Preppiest Schools

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Preppy is a term that was coined in the 1980's to refer to a particular class of upwardly mobile persons of upper middle class breeding. Preps are well-educated, athletic and conservative graduates of elite schools and colleges (think WASP). The term prep refers to the college preparatory schools of the northeastern US where the prep elite are educated. The term has since become more widespread, however true preps remain of the same stock.

Similar terms exist in other countries such as "Rah" (from Hoo-Rah Henry) and "Sloane Ranger/Sloaney" in the UK, "D4" (referring to the eponymous zip code) and "West Brit" in Ireland and so on.

One thing remains common across all these groups... the quality of their education.

Here, I have attempted to put together a list of educational institutions for which attends denotes a reasonable claim to being preppy. If your school wasn't fee-paying (known as public schools in UK and Ireland or private schools in the US and Canada) then you're NOT a prep (bar one or two notable exceptions).

Simply put... if you didn't attend one of these schools then you're just not Prep!

St. Andrew's Scots School
St. George's College
St. George's College North
St. Paul's College


Scotch College, Melbourne
All Saints College, Bathurst
All Saints College, Bull Creek
Aquinas College
The Armidale School
Ballarat Grammar School
Barker College
Billanook College
Brighton Grammar School
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
Camberwell Grammar School
Canberra Grammar School
Carey Baptist Grammar School
Caulfield Grammar School
Christ Church Grammar School
Cranbrook School
The Geelong College
Geelong Grammar School
Guildford Grammar School
Haileybury College
Hale School
Ivanhoe Grammar School
King's School
Knox Grammar School
Melbourne Grammar School
Mentone Grammar School
MLC School
Mowbray College
Newington College
Pembroke School
Presbyterian Ladies College
Radford College
Scotch College, Adelaide
Scotch College, Melbourne
Scotch College, Perth
Scotch Oakburn College
The Scots College
The Southport School
St. Andrew's Cathedral School
St. Ignatius' College
St. Joseph's College
St. Kevin's College
St. Patrick's College
St. Peter's College
St. Phillip's College
St. Stanislaus College
Sydney Boys High School
Sydney Church of England Grammar School
Sydney Grammar School
Trinity Anglican School
Trinity College
Trinity Grammar School
Wesley College, Melbourne
Wesley College, Perth
Westbourne Grammar School
Westminster School
Xavier College

Chittagong Grammar School


British School of Brussels


Bermuda High School for Girls
Saltus Grammar School


Maru a Pala School

Jerudong International School


Upper Canada College
Académie Ste. Cécile International School
Albert College
Appleby College
Armbrae Academy
Ashbury College
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Balmoral Hall School
Bayview Glen School
Bethany Hills School
Bishop Strachan School
Bishop's College School
Branksome Hall
Brentwood College School
Centennial Academy
Collingwood School
Concordia High School
The Country Day School
Crescent School
Crestwood Prepatory School
Crofton House School
De La Salle College
Elmwood School
Fraser Academy
Glenlyon-Norfolk School
Gray Academy of Jewish Education
Greenwood College School
Grey Gables School
Halifax Grammar School
Havegral College
Hawthorn School for Girls
Hillfield Strathallan College
Holy Trinity School
Island Pacific School
Kempenfelt Bay School
King's-Edgehill School
Kingsway College School
Lakecrest-St. John's Independent School
Lakefield College School
Lower Canada College
Luther College High School
Matthews Hall
Meadowridge School
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School
Montcrest School
Mulgrave School
Nichols School
Pickering College
Queen Margaret's School
Ridley College
The Rosedale Day School
Rosseau Lake College
Rothesay Netherwood School
Royal St. George's School
Rundle College
Sacred Heart School of Halifax
The Sacred Heart School of Montréal
Sedbergh School
Selwynn House School
Shawnigan Lake School
St. Andrew's College
St. Clement's School
St. George's School of Montréal
St. John's Kilmarnock School
St. John's Ravenscourt School
St. John's School
St. Margaret's School
St. Michael's Choir School
St. Michael's College School
St. Michael's University School
St. Mildred's Lightbourn School
St. Thomas of Villanova College
Stanstead College
Sterling Hall School
Stratford Hall
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
The Study
Toronto French School
Trafalgar Castle School
Trafalgar School for Girls
Trinity College School
Trinity School
Upper Canada College
West Point Grey Academy
York House School
The York School

