,还讽刺学生们说他们一定不会有什么好前途。更夸张的是,赫克特老师居然爱上了班上的一位同性学生,他向那位学生公开的示爱,让他坐上自己的摩托车,公然勾引他。在讲课方面,赫克特的课上常有些古怪的新尝试,希望能以此来拓宽学生们的知识面,却不关注学生们是否能够通过考试。   赫克特的表现令校长(梅里森饰)很不满意,他很关注学校的升学率,尤其是上牛津和剑桥的学生的数量。后来,争强好胜的年轻新老师汤姆·艾文Tom Irwin(史蒂芬·坎贝尔·摩尔饰)被校方雇来以帮助男生们考上牛津或剑桥大学,他与赫克特老师刚好完全相反,一心关注学生们的考试成绩。由于两位老师分别持传统和现代两种 截然相反的教学方法,使赫克特与汤姆·艾文产生了很大的个人分歧… Centers on an unruly class of bright, funny teenage boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a college degree. Bounced between their maverick English teacher, a young and shrewd professor hired to up their test scores, a grossly out-numbered history teacher, and a headmaster obsessed with results, the boys attempt to sift through it all to pass the daunting university admissions process. Their journey becomes as much about how education works, as it is about where education leads. - - -
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