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Carfax Education publish The Schools Index, 2023 Edition: Top 125 private schools in the world


The Schools Index features the top 125 private schools in the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. This year , Carfax Education unveils the 4th Edition, earning recognition from educators, families, and private clients as a prominent global benchmark.



The schools are reviewed and selected by a panel of education consultants: As well as formal criteria, such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are selected for their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how they prepare students for life beyond academia. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees, as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports.

Top schools listed for 2023 providing exceptional education for students include world-renowned British schools such as Eton College, Wycombe Abbey and Rugby School, as well as those further afield, such as St Paul’s School in Brazil and Geelong Grammar School in Australia. New entries for this year include UK senior school, Radley and UK prep school, Port Regis, as well as The British School in Delhi and The Dalton School, USA. Collated by Carfax Education experts on the ground across the world, the index is the most comprehensive global guide available.

Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education, said: “Now in its fourth year, the Schools Index has rapidly become a valuable resource for parents looking for the very best education for their child, wherever they are in the world - as well as for the private schools sector. This year's guide has been comprehensively curated by international experts, with each school notably recognised for their own individual footprint in education, including academics, facilities, preparation for university entry, unique ethos and how they prepare students for life beyond academia. Demand for excellent schools remains high and is still fiercely competitive, as parents strive to ensure their child receives the strongest foundations to set them up for a lifetime of success.’

Jo Duncan, Headmistress of Wycombe Abbey said: "We are delighted to be included in the Carfax Education Schools Index as one of the Top 125 private schools in the world this year and a Top 30 UK Senior School. Wycombe Abbey strives to be a world leader in girls' boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive. We aim to ensure that our pupils leave our School as confident, articulate, independent young women. It is my privilege to lead Wycombe Abbey and to be recognised in this way by Carfax Education’s Schools Index."

Lists in this year’s Schools Index include:

  • Top 30, UK Senior Schools

  • Top 10, UK Prep Schools

  • Top 10, Switzerland

  • Top 15, Rest of Europe

  • Top 15, China & Southeast Asia

  • Top 15, USA

  • Top 15, Middle East

  • Top 15, Rest of the World

To view The Schools Index, visit www.schools-index.com

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