My wife and I consider ourselves honored that we had the privilege to send our son there.Read 107 Reviews, Parent: My son is a recent graduate from Chaminade HS, class of 2019 (known as the “Nade” for insiders). Based on progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey various activities such as farm works, arts and craft making, theater production, music performing are provided. Compare the best high school sports programs in your area. We initially chose Friends for our son because we wanted more for him; we wanted him to learn through experience, to develop thoughts of his own and more importantly to be part of a community that subscribed to similar values as ours. This is a great school if you're not the super academic type (like Regis or Trinity students) but still care about getting into a highly ranked college. While many others seemed to struggle around me with the new college workload and lifestyle, I felt more than prepared and if anything, I felt like it was an extension of my experience at CBA. Find out what school district you are in and what school you are zoned for by exploring our school boundary maps. Upon entering the school, you are immediately welcomed into a sisterhood that one carries with them even past graduation. They pushed us to learn as much as we can, and those that struggled were given extra help/encouragement as needed. Not only does Trinity have excellent academic programs to help you on your journey, but the school spirit that is seen every day is amazing to witness. Best decision I ever made coming here!Read 151 Reviews, Senior: I’ve loved my time at Our Lady of Mercy High School for Young Women. Facilities are a bit outdated, and could use some work. )Read 688 Reviews, Junior: I love attending Sacred Heart Academy. The 2021 Best Colleges for Student Athletes ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews. I feel as though the advisors and counselors never pushed me to do better. I fit so well at this fine place and will miss it in three years when I have to go. I've never had to study for tests until this year. That should say enough. I love this school and stand by it! He attended many sporting events, shows, dances and proms and had many female friends at these schools that he is still friends with now. Also, the teachers related to the students and always asked what needed to be done for improvements. There were some issues with “traditions”, especially towards graduation, but overall I had a great 4-years!Read 24 Reviews, Alum: Bishop Kearney is a great school. They also put a large focus on the fine arts program: theater, singing, and visual arts.Read 246 Reviews, Senior: I enjoyed my 4 years at Blessed Trinity greatly. They really care about the well-being and success of every student there. My experience with UF has more than exceeded my expectations. If I were to change something about Sacred Heart, it would be the uniforms. Hundreds of schools turn in a series of remarkable sporting results month after month – but who are the country’s best of the best? It’s student make a difference, welcome all people, and become strong and empowered women. The clubs and activities are great. Exclude schools that offer grades higher than the selected grade. As a senior, I feel confident that I have been fully prepared for college through honors and AP classes and teachers who want their students to not only be challenged, but to succeed. You are considering attending an independent private boarding school as a student-athlete. Besides academics and preparing you for college, it encourages all to participate in extracurricular activities, such as Track, basketball, baseball, football, debate team and So much more. Because I play three sports, the performance of the athletics was important to me and all of them are played at a high level here. Important values and missions are instilled in all the students, leading them to be kind, strong leaders in the world. I feel as though the advisors and counselors never pushed me to do better. AMDG! No matter your background, there is no judgement when you step foot on campus. at the Vatican, and on campus. An education they DESERVE!Read 54 Reviews, Senior: The teachers and staff are very helpful and considerate. It’s insane how many gifted athletes achieve great success at this school, as well as those in the theatre program, which I believe is greatly underrated. I struggled my first two years but I was able to succeed and get better my last two years. Especially now with virtual learning, Lourdes is leaps and bounds ahead of other local schools, and they have been since the beginning of the pandemic. I am able to learn in the style that I like while using all the amazing resources SHA has to offer such as our iPads, smart tv’s, computers, 3D printers, and much more! Has a good sports program; at least one team usually goes to sectionals every season. Tuition: $18,550. Sacred Heart Academy prepares you for college and has a variety of classes, clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities for everyone’s interest! Athletics and club participation is very high. It will turn your son into a strong, independent, and intelligent young man. As a private Catholic school, it is expensive, but it will be worth the investment into your child's education, as well as their potential connections. Friends for 4 years, friars forever!! CA’s Upper School athletic teams and athletes have been recognized for their success