49. Lake Forest Academy – Lake Forest, Illinois

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  • Average SAT score: 1820
  • Endowment: $25 million
  • Since 2002, it has held an annual Head of School Symposium where students and faculty engage in conversations, presentations, and trips about diversity and global pluralism — a topic highly valued by the school.
  • Linked with Lake Forest College, the boarding school accepts 36% of applicants.