Channel Islands

Elizabeth College
Victoria College
The Grange School


Beijing No. 4 High School
Renmin University of China High School


Colegio Anglo Colombiano


The English School

Czech Republic

The English School in Prague
Johannes Kepler Grammar School


Langkaer Gymnasium, Aarhus
Herlufsholm School

El Salvador

Academica Britanica Cuscatleca


Eton College
Abbots Bromley School for Girls
Abbotsholme School
Abingdon School
Ackworth School
Aldenham School
Alderley Edge School for Girls
Alleyn's School
Ampleforth College
Ardingly College
Arnold School
Ashford School
Ashville College
Bablake School
Badminton School
Bancroft's School
Barnard Castle School
Batley Grammar School
Bedales School
Bedford Modern School
Bedford School
Benenden School
Berkhamsted School
Birkdale School
Birkenhead School
Bishop Stopford School
Bishop Wordsworth's School
Bishop's Stortford College
Bloxham School
Blundell's School
The Bolitho School
Bolton School
Bootham School
Bournemouth School
Box Hill School
Bradfield College
Bradford Grammar School
Brentwood School
Brighton College
Bristol Cathedral School
Bristol Grammar School
Bromsgrove School
Bryanston School
Buckswood School
Bury Grammar School
Canford School
Caterham School
The Cathedral School
Cawston College
Charterhouse School
Cheadle Hulme School
Cheltenham College
Chesham High School
Chetham's School of Music
Chigwell School
Christ College
Christ's Hospital
Churcher's College
The City Academy
City of London Freemen's School
City of London School
Claysemore School
Clifton College
Cobham Hall
Cokethorpe School
Colfe's School
Colston's Collegiate School
Cranleigh School
Compton House Church of England School
The Crypt School
Culford School
Dame Allan's School
Dauntsey's School
Dean Close School
Denstone College
Derby Grammar School
Derby High School
Dover College
Downe House
Downside School
Dulwich College
Durham School
Eastbourne College
Ellesemere College
Eltham College
Emanuel School
Epsom College
Eton College
Exeter School
Felsted School
Forest School
Framlingham College
Francis Holland School
Frensham Heights School
George Stephenson Community High School
Giggleswick School
Godolphin and Latymer School
Gordon's School
The Grange School
Greenford High School
Grenville College
Gresham's High School
Guildford High School
Haberdasher Aske's School for Girls
Haberdashers' Aske's Boys School
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
Haileybury and Imperial Service College
Hampton School
Harrogate Ladies' College
Harrow School
Headington School
Heathfield St. Mary's School
Hellenic College of London
Hereford Cathedral School
Highgate School
Hulme Grammar School
Hurstpierpoint College
Hymers College
Immanuel College
Ipswich College
The John Lyon School
The Judd School
Kelly College
Kent College
Kimbolton School
King Edward VI School
King Edward VII and Queen Mary School
King Edward's School, Bath
King Edward's School, Birmingham
King Edward's School, Witley
King Henry VIII School
King's College, Taunton
King's College School
King's Hall
King's School
The King's School, Canterbury
The King's School, Chester
The King's School, Ely
The King's School, Gloucester
The King's School, Macclesfield
The King's School, Rochester
The King's School, Tynemouth
The King's School, Worcester
Kingston Grammar School
Kingswood School
Kirkham Grammar School
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Lancing College
Langley School
The Latymer School
Latymer Upper School
Leeds Grammar School
Leicester Grammar School
Leighton Park School
The Leys School
Liverpool College
