Carlisle has been ranked the #15 private day high school in Virginia by Niche, a data-gathering company that rates communities by quality of life. Overall, Carlisle is ranked the 27th best private high school in the commonwealth, but 12 of the schools ranked higher are predominantly boarding schools.
Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, and student and parent reviews. Of the 8,051 private high schools across the United States, Niche deems just under 3,000 worthy of a ranking. According to Niche, Carlisle places in the top quarter of the nation’s ranked private schools.
It is worth noting that no school in Virginia’s Top 30 has a tuition anywhere near as low as the $11,980 that Carlisle will charge in 2016-2017. In fact, the average tuition for the day high schools ranked higher than Carlisle is $26,170, while the median tuition of those ranked higher is approximately $25,000.