Five Montgomery County Schools among Philadelphia-Area High Schools That Send Most Students to Elite Universities

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Five Montgomery County schools, including the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr (above), are among the high schools in the Philadelphia area that place the most graduates at Harvard, Princeton, and MIT.

Five Montgomery County schools are among the high schools in the Philadelphia area that place the most graduates at Harvard, Princeton, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, writes Kennedy Rose for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

To compile the ranking and determine which high schools and preparatory schools sent the most students, matriculation data aggregator PolarisList pulled records from graduating classes at the three elite universities between 2015 and 2018.

Harvard, Princeton, and MIT were chosen for the analysis “based on a combination of their selectivity and their accessibility to lower income students,” according to PolarisList.

The highest ranked is The Haverford School which tied with two more area schools – Conestoga Senior High School and The Episcopal Academy – for the most from Pennsylvania with fifteen students who matriculated at the trio of elite schools. This placed all three at No. 104 nationwide.

Next is The Hill School in Pottstown with 14 students and a shared 120th place nationwide.

Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Harriton Senior High School in Rosemont, and The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr placed ten students each and tied at No. 196 nationally.

See the entire list at the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.

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