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3 best private high schools in Texas are right here in Dallas

3 best private high schools in Texas are right here in Dallas

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St. Mark's is at the top of the class. Photo courtesy of GranadaTheater.com

For students at three private high schools in the Dallas area, it’s really cool to go to school.

Niche.com, a website that provides rankings, reviews, and statistics about schools and communities, puts St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas at the head of its class — No. 1 among private high schools across the Lone Star State. Also, Niche.com places St. Marks, an all-boys school, at No. 17 among all private high schools in the U.S.

Niche.com used these factors to come up with its report card for private high schools: overall grade on Niche.com, academics, diversity, teachers, college prep, clubs and activities, health and safety, administration, sports, food, and resources and facilities.

“An education at St. Mark’s doesn’t revolve solely around academics. St. Mark’s aims to educate the whole boy, and for this I wouldn’t want to have gone to high school anywhere else,” an alumnus wrote in a review on Niche.com.

Another St. Mark’s alumnus wrote: “St. Mark’s takes young boys and turns them in to men ready to move into their collegiate years. I would definitely go to St. Mark’s again, given the broad array of extracurricular activities, intense and rewarding academics, and incredible support for students.”

Holding down the No. 2 spot on Niche.com’s list of the best private high schools in Texas is Dallas' The Hockaday School, followed by Addison’s Greenhill School at No. 3. Hockaday is a boarding school for girls, and Greenhill is a coed campus.

St. John's School in Houston and St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin round out the top five on this prestigious list.