London Oratory School
Lord Wandsworth College
Loughborough Grammar School
Magdalen College School
Malvern College
Manchester Grammar School
Marlborough College
Merchant Taylor's School, Crosby
Merchant Taylor's School, Northwood
Mill Hill School
Millfield College
Monkton Combe School
Moreton Hall School
Mount St. Mary's College
Nailsea Community School
New College School
New College, Worcester
Newcastle-under-Lyme School
Northampton Academy
Norwich School
Nottingham High School
Oakham School
The Oratory School
Oundle School
Pangbourne College
Pate's Grammar School
The Perse School
Peterborough High School
Plymouth College
Pocklington School
The Portsmouth Grammar School
Prestfelde School
Prior Park College
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Wakefield
Queen Elizabeth's Hospital
Queen Ethelburga's School
Queen Margaret's School
Queen Mary's School
Queen's College
Queen's School
Radley College
Ranby House School
Ratcliffe College
Reading Blue Coat School
Reed's School
Reigate Grammar School
Rendcomb College
Repton School
Riddlesworth Hall Prepatory School
Rodean School
Rossall School
Royal Grammar School, Guildford
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle
Royal Grammar School Worcester and The Alice Ottley School
The Royal Hospital School
Royal Russell School
Rugby School
Ryde School
Saint George's Church of England School
Scarisbrick Hall School
Seaford College
Sedbergh School
Sevenoaks School
Sherborne School
Shiplake College
Shrewsbury School
Silcoates School
Smallwood Manor Prepatory School
Solihull School
St. Alban's School
St. Ambrose College
St. Anselm's College
St. Bede's College
St. Bede's School
St. Bee's School
St. Benedict's School
St. Columba's College
St. Dunstan's College
St. Edmund's College
St. Edmund's School
St. Edward's College
St. Edward's School
St. George's College
St. James' School
St. John's School
St. Lawrence College
St. Margaret's School
St. Mary's College
St. Mary's School, Calne
St. Mary's School, Ascot
St. Mary's School, Shaftesbury
St. Michael and All Angels
St. Olave's and St. Saviour's Grammar School
St. Olave's Grammar School
St. Paul's School
St. Peter's Church of England School
St. Peter's Collegiate School
St. Peter's School
St. Saviour's and St. Olave's Church of England School
St. Wilfrid's Church of England High School
St. Winifred's School
Stamford School
Stockport Grammar School
Stonyhurst College
Stowe School
Surbiton High School
Sutton Valence School
Taunton School
Tettenhall College
Thomas Deacon Academy
Tonbridge School
Trent College
Trinity School
Truro School
Tudor Hall School
University College School
Uppingham School
Warminster School
Warwick School
Wellbeck Defence Sixth Form College
Wellingborough High School
Wellington College
Wellington School
Wells Cathedral School
West Buckland School
Westfield School
Westminster School
Westonbirt School
Whitgift School
William Hulme's Grammar School
Winchester College
Windermere St. Anne's School
Wisbech Grammar School
Woldingham School
Wolverhampton Grammar School
Woodbridge School
Woodhouse Grove School
Worksop College
Worth School
Wrekin College
Writhlington School
Wycliffe School
Wycombe Abbey School
Yarm School
British School of Paris
Lycee Louis le Grand

Schule Birklehof
Schule Schloss Salem
Stiftung Landheim Schondorf
Stiftung Louisenlund
Thomasschule zu Leipzig

Anavryta Experimental Lyceum
Campion School

Hong Kong

Chinese International School
Diocesan Girls' School
East Island School
Island School
King George V School
St. Paul's Co-Educational College
West Island School


