Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The 10 Most Legendary Prep Schools in America: Part 3

The 10 Most Legendary Prep Schools in America

Posted on Tuesday May 22, 2012
by Staff Writers from

While many students set their sights on top colleges by toiling away at public schools, a select few are able to afford the luxury of studying at highly exclusive prep schools. Many of these schools were established as feeders for renowned universities like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, and are designed with the express goal of high-level college in mind. Often, the students at these schools are the sons and daughters of government figures, celebrities, business magnates, and even royalty. Many go on to fill these types of roles themselves. Naturally, there is a major air of prestige, history, and even legendary status when it comes to these schools. We’ve highlighted 10 of the most legendary of college prep schools, full of history, famous alumni, and even a few interesting stories. Below are prep schools five and six:

5 Milton Academy

Milton has long been recognized for its prestigious educational values, producing graduates that go on to do great things. Alumni include several members of Congress, Medal of Honor recipients, and Nobel Laureates. Historically, Milton has been a feeder school for Harvard University. Some of the incredible amenities found on Milton’s campus include the Ruth King Theater (a gift of novelist Stephen King) and the Ayer Observatory which is home to a dome refractor. Both Robert F. and Ted Kennedy were educated here, as well as Nobel Prize-winner T.S. Eliot, current Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, and former U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson.

6 West Nottingham Academy

Founded by Samuel Finley, a former president of Princeton, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest boarding school in the United States. The academy has educated many prominent colonial Americans, including two signers of the Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton, as well as John Filson, the founder of Cincinnati, Ohio. The campus is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and many of the buildings are considered to be historic pieces of architecture. West Nottingham’s small athletics community has risen to prominence, boasting a successful figure skating program with Olympic athletes.

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