Oh, if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me those questions!
Yes, I do keep lists which I share with my clients of the NYC and Westchester private schools I rank “#1”.
Does that mean I think that they’re top-tier? Highest ranked? Best?
No, it means these Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale and Westchester private schools are the hardest to get into.
That said, there is a very strong correlation between difficulty of getting in and facilities/teacher quality/college rankings: factors that families deeply care about and consider in their own personal private school rankings.
When I meet with my clients, I explain to them the elements that I consider critical in developing an optimal, strategically sound private schools applications list. eglickman(at)abacusguide.com