Abacus4Forbes thinks it knows.  Forbes ranks America’s private schools.  They give top honors to a number of private schools in Manhattan and Riverdale.

Before you take this list too seriously, remember that Forbes is compiling this ranking as a marketing stunt.  Rankings sell, so I wouldn’t blindly buy into their verdict.  I would question 1) Does their scoring criteria really mean anything?  and 2)  Is it the school itself that’s so exceptional or the students they accept?