The Assam Valley School
Bangalore International School
Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani
Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore
Bishop Cotton Girls' School, Bangalore
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
The Bishops' School, Pune
The British School
The Cathedral and John Connon School
The Daly College
Dhirubai Ambani International School
The Doon School
The International School
The Lawrence School, Sanawar
The Lawrence School, Lovedale
Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' Public School
Mayo College
Pathways World School
The Punjab Public School
Rajkumar College
Rashtriya Indian Military College
The Sanksaar Valley School
Scindia School
Scindia Kanya Vidyalya
Vivek High School
Welham Boys' School


British International School


Alexandria College
Belvedere College
Blackrock College
Castleknock College
Christian Brothers College, Cork
Clongowes Wood College
Gonzaga College
The High School
Holy Child School, Killiney
John Scottus School
The King's Hospital
Loreto Abbey, Dalkey
Loreto Beaufort
Loreto College, Foxrock
Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green
Mount Anville Secondary School
Newbridge College
Presentation Brothers College, Cork
Rockwell College
St. Andrew's College
St. Columba's College
St. Gerard's College
St. Kilian's Deutsche Schule
St. Mary's College
St. Michael's College
Sutton Park School
Templeogue College
Terenure College
Wesley College

Isle of Man

King William's College


St. George's British International School

Gakushūin Peers School
Shibuya and Makuhari High Schools
Tamagawa Gakuen

King's Academy


Brookhouse International School
Starehe Boys' Centre and School


Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
Malay College Kuala Kangsar


St. Edward's College

The Netherlands
The British School in The Netherlands

New Zealand

Christ's College
King's College
Nelson College
St. Andrew's College
Wanganui Collegiate School
Wellington College

Northern Ireland

Bangor Grammar School
Belfast Royal Academy
Campbell College
Coleraine Academical Institution
Foyle and Londonderry College
Methodist College Belfast
Portora Royal School
Royal Belfast Academical Institution


The Indian School


Aitchison College
Karachi Grammar School


Markham College

The Philippines

Xavier School

St. Julian's School


Dollar Academy
The Edinburgh Academy
Fettes College
George Heriot's School
George Watson's College
The Glasgow Academy
Glenalmond College
Gordonstoun School
High School of Dundee
The High School of Glasgow
Hutchesons' Grammar School
Kelvinside Academy
Lomond School
Loretto School
Merchiston Castle School
Morrison's Academy
Queen Victoria School
Robert Gordoun's School
St. Aloysius' College
St. Columba's School
St. Leonard's School
Stewart's Melville College
Strathallan School


Raffles Institution
United World College of South East Asia

South Africa

African Leadership Academy
Bridge House School
Diocesan College
Diocesan High School for Girls
Hilton College
Kearnsey College
St. Andrew's College
St. Cyprian's School
St. George's Grammar School
St. John's School
St. Mary's Anglican School
St. Stithian's College
Stanford Lake College
Tiger Kloof Educational Institute
Penryn College

South Korea

Korean Minjok Leadership Academy


King's College
Runnymede College

Institut le Rosey
Aiglon College
Brilliantmont International School
College Alpin Beau Soleil
Gstaad International School
Institut auf dem Rosenburg
Intitut le Rosey
International School of Geneva
Leman School
Leysin American School
Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz
Monte Rosa
Neuchatel Junior College
St. George's School

