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The Nation's Most Expensive Private High Schools (Business Insider List)

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If you think college is expensive, get a load of the price tag on these private high schools!

Business Insider recently compiled a list of the nation’s most expensive private schools, and needless to say, some of these institutions cost a pretty penny. The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey tops the list at $44,885 a year. To put things in perspective, that's more than tuition at Harvard.

With price tags this high, we sure hope it’s worth it.

Below, we have compiled a list of the top eight schools on Business Insider’s rankings. For the full list, click over to Business Insider.

  • 8
    Berkshire School
    Wikpedia
    Location: Sheffield, Mass.
    Tuition and fees: $42,150
    Enrollment: 391
    Berkshire's eight-acre solar installation accounts for 40% of the school's electricity needs, and provides an energy laboratory for students.
    Source: The Berkshire School
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.
  • 7
    Concord Academy
    Wikipedia
    Location: Concord, Mass.
    Tuition and fees: $42,200
    Enrollment: 381
    Concord preps its students well for the SATs—students have average scores of 2000.
    Source: Concord Academy
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.
  • 6
    Lawrence Academy
    Flickr: Bill Brine
    Location: Groton, Mass.
    Tuition and fees: $42,280
    Enrollment: 399
    Aside from the gorgeous views of central Massachusetts, Lawrence Academy makes multiple state-of-the-art science and language labs available to its students.
    Source: Lawrence Academy
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.
  • 5
    The Hotchkiss School
    WikiMedia:
    Location: Lakeville, Conn.
    Tuition and fees: $42,445
    Enrollment: 600
    Hotchkiss allows students to participate in off-campus semester programs offered in France, Italy, China, Spain, and South Africa.
    Source: The Hotchkiss School
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.
  • 4
    Salisbury School
    Location: Salisbury, Conn.
    Tuition and fees: $42,550
    Enrollment: 309
    The Salisbury student body gathers together once every day, including twice-weekly family style dinners with faculty members and students.
    Source: Salisbury School
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.
  • 3
    Riverdale Country School
    WikiMedia:
    Location: Bronx, N.Y.
    Tuition and fees: $43,000
    Enrollment: 1,050 Riverdale's 27.5-acre campus is the largest in the New York City area.
    Source: Riverdale Country School
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.
  • 2
    Birch Wathen Lenox School
    Location: New York, N.Y.
    Tuition and fees: $43,497
    Enrollment: 575
    The school launched a science initiative two years ago, including seminars on Women in Science Education and college-level research opportunities.
    Source: Birch Wathen Lenox School
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.
  • 1
    The Lawrenceville School
    WikiMedia:
    Location: Lawrenceville, N.J.
    Tuition and fees: $44,885
    Enrollment: 816
    Boarding and day students alike are part of Lawrenceville's House System, which offers increasing freedom and independence as students move up grades.
    Source: The Lawrenceville School
    Methodology: Rankings are based on tuition and fees for daytime-only students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. Boarding-only schools and special-needs high schools were not included.