16. Cate School – Carpinteria, California

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  • Average SAT score:1990  
  • Endowment:$72 million
  • Offers 55 advanced and honors classes,
  • 25% of the current senior class are either National Merit Commended Scholars or National Merit Finalists
  • The school has a 17% acceptance rate
  • Students are from 27 states and 17 countries.