Jianguo High School


The Regent's School
Suankularb Wittayalai School


Robert College

United Arab Emirates
The British School
The Millenium School

Phillips Academy, Andover
United States of America

Abington Friends School
Academy Charter High School
Academy of Notre Dame
Academy of Saint Elizabeth
Academy of St. Aloysius
Academy of the Holy Angels
The Academy of the New Church
Agnes Irwin School
The Albany Academy
Allendale Columbia School
Allen-Stevenson School
Altamont School
American Boychoir School
Applewild School
Asheville School
The Athenian School
Avon Old Farms School
Baldwin School
Bancroft School
Beaver Country Day School
Belmont Hill School
Berkeley Carroll School
Berkshire School
Berwick Academy
Besant Hill School
Beverly Hills High School
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
Bishop School
Blair Academy
Blue Ridge School
Boston University Academy
Boys Latin School
Brearley School
Brewster Academy
Bridgton Academy
Brimmer & May School
Brooklyn Friends School
Brooks School
Browning School
Brunswick School
Bryn Mawr School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
The Buckley School
The Bullis School
Calhoun School
Cambridge Friends School
Cambridge School of Weston
Canterbury School
Cardigan Mountain School
Carrabassett Valley Academy
Castilleja School
Cate School
Chadwick School
Chaminade College Prepatory School
Chapel Hill - Chauncey Hall School
Chapin School
Charles River School
Chase Collegiate School
Chatham Hall
Cheshire Academy
Chestnut Nill Academy
Choate Rosemary Hall
Christian Heritage School
Churchill School
College Prepatory School
Collegiate School
Columbia Grammar and Prepatory School
Commonwealth School
Community School of Naples
The Community School
Concord Academy
Connelly School of the Holy Child
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Cornerstone Christian School
The Craig School
Cranbrook Kingswood
Crossroads School
Crystal Springs Upland School
The Culver Academy
Cushing Academy
Dalton School
Dana Hall School
The Darcy School
Darrow School
Dedham Country Day School
Deerfield Academy
Delbarton School
Derby Academy
Dexter School
Dublin School
Dunn School
Dwight School
Dwight-Englewood School
Eaglebrook School
Elgin Academy
Elisabeth Morrow School
The Ellison School
Emma Willard School
Episcopal Academy
Episcopal High School
Ethel Walker School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Falmouth Academy
Far Brook School
Far Hills Country Day School
Fay School
The Fenn School
Fessenden School
Flint Hill School
Foote School
Forman School
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Foxcroft School
Francis W Parker School
Friends Central School
Friends School Mullica Hill
Friends Select School
Friends Seminary
The Frisch School
Garden School
George School
Georgetown Day School
Georgetown Prepatory School
Georgetown Visitation Prepatory School
Germantown Academy
Germantown Friends School
Gill St. Bernard's School
Gilman School
Glen Urquhart School
Gould Academy
Governor's Academy
The Gow School
Grace Church School
Green Meadow Waldorf School
Greenhill School
Greens Farms Academy
Greenwich Academy
Groton School
The Gunnery
Hackley School
Haddonfield Friends School
Hamden Hall Country Day School
The Harker School
Harvard-Westlake School
Harvey School
The Haverford School
Hawken School
Head-Royce School
Hebron Academy
High Mowing School
The Hill School
Hillside School
Hilltop Country Day School
Hockaday School
Holderness School
The Holton-Arms School
Hoosac School
Hopkins School
Horace Mann School
Hotchkiss School
The Hudson School
Hun School of Princeton
Hyde School
The Hynes-Willauer School
Immaculata Academy
Indian Mountain School
Indian Springs School
John Burroghs School
The Juilliard School
Kent Place School
Kent School
Kents Hill School
The Kew-Forest School
Kildonan School
Kimball Union Academy
King and Low-Heywood Thomas School
Kingswood-Oxford School
Lacordaire Academy
Laguna Blanca School
Lake Forest Academy
Lakeside School
Landmark School
Landon School
The Latin School
Lawrence Academy
Lawrenceville School
Lawrence-Woodmere Academy
Lexington Christian Academy
Lincoln School
Little Red House: Elisabeth Irwin High School
Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School
Loomis Chaffee
Loyola High School
Lycee Francais New York
MacDuffie School
The Madeira School
Maimonides School
Maine Central Institute
Malvern Prepatory School
The Maret School
Marianapolis Prepatory School
Marlborough School
The Marvelwood School
Mary Immaculate Academy
Marymount School
The Masters School
McBurney School
The McCallie School
