These five elite schools are truly at the forefront of private education. See which ones are the best of the best.


1. Orchard Place Academy

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This top-flight prep school boasts a 600-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio, meaning that students are never not in the center of a teeming horde of award-winning instructors.


2. Marbley School For Boys

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Upon matriculation, each boy is given a houseplant that he must keep alive for the next 20 years if he hopes to graduate, and 21 years if he expects to graduate with honors.


3. The Harford School

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Harford is widely renowned for its excellent faculty, priding itself on having the tallest teachers and instructors in the entire country. School officials ensure an unparalleled 2-to-1 student-to-colossus ratio.


4. Edelman School For The Mayor’s Son

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You’re going to have to grease a few palms to get your kid admitted to the same place as the mayor’s son.


5. Uncle Chowder’s Culinary Academy

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The only prep school in the country that offers students one-on-one instruction with experienced Uncle Chowder’s employees from its 12,500 franchises across the nation. Graduates go on to lucrative careers working at the fastest-growing casual dining chowder restaurant in the United States, Uncle Chowder’s.