Former attendees in the public eye include Caroline Kennedy, the ex-US ambassador to Japan and daughter of President John F. Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts ticks all the boxes when it comes to academic brilliance.
The co-ed school, which sits on one of the most beautiful campuses in America, is particularly renowned for math and science teaching, and even boasts a Nobel Prize winner among its alumni, the chemist William Standish Knowles.
Like many independent schools in the US, Masters follows the Harkness method, which involves seating students in an oval configuration and encouraging them to discuss ideas.
Notable alumni include Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, and Alex Pall of chart-topping DJ duo The Chainsmokers.
This September, First Son Barron Trump begins sixth grade at the exclusive St.
Popular with the country's elite, Appleby College is Canada's most expensive independent school, and then some.The Thacher School's arch-rival Cate, which is situated in Carpinteria near Santa Barbara, has just as strong a reputation and an equally impressive list of alumni.Dating back to 1910, the co-ed establishment is one of America's most selective schools.Renowned for its students' strong academic performance and sporting prowess, Malvern St James was rated 'excellent' following its most recent inspection.The school is the alma mater of novelist Barbara Cartland and Caroline Lucas, the co-leader of UK political party the Green Party.