McDonogh School
Meadowbrook School of Weston
Menlo School
Mercersburg Academy
Middlesex School
Midland School
Millburn High School
Milton Academy
Miss Hall's School
Miss Porter's School
The Model Secondary School
Monmouth Academy
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Montgomery-Bell Academy
Montrose School
Mooreland Hill School
Moorestown Friends School
Morgan Park Academy
Morristown-Beard School
Moses Brown School
Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Mount St. Mary Academy
Nashoba Brooks School
National Cathedral School
New Hampton School
New York Military Academy
Newark Academy
Newman Prepatory School
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Nightigale-Bamford School
Noble and Greenough School
Norfolk Academy
North Shore Country Day School
North Yarmouth Academy
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northridge Prepatory School
The Northwood School
Oak Grove School
Oak Hill Academy
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
Oakwood Friends School
Ojai Valley School
Oratory Prepatory School
Our Saviour Lutheran
Packer Collegiate Institute
The Park School
The Peck School
Peddie School
Pembroke Hill School
The Pennington School
Phillips Academy, Andover
Phillips Exeter Academy
The Pike School
Pine Crest School
Pine Point School
The Pingree School
The Pingry School
Poly Prep Country Day School
Polytechnic School Pasadena
Pomfret School
Portledge School
Portsmouth Abbey School
The Potomac School
Poughkeepsie Day School
Princeton Day School
Proctor Academy
Professional Children School
The Prout School
Providence Country Day School
Punahou School
Purnell School
The Putney School
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Ramaz School
Ranney School
Ransom Everglades School
The Rectory School
Regis High School
Renbrook School
Riverdale Country School
Rivers School
Rocky Hill School
Roeper School
The Roxbury Latin School
Rumsey Hall School
Rutgers Prepatory School
Rye Country Day School
Saddle River Day School
Saint Ann's
Saint Benedict's Prepatory School
Saint David's School
Saint Dominic Academy
Saint James School
Saint Mary's School
Salisbury School
San Francisco University High School
The School at Columbia University
School of the Holy Child
Seton Hall Prepatory School
Seven Hills School
Sewickley Academy
Shady Hill School
Shady Side Academy
The Shipley School
Shore Country Day School
Sidwell Friends School
Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union
South Kent School
Southfield School
Spence School
Springside School
St. Albans School
St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Missouri
St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Texas
St. Andrew's School, Rhode Island
St. Andrew's School, Middletown
St. Bernard's School
St. Christopher's School
St. George's School
St. Hilda's & St. Hughes School
St. James' School
St. John's School
St. Luke's School, New Haanan
St. Luke's School, New York
St. Mark's School of Texas
St. Mark's School
St. Mary's Academy
St. Paul's School
St. Sebastien's School
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Thomas More's School
Staten Island Academy
Steiner College
Steven Gaynor School
Stevenson School
Stone Ridge School
Stoneleigh-Burham School
Storm King School
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Suffield Academy
Tabor Academy
Taft School
Tenacre Country Day School
Thacher School
Thayer Academy
Tilton School
Timothy Christian School
Tower Hill School
Tower School
The Town School
Trevor Day School
Trinity School
Trinity-Pawling School
United Nations International School
University Laboratory High School
University School
Upper Room Christian School
Vermont Academy
Villa Victoria Academy
Villa Walsh Academy
Village Community School
The Waldorf School
Wardlaw-Hartridge School
Waring School
Watkinson School
Wayneflete School
The Webb School
West Seneca Christian School
Western Reserve Academy
Westminster School
The Westminster School
Westover School
Westtown School
Wheeler School
The White Mountain School
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
William Penn Charter School
The Williams School
Williston Northampton School
The Willows Academy
The Winchendon School
The Winsor School
Winston Prep School
Woodberry Forest School
Woodhall School
Woodlands Academy
Woodstock Academy
Wooster School
Worcester Academy
Wyoming Seminary
York Prepatory School


Christ College
Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls
Llandovery College
Monmouth School
Rougemont School
Rydal Penrhos
West Monmouth School


St. George's College