at the national, state, and league level. There were four players of the year, picked out of 22 athletes. While many others seemed to struggle around me with the new college workload and lifestyle, I felt more than prepared and if anything, I felt like it was an extension of my experience at CBA. This is my first year going to this school, and it has been an adventure. They care about the student as a whole. I have attended here for 7 years from junior high to high school. Now I feel the student on their part need to step up and put effort, especially when calling out the school itself for irregularities, like lack of effort to enforce rules, lack of their part of engaging with the students, most teachers actually make a connection with students besides just helping them but others just don’t really feed into them and care. In my experience, getting good grades isn't terribly difficult as long as you keep yourself organized and stay focused while doing work. The school has put an emphasis on seeing that all students have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities in building up the whole student in preparation for college and life. The teachers care about providing a splendid education to all students and helping all students develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Vir Fidelis!!! They also have many sports and clubs which are all amazing. The smaller class sizes help with 1-on-1 interactions; you get to know your teachers and classmates well. It's fairly easy to stand out as a stellar applicant to colleges at this school, because generally, competition isn't cutthroat. I do not believe I would change anything about Notre Dame Academy. My experience was 5 stars. A great fit for me!Read 171 Reviews, Senior: The Bishop Hendricken Community is great! The academics are challenging and they have a wide range of subjects, honors and AP classes. They are a college preparatory school. The school offers many honors and AP classes. The teachers are always available to help you as they want you to succeed. The Miami Herald hosted the All Broward-Banquet, which invited the top athletes from each district. #1 Best College Athletics in America Sophomore: The University of Florida is a prestigious university ranked in the top 10 public schools in the U.S. UF has a beautiful campus with magestic trees and red brick buildings. I love this school and stand by it! They don't belittle students but strengthen their knowledge. The in between it all and the behind the scenes should continue to be improved.Read 742 Reviews, Senior: Attending La Salle has been one of the best decisions I will ever make. Always willing to help even if they are no longer their student. My son is a recent graduate from Chaminade HS, class of 2019 (known as the “Nade” for insiders). This school challenges me and provides me with a more competitive environment. They have a great involvement for the parents. Just like any other school. Landon students are as likely to see their teachers on the playing field as in the classroom. I had moved from Ecuador to Miami, FL in 2012. It is safe despite its location, I have never been in danger here. This school may not look as grand as others, however, it provides a marvelous academic program and extracurricular activities. It is recommended that you take all of the honors courses available if possible because if you do well in them your GPA will be stellar. The school is diverse with African American, Caucasian, Caribbean and Italian students. Perhaps you’ve even been encouraged to apply to one or more schools because of your athletic ability. Most private schools set aside a weekday afternoon - generally Wednesday - for athletics. The counselors are great, too. This is my first year going to this school, and it has been an adventure. Bishop Ludden is a great place for my student. The whole group of staff and faculty work together to give the students the best education. It does matter where you go to high school because high school preps you for college. Lots of computer-based assignments, papers and projects, but still many handwritten assignments, notes, etc. He was involved in many sports and activities and enjoyed his four years there immensely. The school makes powerful statements that they care for each student through their actions. My child said that he experienced the "ideal teacher role-model" in this school. This program, helped me get into some of the top Art Institutions in the country. I am grateful to Harlem Academy staff who are always ready to go beyond expectations. Because of Valor, I was able to continue my performing arts education at California Institute of the Arts, also known as " The Juilliard of the West Coast".Read 193 Reviews, Junior: Gibbons Students live at Gibbons. Their community has 50% male and 50% female students. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who cares about getting into a top 30 university without giving up an arm and a leg.Read 196 Reviews, Senior: Monsignor Farrell High School is an excellent school that embodies friendship and brotherhood. Being founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy guides its students through example of the founders to be kind to others and follow the Critical Concerns of race, women, immigration, non-violence, and environment to be stewardesses of change and reform in the community. My siblings and I have developed and grown so much over our high school careers at La Salle, not just academically but also spiritually. I never get to school after 7:30 am and usually don't leave until 4:30 or 5. True, they might not have the variety of courses that a public school might offer, but what they have they do extremely well. Built on the traditions of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, McQuaid inspires young men to realize their God-given gifts through their pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, service to others, and a lifelong commitment to justice. "Legah KokouetRead 13 Reviews. All kids are provided with a laptop when they start school at STA. The history and culture of Mercy is what makes it most special. The brotherhood is something that can not be found at any other school. SIHS offers any student the opportunity to attend no matter their economic status through many scholarship opportunities. The school makes powerful statements that they care for each student through their actions. Attending Saint Anthony’s High School has been such a privilege and I can honestly say it was the best decision my parents ever made for me! Our son’s first year was FANTASTIC! This school has so many clubs to join that suit different interests that everyone has a place somewhere. It has given me a great work ethic and a competitive streak that has translated into my college work. I also think the school should invest in other programs like a theatre program and a computer design program for students to have more opportunities to learn instead of only have sports lunged at them. A lot of physical activities. This school challenges me and provides me with a more competitive environment. 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The sports are competitive and fun at the same time. (They were also immediately on top of things when the COVID-19 Pandemic hit easily transitioning to online education. Compare the best high school sports programs in your area. Ranking based on student and parent reviews of athletics, number of state championships, student participation in athletics, and the number of sports offered at the school. We are given an excellent education by teachers that genuinely want to see us grow into young woman that are prepared for the real world and adult life. I truly had a great experience there and I think the teachers, coaches, and rest of the staff had a great deal to do with it. The money is well worth it, however, as everything is superlative. Therefore, I feel extremely prepare for my college career! He was recently asked given the chance to repeat high school would he select Chaminade....His answer was; absolutely! The school challenged me in my academics where I succeeded and ended up where I want to be. The money is well worth it, however, as everything is superlative. They do everything in their power to jump start a successful future for each and every student. I felt that I was more than prepared for the transition to college. It’s not a cake walk, they do not coddle you so if that’s what you’re looking for it may not be the right fit. Founded in 1847, Jesuit High School made its mark in Louisiana high school sports history 99 years later. Being someone with ADHD, my parents were also concerned about the level of support I would receive should I struggle academically. 2021 Best Private Schools for Athletes in America About this List Explore the private schools sports programs in your area. I felt that I was more than prepared for the transition to college. Athletics and club participation is very high. Senior: Attending Saint Anthony’s High School has been such a privilege and I can honestly say it was the best decision my parents ever made for me! Because of Valor, I was able to continue my performing arts education at California Institute of the Arts, also known as " The Juilliard of the West Coast". It is smaller than most schools, but has a unique feel and environment that most others can not compare with. A diverse student population.Read 154 Reviews, Senior: I would recommend this school to anyone considering it. That doesn't mean that we eat and sleep on campus, although some have tried; it means that this school is where we feel at home. The coaches are tough but supportive and you need to earn your spot on any team sport (no walk-ons at the Nade). We have a rising Kindergartener, who finished his first year at Friends in Pre-K. As a parent, and an educational professional, I personally could not have designed a better experience for my son, especially during the COVID-related shut down. Athletic opportunities: A postgraduate year gives young athletes a chance to increase their visibility, work with some of the top high school coaches, and train in state-of-the-art facilities. They are also a co-ed community. Lots to say about Christopher Columbus High School (CCHS). Read more on how this ranking was calculated. The sports are competitive and fun at the same time. Moreover, my guidance counselor is very helpful! Staff and faculty are respectful and responsible. However, I got wonderful financial assistance, as well as opportunities I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else. Academic, athletics and service are all outstanding. Notably, while everyone was scrambling to figure things out when the State shut down, our son was being educated and supported in a way that was developmentally appropriate, fun and responsive. … Another thing I like about the teachers is that they go above and beyond for their students always. He attended many sporting events, shows, dances and proms and had many female friends at these schools that he is still friends with now. Louisiana State University came in at No. Whether you are looking to study and train in school with a Blyth Academy Academic + Athletic program, or have a demanding independent training schedule and require a flexible school option, Blyth Academy can accommodate. I could not have asked for a better high school experience!Read 320 Reviews, Alum: As a recent alumna, I have been able to reflect on the value that Catholic has offered. I was also very impressed with the administration and their commitment to making the CBA experience the best possible. Over the last couple of years we have experienced some scandals but don’t let them scare you away from providing your son the best education in RI!Read 112 Reviews, Parent: Excellent school in every aspect. Everybody is involved in some athletic activity somewhere on campus. The students rally behind our various sports teams, and there is an excellent atmosphere that is incredibly welcoming to new students. I also think the school should invest in other programs like a theatre program and a computer design program for students to have more opportunities to learn instead of only have sports lunged at them. From 1992 to 2004, the school won a record 151 straight football games and claimed seven national championships. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. Personally, I had the opportunity to be a part of a performing arts conservatory program. They have excellent variety of clubs and activities and a great cafeteria with many healthy choices everyday. They are all focused on their students and dedicate every moment to help them. Ranking based on student and parent reviews of athletics, number of state championships, student participation in athletics, and the number of sports offered at the school. It’s not a cake walk, they do not coddle you so if that’s what you’re looking for it may not be the right fit. In my experience, getting good grades isn't terribly difficult as long as you keep yourself organized and stay focused while doing work. They have excellent variety of clubs and activities and a great cafeteria with many healthy choices everyday. Their sports programs are diverse and plentiful. That is how welcoming and engaging Cardinal Gibbons is. Best Private School for Sports (Readers’ Pick) School and Kids. It is recommended that you take all of the honors courses available if possible because if you do well in them your GPA will be stellar. my son transferred in after his sophomore year. Bishop Carroll pushes their students enable to familiarize the tough setting that colleges bring. I feel like there is a great commradiere among all students! Sports schools and programs Find the top sports schools in Canada . As a senior I can wholeheartedly say Saint Anthony’s has become my second home, a safe and comforting place. Once I made it known to my counselor that I was interested in pre-college and other Summer opportunities, various options were sent to me, including internship options. There are always multiple things going on after school for any personality. They keep students modest and professional. The approach they take to education is orderly and effective. I am a graduate and a parent of three currently attending Mater Dei. The sports teams are great and the coaches care about every student. They have a great involvement for the parents. Workload can get heavy during junior and senior year, but is good prep/experience for college. Teachers go above and beyond and then some to ensure you are getting the help and support you need To be a success here!Read 40 Reviews, Senior: This is a great school if you're not the super academic type (like Regis or Trinity students) but still care about getting into a highly ranked college. Built on the traditions of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, McQuaid inspires young men to realize their God-given gifts through their pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, service to others, and a lifelong commitment to justice.Read 107 Reviews, Senior: As a current student at our Lady of Lourdes who was firmly against Catholic school, I have to say that I really do love Lourdes (and that's saying something). It is family oriented and a wonderful place to grow! I can proudly say that Bishop Carroll has me looking forward to college. All the students are kind and friendly. Kids are very well prepared for top notch universities after attending STA. Yet, the good part is, they are open to help anyone who asks! I come from a low income family, with a mother who has a major disability. My daughter just started, the beginning of the school tear was a little hectic because of Covid-19 but now everything is smooth and she loves it. The school has a 100-year-old history to its name. Teachers were ready and offered online classes, materials, videos, and school work online. The counselors are great, too. Great school for students seeking creative way of learning. Working with Campus Ministry as both a retreatant and retreat leader has opened my eyes to many experiences I likely never would have had if I attended another school. I was my only motivation, which is fine, but there should be more support for the kids. They also put a large focus on the fine arts program: theater, singing, and visual arts. 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